Category: Horizons

Castles are reminders of strength, security

I stepped onto the concrete platform and stretched my legs, which had stiffened during the two-hour train ride through the German Alps. When I looked up, my breath caught in my throat. There she was, peeking through the summits of the beautiful Alps. There stood the castle I had dreamed of visiting ever since I was 15. On our last […]

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Finally recognizing the ‘lovely’ in Paris

When I was in middle school, I decided that I loved Paris. To my young, innocent brain, Paris was where dreams came true and where life was one glamorous adventure. I covered my bedroom with posters, wall hangings and mini statues of the Eiffel Tower and other Paris landmarks. Above all, I promised myself that someday I would visit the […]

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Looking for my own lovely in a new year

When I was searching for summer jobs in Tennessee this past May, I made a stop at the local LifeWay bookstore. As much as my heart loves bookstores, they are a very dangerous place for my bank account. I am physically unable to leave a bookstore without a new (to me) book in my hand. So on that particular day […]

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Submerged in fiction this fall

“You haven’t read Harry Potter? You have to!” I’ve heard those words countless times over the years, but I never thought I would be the one to say them. Last year, as a fresh transfer to Tabor, my friends immediately introduced me to the Star Wars world and I was hooked. Then during the spring, my roommate read the Harry […]

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Picking my top three fictional characters

A social media challenge circling the Internet right now has caught my book-loving eye. Instagram and Twitter are full of three-picture collages as users are challenged to describe themselves in three fictional characters. As an English major, one of my favorite things to do is to analyze and deconstruct characters, so I jumped right on this bandwagon. What three fictional […]

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One last year of school begins

I bolted upright in my bed as a thought sprinted through my mind. It had suddenly hit me that, unless I go on to get my master’s degree, this is my last year of school. Ever. This way of life I’ve become so accustomed to over the past 16 years is quickly coming to an end. I’m a week into […]

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Thankful and sad as internship ends

Feeling thankful to be sad is such a strange combination of emotions. Right now, I am so sad. My amazing two months as an intern at Show Hope have come to an end. I have moved back from Tennessee, and I had to say goodbye to so many people who became very dear to me. Yet, I am so thankful. […]

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‘Change’ is my summer theme

I have a love/hate relationship with change. Change rips the blanket off of me right when I get cozy. It turns my world upside down and makes me question everything I know. And sometimes change brings me to a place better than I could have dreamed of. It surprises me and makes me excited about the future. My life has […]

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Summer is a time to read favorite books

Summer is finally here, and for me, that means it’s time to put another dent in the long list of books I want to read. One of the books on my summer reading list is “The Crown” by Kiera Cass. This is the last book in The Selection series, a set of books I fell in love with a few […]

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Life story will add a chapter this summer

As I approached the brightly lit marquee of the Franklin Theatre, my whole body shook with a mixture of nerves and excitement. “World Premiere: Karen Kingsbury’s ‘The Bridge Part 2’” flashed before my eyes and I almost had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn’t dreaming. I was moments away from being in the same room as my favorite […]

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