As I write my finial blog post I am officially one week away from the end of my YAV year. This time next Monday I will (in theory) have my car packed and be ready to leave Boston and start my next adventure. For those of you that haven’t heard about my next step plans, … More And Just Like That, We Say Goodbye
So after being away for three week’s I want to take a moment to share my adventures and some lessons I learned. My first week gone was spent in sunny Orlando, Florida, mostly just relaxing. I took my vacation week to lay by a pool with my boyfriend, James and one day we went to … More May Adventures!
As you probably know by now, I am spending my year living in community in Watertown. I live on the top level of a duplex and we have a small back yard. “Yard” is a pretty generous categorization because until last weekend it was completely overgrown; “jungle” would probably be a better description. My mom … More HAPPY EARTH DAY!
With so many exciting things happening in my life right now it seems fitting to spend this week reflecting on Joy. Now that the Believe series is started again after our break for Easter we are asking ourselves the question “Who am I becoming?” while looking at core Christian virtues. The first two sections of … More Joy
I’m very excited to share the news that I have made a decision about my next steps after the YAV program. As you may have heard me mention, I applied to two Presbyterian Seminaries, both for dual degree programs. Union Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia accepted me to their dual degree program in pursuit … More Life Decisions and Leaps of Faith
After a frustrating ordeal with the application process, I officially have my SNAP worked out and I went grocery shopping for the first time this week. I decided to get up early Monday morning and go shopping at 9am because, honestly, I was really nervous about it. I figured 9am on a Monday would be … More The Realities of SNAP
As I have mentioned in the past, because the focus of my year of service is food justice, my house mates and I are participating in two eating challenges. The first ran from September to the end of January and we ate only local food. While that challenge was definitely challenging, I think the lessons … More Applying for Food Stamps
This week I had, what is most likely, the worst delivery experience of my year so far. There are certain buildings in Brockton that I have come to know and hate as the worst places to live. These buildings are old and incredibly run down. They usually smell bad, some are visibly falling apart, and … More Needing Help is Okay
A few weeks ago I had the great pleasure of facilitating/participating in My Brother’s Keeper’s Urban Plunge. The Urban Plunge is a week of service for college students to come and discuss poverty and Jesus’ calling to help. 15 students, ranging from freshmen to seniors, came from 5 different colleges to sleep on the floor … More Urban Plunge at MBK
Merry Christmas! SPOILER ALERT: MAY NOT BE APPROPRIATE FOR SMALL CHILDREN Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you are excited and ready for my favorite holiday of the year! As you probably know by now, My Brother’s Keeper has been an absolute madhouse the last month. We have registered nearly 3,000 families for Christmas help and … More Merry Christmas!