Author - Joey Alligier

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Go
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“..Let’s Pack Up and Move to California..”
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Sweet Mother of Pickle
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Inductive Application
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I’m Snow Fed Up
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How to: Thrive as a Pioneer
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Talk About Action Pact…
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Don’t Panic in the Pool
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Grounded
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Tis’ the Season

Go

Wow, life is most definitely a GO GO GO venture. This world has so much to offer and so many directions that continuously pull. Yet, I have to be reminded to take a moment and stop. Yeah you heard that right, STOP; everything. In this, we realize what God really has to offer us. Sometimes this is an opportunity. MidAmerica sends out trips every year locally, nationally, and worldwide that impact communities immensely. These range from Haiti, Arizona, and Africa. They also encompass construction, medical care, and education. The best part is that these trips are student and sponsor led.[…]

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“..Let’s Pack Up and Move to California..”

Life is full of decisions to be made.  As you sit at the mind numbing computer screen you may be facing the dilemma of finishing your homework…or possibly finishing that episode of Prison Break. More seriously you may be deciding between colleges, jobs, living situations, etc. How do we often find the answers to these pivotal points? Perhaps a pro/con list, ask friends, of course pray, overall we assess the situation and weigh the options. Which one is more beneficial to me? While of course weighing options and evaluating consequences is necessary, sometimes you just need to do something. I tend to think[…]

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Inductive Application

If you have seen my recent blogs, they are missing a key component of the UNIVERSITY.. Academics! I just wanted to take a smidge of of what I am learning and give you a glance in. This is what Dr. Dean Flemming likes to call an Inductive Study. This is for The Book of Acts class I am currently taking. We are going through the whole book and looking at prescriptive and descriptive texts from scripture. We take this passage and evaluate narrative construction, repetition, key words, really simple things that, when put together, make something beautiful and so applicable. The piece[…]

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I’m Snow Fed Up

Kansas: Good ol’ Home on the Range Given statehood on January 29th, 1861 The Sunflower State Birthplace to Barry Sanders and Bob Dole Known for unpredictable and ridiculous weather trends. And the current home to a HORRENDOUS WHITE SUBSTANCE THAT FELL FROM THE SKY. I think we all know I’m referring to snow. Please allow the next few lines of letters formed into words to be a venting session. Now, I know I know, BAHUMBUG. BUT, I like the snow…..for about 15 minutes. Then it can melt. February 3rd, 4th, and 5th brought forth a ridiculous amount of snowfall. This[…]

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How to: Thrive as a Pioneer

This one goes out to all my high school peeps who are looking into MidAmerica! College is a nerve-racking thought/experience; don’t get too ahead of yourself.  It’s not as scary as TV says! This place will become your home.  Here are 5 specific pieces of advice to thrive as a Pioneer: 1) Seconds are okay…sometimesWe’ll start off easy. The buffet style food sends your brain synapses into a whirlwind. THERE ARE SO MANY OPTIONS.  The freshman 15 is a real crisis that deserves attention in today’s society. In all seriousness, get ready for an overload.. O and don’t forget SPICY[…]

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Talk About Action Pact…

Let’s just say this weekend has been fun…. I am beyond thankful to have a nice, warm, safe place to stay. In the end, what’s life without some…questionable….events? Right..? An Action Pact kinda day.. Click the link and check out a TASTE of the craziness that is a part of my life.

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Don’t Panic in the Pool

Welcome to Life. Here we provide ups, downs, loops, and a few corkscrews. I know what you’re all wondering; where’s the map to get around this giant? Wellllll, let me tell you. There isn’t one. (per say: let’s be real, the Bible gives answers in example and truth) Day to day life can be full of surprises, letdowns, build-ups, and utterly devastating moments. As cliche as it sounds, how you react is key. Let’s say you’re driving without insurance, accidentally, and you kind of bump into another person’s bumper. WHAT TO DO?!?! Keep calm and be an adult. My mom[…]

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Grounded

This break was full of adventures! Texas, a pretty girl, and an intense Jesus filled retreat; just to name the highlights. One of the most consistent adventures I embarked on was to a local coffee shop that warms my soul. Mead’s Corner. Click on this ^^^^ This place is the epitome of serenity. It offers a peace that just has the Holy Spirit as the composition of the atmosphere. Alongside the fair trade coffee they have gelato, beautiful art/photography, an amazing staged area used for artists, and a quality view into the city.This place is my inspiration, my hangout, and[…]

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Tis’ the Season

Christmas break: No school Family time Friends galore Getting swole’ Coffee shop visits on coffee shop visits I guess this time of year isn’t that bad. Despite the wretched cold….  From a Christian perspective, it is the time of waiting, preparation, and anticipation. It’s the season of Advent. Now, I am nowhere near an expert on this idea and what it fully looks like, yet, I know how the initial idea affects me. In my mind there is a consistent fight of the concept of Christmas by the mass media. I see all these wants and a ton of receiving.[…]

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