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.