Looking for God

Looking for God

It finally happened. I had been waiting for this moment to come, worrying about it a little and looking forward to it a lot. It was perfect too. (My 17-year-old nephew even noted afterward that in the rush of the moment I said, “It’s just like I dreamed it would be!”...

A Summer Prayer

A Summer Prayer for Parents and Rising Seniors It’s coming!  In only a few short months the rising seniors will officially start their college application process.  Much of our preparation for this process is done; students have visited colleges, taken at least one...

Which college should I choose?

Have I ever told you the story of the student who let her mailman choose her college?  This is a good one, and I promise it’s a true story.  Forgive me if you’ve heard it before. I was attending a counselor program at a well-known liberal arts college here in the...

Don’t Freak Out

“My parents are freaking out so much that now I’m starting to freak out too.” Those words were spoken to me by a junior just a few weeks ago, and they’ve been running around in my mind ever since.  That student had just received his first SAT scores.  His parents were...

Big Pond vs. Small Pond

I get a kick out of those cell phone commercials with the kids sitting around a table.  I’m sure you know which commercials I’m talking about – the announcer usually starts by asking whether it’s better to be faster or slower, and they all shout out “Faster!” before...
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