The fires of affliction

“I have refined you, but not as silver is refined. Rather, I have refined you in the furnace of suffering.”  Isaiah 48:10 “I will bring that group through the fire and make them pure. I will refine them like silver and purify them like gold. They will call on my name, and I will answer […]

Bubble soccer

ERMAHGUERD BERBLES SAU’s student government put on bubble soccer for the students who made a team of five. A few girls from my floor and I created a team (we were out to win). LOL at our team because we have no athletic ability whatsoever. Our pep talk consisted of strategies for intimidation… that is […]

Breaking more than bread

Home cooking away from home Talk to any college student and they’ll all say one of the ways to make their day is to give them good food (especially if it’s free). For a Thanksgiving celebration this year, the floor was invited to eat with our “parents.” The Hopper family has graciously volunteered to take […]


In the words of Zack Martin, “dat WAVE serviss doe!” What is WAVE?!? WAVE is a unique worship experience for about an hour that incorporates worship in unique ways besides the typical “music” potion. We do the “worship music” (Contemporary Worship Ensemble Students or C.W.E. as I like to abbreviate!), but we do other things […]

5 ways to be joyful about the snow

Michigan is known for the crazy weather, which makes Michiganders not surprised to see snowflakes falling from the sky in mid November! I’m one of those people who thrives off the sun. The vitamin D the sun helps you produce is like medicine that makes me oh so happy! Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy […]

Choose PEACE

If I could describe in one word what the past two weeks have been, the word would probably be awful. Now, you may think that awful may not be a word to describe a horrible two weeks, but let me tell you, it was. Three years strong in college now, there are some things I have come to rely on […]