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Column – 3/17/17

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Imagine living your life in pain. Every. Single. Day. Your muscles feel as if you had an intense workout the day before. Your neck, back, shoulders and hips ache. You get up in the morning from a sleepless night and have zero energy. Everyday tasks—getting dressed, making breakfast, washing dishes, feeding the dog—can be incredibly

Column – 3/10/17

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The summer of my freshman year I was a hostess at a brick oven pizza restaurant. The pay was minimal and I didn’t make tips, but I slept till 9 a.m. and had unlimited bread rolls. Located in Boston, the restaurant shared a plaza with a local ice cream chain, a liquor store, a CVS

Column – 3/3/17

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Can I be brutally honest? Life hurts. Sometimes we pretend it doesn’t. We paste a smile on our face and go about daily tasks with the pain silently locked inside. Only God sees the bleeding of our hearts. But are we meant to grieve alone? Is pain supposed to be hidden? My family is broken.

Column – 2/23/17

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“Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.” I have given a great deal of thought to these words from the book of James recently. It is not always easy as a college student to think the

Column – 2/17/17

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I used to find my identity in my introversion. I was naturally shy in high school, and I needed something unique to set me apart in high school when my personality had not fully developed and I was insecure. I thought that introversion would be what set me apart, that it made me creative and

Column – 2/10/17

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At the beginning of Christmas Break, I went to Washington, D.C., with some friends. As you’d expect in a big city, we saw several homeless people. Occasionally, they would walk up to car windows to beg. That’s always a difficult situation. Awkward. Also as you’d expect, people avoided eye contact and sped away as soon


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“The poem we read gave an interesting description of snow melting,” Jeremiah said to me. “It was beautiful, I guess, but it didn’t ask me to do anything. So I don’t see why we had to read it.” I don’t think Jeremiah understood how much he had said in those three sentences. But those three


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Have you ever pulled up to a drive-thru window to find that the person in the car in front of you had already paid for your order? When I worked at Starbucks, I was always surprised when someone would start a “pay-it-forward” chain. The next person would pull up to the window, try to hand

Column – 12/9/16

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On Christmas Eve of 1914, British troops, entrenched along the front lines of World War I, heard singing in enemy German camps. The song they heard was “Silent Night, Holy Night.”  In a rare moment of unity between warring parties, the British joined the Germans in song from their own trenches beginning the famous “Christmas


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I’m white. I have never understood what it is like to be an African-American. Or Latino. Or Asian. Or Indian. The truth is, I will never fully understand what it’s like to be anything but white. So I have to make an intentional effort to understand what it’s like to be an ethnic minority in

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