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Ready or Not

During team time last night, we all started talking about our love languages. There are 5 different ones (gifts, words of affirmation, quality time, acts of service, and physical touch) and a short test you can take to help you figure out which of the five is the way you feel most loved by the people around you. Upon taking…

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Hope for Rocky Terrain

We tread through the rice paddies every day, six times a day, to and from every meal. The little paths made from mounds of dirt are just barely visible above the hay. It is nearly impossible to look straight ahead and walk as the bumps in the road beg that your attention turn downward. In the mornings, the rising Asian…

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That’s A Wrap

It always feels like time flies when it comes time to ring in the new year. Usher in the next chapter. Start over once again. I lay out all the memories on the table in front of me. I remember sitting on the edge of pinnacle mountain on the first day of this year with his arm around me thinking…

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Waves & Doubt

Doubt. Last week , we wrote how we viewed Jesus in the past versus how we viewed Him in the present. I wrote for the past column that I saw Him simply as just the best option. I was too afraid to not believe in anything, but everything else was a little too far out there and I for sure…

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Love & Vulnerability

I think that every time I write, I say that I, in that moment, realized how much I love writing. and how much i miss it. Let’s talk vulnerability. In high school, I had this obsession with being mysterious. I wanted to have secrets and believed that somehow made me attractive. I wanted to believe that by being unknown, people…

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More Credit

I think part of loving yourself is giving yourself credit for how far you’ve come. it’s easy to look at things i’ve written and hate how far behind i seem. but i think part of the journey is celebrating that i quit partying cold turkey to come here. it’s realizing that where i am is a good place. i’m learning…

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About Me

Hiiiiii friends! My name is Lauren. I’m 19, wandering around college, running toward my passions, and taking this life one moment at a time. This baby was born when I decided to move out of my house and into the world living out of a backpack on the mission field for 9 months. It started out as a few quality…

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