Life at times can make you feel as if you’re drowning. As if you’re all by yourself, alone. Especially at the beginning of a new school semester. You walk into your new classes with the potential of not knowing another human being there. You’ve got the chance to get some whack professor that drives you nuts. Both human nature and society tell us that we have to fight the loneliness on our own. It’s a dog eat dog world out there and from birth we are trained to fight to get to the top, no matter what it costs our relationships.Read More
team - a group of players forming one side in a competitive game or sport; two or more people working together.
At our first night of worship this semester, we heard teaching on the importance of teams in our lives, a lesson I have struggled to learn these past three years at IUPUI. No Christian is meant to serve God in isolation. As I reflected on my own journey, I considered why it was so hard for me to identify my team. I realized that, until recently, I didn’t know what a team was meant to look like. Fortunately, the founding Christians had to learn this valuable lesson, too.Read More
“It will be great for you!” my mom said. “You’ll meet new people!”
“I like the people I already know,” I replied, with just a note of sarcasm.
Looking back at my lack of interest in making friends when I started college, the irony is palpable. At seventeen, I could count my close friends on one hand with two fingers still folded under and, frankly, I was skeptical that IUPUI would provide anyone I cared to know.
(Let’s just establish that seventeen-year-old me was neither a very sociable nor a very wise person.)Read More