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    Some Not-So-Cozy Thoughts on Tea

    Some Not-So-Cozy Thoughts on Tea

    When it’s too cold outside to enjoy a refreshing La Croix, I resort to a warm cup of tea and snuggle into bed with my fuzzy socks. But with this trade comes one drawback: I get rather (unnecessarily) worked up over the “inspirational” quotes attached to the tea bag string. Far too often, I find […]

    "Present Risenness" - A Few Quotes from Brennan Manning

    “Present Risenness” – A Few Quotes from Brennan Manning

    Insights on the Resurrection from Brennan Manning’s Abba’s Child. Standing on a London street corner, G. K. Chesterton was approached by a newspaper reporter. “Sir, I understand that you recently became a Christian. May I ask you one question?” “Certainly,” replied Chesterton. “If the risen Christ suddenly appeared at this very moment and stood behind […]

    <i>Therefore I Have Hope:</i> The Blessed Assurance of an Objective Gospel

    Therefore I Have Hope: The Blessed Assurance of an Objective Gospel

    I remember the exact place where I was standing on campus at Ole Miss when my mom called with the news that Cameron Cole’s three-year-old son, Cam, had died. I don’t think I believed her at first. Surely, I had misheard what she said. There was just no way that this was happening. Why, God? […]

    That Time I Caved and Finally Read <i>Harry Potter</i>

    That Time I Caved and Finally Read Harry Potter

    On Monday, I experienced what millions of people were doing decades ago: I read Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire until 1:00AM. No way was I going to go to sleep on a cliffhanger! Earlier in the evening, my housemate got home just as I started to scratch the surface of the most intense […]

    Change is the Worst (and the Best?)

    Change is the Worst (and the Best?)

    The months of May and June—well a solid portion of 2018, for that matter—have been marked by a whole lot of change. My sister graduated from high school, making my parents empty nesters. Dear friends and roommates have moved away. New roommates are moving in. And that’s just the beginning. I hate change, like really […]

    Lessons on Prayer from the Cast of <i>Jane the Virgin</i>

    Lessons on Prayer from the Cast of Jane the Virgin

    When I found out that Netflix added the most recent season of Jane the Virgin to its streaming repertoire, I knew exactly how I would spend my weekend. I may or may not have watched all seventeen forty-minute episodes in about 72 hours, complete with a rollercoaster of emotions as I walked alongside these characters, […]

    Where He Knows Your Name

    Where He Knows Your Name

    Over the course of the past few months, my three roommates and I have all gotten hooked on the 1980s sitcom Cheers. At any given moment, you will find at least one of us binge watching the show somewhere in our house, laughing out loud at the gang’s latest antics and probably singing along to […]

    Yep, Still Crying About <i>This Is Us</i>

    Yep, Still Crying About This Is Us

    You would think that after almost two seasons of This Is Us (and writing about it a lot), I would be able to keep my emotions in check for an hour every Tuesday, remembering that these are fictional characters. But alas, I find myself, week after week, staring at my television with bated breath and […]

    When Whitney Houston Writes Your Prayers

    When Whitney Houston Writes Your Prayers

    It’s that time of year again! Oh, you thought I was talking about the holidays? Nope, I’m referring to the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, known as Engagement Season: the month and a half where your social media feeds seem to consist solely of diamond rings and “YES!!!! I get to spend the rest […]

    BYOTissues: <i>This Is Us</i> is Back

    BYOTissues: This Is Us is Back

    Obligatory *spoiler alert!* On Tuesday night, the Emmy Award winning drama This Is Us returned to NBC, and it did not disappoint. I absolutely anticipate that I will be reduced to a puddle of tears every #TissueTuesday—yes, that’s a thing—this fall as the storyline repeatedly rips my heart out. Our reunion with the Pearson triplets […]

    Dancing Pandas and <i>The Search for Everything</i>

    Dancing Pandas and The Search for Everything

    “And that’s how John Mayer ended up with dancing pandas.” It’s not every day that one reads such a sentence in a New York Times piece, but when it comes to John Mayer, is anyone really surprised? Mayer has made quite the reputation for himself, not only as a talented musician but as a man […]

    Confessions of a Foodaholic

    Confessions of a Foodaholic

    During the summer following my junior year of college, I attended a handful of Overeaters Anonymous meetings. I was plagued with compulsive overeating, binge eating, whatever you want to call it, starting in high school, having been off and on diets since age 14, and it reached its height in college; hence the infamous rock […]