All Things for Good

All Things for Good

7 Things to Consider When Choosing a College

7 Things to Consider When Choosing a College

Picking a college can be hard. It’s an important decision that has the potential to steer the course of your life in major ways. I often work with teenagers and I’ve heard many of them agonizing over their college decisions…

6 Mistakes I’ve Made in Dating

6 Mistakes I’ve Made in Dating

Dating is a pretty big deal to me. I don’t date just to date and I don’t date just anyone. My dating history isn’t incredibly lengthy, but it’s enough of a history for me to have learned a few things….

Braking Up is Hard to Do

Braking Up is Hard to Do

I have kind of a lead foot. I come by it honestly because several of my family members have raced cars (So not my fault – it’s genetic! 😉) I tend to always drive a little faster than necessary and…

The Spiritual Struggle is Real

The Spiritual Struggle is Real

Over the past few months, I’ve been under probably the greatest level of spiritual attack in my life. I’m not a stranger to spiritual attacks. I’ve dealt with them since I was little, although I didn’t recognize them as such…

If You Need an Answer to Prayer, Now is the Time to Ask

If You Need an Answer to Prayer, Now is the Time to Ask

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you.” (Matthew 7:7) Did you know there are certain times of the year when our prayers are more powerful?…

Delayed Obedience

Delayed Obedience

Several years ago, I was living in a different city, struggling in seemingly every area of my life, and so over-stressed that I was having panic attacks. In the middle of a panic attack so severe that it lasted several…

72 Meals You Can Make in a Dorm

72 Meals You Can Make in a Dorm

Last week I shared the top 10 Things I Learned Living in a Dorm. The biggest thing I was dreading about dorm life, right after sharing a bathroom with seven other people, was not having a kitchen. I realize that…

10 Things I Learned Living in a Dorm

10 Things I Learned Living in a Dorm

It’s orientation season! Whether you’re excited about moving into a dorm or dreading it, there are a few tricks that can make the transition easier for both you and your roommates. Ten years ago, I transferred to a college in…

18 of the Best Quotes from #GLS18

18 of the Best Quotes from #GLS18

I had the privilege of attending the Global Leadership Summit last week for the third year in a row. The GLS is put on each year by Willow Creek in Chicago and has been an invaluable source of encouragement for…

Why I’m 30 and Have Never Consumed a Drop of Alcohol

Why I’m 30 and Have Never Consumed a Drop of Alcohol

I’ve been over 21 for almost a decade. Most people my age drink alcohol on a regular basis. Happy hours, sporting events, dates, parties, holidays. The majority of the people I know started drinking on or before their 21st birthdays….