Category: Stories

How I Chose a College

How I Chose a College

I had no idea where to go to college. I always knew I’d go. Most of my relatives had gone, my parents talked about me going, and all my friends planned to go, so I never really thought twice about…

What Promised Land Are You Already Living In?

What Promised Land Are You Already Living In?

I’ve been reading Susie Larson’s Your Beautiful Purpose for the third time in as many years. I keep finding myself drawn back to this book for more encouragement and wisdom, because it’s loaded with it. One of the things that…

One Minute Witness

One Minute Witness

You Have a Testimony A few weeks ago, I wrote about the importance of sharing our testimonies and how each person has one (even those who think they don’t!). My church takes an annual missions trip with Tom Elie, who…

You Will Overcome By the Word of Your Testimony

You Will Overcome By the Word of Your Testimony

You know how there are those Bible verses that you hear 1,000 times and then, one day, certain words just pop out at you that never really registered before? Information that should have been so obvious is suddenly new. That’s…

Worth the Wait

Worth the Wait

For the first three years of my driving life, I drove a really crappy car. I had expected and hoped for a nice, sensible, modest five-years-or-so-old car, but instead I got what I could afford: a ‘92 Grand Prix that…

The Day a Deputy Showed Up Looking for Me

The Day a Deputy Showed Up Looking for Me

Yeah, never thought I’d be writing that headline. I am the biggest rule-follower there is. I floss regularly. I wear my seat belt. I remain seated with my seat belt fastened until the captain has turned off the Fasten Seat…

If I Can Live Through This, I Can Do Anything

If I Can Live Through This, I Can Do Anything

Fall Out Boy released a song a few months back that I completely resonate with. It’s the perfect gym anthem, it’s a great song to wake you up without the use of caffeine, and its simple lyrics are quite possibly…

The Day That I Was Healed

The Day That I Was Healed

Almost three years ago I was shuffling my weak self from appointment to appointment at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, undergoing every test imaginable in a week-long attempt to solve the extreme exhaustion and plethora of accompanying health issues I’d…

Mayday

Mayday

May 1st is meaningful to me. I don’t think anyone else really knows its significance – not my closest friends, and probably not even my parents, who were there with me on the balmy Florida day when this journey all…