7 Months Later: A Reflection on Grief, Counseling, and Healing

Writer’s Note: May 14-20 was Mental Health Awareness Week. How appropriate because it was also the week that I closed a major chapter in my life: counseling. Starting at the age of 10, I have had counseling during various seasons of life. Sometimes things happen (aka: life) and you need extra support. I love counseling … Continue reading 7 Months Later: A Reflection on Grief, Counseling, and Healing

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the dirty a: an ode to my college town

You taught me how to be brave. Take risks, Make a change, Stand up and speak out.   You were far from everything I had ever known for 18 years. For four years, you were a safe place to grow and to learn, to love and to loss, to pick up, dust off, and carry … Continue reading the dirty a: an ode to my college town

15 Things One Must Know Before Heading Into Seminary

Spurred by the reflection of my first year of seminary and waiting in hopeful anticipation of the next year to come, I wanted to share some things I wish I had known a year ago. Some funny, some serious, for better or for worse… COFFEE: Listen, you thought you liked coffee in undergrad? Grad school … Continue reading 15 Things One Must Know Before Heading Into Seminary

Lifelong Learning: A Tribute to Steve Lortz

In academia, you are promised to meet quite an eclectic grouping of folks. Unless you have had both the joy and the sorrow of allowing an institution to shape and wreck you, you may be unaware of the weirdos housed inside. The pinnacle of peculiar persons takes shelter in a seminary. Yes, seminary is home … Continue reading Lifelong Learning: A Tribute to Steve Lortz