Articles By: Elizabeth Marten

Rehabilitation: A New Perspective

In my last post, I spoke on the idea that we expect our lives to be pretty normal. For the most part, we run the race of life at our own pace and do not expect much deviation from the bell curve. But when an anomaly is thrown at us that affects us and causes us to leave a previous way of life and begin...
December 2nd, 2013 | Bioethics | Read More

Good Odds: Betting on Safety

I am in denial. I do not think that anything too terrible could actually happen to me. I have spent hours in lectures about the human body and learning about all of the amazing abilities that it has. I have also heard of the numerous ways in which things can go wrong and harm a human. I do not want to...
November 18th, 2013 | Religion | Read More

Forming Genuine Friendships

Just admit it. You enjoy spending time with certain people and you avoid those who you don’t enjoy. You have friends, maybe even best friends, and you also have those lesser bonds that we call acquaintances or do not even bother to label at all. Those who we call friends are the people that we enjoy...
November 13th, 2013 | Friendship | Read More

Pain and the Possible Gain

It is often said “No Pain, no Gain.” But I’d like to propose that along with that saying comes the mindset that to feel pain is to feel weakness leaving the body. I have definitely seen variations of that idea written on the back of multiple sports player’s t-shirts and cringed every time. So...
November 6th, 2013 | Church | Read More

Rethinking Individuality: Family in A Tale of Two Cities

When my grandmother was growing up in a foster home she did not live the life that she imagined. She did not have nice clothes, nor did she have many friends because her speech impediment set her apart. She went through so much hardship that I could never understand. As a child reflecting on this, I...
November 4th, 2013 | Art & Literature | Read More

When Church Becomes Class and Fails to be Family

College students move, a lot. You will never find them in the same place for a long, time unless they need to stay in the library for an all-nighter. Whether it’s moving to different dorm rooms each year, returning home for a semester, or changing colleges completely, it is acceptable for a college...
October 29th, 2013 | Church | Read More

Nursing as Ministry: An Option Men Overlook

Quite a few of the young men that I know desire to go into ministry. This is, indeed, a great calling and I believe that God will work wonders through them whatever they do. But I highly doubt that any of these men ever considered making nursing a full time ministry. I’ve only been in nursing school...
October 15th, 2013 | Religion | Read More

What it Means to be an Elderly Christian

Youth lends itself to the good Christian life. We look good, we’re athletic and healthy, have our whole lives in front of us, and we love God. We are in control and independent, we need no help to make it through the day. We are also really good at pretending the above is true. Young people, myself...
October 3rd, 2013 | Religion | Read More