Lauren Ashley Tripp

"And the idea of just wandering off to a cafe with a notebook and writing and seeing where that takes me for a while is just bliss." -J.K. Rowling

A new Christian from Sweden bravely shares her faith

Growing up in Sweden, Malin Sjöbäck had never heard a single Bible verse or gone to church. It wasn’t until she attended Athletes in Action’s annual winter conference where she … Continue reading

April 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Crossing the Divide

Staring at his smartphone, Joshua clicks the Kolo Africa app and waits in anticipation for the video to fully load. From an outsider’s perspective, it could appear Joshua is showing … Continue reading

April 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

What can happen during a study break?

Sitting comfortably on blankets under a tree, three freshmen worked on their homework on a sunny afternoon at Appalachian State University. After praying, Lori, a Cru staff woman, and I … Continue reading

March 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Grace Alone

Amid the congestion and commotion on campus, Amy Lee sat motionless, shocked by what she had just read. Sitting outside Starbucks had become a weekly routine for the college student … Continue reading

February 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

“I never thought there was something missing”

Growing up, I was always a happy child and never really thought that there was something missing in my life. I grew up in a non-religious family. I don’t think … Continue reading

February 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Walking in the Shoes of a Shoe Shiner

Three wooden chairs propped on a platform represent thrones of confession. The seats not only allow customers the chance to wipe away the dirt from their shoes, but from their … Continue reading

January 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

What You Missed on New Year’s Eve

Whatever you did for New Year’s Eve, it probably didn’t change your life the way handful of events did for college students around the country. After celebrating Christ’s birth, thousands … Continue reading

January 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

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