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Carmen Dillon

The Compelling Image

Carmen Dillon

If you were to draw a picture of worship, what would you draw? What does worship look like? When I google an image on worship, I find silhouettes of men and women whose faces tilt toward a sunset and lift their hands to heaven. But is worship lifting our hands and repeatedly lifting God’s name…

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Single & Serving

“It’s not what I prayed for, it’s not what I wanted, it’s not something I understand.”[i] As I listened to Courtney Collingsworth sing the opening lines of “Your Ways are Higher Than Mine,” my throat closed. For me, that it was singleness. I had planned to attend college and get a master’s degree as quickly…

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Friendship: Taking the Risk

Carmen Dillon

Students and teachers aren’t supposed to be friends. I know because I was an education major. Every teaching methods class reiterated that teachers are not supposed to be “buddy-buddy” with students. Fortunately, Miss Sarah Eshleman had a degree in writing, not education. She may have heard that principle in faculty meetings, but being the generous…

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Performance: The Simplicity of Humility

Carmen Dillon

Pianists revel in complexity. At concerts, my family maneuvers to have the clearest view of the pianist’s fingers. We love watching the pianist roll his fingers through a run or pound the chords so rapidly that his hand is a blur of dramatic flair. The more complicated the attempt, the more entertainment and awe for…

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