Lessons from Passion Conference 2020

"Don't be successful in things that don't matter."  --Tim Tebow, Passion 2020 A New Decade  I began my 2020 decade at the Passion Conference in Atlanta, Georgia (USA) with my friend Rachele. At midnight on 1/1/20, Rachele and I were singing with the upmost joy, Bibles in hand, along with Hillsong United! What a dream! …

22 Lessons From My Twenty-Second Year

"To become a joyful adult, one must grow in experience and wisdom while not losing one's childlike wonder." --Allison Trowbridge, Author of Twenty-Two Cover photo by Michelle Wingard  Today is my last day as a 22-year-old! That's so crazy! I've learned a LOT this year. My word for this year is "courage," and I feel…

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…

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…