The Edge of Glory In 2015 the Broadway musical ‘Hamilton’ took the world by storm. The musical focuses on the life of Alexander Hamilton, one of America’s founding fathers. Hamilton fought as a general in the American Revolutionary War and served as George Washington’s right-hand man. Hamilton eventually goes on to establish America’s national bank but dies still in his prime. Throughout the first act … Continue reading HISTORY HAS ITS’ EYES ON YOU
I put the pen down on my exam paper and waited for the supervisor to collect it. The seconds ticked by as it began to sink in- this was the last exam for my degree. I was finished. I was done. I would never have to sit through another Education class. The euphoria made my thoughts incoherent- I was almost dizzy with excitement. What was that … Continue reading TRANSITIONS
One minute. Sixty seconds. Have you ever thought about what you could do with just one minute? It seems like such a small amount of time so probably not much, right? Well, you might be surprised. One thousand one hundred and three. That’s the number of times you would need to clap in a minute to beat the Guinness World Record. In two thousand and … Continue reading JUST A MINUTE
We all have times in our lives when we cannot fathom ever feeling right again. Sometimes it creeps up on us as a general feeling of unease and fatigue. Other times we weather stressful life events- losing a job, juggling study and uni or losing someone we cared about to name some of life’s challenges. We all have had days where it has been an … Continue reading SELF-CARE CHECKLIST
The Task The greatest command given to Christian’s is found in Matthew 28:19, where His followers are mandated to make “disciples of all nations.” These, some of the last words of Jesus on earth are known as the Great Commission. It is appropriate that the words are treated with their deserving weight as sharing the message of the gospel is a vital part of Christian … Continue reading TRAVEL WITH PURPOSE
Weekly Ritual The last note of the final hymn reverberates throughout the building. Church is done for the week. I sit down, look at my friends and head to lunch content with the knowledge that I have gone to Church this week. I have done the bare minimum for my Christian journey, and I can excuse myself for just a while if I forget to … Continue reading CHURCH: ME OR WE?
Hidden Crumbs On April thirteenth, 2019 Taylor Swift began a thirteen-day long countdown on her social media accounts. This countdown sent the world (or perhaps maybe just the Swifties) into a frenzy. The following thirteen days were fraught by cryptic clues from Swift in the form of what would turn out to be stills from her upcoming music release, and these spawned increasingly far-fetched fan … Continue reading TAYLOR SWIFT AND THE MESSIANIC COUNTDOWN
Anyone who knows me will attest to the fact that I am not a very practical person. If you ask me to write an essay, I will start in a heartbeat but, there is something that seems insurmountable about changing a light bulb. Recently, I had the ultimate stressful experience which put all my shortcomings with useful tasks on display. After teaching for the full … Continue reading EMPTY TANK
Throughout history, many a person has tried to answer the question ‘Why am I on this Earth?’. The ideas that have been espoused are fascinating and, by examining them, we can become more aware of our ultimate purpose. Here is a curated list of some of the most intriguing perspectives: The Simulation Hypothesis Have you ever heard the phrase, ‘there’s a glitch in the matrix’ … Continue reading WHY AM I HERE?
ALONE TOGETHER People have never felt so alone. This fact appears to be incongruent with the juggernaut that is social media which claims to keep us more connected than ever. In creating our carefully curated social media profiles, we further isolate ourselves from those around us. Lunchtime becomes a competition to see who can get the best photo and use the best filter. Rather than … Continue reading GOD ONLY KNOWS