From Mentee to Mentor (and back again)

College is cool. Not gonna lie the thought of it kind of wracked my nerves coming into it nearly 8 months ago. Luckily I did not have to go through this adventure alone. Through the Leader Advancement Scholarship (LAS) I was able to receive a mentor, Claire, who is now also my awesome best friend. The tables... Continue Reading →

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Dissecting the Conspicuous ‘Regulations’ Behind Hand Raising

Do you raise your hands? Not the kind of hand raising you'd find in class if you had a question or something to comment or say. But rather the hand raising found during church worship: people raising their hands for reasons only their heart knows and possibly sometimes does not show. As I stood in church I looking around, saw... Continue Reading →

#LeadChat [ 4.15.2015 ]

So the Leadership Institute's Twitter page hosts this thing called a Lead Chat. The LI posts questions and people respond using the hash tag #LeadChat to carry on the conversation and keep it going. Last Wednesday the Lead Chat was held within our LDR 200 L class. Here's an inside scoop of what it looks like, feel free to join... Continue Reading →

Back to the Basics

It happened at church one week ago today: The computer malfunctioned, as modern technology seems to do, leaving the lyric screen black as night. The band continued to play and the worshiping marched on, but it got me thinking. What if there were no lyrics on the screen? What if there was no sophisticated sound system,... Continue Reading →

The Day I Met Joe

So there's this quaint little local hole-in-the-wall coffee shop close to campus called Kaya. Every Wednesday there is open mike night. Some nights are filled with poetry. Some are filled with cover and original music. Some are filled with stand up comedy. Some nights there's a combination of all of the above. There's something in common... Continue Reading →

Detroit, Rock City

Blessed are we that are a part of the Leadership Institute (LI) at Central Michigan University. There are endless connections and opportunities that stem from these two. One opportunity that I had was going and serving in Detroit for a weekend. The service leadership experience was beneficial for the community we served and also culturally... Continue Reading →

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