Category: Horizons

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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Favorite author lifts aspiration

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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Europe trip rekindled thrill of adventure

Huge snowflakes fell gently from the sky as we walked the narrow, cobblestone streets of Zurich?s old town. The majestic spires of the city?s historic churches jutted above the snow-covered rooftops, and the slopes of the Swiss Alps peaked through the fog in the distance. I breathed in deep and took in the peaceful, relaxed atmosphere. It was moments like […]

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New ?Star Wars,? new fanatic

Those who know me well know I have a tendency to obsess over things I like. Over the years, I?ve had ongoing obsessions with things like ?Full House? and the British royal family. Currently, I?m hardcore obsessing over a movie series I never really thought I would be interested in: ?Star Wars.? Prior to August, my ?Star Wars? knowledge and […]

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Nothing like a dose of Hallmark hope

I trudge into my room after a long day of learning and working. After throwing my bag down on my bed, I immediately grab the TV remote and flick on the Hallmark Channel. This has become a routine that I perform almost subconsciously some days. Watching Hallmark Channel movies has become a new form of entertainment for my roommate and […]

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Concert offered hope and celebration

The day after my 21st birthday, several of my friends and I went to a For King and Country concert in Wichita. To say that it was incredible is an understatement. For King and Country is a contemporary Christian duo comprised of Austra?lian-American brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone. Their songs carry messages of love, hope, service and celebration. They write […]

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New horizons are still ahead

When I inherited this column about three years ago, the name ?Horizons? came with it. I don?t think I even realized that was its name until I read my first published column. At that point, there was no way of knowing how fitting that name really was. Dictionary.com provides several definitions for the word ?horizon.? The two that stand out […]

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