Tag Archive: Faith

Health and Wellness Thoughts for Grad Students – Inspired by the University of Maryland College Park’s Dissertation House

This week, I am sharing time with the Dissertation House at the University of Maryland College Park.  College Park provides participants with breakfast and afternoon refreshments as well as dining cards for meals… Continue reading

Yesterday I walked down 3 steps … by myself!

I was thrilled! My husband kept his eye on me, but I held onto the railing and stepped down and went down those three steps! It was a wonderful feeling! I haven’t been… Continue reading

Prayer. Life! Death? Life! Prayer.

Thank you for your prayers! Sometimes we say “I’ll pray for you” and when you’re sick or scared, it really brings comfort to know that people are praying for you even when you’re… Continue reading

Love & Understanding Men: Love is a Verb, Choose to Love

I was recently honored to be chosen as the guest speaker for the Valentine’s Day Lunch for the Graduate Student Chapter of the Women in Science and Engineering (G-WISE), UMBC’s campus. By request,… Continue reading

Praise & Worship Music — Academic Church, Part II

I started this post months ago … in November 2007 in fact; I’m not sure why I didn’t finish it. But yesterday I went to the vigil and campus memorial service for one… Continue reading

Academic Church

At one of our recent student conferences, a student came to the microphone and publicly described one of our graduate student support and development programs as “ACADEMIC CHURCH.” He said that sometimes you… Continue reading

The Secret

Well, it has been a few months, and I’ve been contemplating another post for a while. I’ve wondered what to say and figured that I’ll talk briefly about The Secret. Yes, we’ve heard… Continue reading

Holy Ambition (Your Purpose)

A few weeks ago I gave a talk to the McNairs and the title of the talk was “Your Purpose: Next Steps.” The title was partially inspired by The Purpose Driven Life, but… Continue reading

Wow, what a world!

A few weeks ago, following the UMBC Research Symposium, I was talking with a group of students about some of the research that we’d observed throughout the day. We were all impressed by… Continue reading