I am not who I once was. Correction. I am not who I once believed myself to be. Let me explain. For years I worked to define myself through a projected image. Throughout my 20 years of life I have worn a variety of masks. This was especially true during my high school years not … Continue reading I Am Not Who I Once Was: The Theology of Identity
I came to Chicago/ Moody in the Fall of 2014, wide eyed, innocent and terrified of being in "the big city". (Spending most of your childhood homeschooled and in the middle of a corn field can do that to you) Nothing about my transition into life as a Moody student was easy (I may tell … Continue reading More Than “Just a Class”
Right now, the word "home " has a couple of meanings. I'm officially in the state of mind that most college students face, where "home" doesn't feel like it used to and school doesn't quite cut it as "home." For me, I think this is more of a thing just because I lived in Chicago … Continue reading Lessons from Home
Things change. Constantly. Forever. These past 6 weeks of my Sophomore year have been challenging. Correction. Every moment since the Spring semester ended has been challenging. These past couple of months have been full of new lessons and experiences. Take this summer for example. This summer was the first time I lived completely on my … Continue reading The Struggle With Change
A little over a year ago, I came to Chicago for the first time. I'd never been in a city like this before, and I was scared out of my mind. When I visited Moody for the first time, I tried to picture myself walking to classes, sitting in the plaza, or living in the … Continue reading A letter to Myself
Dear Alyssa, We are delighted to inform you that your application for enrollment at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago for the fall semester of 2014... 1 Year. 1 single year ago today, I got the letter that changed my life forever. I can tell you exactly what went on that day. It was a Saturday … Continue reading The Letter
Spring is finally upon us in the Windy city. It was 60 gorgeous degrees today with nothing but sun. It was absolute bliss!! For me the new year does not really start until the snow disappears and spring begins. Spring means new growth, the old melting away, and a fresh start for new adventures. On … Continue reading Sunshine. Cupcakes. Adventure.