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Fantastic People Series

Pulling Down the Sky : Thoughts on Hope

      For the last seven years, my job performance was measured by the quality and the amount of relationships I had.  I can't tell you how amazing and awful this was.  As a highly relational person, it meant I could live my life and get paid for it.  It also meant I had to have relationships with people I ...

Popsicle Sticks, Paint, and Redemption

  Anna Brannon was on my last residence life staff, and I'll admit, I hired her for selfish reasons.  When I interviewed her it was like looking at myself ten years ago.  If you had the choice, wouldn't you want to mentor your younger self?  To tell her all the reasons she's awesome and that all of the ...

Thoughts on Authenticty

  Amanda and I went to college together back when Hogue Hall was still standing on Greenville College's campus.  Fellow English major, she's always secretly been one of my favorite people. Here's Amanda and her husband, Jordan, being cute:     Here's a little more about ...

Writing Your Story, Spreading the Light

  Lexi and I spent ten days in the mountains together.  She carried the most, said the least, and laughed at only the best jokes.  We were all happy when we got to see this side of Lexi: Here's a little more about her: Currently dwelling in: Greenville, IL Favorite pastimes: Playing soccer, reading, ...

Beauty – A Life Scavenger Hunt

  “Everything in life is art. What you do. How you dress, how you love someone, and how you talk. Your smile and your personality. What you believe in, and your dreams. The way you drink your tea. How you decorate your home. Or party. Your grocery list. The food you make. How you're writing looks. And the way you ...

Adventure, Baby!

  Taylor Willis just went on a Grand Adventure to Switzerland, but she still sees every day relationship as the best adventure in life.  She's in the back of this picture, showing her enthusiasm.   While no picture can truly encapsulate the spirit of Taylor Willis (unless it is a picture of a Mexican Hairless Cat), all ...

Define: Lead

  I had the privilege of leading my last walkabout team with Suzanne Ford.  The best part was when we hiked over Rocky Top unintentionally at night.  The neighboring black peaks were outlined in stars (the only way we could tell the mountains were there) and we were in awe. This picture is all you need to ...