The Remedy for Our Mortality, and a Dressember Update

The Remedy for Our Mortality Start hearin’ it in high school, The cacophony of voices: Where are you going to college? Whatcha gonna study? Where you gonna go after that? You got to have a ten-year plan, ya see, Typed out in full-on serif font. Bullet-points ain’t good enough. Nope—etch in all the details, Carve … Continue reading The Remedy for Our Mortality, and a Dressember Update

2014 Reflections (And Dressember Update)

Ah, the end of another year approaches.  A time for reflection, a time for looking ahead.  It is high time that I share some reflections with you. If I had to give the past year a name, then 2014 would be the "Year of Silence."  In about December of last year, it seemed like God … Continue reading 2014 Reflections (And Dressember Update)

Dressember 2014

Greetings friendly readers.  Today is the first day of December and of another thirty-one day event that begins with the letter "D"--Dressember!  Some of you may have heard of Dressember, but for those of you who haven't, let me give you a brief history of it, in true History major fashion: It began in 2009 … Continue reading Dressember 2014

The End of Dressember

This year, I participate in Dressember for the very first time. Born five years ago, Dressember, a challenge to wear a dress every day for the month of December, has been from the start a celebration of femininity and freedom.  This year, Dressember aligned with International Justice Mission to raise money for their work to … Continue reading The End of Dressember

Lincoln High (and Dressember)

Here is a short story I wrote for an education class final project: Lincoln High There was something special about being the biggest introvert in Ms. Browning’s class.  She let us choose our seats after the first month, so of course I picked one against the wall, near the back.  It was the perfect spot … Continue reading Lincoln High (and Dressember)

Counsel with Care (And More Dressember, of Course)

Lately I've been reflecting on how our definition of "smart" as it regards choices is a very strange thing.  We have all probably given advice to someone at some point who was doing something we didn't think was the "smart move," in the hopes of deterring them from a bad decision that could wreck their … Continue reading Counsel with Care (And More Dressember, of Course)

Biology Poem (And Dressember Update)

Every so often, something I learn about in class really intrigues me, and I end up writing a poem.   One of them was a sonnet about being a Roman soldier, which I'm still pretty proud of and which you can read here.  Well, recently in Biology we learned about the immune system and it … Continue reading Biology Poem (And Dressember Update)

“Complete”–A New Poem, and an Update on Dressember

In the midst of craziness and an overload of homework as this semester ends, this truth overshadows every stress and pressure: Complete by Beth Wangler I am Yours, You are mine. Closer than beside, closer than a touch. I close my eyes or look to the sky And I find I'm only complete where You … Continue reading “Complete”–A New Poem, and an Update on Dressember

Realigning Desires (And an Update on Dressember)

Welcome to the "What God is Doing in my Life" segment of this blog. For about the past month, I have been feeling slightly distracted.  It was not like something big happened; rather, something inside my spirit was distracted, not at peace, not focused as it should be on God.  I was aware of it, … Continue reading Realigning Desires (And an Update on Dressember)

Dressember 2013

Dressember was born in 2009, when my then-small group leader Blythe first came up with the idea.  Her challenge: To wear a dress every day for the month of December.  Behind Dressember is the idea of embracing femininity.  In our current world, where girls are encouraged to push the limits of traditionally female roles and … Continue reading Dressember 2013