The following is the word-for-word journal entry (addressed to @God) written during my experience as an Encounter 36 student leader this past weekend. // Dear God, I am suddenly aware of the fleeting nature of everything that surrounds me. I am sitting on the floor against the left wall of the chapel between Matt Tolliver … More Fleeting


My eyes slowly shut out the expanse of both ruin and grandeur atop Kayford Mountain in West Virginia. I could no longer see the disparity between untouched nature and destroyed mountains, a symbol of the struggle between economic stability and extreme health consequences for the community I was visiting last week. Our guide Paul’s voice … More Raindrops

Espresso Yourself ;)

Picture this: Transportation-less freshman Sophie Snider is desperate to get off-campus, so much so that she calls an uber to take her to Scooter’s in the Old Market. It was a rookie’s attempt to study somewhere other than the library, somewhere without crowds of people asking each other if they’ve finished “Mastering Bio” yet. Also, I … More Espresso Yourself 😉