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    Why I left Oklahoma

    My parents have always told me that if you play by the rules, work your hardest, give your best and do the right thing, everything will work out. That proved not to be the case for my first year and a half attending the University of Oklahoma. Beginning university as a student-athlete adds another level of pressure and stress to that of being a college freshman. What I did not know was that I was joining a volleyball program that had little interest in my athletic playing ability, or who I was as a person. This caused me to feel worthless, invisible, and a failure, but led me to take…

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    Not Everyone Likes You

      Growing up as a young girl, I always felt pressure to act a certain way, look a certain way and aspire to an already set standard of goals. With every passing year, this has been one thing that college has taught me the most that I wish I would have learned growing up and especially in high school. And that is simply to ignore the opinions of others and to live for myself and for God. At one point in my life, I was a prisoner to what people say about me and what people think about me. The world may see how you look, what you wear and what…

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    Chains of Hatred

    As I started the process of writing this blog, I wanted to keep current themes that are easiest for me to write about. My life experiences and the way God has impacted them. I thought about several topics to write about. I tried to write about three separate topics before landing on this very one. The more I write these, the more I realize that I am not the one writing them, but it’s God speaking through me. And whether it’s just one or two people who stumble across my site, or God using this as a way to teach me, this blog is not my own. With that being…

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    Chasing Failure

    I recently had the opportunity to speak to a group of high school students at a Fellowship of Christian Athletes event. I had no clue what to say to those students or what they needed to hear, but as I was preparing for the message I was going to give them, I realized God was speaking to me just as much as I was about to speak to them. I’ve been asked to speak at events like these more frequently and every time I gather the courage to say yes, I can’t help but feel completely inadequate in what I’m preaching. But I guess that’s the point. If people had…

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