Student Blog

Identity in Christ (Trevor Polston)

Finding your identity in Christ can be complicated or not, if you’re lucky. For me it was an emotional roller coaster with awkward turns and dips! Coming to Christ felt like I was really in the twilight zone. God totally flipped my world upside down. For the first time in my life, I was surrounded by white people, and I had no idea why they were being so nice to me! In this short blog post, I am going to…

Relinquishing Control (Sydney Hawthorne)

Growing up, I have always had a hard time dealing with the changes that happened throughout my life, and I have always chalked it up to me being the oldest sibling and my parents’ divorce. I had to “grow up” at a very young age, and although I did it, it did not sit well with my issues of change. It took a long time for me to adjust to my parent’s not being together, marrying other people, and having…

What About Me, God? (Malia Sorce)

Being raised in a Christian household growing up, I would have to go to church and Sunday school every Sunday. The message would be the same every weekend… God loves me and sent Jesus to die for me, be nice to people, blah blah blah… Back then, I didn’t fully understand how the Christian faith worked, and I thought all it said was that God was gonna make my life happy with sunshine and rainbows and all that. As I…

Community (Jonathan Bunnell)

It takes a village to raise a child. We’ve all heard those words. We’ve all put ourselves in the shoes of the village raising the child. Have you ever taken a moment to think about it from the view of the child though? The kid never asks for the community to raise them, it just happens. We have no idea if the kid even wants to be a part of that community. For most of my life, I did not…

Pathways (Ben Jamison)

My first semester at WKU was tough, and that’s probably an understatement. I didn’t do much, I didn’t meet many people, and honestly I just didn’t have a lot of fun. This resulted in me coming to the conclusion that I needed to transfer. If you would have talked to me over winter break, I would have told you that without a doubt in my mind that I was leaving WKU and going to Grand Canyon University in Arizona. Then,…

Forgiven & Forgiving (Maila Sorce)

What does it mean to forgive yourself? First of all, what is forgiveness? Let me share a quote to help make things clear: “Forgiveness doesn’t mean you’re no longer hurt. Forgiveness doesn’t mean that you have to be friends with this person again, and forgiveness doesn’t mean you trust them. … Forgiveness is not a matter of feeling, it’s a decision.” -Father Mike Schmitz Father Mike Schmitz has a YouTube video on the channel Ascension Presents that could not explain…

Stress on Display (Anna Kate Hawkins)

During my senior year of high school, I had an amazing opportunity to work at the local museum in my hometown where I was the secretary and helped create and put together new displays. In the fall of that year, my boss came to me asking if I would attend their board meeting to discuss a new project for the museum. I was the youngest person in that room by at least forty years, and let me tell you… it…

Running the Race (Emma Wells)

In the summer Olympics, the relay race is an event made up of a team of four runners.  Between the start and finish lines are areas called the change zones where batons are passed off between the respective runners in their endeavor to win the race.  We, as Christians, also have a race to run.

To Love the Word (Hannah Gill)

We all know there are those out there who absolutely love reading and those who despise it. Well friends, if you’re anything like me, you hate reading.

To know that I don’t have to know (Cejay Moore)

Eighteen years. Eighteen years is how long it took me to somewhat understand the Gospel. I say somewhat, because, to be completely honest, I still don’t understand it entirely. It’s the craziest, most ambiguous love story I’ve ever read. Somehow a crazy, ambiguous love story written to me, and written to you. It’s this overwhelming, factual book filled with testimonies, promises, and commandments. Sixty six books and 1,189 chapters, packed with Scripture that were breathed out by God. It took me…