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It’s okay to let people go from the past

People make me laugh. Or, sometimes, they make me cry. And a couple of people have made me feel this deep, unexplainable sense of belonging. I think that’s called love. There’s been a lot of people over the last twenty years who have made me feel like somebody—somebody good or […]

Care and listen to those around you
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Care and listen to those around you

Busy. We love this word. We act like we hate being so busy. But if we’re honest, there’s a part of us that loves it. We wake up, cram homework and then go from thing to thing, class to class, lunch with this person, then coffee with that person and […]

Christians called to be a liasion
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Christians called to be a liasion

What does it mean to be a liaison? Well, let’s talk about the language we are more familiar with. In 1 Peter 2:9, we, as believers, are called a “royal priesthood.” “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that […]

Mentoring youth is worth the challenge
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Mentoring youth is worth the challenge

August of my freshman year, I sought out a local barn with a volunteer program. Pairing horses and at-risk children had been a dream of mine for over six years. However, I had not been able to find a program. New Life Ranch quickly surfaced. Unfamiliar with their programs, I […]

Find time for meditation and silence
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Find time for meditation and silence

My first thought every day is always a groggy, crusty-eyed grievance that no one in the past was considerate enough to invent the time machine. While battling the plague and inventing indoor plumbing, did they not consider that I might need to repeat my meager night’s sleep one or two […]

Grieving is a gift
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Grieving is a gift

We all have things we’re grieving, whether it is a broken family, the end of a relationship, unjust political policies, intense sickness, or the death of those around us. I’ve spent the past semester reflecting on what it means to grieve in a healthy way. Growing up, I never learned […]

‘I was sexually assaulted’
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‘I was sexually assaulted’

I was sexually assaulted by a John Brown University student last semester in September. We met up to watch a movie at his place, and he pulled me in by my necklace to kiss me. Since this was our first time hanging out, I pulled back. I told him that […]