Member Blog Posts

Enjoy some blog posts written by our members about a variety of topics.

  • This year was my first attempt at a garden. I had a tumultuous beginning. My plants were dying, and I was trying to figure out if they had enough sun and water - or too much. I had to learn how to prune my plants - but not too much.  The height of my learning curve was evidenced when my friend kindly pointed out that my plants were not planted deep enough, which was the root of most of my problems.

  • Step out. That was my New Year’s Resolution this past January. They’re just two words, but they hold a two-fold meaning for me.

  • I was thirteen and had just undergone the Catholic Sacrament of Confirmation. The head priest had performed the ceremonial prayer as I piously knelt in front of the altar. To my family and the congregation, this meant I was now a member of the church. To me, this meant I no longer had to go to Sunday School and could thus live my quietly growing agnostic life in peace. There was just one thing left to do - something I had been dreading for weeks now. I had to go to confession.

  • A few weeks ago, we had our first Community Group of the fall semester, and like every good Christian group in America, it was a potluck dinner. As the night was winding down, I ended up in a side conversation with some other group members about the nature of true Christian community in contrast to just having friendships with other people who are Christians. Is there a difference?

  • The other day I was having a conversation with a friend of mine, and it reminded me of the importance of the gospel and how easily we take it for granted. I was sharing how there have been few opportunities lately to share the gospel with others, and we started talking about this verse.