Freedom. I don't know about you, but that word sends my imagination skipping through an open meadow - blue and sunny sky overhead and no worries in sight. But is that what true freedom really is? Is it our ability to do anything we want, our realization of independence, our right to live untethered?
Are scenic photos taking over your Pinterest feed? Do you long to escape to foreign lands? When Rachel of the Bible left her home with Jacob, she stole and hid idols of foreign gods. Wanderlust could be your secret god. It was for me. Here's my story.
Our measure of well-being should not be the scale. It should be our ability to joyfully perform the works God has prepared for us - to please the man we love most and to fully serve our families, churches, and communities.
Yep. Bread. It's more "supernatural" than you think! This semester I'm taking a culinary course in Cornell's Nutrition Department. Aside from the delightful opportunity to improve my mediocre cooking skills, I'm amazed by the food science principles behind everything we eat. With heat and with precise combinations previously bland and raw ingredients become a unified, rich… Continue reading The Powerful Imagery of Bread
For one of my communications courses at Cornell I focused on the issue of Christian persecution. I had the incredible blessing of interviewing Naghmeh Abedini. Mrs. Abedini is the wife of Saeed Abedini, an Iranian-American pastor who was imprisoned for his work with Iran’s underground churches. When this piece was completed he was still incarcerated, now however, he is free and… Continue reading Remembering Iran: Naghmeh Abedini
I [was] studying abroad during Spring 2014 in Khon Kaen, Thailand! Be sure to check out my travel blog to view articles, photos, and videos about our unique learning experiences and explorations!
As a breakfast classic, cereal has become a staple food in American homes. It comes in diverse forms—from sweetened puffs to crunchy cheerios—and because of its simplicity it holds a versatile place among meals. Since it acts as the kick-start to the day, forming the base of the diet, it can have a crucial contribution… Continue reading The Cereal Conundrum
This was written by a dear friend, a citizen of Turkey in Istanbul. She has been protesting along with many of her countryman in a civil uprising that escalated from a stand against commercialism to a national fight for democratic justice. The situation here is more serious than it shows on TV. After a series… Continue reading Truth about Turkey
I ran an exclusive blog about my time in Cusco, Peru during summer 2013.
Two startling incidences occurred in Shanghai, China last month. Around 16,000 dead, diseased pigs were dumped into the city’s Huangpu River, and three people became the first human cases of the H7N9 bird influenza strain. Was it a coincidence? The Chinese government says yes, Chinese citizens say no. As Weibo—China’s sole social media platform—explodes with… Continue reading China’s Latest Avian Flu Scare: Zoonotic Disease, Government, and Social Media