Sunday, May 31, 2009


I am so excited to be a part of this movement toward inter-faith reconciliation! Such a privilege. This is a fantastic article that discusses this.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Excerpt below I took from a NY Times op-ed about the genocide happening in Sudan. The author quoted Elie Wiesel, holocaust survivor and author of "Night" to bring his point home.

“It is so much easier to look away from victims,” said Mr. Wiesel, in a speech at the White House in 1999. “It is so much easier to avoid such rude interruptions to our work, our dreams, our hopes." Indifference to the suffering of others “is what makes the human being inhuman,” he [Elie Wiesel] said, adding: “The political prisoner in his cell, the hungry children, the homeless refugees — not to respond to their plight, not to relieve their solitude by offering them a spark of hope is to exile them from human memory. And in denying their humanity, we betray our own.”

God let this not be my attitude. And make us all aware if we find this in ourselves.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


I went to spokane this weekend for a WONDERFUL conference with the Krista Foundation. I was lucky enough to be selected as a colleague, and it was such a good weekend. Everyone there has committed to a year of service that they have already come back from, are in the middle of, or are about to embark upon. It just feels like everyone speaks the same language as me there. I didnt have to explain why I loved the things I love, and everyone just seemed to intrinsically understand. I felt like I could breathe with them. Kindred spirits. I know I will be friends with a lot of them for years and years to come. There is comfort in that.

18 days until graduation. I cant believe it. So much to do between now and then. So many goodbyes and "I dont know when I will see you next's".

As I reflect back on these last four years I am certain of two things:
1. God does not make mistakes
2. He is absolutely and completely creative in his faithfulness to me.

I have been so blessed by the remarkable journey I have been on. I had no idea coming to school I would become who i am now, I didn't know I would become interested in AIDS and have my heart broken over and over in Africa...than go back for more because one trip just didn't seem to be enough. I didn't know I was passionate about politics and that I would live in DC working for my dream organization for a quarter. I would have laughed if you told me in high school about the people I would be connected with, and the deepness of the friendships I have formed. And I had no clue I would end college having taken the LSAT and ready to move to Chicago to work under an incredible organization for a year. What a trip.

I feel so satisfied with what I have done. I am SO EXCITED for what is next. I am going to prove that college is not the best years of your life. My college experience has been INCREDIBLE, but now the real work starts and I get to do all the things I have been waiting for.

Thursday, May 14, 2009


I stole this from my friend Natalie's facebook page. I couldn't help it. It is really good. I totally feel this right now.
From Anne of Avonlea by Lucy Maud Montgomery

“My future seemed to stretch out before me like a straight road. I thought I could see along it for many a milestone, but now there is a bend in it. I don't know what lies around the bend, but I'm going to believe that the best does. It has a fascination of its own, that bend.”

Saturday, May 2, 2009


In the newest edition of Time's 100 Most influential People, Tom Hanks made the list. And Meg Ryan wrote the info about him. One part stuck out to me.

Meg Ryan was at a dinner party and she said they were talking about art. What is art? Someone said art is whatever it is that makes you feel less alone. I love that. Meg went on to say that, to her, Tom is art because she always feels less alone when he is around.

I feel like I see art in so any more things with that definition. Really cool.