September 25, 2016 // 11:09 am // Join the Discussion (0) // Share This
The two-and-a-half-hour drive was worth it. Hills upon rolling hills of sand stretched across the horizon. It was like a beach in the middle of nowhere. We ate lunch and then began trekking towards the top. It was far harder than it looked. I didn’t imagine hiking uphill on sand would be as difficult as it was. On top of that, whenever the wind blew it was like being poked with a bunch of little needles. I probably should’ve brought a bandana.
September 22, 2016 // 10:56 am // Join the Discussion (0) // Share This
Nearly every morning before breakfast we recite these words. “Christ, as a light, illumine and guide me. Christ, as a shield, overshadow me. Christ under me; Christ over me; Christ beside me, on my left and my right. This day be within and without me, lowly and meek, yet all-powerful. Be in the heart of each to whom I speak; in the mouth of each who speaks unto me…”
September 16, 2016 // 08:27 am // Join the Discussion (0) // Share This
As I sat contemplating the message of these verses, I found myself raising my eyes across the large loping hills surrounding my spot of solitude. Brisk, fresh air whistled through pine trees, while chipmunks frolicked in the throes of youthful ecstasy. Autumn’s wildflowers graced the lush, green, earthy divots behind to the two cabins that have become home to so many.
September 13, 2016 // 12:37 pm // Join the Discussion (0) // Share This
Well, this has been a fun evening. Our first real day of classes here at Summit Semester. We began in Church History and English Literature this morning, and then after a day of reading our many books, and sports time, closed the evening with a lesson in Politics. Or shall I say, discussion in Politics.
September 10, 2016 // 04:36 pm // Join the Discussion (0) // Share This
This summer, I made the bold choice of listening to the Lord and following His calling for my upcoming fall semester. I attended Session One of the Summit Summer Conference in Manitou Springs, Colorado, only to return home with further questions and an unquenchable thirst for a higher knowledge of God. I learned more in those two weeks than I ever thought possible, and my intellectual growth is exactly what encouraged me to embark on this intensive, three-month journey. I was excited to learn with like-driven people in pursuit of Christ. As I prepared to transition from constant cell service, flat sandy beaches, and my own comfort zone, I began to feel more and more anxious about living in a lodge in the middle of nowhere with people that were still complete strangers to me. With mixed emotions and tears streaming down my face, I said my goodbyes and I began my travels into what was still the unknown.