• Life

    Adelyn, Erika and The Big Apple

    Last year for Erika’s 20th birthday, we began the beautiful tradition of celebrating her birthday in some extraordinary way. Last year Erika and I rented out a super eclectic AirBnB and celebrated in the cute little city of Norfolk as she walked around with a paper “Happy Birthday” crown. We had such a great time and felt as though the world was at our fingertips haha. We were adults. But this year it was her 21st birthday, so obviously we had to go big or go home… literally. It was probably October when we were catching up on the phone and I reminded Erika that we had to do something…

  • Lessons

    trustworthy

    It was August 25, 2018 and I was relieved to be moving into CNU with some experience under my belt. I felt at home as I stepped back onto campus, and rather than nervousness for the year that was to come (that I experienced as a freshman) it was actually confidence. I knew this was my place. My grandma and mom helped me move into my sophomore year dorm in Warwick and let me clarify by adding that these women are the “get-er-done” type. My grandma and mom could probably run laps around me when it comes to making things “cute” and achieving big tasks like moving into a bland…

  • Truth

    I Have Control Issues

    My friends and family will laugh as I finally admit this obvious truth. I have a control problem. My awareness of this struggle surfaced as I faced things this school year that were completely out of my hands – which happens often in life, haha. This weekend I had the privilege to go to an oceanfront hotel and attend my church’s women’s conference! I have been going to PCC for over a year now and really felt the need to become more involved with women outside of CNU and within the church body. The same week that I was chatting with a friend about a situation that I was facing and admitted “I have…

  • Life

    Youth Ministry

    One of the biggest blessings in my life right now is serving as a volunteer leader for Peninsula Community Chapel (the church that I’ve been plugged into over a year now). I get the pleasure to spend my Sunday evenings in fellowship not only with awesome students, but fellow leaders who challenge me and broaden my view of the Gospel as we discuss the lessons and eat dinner before the students arrive. Serving as a volunteer youth leader was always something I thought I might do later on in my college career, but it was not something that I thought that I would be approached about my fall semester freshman…

  • Life

    The One Where Sheila Took On a Cop

    It was a cold, rainy night that four friends set out to make more cheery. It was December 1st and Mattie, Emma, Emily and I were determined to go to a tree lighting event they have here in Newport News, despite the yucky weather. After an hour spent in the rain, walking around and trying to get in the Christmas spirit with fake snow and the lighting of the tree, we decided to head to BJ’s to feast on some delicious and gooey hot cookies. While we scarfed down our cookies, we tried to identify which book/movie/tv show character best represented one another. For those of you who don’t know…