As is common to Northwest life, one usually ends up on an island for a time, and that was my course: life on an island in between Seattle and Tacoma known as Vashon—only accessible by ferry boat.
On the day of the Great August Storm, three months later, we were supposed to go to a friend’s wedding but instead found ourselves making the familiar drive across the train tracks to the hospital with a sense of foreboding. “Here we go again.”
From 7am to 5pm throughout the school year, I wear a briefcase. Throughout the summer and during weekends and evenings the rest of the year, I wear a camera bag. With two seemingly different jobs, I have recently begun looking for similarities; why I feel so passionate about each. What I’ve come to realize is that each of these jobs is founded on the sole beauty of creativity. Without the presence of a creative mind, I simply would not succeed in either profession.
My mother’s hands folded faithfully in prayer for her children, praying Scripture over us and handing us over to the Lord. It was my mother’s hands that helped steer and guide me through the obstacles in life.
If you’re close to my husband and I, you know how challenging the period between August 2015 – February 2016 was for us (okay, definitely longer if I’m being completely honest). But since you’re reading this article on Trinity Western’s Alumni page and I only graced Trinity’s campus for a brief 4 years and the […]
My past year of “post-grad-transition” has been a slew of (empirically appraised) “irrational” life decisions. In my defence, I appeal to a Brian Andreas quote my roommates and I have hanging above our kitchen sink (the holiest of spaces)…
On this particular Ash Wednesday I am asked whether I prefer for my hand or my forehead to be crossed with ash. I opt for my hand. It will be easier to wash off after the service.
About a year and a half ago I sought help for one of these problems. This launched me onto an 18-month long medical roller coaster, with one thing after another being uncovered, culminating in the most significant challenge to date: a tennis ball sized tumor in my abdomen.
“I immediately thought, why am I sitting here thinking I can’t manage both roles when there are examples of women who can? I started to wonder if there were other female university students who shared my original concerns. Is it possible young women feel limited when it comes to work-family balance? I had a newfound passion to find out the answer to that question.”
During my time studying at Trinity Western University, an interesting thing happened that I don’t believe is very common for a typical TWU student…