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Choosing Your Path

Posted by on Aug 24, 2015 | 0 comments

WELCOME HOME! If you are a returning student or this is your first year at Cal, we welcome you with open arms! My name is Sarah Barger, and three years ago I was a freshman arriving on campus for the first time. My family dropped me off, we checked in, moved all of my belongings, my mom cried, and they drove the four hours home that I would only be able to take on breaks and holidays. It was an exciting and scary feeling. I was looking forward to making new friends, joining clubs, meeting my professors and learning more about my major and what I want to do for...

Prodigal Daughter

Posted by on Jan 21, 2014 | 0 comments

Today we have a special guest post from Cal U student Brittney Jones. She saw this picture from Soularium and wrote this beautiful piece. ~*~*~*~*~ Prodigal Daughter When I finally stopped running, I was alone, except for my memories. And I found myself standing before the door I’d run from, years ago. A heavy door, ornately carved, a painting of a man on a cross beside it. I touched the door, fingered the handle, and took an unsteady breath. Last time I had run from this moment and fled toward what seemed easier, what seemed less painful. That I was wrong made this return even harder. There wasn’t a...

Getting Stuck – a Review & a Giveaway

Posted by on Dec 13, 2012 | 9 comments

We’ve all been stuck in one way or another. Stuck in our relationships, staying with the same path because it’s what we know. Stuck in our perspectives on life, choosing to only see things from one direction. Stuck in our relationship with God, wanting to grow but not knowing how to get out of the rut. The thing is, some of us don’t, can’t, or won’t recognize the ways we get stuck. Neither do we know how to get unstuck. Thankfully, we don’t have to stay stuck. We can move on. We can grow. We can get unstuck. I led a small group this semester based on the “Stuck”...

Don’t Underestimate the Little Things

Posted by on Nov 16, 2012 | 14 comments

When I found out I was going to the Olympics, I knew Thing 1 & Thing 2 had to go with me. You see, they’ve been on a an excellent adventure. And what world tour would be complete without a trip to the most illustrious international sporting event? So, we made our way to London. The two stowaways were great travel companions. They got to see lots of famous sites and meet some cool people. While I could tell many fun stories about our experiences, none of them is as exciting as how we ended up with Olympic tickets. My teammate Lynn and I stopped at Westminster Abbey one...

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