17 05, 2017

You’re Allowed to Dream

By | May 17th, 2017|Categories: How to Adult, How to Find Your Purpose/Passion|Comments Off on You’re Allowed to Dream

“What do you want to do with your degree?” I paused. The woman volunteering to help me teach Sunday School was trying to move the conversation along, so I answered honestly. “I think it would be cool to work in film and television one day, or… ” “Awe, that’s cute, sweetie. I remember my first dream job.” I didn’t know how to respond, but my facial expressions were probably a little too sassy to be standing in a church. Have you experienced this? If so, then you and I apparently missed something in Adulthood 101. There’s a socially acceptable limit [...]

10 05, 2017

Missions: Ecuador

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I am so excited! I’m even more excited than I am for APEX…if that’s possible. I feel like sometimes I just can’t stop smiling. What is the reason for my anticipation? On Friday, May 12 at 11:30 A.M., I am hopping on a plane and racing off with 17 other team members for the Unbound Ecuador Mission Trip through Global Encounters. A trip filled with ministry, new friendships, and lots of energetic kids. Very soon, I will be packing my suitcases tightly filled with team supplies of brightly-colored bandanas, craft jewels, beach balls, giant erasers, and a couple inflatable alligators. [...]

4 05, 2017

Unbound Stories: Meet Sarah

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Meet Sarah At fifteen, I already knew my life purpose: to paint, draw, and beautify the world as a professional artist.  The obviousness of this was...relieving.  I wasn’t going to end up like those “other people” panicking their way through college and into their early twenties with no idea of where to go.  I had a yellow brick road to follow with nothing holding me back.  Nothing. Flash forward a year, and I’m sixteen, on my bedroom floor, crying.  My drawing hand is wrapped in a brace.  The Velcro crackles as I rub it. [...]

27 04, 2017

Finding Contentment in Struggle

By | April 27th, 2017|Categories: How to Find Your Purpose/Passion|Comments Off on Finding Contentment in Struggle

Finding Contentment in the Struggle Sometimes the nights are short and the days are long in the lives of college students. Sometimes we drink more cups of coffee than we get hours of sleep (I know I’ve done that one too many times). Sometimes we struggle through tough courses, working, studying, and trying to be there for our families – and yet it often just feels like we’re sitting at our desks for too many hours, barely surviving on late nights and early mornings; probably guzzling too much espresso. My current Facebook and Twitter feeds are filled with memes and [...]