Religion & Spirituality

This Isn’t Last Year’s Beach Retreat

By | faith | 2 Comments

Emerald waters fill the horizon here, and the hush-rush of waves meeting the sandy shore fill the ear. Both fill my heart. Here I am on another Beach Retreat—how many years have we done this now? We have wondered, unable to pinpoint it exactly. I think this may be year…

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I Want to Live Slow on the Inside

By | culture | 4 Comments

Was it just one week ago? It feels much longer. I can still hear the Pacific waves crashing to shore. I can still feel the warmth of the sun and the cool of the breeze. And I can still sense the comfort of being tucked next to my soul mate’s…

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Trusting God When No One’s Looking

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This just might be the age of the personal quest. People are biking across country or running 52 marathons in 52 weeks or doing something every day for a year. Feats like these are markers, pinpointing the place where heart and action crossed paths and joined hands. I’ve had a…

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My Big Fat Greek Definition of Work

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By nature, I’m a dreamer. I could read and ponder my days away, staring into the skies and scribbling in journals to process the many thoughts that rattle about in my heart, soul, and mind. What I am by nature has also been influenced by nurture. I would name many…

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Does Our Daily Work Make Any Difference?

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In my last weeks as an undergraduate student, I spent my daydreaming on my yet-to-be-decided first professional job. I imagined it would match the project work from my capstone courses—research, problem solving, team discussion, discovery, reporting. To say I romanticized the notion of work would be an understatement.

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