Tag: faith

10,000 Reasons

10,000 Reasons

Remember my travel list on Monday? It was so nice. I eat healthy breakfasts! I workout! I laugh and sing and am strangely content at all times!

Fate seized the opportunity to take my list and make a mockery of it, which is what all of you may have wanted to do when you read it to begin with. This week saw my well-composed travel life and raised it to new heights of ridiculous. And it wasted no time in getting started. This round of crazy began promptly on Monday morning – or rather, unpromptly on Monday morning.

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The only road worth being on

The only road worth being on

I was in the kitchen a few weeks ago when I caught the end of this new commercial for Panera:

Sometimes, what you think is the harder road, turns out to be the only one worth being on.

Last Wednesday I moved a bunch of luggage into a dorm room on campus. I went to the dining hall for dinner. I got my picture taken for an ID card. I went to the new Starbucks in the library and was asked by a current student if I was a prospective student visiting campus for the first time.

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Expect the unexpected

Expect the unexpected

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I remember sitting on a picnic bench eating ice cream with my good friends Chris and Lauren right before I moved out of Rochester last year. I had come to terms with the fact that I wasn’t going to get a job in the next 24 hours and needed to move home for an undetermined amount of time. Chris asked me how long I thought I’d be there before I found a job and moved again? I said I thought that if I was still there by the time the holidays arrived, that would be a really long time.

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The miracle of action (part 2)

The miracle of action (part 2)

The Miracle of Action 2

On Friday we talked about the miracle of action. And it’s just such a good topic that I think we should talk about it again today. Also, I originally put all of these thoughts into Friday’s post and then took pity upon you all because I thought you might still be reading it today, it was so long. So one way or another let’s dive back into this conversation again.

This time, with real miracles!

(Feel free to oooooh and aaaaaah as you feel led.)

One of my favorite verses is Exodus 14:14. It’s the part in Exodus when … Continue reading

The miracle of action

The miracle of action

The Miracle of Action 1

Yesterday I was out running and had a revolutionary thought:

God has never miraculously taken hold of my body and moved it from couch to pavement.

I know. This is the kind of insight you come here for.

But really, my legs have never started moving of their own volition and ushered me out the door into a successful workout. And all of the praying in the world hasn’t given me a single serving of abs, let alone a 6-pack.

This doesn’t come as a surprise. I know that God is not likely to look down from heaven, shout “Be … Continue reading

Guest Post: Katie O’Keefe

Guest Post: Katie O’Keefe

Last week I had the opportunity to guest post on Katie O’Keefe’s blog, and today we’re so lucky to have her guest posting here!

You may remember a series on the old blog about building a beautiful home, and Katie was gracious enough to share her thoughts on the subject here today. You can find her sharing creative projects and thoughtful insights about life and faith on a daily basis at Katie O’Keefe – she’s definitely someone you’ll want to follow!

Thanks so much for today’s post, Katie!

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Growing up, one of my biggest role models was … Continue reading

Show your work

Show your work

I was thinking about math yesterday.

Now, I’m an English person, so I think about math approximately zero times per day. In fact, I actively avoid thinking about math because I’m convinced it gives me hives. I know why letters are in sentences. I do not know why letters are in math problems. Whoever thought it was a good idea to let them mingle was sorely mistaken.

Do you remember math textbooks from school? The ones with pages and pages of comprehension questions at the end of every chapter…and the answers in the back of the book? When I first … Continue reading

Without fear of falling

Without fear of falling

 

If you’ve known me for longer than 5 minutes, you know that I have the coordination of a newborn fawn. There really doesn’t need to be anything on the ground for me to trip over; so long as there’s air around I’ll get the job done on my own. For some reason, this has never inhibited my desire to do things which are clearly outside of my realm of giftedness. Things like biking (fell down a hill), skiing (fell down multiple snow-covered hills), rollerblading (fell down a freshly-graveled hill), sledding (knocked unconscious in my backyard after…you guessed it!…falling down … Continue reading