Summer’s over, and it’s back to school! We’re excited to share the day-in-the-life stories of different students as we navigate this new normal. Even in ordinary days, we can be in the divine dispensing. Follow along on our Instagram @pursuewiththose or below for blogs and vlogs!

Baruch College, Freshman
Rutgers University, Freshman
Swarthmore College, Freshman
Rice University, Sophomore
NYU, Medical Student
University of Connecticut, Pharmacy Program
University of Connecticut, Junior
MA Sisters' House
Alicia, Sophia, Lizzy
University of Pittsburgh, Freshman
NYU, Senior
Cornell University, Freshman
Columbia University, Junior

Ordinary Days - Kayla

Ordinary Days - Danielle

Ordinary Days - Jacob

This past week marked the beginning of my first year as a college student. With the new year came new changes, but many of the changes that came were amplified within these unprecedented times — a time of economic downturn and civil unrest, all in the midst of a global pandemic. In the midst of these dire changes however, one thing has remained the same: Our Lord Jesus! The Lord has and will continue to our good shepherd, friend, and companion whenever we’re open to letting Him in.

At times however, it may seem like the Lord is very distant from us, but I’ve found that pursuing Him with a companion makes all the difference in my day to day college life routine. Whenever I’m tired or simply not in the mood to call my companion, I can always count on him to keep me accountable and vice versa. College life can be very busy, but in my experience I’ve found that keeping a flexible, yet consistent schedule allows my companionship to regularly pursue together. 

Another aspect of my college life that has kept me encouraged are the homes that are nearby my campus. There are times I may feel overwhelmed by the academic, social, or emotional pressures, but knowing that I have many open homes and saints that are ready to shepherd me has kept me at peace. This level of openness in the homes is really something that can only be found in the church life, and I’m grateful that we can all partake of such a rich inheritance in the church life.

Lastly, I want to share with you my favorite verse that has kept me in the church life: ‘But flee youthful lusts, and pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart’ (2 Timothy 2:22). Even in my first week of college, I’ve begun noticing many more temptations compared to home, but praise the Lord we can flee and pursue with those! Through fleeing and pursuing, I hope that the Lord can continue to preserve many young ones for His next move, to turn this age.

Ordinary Days - Grace

Ordinary Days - Jasper

Ordinary Days - May

Ordinary Days - Cindy

Ordinary Days - MA Sisters' House

Alicia (Wellesley, Senior), Sophia (MIT, Junior), Lizzy (Harvard, Sophomore)

Ordinary Days - Vivian

College is a new experience for me. It has been a different but a very sweet time away from home. Even though I get to be on campus, classes are still virtual for the most part. So I have a lot of free time. I’ve realized how important it is to have the morning time with the Lord. When I spend time to contact Him first thing in the morning (either by myself or with my companion), my day goes smoothly and though there are the occasional obstacles, they don’t really frustrate me. When I don’t contact Him first thing in the morning, I’ve noticed that my day has significantly more frustrations. 

My companion recently introduced me to This email subscription sends you a verse and a short ministry excerpt everyday. When I don’t have much time in the mornings, I read the excerpt and even just a verse can supply me throughout my day. The Word really becomes living and real to me, especially in our current situation. 


Ordinary Days - Jess

Ordinary Days - Anna

Ordinary Days - Ellie