Leah  Pulliam

Hey y’all! -- Yes, I said “y’all” and I honestly say it A LOT for someone who is a born and bred Long Islander, and current PA resident. Blame it, as well as my occasional use of “honey” and “bless her heart,” on my going to school in the South.


Attending the largest Christian University in the world is nothing short of exciting and I can say that the Lord is continually growing me in beautiful yet unexpected ways. When I am not in living in the library, you can find me at the hockey rink, either at work or cheering on my favorite Flames! I am currently pursuing a degree in Family & Child Development with a minor in Psychology and I hope to one day work as a school guidance counselor or administrator. I am an avid reader, cooking enthusiast, campfire lover, and sports obsessor-analyst-random-fact-knower (#SteelersNation & #GoDuke)! 


After almost a year of writing for Common Ground Blog, it has been incredible to see the ways in which the Lord has used this opportunity to teach me more about God's character and enabled me to spend more time exploring His Word! As you explore our writing, my prayer is that first and foremost you would see Jesus, the truth of the Gospel, and the immeasurable love of God weaved in and out of every post!

Molly  Harnish

Hello! It's me, the born-and-raised Pennsylvanian. I love writing, farmers' markets, running, Doc Martens, black coffee, road trips, and used bookstores. Most of the time, I'm either enthusiastically yelling about the book I'm reading or quietly sitting and reading said book.


I'm in my final year of college at George Mason University, outside of Washington, D.C., where I'm studying Economics and minoring in Public Policy and Mathematics. You've caught me in the middle of figuring out what I do after graduation; suffice it to say that decision is an adventure all its own, and God is teaching me to hold it all loosely.


My testimony is one of surrender. Practically since I claimed my faith for my own, God has brought me to my knees again and again, reminding me that I am not in control. So while I write about all sorts of things, I tend to echo the refrains of lament, light, and above all, grace. From my battle with EDNOS in high school to college and beyond, God has met me in my brokenness and strengthened me abundantly, not least through the love of these two women I am proud to call soul sisters. So welcome to Common Ground Blog. I hope you stick around!

Ana  Yee

Welcome to Common Ground! My name is Ana, and I am a born-and-bred New Englander. I grew up outside of Boston, MA and currently go to school at Harvard University. While a Bostonian at heart, my second home is in Pennsylvania, where I lived for six years and met Molly and Leah.


I'm currently taking a year off from school, but next fall I will start my last year at Harvard, where I major in the History of Science and minor in Religious Studies. My dream is to eventually become a medical missionary, and God's provided some amazing opportunities for me to live in Ethiopia for short stints in college. Outside of school, I love reading, writing poetry, going on ridiculously long hikes up large mountains, and generally being outdoors for too long.


Over the course of my life, God has been incredibly faithful in sustaining and guiding my walk with Him. The older I get, the more I realize how little I know, how much I need, and how little I deserve of His love. And yet, He continues to give of Himself, and that is grace! Most recently, God has been teaching me to listen for His direction for even the littlest things, to make bold requests in faith, and to live with patient hope amidst uncertainty. Writing for Common Ground has been incredibly fruitful for me, and I hope that it is a source of great encouragement for you!

The  Birth  of  Common  Ground  Blog

On paper, we could not be more different. We grew up in three different states, and after a brief two years together, we made our separate ways to a southern Christian university, an Ivy League school in New England, and an up-and-coming state school outside of our nation's capital.

Sure, you can point to our shared love for Ben & Jerry's, the time we spent together in the softball infield, and our propensity for quoting almost the entirety of The Office to each other, to explain our friendship. Yet common interests alone do not a friendship make.

We remain convinced that our friendship grew from the common ground in which we're planted - Christ Jesus. It's our fellowship in Him that sustains us as we do school and life in different states (NoVa and Lynchburg might as well be in different states, we promise). It's what allows us to encourage one another while we're away, and to pick up right where we left off whenever we're all in the same city.

We started Common Ground because we realized our conversations were certainly too long for text and didn't quite make sense for phone calls. In the midst of hard circumstances, we realized that God had been putting a lot on our hearts - a lot that maybe, just maybe, was meant to go outside our little circle of three.

We have a lot to say about college, Christian living, relationships, anxiety, independence, rest, and so much more. But most of all we're grateful for the God in whom we're grounded, and we're so glad you've chosen to meet us on this common ground, too.

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