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Burn Brightly

  This year, Alex and I have been incredibly humbled and blessed to serve as your TeenPact President and Vice President. As your elected officials, we have sought to take full advantage of the incredible platform that has been entrusted to us. Over the past semester, we have been blown away by that each elected… Read more »

By Our Love

They will know us by our love. Never has this sentence made more sense in my life than this last semester of my life. I have been blessed. I grew up in a Christian family and was involved in our local church, speech and debate, and of course, TeenPact. Each of these groups are intertwined with… Read more »

For the Dreamers

I had it all planned. I knew exactly what I was going to write, but God placed something new on my heart very recently, and I need to share it with you. I have been a dreamer my entire life. There is so much in this world that I want to see and experience. My… Read more »

Stay Salty

If you’re like me, you probably heard at least one sermon about “salt and light” growing up. And if you’re like me, you probably don’t recall the “salt” part being addressed nearly as much as the “light”. Around nine months ago, I noticed that while I could tell you all about being “the light of… Read more »

Show Me

Since last October God has blessed me with a job as a barista at Starbucks. I love my job because the work environment allows me to be creative. I enjoy getting to know (most of) the regular customers that come in, and I really like working with and getting to know my co-workers. Recently my… Read more »

Through a Lens

  Every day, Alan traveled with his father down to the southern coast a few miles outside the town of Dundee.  His family was entrusted with the task of caring for an old lighthouse that stood out on the rocky coast of Scotland.  There, his father taught Alan how to maintain the equipment, refuel the… Read more »

Irrefutable Love

As a Christian in this culture, it is easy to become lukewarm or even doubtful of our faith. Our school system teaches an absence of God and we are faced with constant distractions. Our country has become increasingly indifferent to the gospel and is rapidly drifting away from the Christian ideals that America was founded on. It is a sad truth… Read more »

Life Together

In 2007, a platoon of soldiers left for a 15-month deployment in Afghanistan. They were headed to outpost Restrepo in the remote Korengal Valley. Named after a brave Army medic who had given his life defending the outpost, Restrepo was considered one of the most dangerous outposts in the entire country. The soldiers stationed there… Read more »

Flickering Light

  It’s not uncommon for lights to flicker. It’s an experience that, many times, goes completely unnoticed. You’ll be going about your business when all of a sudden, just for an instant, the light is gone. We hardly even notice this phenomenon until it’s over because our eyes are so accustomed to existing in the… Read more »

Eucharisteo

I remember as a little girl, I always loved the movie Pollyanna. Briefly summarized, the movie (based on a novel) is the story of a young orphan girl living in the early 1900’s. Despite her painful and broken past, she decides to approach life with the mindset of taking difficult circumstances, and turning them into… Read more »