Exponential Thankfulness

  It’s the time of year for giving thanks. But what if, rather than a short-lived season, we became obsessed with thanking God continually? One of the most life-changing books I’ve read is “One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are” by Ann...

Christian College: Dirty Hands or Bubble World?

I’ve heard the question posed: is it possible to engage with the real world while attending Christian college? After all, you’ll be surrounded with Christians on all sides! You’ll be going to class, eating meals and socializing with other Christians ‘round the clock....

Music’s Effect on Studying

  Pay attention as you wander around any college campus and you’ll notice a decently high trend towards electronic “ear wear.” Whether wireless earbuds or noise-canceling over-the-ear headphones, it appears that everyone is tuned in and listening. One study shows...

Why Waiting is Good for Your Soul

Waiting is not my favorite. I’m guessing you’re with me. Whether waiting in line, in traffic or to use the bathroom, I don’t enjoy the uncomfortable helplessness of just sitting there. Take that discomfort up a few notches and picture the really hard scenarios:...

When Loneliness Strikes

College is generally assumed to be a highly social time of life. After all, you’re surrounded by people 24-7. What’s unexpected is the number of college students who report feeling chronically lonely.  According to the Student Academic Experience Survey of 2022, about...