Here is a video from a cool academic event on campus called 7×7 Challenge. 7 Professors had 7 minutes to discuss an area of study that interested them, and then we in the audience voted on the most interesting or our favorite presentation. I included clips from every speaker and a few funny moments. Hope you enjoy!
Here is a video from my church a couple weeks ago. For those just tuning in, I go to Mission Church in Overland Park. This is Rachel and Wallace Fa’agutu, they are Hawaiian musicians and also children’s ministers. They have an album called “Little Songbirds” that I would STRONGLY recommend, especially if you know kids and want some fun worship music with an island influence They also have a few other records here: http://rachelnicolemusic.com/discography/.
This particular song is by Matisyahu called “Live Like a Warrior.” I’m a HUGE fan of their cover, so I hope you enjoy it too!
Hello friends! We are at the final week of school here at MidAmerica. It is exciting, sad, and weird all at the same time. It is so crazy to me how I have already been through my first year of college! It literally flew by. I had some great memories, and I learned a lot too.
So in honor of the end of school, here are some of my favorite memories =:
I wrote a whole blog about this night… I mean it was absolutely insane. We got to Uptown Theater had a bunch of fun, but we left in the pouring rain only to find that we had a flat tire. So we got stuck downtown, in the pouring rain, with a flat tire, at a creepy gas station, for quite awhile. It is something I will never forget.
NEW ROOM AND ROOMIE
It was so exciting to move in with one of my best friends Mckenna Bessmer this semester! We had such a blast! This was our room:
Yup my pal Dan Wright is one of my favorite memories this year basically because he is the most entertaining person you will ever talk to. If you are a student here and you don’t know him, or you are coming here next year, you need to meet this crazy kid. He probably won’t even see this because he refuses to read my blogs (-__-) Basically he is a kid full of one-liners and he will make you laugh for hours.
PLAZA WITH MY FAVORITE GIRLS
If you have ever been to Kansas City during Christmastime… you know that the Plaza is the place to go (also Crown Center). There is something so wonderful about Kansas City
OLAF ON CAMPUS
There really isn’t anything else to say.
SNOW DAYS 2014
Basically one of the best things in life is being stuck on campus with all of your best friends in the snow with NO SCHOOL.
WORLDS OF FUN LAST NIGHT
This weekend was MAX week! So we got to go to Worlds of Fun for Nazarene Night. This is the Mamba:
Basically this year has been absolutely crazy. I have met some amazing people that I am so thankful for! It is going to be hard to leave all of them for a few months, but it is exciting to know I still have a few more years with these awesome people. As a freshman you come to college, nervous but excited. You meet people the first week and for the most part you move on and meet other people. You have to get adjusted to the hard and long study life. You have to get used to challenging professors and being responsible for your own grades. It was a crazy experience for me, but I learned so much! And I grew up a ton! All in a good way.
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. You don’t just GO. You get to plan and decide where to go. The impact these trips have on both parties is unmatched.
The call to go begins with a call to be.
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So last week I made a video about the places to hang out on campus featuring a few MNU students. It’s a different approach than the “typical student” would take to introduce you to common spaces on campus, so I hope it’ll keep you entertained for at least a minute and 49 seconds.
At the end is my roommate’s reaction to a prank we pulled on her last week. Enjoy!
It has been another crazy week to say the least! But knowing that summer is only a short month away has been keeping me going! Which is absolutely insane! Where did the time go? This semester literally flew by and we still have Easter Break! The bad news about only having a month left (besides leaving all your best friends) is the end of year crams. Grades need to be up, and there is the stress to do well on every assignment, test, quiz, paper left! (P.S. The final countdown guy is awesome)
If you are anything like me, than you know it is a challenge to be motivated, to end out the year strong. I have always struggled with that. I have read 180 pages of one of my textbooks this week (because I am a procrastinator and waited until the week of the test to start reading) and I literally thought I was going to lose my mind. So here is some advice for you: Don’t lose your mind!
As the year comes to a close… don’t stress yourself out too much! Don’t wait until the last minute to do everything. Instead start early and pace yourself, allowing yourself time to relax. That way you won’t lose your mind studying like I have this week.
Next, get motivated! Set yourself a block time where you are going to get as much homework done as you can. These times work the best for me in the afternoon after class. That way I can spend time with my friends in the evening. Whenever you decide to block out your time, make sure it is without distraction. So if that means going to the library, turning off the TV, or turning off your phone… do it! Let every minute of this time not go to waste. When you finish, you will be able to relax and spend time with friends. A couple standard blocked off hours goes a long way if you make it a goal to do everyday or at least frequently.
Don’t forget to take a break and let the Lord give you peace! Finish the year out strong!
I leave you with this last piece of advice:
Thanks for stopping by
ALSO stay tuned for a video about the MNU production of Little Women
Hey Bloggers! It’s been a while. Yesterday, MNU made the headlines! The Red Bus Project stopped by and set up shop.
From their website:
WHAT IS THE RED BUS PROJECT? We’re driving a double decker bus-turned-mobile thrift store from college to college, spreading awareness about the needs of orphans and raising money for orphan care. WHY? Because millions of orphans around the world need a family. Together we can give them a voice. HOW DOES IT WORK? Donate your best clothes, buy clothes on the bus and invite all your friends to join the Red Bus Project. The funds raised by the thrift store will go toward providing forever families to orphans.
Watch the video above! Here are some pics from the event!
So these last couple of weeks have been action-packed to say the least. Last week was spring break and it was definitely much needed. Because all my professors felt like pushing all of their exams and papers to the week before break, the week off felt so sweet. The weather in Kansas was all over the place, at least so I heard. I was in Texas with my family which was amazing! (60-70 degree weather days, it can’t get more perfect)
And for all you mid-westerners who haven’t seen the beach in quite sometime, here is the beach at Galveston we went to:
Even this week back has been crazy! This Thursday was junior testing day so it was a day off for the rest of us! My friends and I celebrated a late birthday lunch for Sarah and Anna (who are like the sweetest things in the entire world) and the night before we dressed up with our entire dorm and went to the Cheesecake factory!
Also…. MNU made it to the Final Four in the NAIA tournament! Nearly all of the school went out to support them too! Fans were going crazy! Unfortunately we fell just a bit short, but it was a crazy intense game until the end. We are all so proud of our basketball team!
So basically you are up to date on my life. My classes have been a bit more challenging as of late, but I know that the Lord is taking care of me as I continue to be diligent!
Taking away from all of the craziness of the last couple weeks I will leave you with this advice: Live in the moment. Now there are times where it is key to look to your future to make plans, and key to look to your past to learn. But so often I think we get caught up in the future and past that we forget to look in the present. There are many opportunities around us, we just have to open our eyes and grab them.
I was walking along the beach this spring break and I remember how I kept thinking about things that I needed to do for the next few weeks. That is when God opened my eyes to see where I was. I was on the beach on a warm day, which is not something I had experienced in a long time. After this long, cold winter, I had been looking forward to a day like this for awhile, yet I was letting it slip away. This is just one example of many in my life where I need to stop, and just learn to be on the beach. Listening and smelling the waves, and letting my mind go to that peaceful place. No matter where you are, take time to live in the moment. Even if it is just sitting in class or having lunch with friends, you never know when you are going to wish that you were back in that moment.
Ok I’m done rambling! I hope everyone’s year is treating them well! And I think it is finally time we can say Happy Spring!