Category: Stories

Undergraduate Interns: The Compassionate, Broken, Hopeful, and Diverse Family of Christ

I was in the middle of my second semester freshman year when I first heard about the Undergraduate Internship. At the time, I was (and still am) a Chicago-born Catholic exploring other expressions of Christian faith, and was deeply desiring community. I was just barely getting used to being at USD, and I had the...

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Undergraduate Interns: Trading Fear for Courage

As the Undergrad Internship was being promoted, I felt strongly that the Lord was directing my attention to it. I had no idea if I would be “suited” for the internship, but I knew that it wasn’t just my own decision to go for it — God was allowing me the chance to step out...

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Flood Family Meeting Update

In December 2010, Corrie and I moved into our 1950’s era home with a 1 year old. We moved in knowing major renovations were on the horizon.   Some renovations were cosmetic, projects that made our home feel like ours. Others were values oriented, reflecting our desires to make our house more agreeable to raising...

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Undergraduate Interns: Not A One-Trick Pony

I was a sophomore in college when I first heard about the Flood internship. Every time the internship was brought up on a Sunday, I thought it just wasn’t for me. I thought I wasn’t involved enough to be an intern—that was for super connected people. It didn’t really relate to my career goals at...

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Friday Stories: Community is Hard

Isn’t it strange how some people’s dreams can be others’ nightmares? Most people’s reason for craving community is my exact reason for resisting it: being known. Blame it on me being an introvert; blame it on me being a 5 on the Enneagram scale. Blame it on whatever you want, really, but the fact of...

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Friday Stories: Community for the Long Haul

There’s a saying that finds its way into our worship gatherings from time to time—“we believe that meaningful transformation happens in the context of community.” It takes a village to raise a child, and it takes a church to raise a Christian. Whatever we may be talking about on Sundays, from justice to forgiveness, finances...

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Friday Stories: Self-Sufficiency is Not an Option

A brick sits on my sternum. I rest hand against bone and cracked heart and coach myself to breathe deep. In for four, hold for seven, out for eight. The daily Twitter feed is relentless, my personal life decisions needing to be made are cloudy, and I’m feeling helpless. I want to stress eat cookies....

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Unwrapping Our Comfort Zone

As we celebrate Advent and 2016 coming to a close, we are sharing recent stories of grace and generosity from within our Flood Family. We hope that you will be encouraged and ask that you consider giving a year end gift to your church family. Give today at DIVEintoFLOOD.com/give   This Christmas season, six ladies...

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The Giving Tree

As we celebrate Advent and 2016 coming to a close, we are sharing recent stories of grace and generosity from within our Flood Family. We hope that you will be encouraged and ask that you consider giving a year end gift to your church family. Give today at DIVEintoFLOOD.com/give   Last week, hundreds of Floodsters,...

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Being A Blessing

As we celebrate Advent and 2016 coming to a close, we are sharing recent stories of grace and generosity from within our Flood Family. We hope that you will be encouraged and ask that you consider giving a year end gift to your church family. Give today at DIVEintoFLOOD.com/give Our fourth-grade son Elliot has been...

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