This is Alyssa's story-- a friend and recent Aggie grad. I think you will like her short story and insight as she finds the gospel in the mundane. There was an administrative job that I had on campus a couple of years ago. It was mostly mundane kind of work, file this, print that, hold the … Continue reading A Very True Story about Shredding a Whole Bunch of Papers
This is Taylor’s story (and second on "just a glimpse") - a friend, intern and recent graduate of Texas A&M. I think you can probably relate to her thoughts on comparison. I appreciate her insight into the places comparison takes us. I often call myself the “Queen of Comparison.” I find it’s such an easy title to maintain. I … Continue reading Joyless Comparison
Sharing the Extraordinary Christmas Story in Ordinary Places
Every Christmas story, play or nativity includes shepherds. When my kids were small, we dug through the closets to find costumes for our own Christmas story reenactment. Being the only girl, I was, of course, always Mary. The baby at the time was Jesus, and another kid would be a shepherd with a towel or … Continue reading Sharing the Extraordinary Christmas Story in Ordinary Places
The Surprise of Christmas
It is easy to be surprised by how quickly Christmas seems to creep up. I am not sure why this is, since we are reminded about it daily for quite awhile. It isn't as if the retail stores have tried to keep it a secret for the last two months! I am also always surprised how … Continue reading The Surprise of Christmas
Living Missionally: Lights in a Dark World
This is Keri's story, mom friend and Aggie alumni. I enjoy Keri's wit, depth, and creativity. I also appreciate her passion for engaging with others about faith in a comfortable and non-threatening way. I think you will enjoy this post from her blog, "His Story, My Song," (the link is below)- A college mentor of … Continue reading Living Missionally: Lights in a Dark World
Beautiful things are made to be shared
Our lives intersect each other's and we never know where a "chance" meeting may lead or the impact we may have on another. What happens when an atheist from another country, an average college student, a normal mom, and a deaf child's world all collide? Simple things matter and can change the whole direction of things... About this … Continue reading Beautiful things are made to be shared
Just a Glimpse of What?
Can one simple thing or act really make a difference? We see it all the time- the impact of one. One quick heroic act saves a life or one kind word, transforms someone's day. How can my life make a difference, even through the simple things? Recently, I vividly witnessed the ripple effect of one -- unfortunately, … Continue reading Just a Glimpse of What?
Two steps forward, one step back
This is Ally's story, a very recent graduate from Texas A&M- I too, love the story of Elijah, so I am glad she is sharing it. Ally was in a study I lead one year, and I always appreciated her great smile, and her way of caring for people! Following Jesus is hard. And many … Continue reading Two steps forward, one step back
My Fight for Faith
This is Ali’s story, a friend and recent graduate of Texas A&M- It has been such a joy getting to know Ali over the last several years. I appreciate her depth, and her courage to ask the hard questions. I was sitting at home by myself several months ago, wrestling with God, talking to Him … Continue reading My Fight for Faith
What’s next? Finding fulfillment right now
This is Afton's story-- a friend and senior at Texas A&M. I definitely can relate to what she has to say. How easy it is for me to look for "next" things to satisfy me (instead of the "now")-- like the completion of a task, a break from busyness, or even a trip away somewhere … Continue reading What’s next? Finding fulfillment right now
One Thing that is Saving my Marriage
It seems like it all began during our engagement. This is when I started noticing things. I had dreamed of this time since I was young -- getting married to a wonderful guy, who was strong, handsome, and who always made me feel special and loved. Now this time was here, and I was engaged … Continue reading One Thing that is Saving my Marriage
The Gift is Free, but not Cheap
This is Elissa's story-- a friend and junior at Texas A&M. I think you will appreciate her insight and her great thoughts regarding a gift she has received. Grace. What a precious word. I grew up hearing about grace in multiple ways: in conversation, when describing beautiful sights, and regarding my friend, named “Grace.” I’m … Continue reading The Gift is Free, but not Cheap
This is Alyssa's story - a friend and recent graduate. She is a person who possesses much depth and also has a way with words. The two things combined, provide wisdom with a pen. I appreciate her openness to share some difficult things and the insight she provides. Everyone has mountains in their lives – … Continue reading Moving Mountains
Going: Seeing lives changed, including mine!
This is Marisa's story -- a friend and senior at Texas A&M. I like the reminder that God still works, even though when we feel weak or incomplete. Though she was had the opportunity to cross borders and to touch many lives,God did amazing things in her own life. In the summer of 2012, after … Continue reading Going: Seeing lives changed, including mine!
This is Sarah's story- a friend and senior at Texas A&M. I appreciate her honesty as she discovers the impact forgiveness has had on her life. God takes something that seems dirty and broken and makes it white as snow. This past year God has taught me what it truly means to be forgiven. Throughout … Continue reading Transforming Forgiveness