"Don't be as concerned about the destination, as what God is doing in you in the journey." Last Sunday, the TRBC college pastor kicked off a new series in the college group titled, "You'll Be Glad You Did." The first message? Simply, choices matter. Every day, every person, everywhere faces choices, some bigger than others. A … Continue reading You’ll Be Glad You Did: Choices Matter
A few days ago, I sat down and wrote a new post in my browser, saved it, and when I re-opened it, it had only saved the first line. I got so frustrated I just shut my computer and I am just now revisiting it. Lesson learned. Never trust the Internet. Always type in Microsoft … Continue reading Keeping my New Year’s resolution (January)
"We often say God is never late, but generally He isn't early either. Why? Because He uses times of waiting to stretch our faith in Him and to bring about change and growth in our lives," says Joyce Meyer. Close to a year ago, in the midst of a spiritual battle, I came across her article … Continue reading Never late, rarely early, always on time
IT'S OFFICIAL! Just received an email from Liberty University , informing me that my Bachelor of Science in Communications Studies: Advertising & PR was officially conferred on January 8, 2014! I am officially a Liberty University alumni! Such a feeling of accomplishment and joy at achieving my dream of graduating college! Thank you to everybody … Continue reading Diploma Conferred!
Today was the day. Our online classes for this first 8-weeks of the spring term (referred to as B-term) were posted and available for students to access. Some students take this as an opportunity to get ahead in the course. Others don't even log in to Blackboard until a week into the course. I'm in … Continue reading All of life is about scaling cliffs…
The past 24 hours saw two close friends reunited after six months of not seeing each other at all and several years of only short, intermittent coffee dates together at Hastings. So a catch-up session was long overdue for Maddie Gee and Hannah Beckerdite. The most recent topic of conversation: post-graduation plans. When Hannah asked … Continue reading My plan has ended
As the saying goes in my house, normal is just a setting on a clothes dryer. With the dawn of the new year in a couple of hours, I look back at the craziness that was 2013 and look forward to the craziness that's to come in 2014. Here are a few of the highlights of … Continue reading 2014…Front Porch Kinda Crazy
The name of my blog, "A diamond in between," holds significant meaning for me. Just as charcoal must endure high levels of stress to produce a diamond, so too must I endure "trials of various kinds for the testing of my faith produces endurance" (James 1:2-3). It's a process of refining that is never finished. … Continue reading A diamond in between