How I Chose a College

How I Chose a College

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….

Five Ways God Speaks to You

Five Ways God Speaks to You

Last week I shared my love for the Jesus Calling devotional and how it taught me to hear from God. It truly changed my life and opened up a new way for me to communicate with him that I had…

The Devotional That Changed My Life (How I Learned to Hear From God)

The Devotional That Changed My Life (How I Learned to Hear From God)

For the first 25 years of my life, I never met a devotional I liked. I wanted to. I tried to. But I’d get bored. Some of them were too cheesy. Some too juvenile. Some were too basic, others too…

Nine of the Best Books on Purpose

Nine of the Best Books on Purpose

Last week I talked about my experience with GPS Life Journey and how central it has been in helping me discover what to do in this stage of my life. I really didn’t know what my purpose was before taking…

How I Figured Out What to Do With My Life (My Experience with GPS Life Journey)

How I Figured Out What to Do With My Life (My Experience with GPS Life Journey)

“What do you want to do with your life?” “What are your future plans?” “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Those questions and all their relatives have haunted me since day one. The only thing I’ve…