7 Reasons Why The Bachelor and Christian College Are Exactly the Same

Confession: after a whole lot of resistance, earlier this year, I finally started watching The Bachelor. I did it to appease my sweet sister-friend, Makenzie, assuming I would watch one or two episodes and be done with it. Little did I know I would quickly get hooked...and then go on to enjoy all that Bachelor Nation has to offer. 

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Today is a Hard Day

Today is hard day. My heart has been heavy, as I've read words full of grief by some, words full of spite and victory by others, and words of confusion by others. As a Christian, I struggled throughout this election season. Who would I vote for that holds my Biblical worldview, but also stands for the rights of the minority groups in my country? To me, neither candidate was the right choice and I expected that no matter the outcome, I would be disappointed.

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Wilderness: Gateway to Hope

Wilderness. It looks different for everybody. For me, wilderness is not having a concrete plan for what's next. It is knowing that I must move forward, but not knowing where exactly I'm headed. It is this sense of wandering with little direction. 

I don't like the wilderness in my life. I don't like feeling out of control and I don't like being without a plan. And yet, I often feel God calling me into the wilderness. I often sense that He is saying, "Erin, take that step of faith forward. Take that step away from your comfortable plan and towards the unknown. Step into the wilderness."

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Open Your Hand

“Hold everything in your hands lightly; otherwise it hurts when God pries your fingers open.” My pastor recited Corrie Ten Boom’s words during a sermon one Sunday a few months ago. Oh man, did that hit me hard. Because how often do I hold onto the important things {family, friends, career, health} until my knuckles are white? Even when I tell God that I surrender everything to Him, I often still grasp to just a piece of control over my life. 

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