Sarah is intelligent, soft-spoken, and kind. She has a gentle laugh and a way about her that makes you feel at ease in a moment. But honestly, I was nervous to talk to her. She lives in a part of the world where it’s illegal to share her faith. As I was preparing for our conversation, I thought, “What persecution have I faced for following Jesus? Nothing that comes close to losing my life or family. I wonder what this conversation will be like?”
There are some people who eat, sleep, and breathe Christmas. They celebrate Christmas in July, begin putting out decorations before Thanksgiving, and smell like gingerbread from October 31-January 6. I’m not one of those people.
People say your 20s are for “finding yourself.” But I think what they really mean is, find out what you want to do in college, meet someone, and settle down by the time you’re 22. 24 at the latest. Longer than that and you’re labeled as restless, wild, or worse…single.
I was in college when I got the call that my mom had cancer. I was walking down a staircase after my economics class. I made it outside to the lawn until I collapsed, weeping. That was almost 10 years ago, but those moments never really leave you.
We all have those nights we can’t sleep, so naturally, we grab our smartphones and start scrolling. Endless streams of puppy videos, celebrity tweets, and hilarious memes compete for our attention. But what if we could make our time on social media matter?
Social media is a great way to stay connected to your community. You can find out when your favorite band is coming to town, decide what color the dress really is, and post your best selfie.
"Did you realize this is what you've always said you wanted to do? God has brought your dream into reality."
I get it. You're on the go.