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It’s my first official day of college. I sit at my desk in my dorm room working on a Spanish assignment. Distractedly, I fiddle with my pencil. The college group at the First Baptist Church had passed out fliers for a back-to-school part, and they were going to watch The Lion King and eat ice cream. I really want to go. I love The Lion King. Besides, it’s my first day of college. I should go do something fun. I more »

3 years later

Someone wise once said, “Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.” Well, I can certainly attest to the first part of that. How is it that it was three years ago that I started University? That’s insane to me! Where has the time gone?? Was it really three whole years ago that I loaded all the boxes up on my dad’s truck and drove 20 minutes to my University to move into a dorm? Three years ago more »

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{Actually, it was never written, but that didn’t go with the alliteration. Please pardon me. ;) } . . . So I originally typed all of this to go in my “Three Years Later” post that will be published Thursday (a reflection upon this school year). But my Pageant reflections ended up way too long so figured I should just dedicate an entire post to my Pageant experience. Thus this post. So here we go…     Sometime during the more »

two years later

Two years ago I embarked on my journey through college. It seems odd for me to think about how I’m halfway done, and my university days are nearly over. That means I’m growing up… and I don’t feel old enough to be a grown up yet. Thinking back to move-in day, I remember how scared and nervous I felt as a freshman. I was terrified, and my university was only a 20 minute drive from home. I was scared that more »

How to build a solid christian community in college // Coffee With Desirae

The following is a guest post by Desirae of thefullestlifeblog.com I’m a teacher and a grad student, but six short years ago, I was a freshman in college. Six years go extremely fast, and so did the four that I was in college. Some days I miss college. I “loved” college, but not for the reasons that many do. I loved college because the community that I experienced there was the most unique community that I will probably ever experience. more »