Category: Emma

Boston Strong.

I’ve been trying to write this blog post for a week.  A deadline has come and gone, and another one is fast approaching.  I’ve been overwhelmed by this week and a half, by the regular insanity of life, by my to-do list, trying to figure out how to handle and process the waves of emotions […]

Baseball Season

I don’t necessarily consider myself a sports fan.  I usually have some consciousness of what’s going on in te world of sports, but don’t spend a whole lot of time following it in detail.  I am, however, a die-hard baseball fan.  Living abroad and in different cities for so long somehow precluded me from attaching […]

A Lenten Spring Break

Throughout my time at Boston University, Spring Break has been a time of year when I’ve completely run out of steam and need to just sit on a beach and sleep for ten days.  This year, since I already had more on my plate than I could possibly digest, I figured why not throw Alternative […]

Loving Our Neighbor

As Lent goes on and my meditation on the active fast continues, I had the opportunity last night to perform to works of music that I think are quite relevant. The first was Bach’s Cantata 77, Du sollt Gott, deinen Herren, lieben.  This work intertwines the Old Testament commandment to love the Lord your God, […]

Actively Fasting

If you attended Marsh’s evening Ash Wednesday service, you might have heard myself, DJ and Abigail chatting about Lent from somewhere up at the front of the chapel.  To me, the most important of our sermon was the idea of an active fast, and I’ve spent the last week and a half trying to be […]


We are writing a sermon. Some four months ago, when Soren and Jen mentioned casually in passing that Marsh Associates would be preaching at some point during the year, I felt somewhat paralyzed.  People spend years in school learning how to do that well, and I’ve got absolutely zero training in that department. But I’m […]

Counting Down to Advent

The weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks have always been the most difficult for me during the school year.  Professors seem to suddenly decide that they need to cram in as many assignments as possible, not to mention finals looming just before the finish line.  While I do believe that I thrive under pressure, there’s […]

God’s Love in Tough Times

While Abigail beat me to the punch, I have to talk about Thanksgiving this week. Fall is my absolute favorite season.  I love the colors on the trees and on people’s clothes, apple-picking and hayrides, pumpkin decorating and apple cider-drinking, the smell of pumpkin pie in the oven and scarves.  I love the crisp air and the […]

Was Jesus a Diplomat?

A few weeks ago, Soren and I had an extensive conversation in our one-on-one about why it is that I value service.  This week in our intern group meeting, Jen brought us back to this question.  We’re involved in leadership, service and ministry, she pointed out, and we all have lots of ideas and thoughts […]


Those who know me know that I am a politically-minded person.  I think that politics are important because the decisions of our leaders have very serious consequences for our day-to-day lives and our well-being. My friends also know that I have a unique global perspective, having lived abroad for six years of my life. So […]