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Column – 4/28/17

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“Death is a great price to pay for a red rose,” the nightingale said. “Yet love is better than life, and what is the heart of a bird compared to the heart of a man?” I first read Oscar Wilde’s “The Nightingale and the Rose” as a senior in high school. The story immediately captivated

Column – 4/14/17

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When I was 12, I learned that I had a deformity. My mandible, or lower jaw, was growing faster than my maxilla, upper jaw. As I reached high school, there was something noticeably wrong with my bite. This quickly became a huge insecurity for me. While the underbite was only subtly noticeable when I had

Column – 4/7/17

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“Remember this, had any other condition been better for you than the one in which you are, divine love would have put you there.” That’s a deep Spurgeon thought, isn’t it? Especially for someone who’s always living for the next best thing—for someone like me. I’m a busy college student surrounded by 2,500 other busy

Column – 3/31/17

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I never thought of myself as a leader. You probably don’t most of the time either. During high school, I certainly didn’t feel it either (and sometimes even still don’t). It was the end of a short summer after my freshman year of high school and the beginning of a long journey of pain, hardship

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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