Author - Haley Raydo

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The Power of Friendship
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A Challenge from a Counseling Psychology Theory
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It’s Springtime: Life Update
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Afternoon Thoughts
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The Hunting Ground
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“The God Who Sees Me”
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The End It Movement
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A Month of Pictures
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A Non-Snow Day Snow Day: Life Update
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Finding Joy in the Ordinary

The Power of Friendship

Hello friends The school year is coming to an end– so naturally I get all sentimental.  I am so thankful for all that my college experience at MNU has offered me.  Amazing professors, a high quality education, plenty of memories, etc.  I think by far the best thing the LORD and MNU has blessed me with this year are my roommates. If you would have asked me back in high school how I would feel living with five girls I probably would have grimaced at the thought.  However, I have never been surprised by such a big and amazing blessing.[…]

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A Challenge from a Counseling Psychology Theory

Hello friends So currently I am taking a Fundamentals of Counseling course for my major.  It is very interesting to learn about the different theories on how to help people.  People of all different types, with all different challenges, that need help getting through the day to day. One type we have been talking about is called positive psychology.  Now this is definitely not my favorite theory out there, I think sometimes we have to go deeper into some of the issues, but the basics of thankfulness and appreciation can make major improvements in daily life.  This theory focuses on[…]

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It’s Springtime: Life Update

Hello friends I have barely made it through my first day back from Easter break.  The fact that I barely made it through today is kind of sad because I haven’t had a full week of school since spring break.  Anyways, let me just say my brain is fried and I am ready for summer-which is actually in just a few short weeks (MNU perks). Just a few quick life updates: 1. I got a summer internship! This has been by far the most exciting thing in my life the last months or so. I will be working with an[…]

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Afternoon Thoughts

Hello friends Although I am just now sitting down to write this (9:43 pm) I had some incredible thoughts that took place this afternoon… Well at least some were incredible. There is something about a nice sunny afternoon that just gets me thinking.  The boys I nanny sleeping, the wind is light, and I just sit and take a deep breath.  After some extended deep-thinking/worrying-about-the-future morning, the sun and a place to just sit in the calm is perfect.  Every once in awhile an image of my Cognitive Neuropsychology textbook will pop into my head, reminding me of my very[…]

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The Hunting Ground

Hello friends So today I wanted to write something that is very close to my heart.  I recently started to work with an organization that does advocacy for victims of sexual assault and rape.  One of their main purposes is to also educate the community about assault and rape.  Some are quick to conclude that education is not needed, “everyone knows what rape is.”  However, there are some major misconceptions within our society.  A majority of our population when hearing the word “rape” automatically pictures a stranger in a dark alley.  This is what we call “real rape”  because our[…]

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“The God Who Sees Me”

Hello friends I spoke in class chapel last week and a lot of people had asked that I share what I talked about.  So if you didn’t get to hear it, here you go!  This has something that has been on my heart the last several weeks and I am glad it spoke to so many: I don’t like to ask for help. I will try to find places on my own first before looking it up on my GPS. I never asked my parents or teachers for help in school. I think there is a part of me that[…]

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The End It Movement

Hello friends Today I wanted to share something I am so passionate about.  It stirs my soul, angers me from deep within my body.  27 million. 27 million in bondage today.  Human trafficking and slavery is evil. How could anyone take a woman, an innocent child, or anyone and use them for their own personal gain.  It completely shatters my heart.  That these people men, women, and children are in bondage. I want to see it end.  February 27th, this past Friday, was awareness day for slavery.  Today I encourage you to do a few things if you feel so moved.[…]

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A Month of Pictures

Hello friends! I sat down to my computer just now, drawing up a blank.  Like all the creativity just left my mind.  I don’t know what it is about the pressure of a computer and a deadline that pulls all the creative flow out of my mind.  Regardless, computers and deadlines are a part of an education.  Actually they are a part of life.  So I just gotta get my head in this blog game… woo. I thought I would just share some fun happenings this last month in pictures: (KU game this weekend against TCU) (vote Randi Jenner Pioneer[…]

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A Non-Snow Day Snow Day: Life Update

Hello friends! If you are confused by the title of this post I understand.  Basically, along with a lot of the Midwest, Kansas City woke up to several inches of snow.  So snow day, but not really because classes weren’t cancelled… However, I have the whole afternoon off (yay) so I am going to pretend this latter half of the day was a snow day.  I don’t know about anyone else, but snowy days make me want to curl up and go into hibernation.  So those are my plans for the day… I am being super responsible  obviously. As I[…]

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Finding Joy in the Ordinary

Simple, yet so difficult. Why does our generation struggle with this concept? We get bored, Desensitized to the beauty of creation to the beauty of our loved ones to the beauty of words and learning. Instead our souls are allowed to be filled with junk. We choose to believe what we hear, to believe what we see, to believe what we are told we need, and in this, we forget the joy of discovery. New places and new ideas, or old places and old ideas. We forget what life is about, What joy is to be found. We become satisfied with[…]

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