Let’s Talk About It: Identity

"Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we should be and embracing who we are." --Brené Brown  (Cover image by Michelle Wingard) Identity (noun): a) sameness of essential or generic character in different instances  (Merriam-Webster) b) the fact of being who or what a person or thing is (Oxford) c)…

An Open Letter to The Christian Finding Jesus

Disclaimer: This post is a part of The Open Letter Collective, and is written by a friend or anonymous contributor. All posts written by Lauren Smith will be signed off with her green signature.  To the Christian Finding Jesus, You got some change coming your way. The environment around you won’t be the same. Maybe…

National Day of Prayer & Prayer by John Baillie

"To be a Christian without praying is no more possible than to be alive without breathing."  --Martin Luther Today (May 3rd) is National Day of Prayer here in the United States. I've been a Christian since I was a little girl, yet I still find myself learning how to pray. To me, prayer is just…

An Open Letter to The Soon-to-Be Graduate

Cover Image by Christian Ladinos "What, like it's hard?" -Elle Woods, Legally Blonde  The day is almost here! We are in the final countdown until you walk across that glorious stage. YOU did it! Every late night, study session, coffee break, Blackboard quiz, final exam, hours of class, and group projects have led you to…