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How to Make Friends with the Awkward Dinosaur
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The Power of Friendship
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A Challenge from a Counseling Psychology Theory
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NSLC Last Week!
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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

How to Make Friends with the Awkward Dinosaur

One question that I get asked all the time is, “Renee! My goodness, you are a college student now, what ever is your major?” I reply with “Good Sir or Madam, I am a double major in “Bible and Theology” and “Communications”. I love it very much.” To which they reply, “Good heavens! What an unusual combination! What ever do you plan to do with your life?” And they receive from me a blank look of alarm because despite my air of cool collectedness I am quite uncertain of my path in life. This fact never really bothers me unless[…]

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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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NSLC Last Week!

Hey y’all! The 2015/2016 ASG Exec Council got back from NSLC on Sunday evening around 7pm, and we had such a blast! For those of you who didn’t read the last blog, NSLC is an event put on the by the higher education institutions of the USA/Canada region of the Church of the Nazarene. This year was the 50th anniversary of NSLC, so it was held at NSLC’s birthplace, MNU’s sister schools, Olivet Nazarene University.  At the event, we meet with other student governments from the eight other Nazarene liberal arts Universities and Colleges in the USA/Canada region.  We got[…]

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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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