Asking the Hard Questions

“Becca, I need to talk to you ASAP. Call me when you get the chance; it’s important.” This message appeared on my phone screen as I was making a presentation. What could she possibly need to talk to me about that is so important? That question confused me for the rest of the presentation. “Becca, I have…

Just Enough

I’m writing at a coffee shop. The clicking of the laptop, the quiet chatter, and the serenity of this place is relaxing. It is just what I need at this moment. I went on a walk with a friend recently. We talked about life, and during our conversation, we stopped at a river to just…

The art of discipline

This may seem like a weird thing to write about, specifically because I haven’t been super disciplined recently with writing blog posts. I’m such a journal-er. I journal every day, without fail, yet I don’t feel comfortable posting my journals online, or sharing them with others. Blogging gives me the outlet to make my journal-ed…

The Beauty of Instability

Nervousness rises. Everything has changed now. The safety that was once there is gone. The world doesn’t make sense to me anymore. I wake up in the morning, and I don’t know who to turn to. Who to tell my crazy thoughts. Who to sit with at lunch. Who do I spend time with? How…

I’m tired of being told to think about myself

Yep, you read me right. I am really tired of being told that I should always keep myself and my needs in mind when I make a decision. I’m tired of asking for godly advice, but rather getting advice that has “Christian-ese” language on top of a cultural, non-biblical concept. Naturally, we are all selfish…

Anxiety

When I was in elementary school, I was consumed by anxiety. I refused to talk to strangers, and I did not do anything that got myself outside of my comfort zone. Gym class games brought me anxiety. Speaking up in class brought me anxiety. Talking to people brought me anxiety. This made me seem like…

Life is NOT a List

Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE lists. If you ask me what to do about a situation, I’ll most likely tell you to write a list out of what you’re thinking about, and work on the top three things that are most important to you. If you tell me that you’re stressed out…

The Beauty of Saying Goodbye

I got to witness one of the most beautiful things this week. I was working at the Welcome Center of my college when a group of twenty students were getting ready to leave for three months. They are all studying together in Tanzania. Friends, family members, and loved ones came together to say goodbye. I…

Our Problem with Listening

We work really hard to do when God only needs us to listen. This year I made a goal of having God become my best friend, in the sense that I would talk and listen to Him as if He were the first person I would share things with, and the first person I would want to hear…

Christian Culture and Marriage

This is probably your first thought reading this title, and it’s definitely my first thought while I try to tackle a subject as sensitive and difficult as Marriage: Why is a twenty-year-old girl who is unmarried trying to write about this subject? Why not write a typical click-bait, sarcastic, GIF-inspired, lighthearted post like most other millennials? Firstly,…

How Washing Dishes Taught Me to Love

Meeting my host family for the first time was one of the most nerve-wracking things I’ve ever experienced. When the bus stopped in front of a green house with a gate, they signaled to me that this was my home for the next couple of weeks. Would their personality be as bright as the color…