In the 109th episode of Keep Moving Forward, I interview aspiring nurse and former Kennesaw State University lacrosse player, Taylor Southerland.

“Even when things feel dark or hopeless, there is still a fire, however small, that will never go out.” When Taylor recognized her sophomore year of college that sports anchored her, she determined to make a mental shift. Though she loved lacrosse and the passion she had for playing (and playing at the NCAA Division I level, no less) ran deep in her heart, she knew it would be impossible to sustain herself through college and beyond by placing her worth in something that was already starting to fail her. She noticed that “Even though all these great things were happening, I couldn’t figure out why I still felt so empty” so, in that realization, Taylor determined to give her life to Jesus. Taylor’s testimony is one of perseverance and relentless vision and drive, and I am so grateful for the opportunity I was given to meet and speak with her. I hope you all enjoy my discussion with Taylor Southerland.

To learn more about Taylor, you can follow her on Facebook and Instagram. You can also learn more about High Point Church.

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Always remember, you can beat the odds and go the distance, if only you keep moving forward.