The Blame Game

I don't know about you but whenever things start to go wrong I can always find an excuse for my problem or someone to blame for it. If we fail a test we blame the teacher, if we miss an assignment we blame the syllabus, if we are late we blame the other drivers on … Continue reading The Blame Game


Student of Life

If you are in a traditional school the semester would start just about now. However, if you are a Griggs student school starts whenever you choose to enroll! School is the place where you learn, grow, and discover things that you may not have known before. Over the years lessons and courses become more difficult … Continue reading Student of Life

Cartwheel of Joy

Cartwheel noun cartwheel; plural noun: cartwheels 1. the wheel of a cart. 2. a circular sideways handspring with the arms and legs extended. So what does a cartwheel have to do with being a Christian? I'm glad you asked. There are times in our lives when we are happy and we share that happiness with others. Good things … Continue reading Cartwheel of Joy

Walk with Me

"Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend." - Albert Camus There are many different sayings and quotes that have to do with walking. Walking alone, walking in someone else's shoes, walking the narrow path, etc. A … Continue reading Walk with Me


As the eldest child in my family I remember being told repeatedly that I needed to be a good example because everything I did and said was being watched. I was supposed to be responsible with my words and actions because it might influence my siblings, younger friends, cousins, church members, etc. As I got … Continue reading Influencer

Best friend?

Have you ever had a friend that you were really, really close with. You did everything together; went to school, went camping, traveled the country, ate together, studied together, laughed together, even cried together. You shared things and talked about everything.  There are people that will come into your life that will be "closer than … Continue reading Best friend?

I’m Sorry

I have found that one of the hardest things to do is admitting you are wrong. No one likes being told they are wrong but it is even worse when you realize you messed up and have to admit it. That is what we call pride. Have you ever gotten into an argument and halfway through you … Continue reading I’m Sorry

Part Time

A part time job is less than 30 hours a week A part time school is less than 12 credits or less than 3 classes A part time house is a hotel (you only stay a couple nights, hopefully) A part time friend is an acquaintance A part time Christian is... When we think about … Continue reading Part Time


For a long time I didn't like the word authentic. To me the word felt old and stiff. Something used to describe a manuscript or an old wooden chair. It was a word that my parents or grandparents or the archaeologist would use. When we go through our lives we are constantly changing and growing. Each … Continue reading Authentic