Posts by: marittn

Practice Makes Perfect

During Holy Week, the Marsh Associates wrote and delivered a sermon on rituals. Since then, I’ve been trying to closer examine the rituals I practice in my life, which ones are healthy, and where I need to improve. The first that comes to mind is my weekly hour spent in prayer on Sunday mornings. Worship […]

To Love Another Person is to See the Face of God

On Sunday, I wrote and delivered the prayers of the people for our service. I asked Soren to read over what I’d prepared and he said something that got me thinking. He’d made an edit and said, “I think that’s more in line with your personal theology, don’t you?” So after church, while I was […]


Over Spring Break I had an assignment. Partially because someone I cared about told me to do it, but mostly for myself. The aforementioned person pointed out to me that I like to be in control and know what’s in store for me and that maybe the reason I’ve been feeling overwhelmed lately is that, […]

Help. Thanks. Wow.

I’m gonna be real with y’all. I’m burnt out. Trying to balance my academic obligations, two jobs and my search for a place to plant my roots after graduation¬†while keeping up with staying emotionally, mentally and physically healthy is a lot more than I’ve asked myself to do in a long time. Lucky for me, […]

And the Wisdom to Know the Difference

Lately I’ve been feeling overwhelmed. I have two internships, classes, and my interfaith fellowship. I’m passionate about all of these things, but as a graduating senior, finding time to put together applications, visit the career center and schedule interviews…I’m feeling the pressure. Over the weekend, I was starting to feel hopeless. There’s no way I […]

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

I got a little bit excited just typing out that title and thinking about my father’s impeccable Andy Williams impersonation. According to the massive evergreen in Quincy Market, the holiday season has officially arrived. But, as the daily devotion in my inbox and my daunting finals schedule have reminded me, it’s not quite Christmas yet. […]

Homeward Bound

Last week, I had the privilege of attending a film screening of a new documentary entitled “Whose Streets?” followed by an outstanding panel discussion featuring one of the filmmakers, Damon Davis, rapper Tef Poe, and professors from the sociology and history departments and the School of Theology and Social Work. The film is about the […]

Bucket List

Today, something incredible happened. Honestly, when I woke up this morning all I could think was “I’m tired,”¬†And sometimes, I have to admit, “I’m tired,” becomes “I don’t want to.” But church always makes me feel better. My friends and colleagues make me smile, the choir puts me at ease, the sermon makes me think […]

Side Effects

This week I’ve been frazzled. This post is currently the eigth tab open on my Chrome browser, but on Monday there were four or five others. Earlier this week, I walked into class and a friend of mine diagnosed me with stage 4 Senioritis, a condition common among late-term college students. Sure, it makes homework […]

No RSVP Necessary

At the first service of the semester, the Dean preached a sermon that I think will stick with me for the whole year, maybe longer. He told us to think about the people who remind us who we are at our best. I’ve never considered myself to be a leader, I’ve always been content to […]