Life Transitions When You Don’t Think You Are Ready

This past weekend, my 20 month old daughter decided to do something she had never done before - climb out of her crib! I mean I had seen her try to in the past but never in a million years did I ever think that she would actually do it. When I got up to …

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Crisis of Identity that My Education Couldn’t Solve

Several years ago I had an epiphany that uprooted the foundation of my world. You may think that what I realized isn’t profound but I care very little about what you think. In a moment’s time my life was changed and I realized that my life is not defined by success or failure, what I …

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How Rwanda Changed My Life

An excerpt from Dancing on Hot Coals: I was starting the final trimester of my first year at Bethel Seminary, sitting in the library diligently working on…something. As I was there, a friend of mine sat down next to me and started a conversation. In our conversation he asked me if I would ever like …

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Update: I Am Not My Hair – Reflections from a Disappointed Consumer

Several weeks ago I shared my frustrations about a recent visit to Target in Shoreview. I had gone in to buy some hair products for hair, and came to quickly realize that there was not much of anything there for people who looked anything like me, regardless of whether they had permed hair or natural …

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Twenty-Something for the Last Time

Today is my birthday. Yeah me! However, it is not just an ordinary birthday, but my 29th which means next year this time I will be, you guessed it - 30! Now, attaining this milestone brings with it a whole lot of stress, anxiety and fear for some people. Some start to think about their …

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