An Open Letter to A Child of Divorce

Disclaimer: This post is part of The Open Letter Collective, and is written by a friend or anonymous contributor. All posts written by Lauren Smith will be signed with her green signature.    Dear child of divorce, You grew up in a different kind of normal. Your normal is waking up, and trying to remember whose…

The Unthinkable You-By Louie Giglio

Hello Friends! Last week, I created a post that kickstarted the theme for this summer: identity. I talked about how we are not losers or failures. Rather, we are cherished, powerful, and saved through our Lord! God, the Creator of the universe, took time to make you and me. He uniquely created everyone of us…

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 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…