You taught me the courage of stars

It has been almost an ENTIRE YEAR since my last post on this blog. Wow. The past few months have been incredibly…intense? Just, a lot has happened and I don’t know if I want to talk about all of it. It’ll probably come up in future posts. But anyways. It’s my senior year at universityContinue reading “You taught me the courage of stars”

As a Protestant at a Catholic University

Sometimes I ask myself, “How on earth did I go from dreaming about attending Patrick Henry College to this? University of Dallas, the Catholic School for Independent Thinkers??” This thought initially unsettles me. I find myself asking God, “Why here, Lord? What is your plan? Where are you leading me?” I mean, Patrick Henry CollegeContinue reading “As a Protestant at a Catholic University”


For one of my last assignments of high school, I was commissioned to write a short story based on a work of literature this year. I chose to base my work of fiction on the theme and premise of St. Augustine’s Confessions (my favorite Christian treatise, by the way!) Answers: by Rebecca W. He hurriedContinue reading “Answers”

freedom OF religion or freedom FROM religion? That is the question.

Followers, I’d appreciate your thoughts! This is a small essay I wrote for school! Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government forContinue reading “freedom OF religion or freedom FROM religion? That is the question.”


There is no sweeter innocence than our gentle sin  In the madness and soil of that sad earthly scene Only then I am human Only then I am clean  “Take me to Church” by Hozier (Grammy’s selected Song of 2014) It’s catchy, clever, and provocative. Today, secular music has managed to capture the full attentionContinue reading “Subtlety”