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A New Life in America

A New Life in America (Repost) With one step off the deck of the SS Conte Biancamano, Lucia Valle withdrew from her past and embraced her future. She took a deep breath and stepped onto the port of Nova Scotia, Canada. Strange accents and smells bombarded her....

A Calling to Nepal

A Calling to Nepal (Repost) For the third time in one night, Kristie Snowder dreamed of building a house in Nepal. She sat up in bed, wide awake, and leaned against the headboard. In her mind, she made the decision then and there: She would be traveling to Nepal....

Experiencing the 2011 Earthquake in Japan

Experiencing the 2011 Earthquake in Japan (Repost) The desk vibrated beneath his pencil, causing a graphite streak to smudge Noah Briscoe’s algebra assignment.  He glanced up, noticing that the teacher had paused her lecture. “Earthquake,” murmured one of his...

That Time We Got Lost in the Woods of McCall

That Time We Got Lost in the Woods of McCall (Repost) I’ve been on a lot of hikes in my life, but not a lot of accidental ones. My cousin and I are born and raised Idahoans. We were also lucky enough to have a grandfather who taught us a love of adventure and the...

My Experience in the Middle East

What I’ll Remember About the Middle East (Repost) I’ll be honest.  While it was all fascinating, I’m never going to remember all the information that I’ve been given over the course of the past two weeks. I won’t remember which church was built by which...