A regular occurrence for me: realizing what year it is, followed by the unsettling thought, I’m getting old! In reality, it’s only been five years since I graduated college—but it’s already been five years! Many probably understand this strange paradox. Time flies, and as people say, as a roll of toilet paper goes faster the closer it gets to the end, so do our lives.

As graduation season hit this year, I reflected on the last five years since graduating from The University of Texas at Austin (hook ‘em!). In some ways, 2014 me feels the same as 2019 me—she’s still below-average height, passionate, sassy, and loud as can be. But, there are actually many ways God has grown me, even if it hasn’t been as rapid and noticeable as when I was an InterVarsity student.

By Kelly Aalseth

When we have completed our assignments or poured our lives out, we are given the grace to put our full weight onto the arms of God and allow ourselves to be carried into a season of recovery and rest. Here are a few reasons why I think it's difficult to allow ourselves to rest and receive deep replenishment after we've drained all our energy.

By Nathan Peterson

Avengers: Endgame struck a chord in people across the world. And like other art forms, it provides an inside look into today’s Western culture, especially when we consider the movie from a Christian perspective.

By Brenda Jo Wong

Life is full of transitions, both exciting and painful. But how do we go through tranistions and difficult seasons with God? How did Moses? 

By Nathan Peterson

Should you try online dating? After months of asking myself that same question, I decided to try it out for about half a year. Here are a few things I wish I would have thought about before diving into the quirky complexity that is online dating.

By Nathan Peterson

Believing FOMO’s lies has only left me disappointed, looking for another quick fix, another move to help relieve those thoughts of missing out. It’s a never-ending cycle that leaves me restless and wondering what to try and where to go next. 

By Timothy Holmes

"I humbly believe that the songs we sing in worship have deep impacts on our understanding...the gems of these three songs give us language around Jesus’ great commandment, posturing us to better love God with our mind, heart, soul, and strength, and to love our neighbor as ourselves."


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