100 Questions Away from God

Have you ever felt overwhelmed with questions or known someone who was? A while back I was faced with this situation for the first time. It was one of the most memorable cups of coffee I’ve ever shared with a college student. Let’s call her Kelsey. She sat down across from me at a table outside, frazzled. She hadn’t slept much that week due to homework—not given to her by a university professor, but by me. One week prior to this, I challenged Kelsey with an assignment to write down all the questions she was wrestling with. And she did.   Now, avoiding small talk, she went straight to the point, unzipping her backpack to pull out a notebook. “Where do I start?” she sighed with desperation in her voice. Pushing her coffee aside, she thumbed through the notebook. Page after page was filled with questions scribbled every which…