Archive For Beginnings

The Slide

Sometimes you have to trust the process. That is what I am learning as I near the end of my first year. Sometimes you have to trust a process you did not have a hand in creating, one you still are not entirely sure you have bought into, and one you know will push you […]

Read more April 23, 2015


What do you hear when pastors and church folk hear that you are coming to seminary? “Go ahead and call your counselor. You’re going to need her before you’re through.” “I think they just try to tear you down so they can put you back together the way they want you before you leave.” “No […]

Read more October 16, 2014

We’re In This Together

If you’ve never played racquetball before, allow this video to introduce you to the game (just imagine a ball flying and bouncing around the court). If you’re an ole’ pro, watch the video anyway – I’ll guarantee that you’ve never seen it played with this equipment. Stuck. Tired. Nervous. Unsure. Alone… Lost. Sound familiar? Between […]

Read more October 10, 2014

Postured at the Table

It is hard to believe it has already been three weeks since first stepping foot on to campus to begin my journey as a Divinity student at Wake Forest University. I must admit, I was filled with so many emotions, wondering if I had made the right decision. “Do I have what it takes to […]

Read more September 18, 2014

Context of Opposites

I write this today with so many thoughts running through my head, call them “reflections” if you will. The last two weeks have been full of firsts for me (and probably many of you). I find myself in this context of beauty and angst simultaneously. Most days I wonder what I have gotten myself into…yet, […]

Read more September 12, 2014

Beginning What We’ve Already Begun

“How can anyone be born after having grown old? Can one enter a second time into the mother’s womb and be born?” (John 3:4) This question from Nicodemus in John’s gospel is one that we often associate with new beginnings. For some of us, this story is the foundational narrative for understanding our re-birth in […]

Read more September 4, 2014