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On-the-Go Prayer

One of the most impossible verses in the Bible to follow is, “Pray without ceasing (I Thess. 5:17).”  At least that’s what I used to think. How in the world, I used to wonder, could anyone conceivably pray continually, with no end? But two things began to change the...

A Little College Romance

Stepping onto a Christian campus feels like an expansion in so many ways. Expanded opportunities for academic and spiritual growth! An expanded worldview! And if you think like I did, an expanded circle of dating prospects! On my Christian campus the often-quoted joke...

Rediscover the Joy of Reading

It would be nice to think the love for reading many of us discovered as kids would last forever! But somewhere between studying for AP tests in high school and the unimaginably intense workload of college, many of us find that reading loses its initial luster. I’ll be...

Casting Stones: Reflections on Judgement

I’ve talked to a number of Christians lately who are disappointed and disillusioned with the lack of love shown between brothers and sisters who’ve let minor issues become reasons for division. Judgement, addressed many times in Scripture, isn’t a new temptation. Over...

Writing Better Papers

The college experience wouldn’t be complete without constantly cranking out papers. Whether it’s a short, essay-style reflection or an in-depth twelve-page research paper, the unending writing assignments can make you feel like a human word factory! And the fact is:...

Deciding on a Roommate

If you’re a high school senior, you’re likely narrowing in on your Christian college of choice, or have already committed for the coming school year. One of your next decisions will be the important and fun step of selecting a roommate! If you’re already attending...

Live Your Passion

  One of my favorite camping T-shirts, well-worn and green (the best color ever) boldly proclaims: “Live Your Passion.” As a nature-seeking, fun-craving, book-devouring, music-adoring adventurer I love it! But I find myself wanting to “edit” the statement at...