Getting Back Up

Picture this… It’s the first Saturday of summer, and you’re eight years old again. You wake up at the crack of dawn, because that’s what kids do even when they don’t have to be at school, and you put on your play clothes and run down the steps, taking them two at a time, and as you reach the bottom …

Things Can Go My Way

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Fw6R7YcnlnM/U__yPsOrxxI/AAAAAAAAACI/KlQPptHxu3U/s640/blogger-image–1237788320.jpg Positive thinker, have you ever stopped yourself from doing something after imagining all of the things that might possibly go wrong? I know I have, and I also know that whenever I do that, I deprive myself of experiencing some potential good. I can’t tell you how many times I have not gone through with something just because I …

Keeping Up With the Joneses

My freshman year in college, I went on a service trip to Tijuana, Mexico. One of the highlights from this trip was being able to help construct a house for a family that didn’t have any place to live. Even though we didn’t finish building the house while we were there, the group I was with was able to see …

Where is My Sunshine?

Did you know that there is a little American town that experiences 7-10 consecutive weeks without any sun? That’s right, once a year, from November to January, all of the residents of Barrow, Alaska are cast into what is essentially months of nothing but darkness. When the inhabitants of Barrow look outside a window at 10:00 in the morning it …