As a Protestant at a Catholic University

Sometimes I ask myself, “How on earth did I go from dreaming about attending Patrick Henry College to this? University of Dallas, the Catholic School for Independent Thinkers??” This thought initially unsettles me. I find myself asking God, “Why here, Lord? What is your plan? Where are you leading me?” I mean, Patrick Henry College…

Read More

Last time i felt brave?

What with a surgery, college prep, finishing senior year, and a multitude of other things going on, it is easy to sink into what Anne calls, “the Depths of Despair”. I tend to get overwhelmed pretty easily, when my emotions ride up and down, waves and waves of confusing feelings and doubts and fears and…

Read More

Written to God

As part II for the last post, I decided to post some of the lyrics of the songs that especially mean something to me, that describe my walk with the Lord, the struggle, and the redemption of His love, power, mercy and forgiveness. I love how this band I once listened to constantly (Jump5) describes…

Read More

Gain the World but Lose my Soul?

I have realized that too often lately I turn the radio to a major hit station like i93 or iheart radio, or on Spotify my first choice is to listen to songs that please me in the now. Artists such as Lana Del Ray, Sam Smith, Maroon 5, Ed Sheeran, and numbers of others, all…

Read More

“A restless heart”

For Philosophy in school I wrote this paper about St. Augustine. He is probably one of the most inspirational figures in history to me, and I only just began to discover him this year–reading his Confessions and researching his life and conversion thoroughly. He, C. S. Lewis, Tolkien and a few others stand as passionate…

Read More