the way nature speaks: sometimes silently and sometimes in screams

It says hello through the whistle of the wind and waves goodbye through the gentle sway of tree branches in the breeze It says I am powerful through the crashing waves in a big body of water, in a meandering river downstream somewhere quaint, in a small waterfall tucked in the midst of canopy trees It acknowledges us as the sun shines down on bare … More the way nature speaks: sometimes silently and sometimes in screams

Gaining Confidence One Ounce at a Time (but not how expected)

  •THE BEST WAY TO GAIN CONFIDENCE IS TO DO THINGS YOU ARE AFRAID OF DOING• Those infamous words of Swati Sharma are not taken lightly, especially for one who has struggled with self confidence for a long time running. So, I did a thing. Last semester I was approached by a fellow CMU student … More Gaining Confidence One Ounce at a Time (but not how expected)

stop, and think…

Do you ever just stop, and think? Let’s say, about birds? How when they fly in big flocks they don’t need distinct turn signals to change direction all at once, They just effortlessly do it. What about laughter? Do you ever just stop, and think about how unique laughter is? Each person has their own, … More stop, and think…

RADICALLY living the life God has destined for you

When I read a book, I like to take notes. Sometimes those notes are right on the pages themselves, sometimes those notes are on a scrap piece of paper/napkin or sometimes I even designate those notes their own rightful place in my journal. This time, I have typed my notes electronically so I could share … More RADICALLY living the life God has destined for you

Eagle Village – the land of obstacles and opportunities

Her name is Emily Baier. * She is my quirky comrade. Who also doubles as my merry mentee. We had the opportunity of a lifetime to spend a weekend together (9/12/15-9/13/15) with the rest of the Leader Advancement Scholars from the sophomore and freshman class from Central Michigan University. We packed our bags and headed north, to … More Eagle Village – the land of obstacles and opportunities

SpringHill: where faith and fun combine in upmost harmony

SpringHill – a summer camp for kids. I was a counselor for Day Camps – where we travel around to different locations bringing camp to the kids at the various churches and schools that hosted us… an experience of a lifetime. My home team was based out of the West Michigan 2 (WM2) area, and these … More SpringHill: where faith and fun combine in upmost harmony

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 … More Dissecting the Conspicuous ‘Regulations’ Behind Hand Raising