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Britney Lewis

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March 26, 2014

Well, I definitely wasn’t expecting this…

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It started out slowly–almost like a whisper.

Then, throughout the morning/afternoon, it grew louder.

The pain intensified. It was like a burning sensation in my ankle.

Whenever I put pressure on it, It felt like someone was taking needles, setting them on fire, and digging them into my ankle. Why must pain like this exist?

There was a moment–a few moments, actually–when I assumed I was imagining the pain. I thought, “Britney, this has got to be in your head. There is no way that this is real.” But it was real. It was real, and it was consuming me.

It wasn’t till I talked to a dear friend, Roger Alexander, when I realized what my problem was.

I have Gout.

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So what the heck is Gout?

From the popular WebMD,

Gout is a kind of arthritis. It can cause an attack of sudden burning pain, stiffness, and swelling in a joint, usually a big toe. These attacks can happen over and over unless gout is treated. Over time, they can harm your joints, tendons, and other tissues.

Gout is caused by uric acid in the blood. But when uric acid levels in blood are too high, the uric acid may form hard crystals in your joints. For me, it was in my ankle.

To be honest, I don’t know much about it, and crutches are on the way, but this new pain sucks!

I also read that uric acid build-up can be triggered with stress–and boy, let me tell you, stress and I have become the best of friends.

I’ll probably get checked out soon! And I’ll give an update if anything else happens.

Well, I definitely wasn’t expecting this . . .

Check out next week’s blog (I’ll actually be blogging about something beneficial! Haha)

Till Next Time,

Peace and Love

Britney

 

 

Heather Engle

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March 25, 2014

spring break shennanigans

March 25, 2014 | By | No Comments

Hey friends!

So I tried posting a blog last weekend, but for some reason the whole thing disappeared. So I hope you guys see this one! :]

Last week was SPRING BREAK. Most people from MNU went to cool places like Florida, or Houston, or Africa, or anywhere else in the world. I definitely just went back home. Wichita, Kansas that is. Even though I didn’t go anywhere awesome, I did really enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends. We caught up on life, watched movies, and went to Starbucks… A LOT. I have about 4 or 5 of my closest friends that are working there. So lets just say that I get a lot of free coffee. :] I don’t mind it at all. :]

Also, the Starbucks in Wichita just expanded and now has people play music in there if they want to. This last week my friend Zack Manuel had a show there (he is also employed at this Starbucks) and if you watch The Voice, you’ll know my friend Kaleigh Glanton! At Zack’s show, she ended up playing some songs as well! I’ve known Kaleigh for a while now and am so happy for her that she got a chance to be on The Voice! And that she did so wonderful! :] Here’s a picture of her! The picture at the top of my blog is one from when she did her blind audition!

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This is Kaleigh performing at Starbucks!

If you haven’t seen Kaleigh’s audition yet, or you don’t watch The Voice, you should click on THIS LINK and go watch it! She’s amazing. :]

So guys,

My spring break was a wonderful time of relaxation and helped me to get more energized for this last home stretch of my freshman year at MNU. I can’t believe how fast the time has gone by, and I’ve loved every second of it! Thanks for stopping by!!

-Heather Rose :]

Haley Raydo

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March 15, 2014

Mother Daughter Weekend… And So Much More

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Hello friends!

So it is finally SPRING BREAK! Woo! I am going to keep this short for you all, so you can go out and enjoy your break!

A couple of weekends ago I got the opportunity to go to Mother Daughter weekend here at MNU.  It was so much fun, and there was a lot of good work put into it!  Reflecting on this, it really made me think about how many awesome events we have on campus.

I had a friend come by from another college to visit.  She took one look at our calendar in my hall, and said “I wish my school had as much to do.” There are so many people that work to make your years at MNU special.  There is always events: hall parties, dances, movie nights, late night munchies, dodgeball tournaments, intramural games, game nights, and so much more!

I think this is by far my favorite part about MNU, and if I could give any advice to upcoming freshman, I would say go to your school’s events! You meet great people and you really get connected to a community!

This video is from mother daughter weekend!

Have a great spring break!

Thanks for stopping by!

Haley

Mario Flores

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March 14, 2014

What a Romantic Relationship Taught Me About Following Jesus.

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So I confess that over the past 3 weeks I had only read the Bible on my own 3 or 4 of those days. That’s not the wisest decision since the spirit or soul needs nourishment just as the physical body needs it.

While spiritual nourishment can come from a variety of ways. God is not limited to only revealing Himself through the Bible. For He definitely speaks through people and He also can communicate to us through prayer.

YET, there is something unique about Scripture. When we read it appropriately we are letting God do the talking. I was once told by my youth pastor “If you want to hear God’s voice, then read the Bible out loud.”

Well, you may be asking “So what does this have to do a romantic relationship teaching you to follow Jesus?”

So how does this relate to a romantic relationship teaching you about following Jesus?

So how does this relate to a romantic relationship teaching you about following Jesus?

Well let me tell you.

I had been spending time with friends talking about God, the Christian life and all that holy jazz, I’d gone to church with the purpose of worshipping God, gone to chapel (Thank you MNU for making it available), I’d gone to classes discussing theology and doctrine learning things such as “There cannot be private holiness without social holiness; nor can their be social holiness without private holiness”. All these things I had done. Nevertheless I had lacked private and intentional time with the Lord. As in, I was only seriously praying to Him when I was with others, and only reading Scripture when I was with others.

Please hear me say that those things are NOT BAD. As a matter of fact I am convinced those things are stellar and necessary for a growing faith. BUT personal 1 on 1 time with the Lord is also needed for a healthy relationship with Him. And here’s where Jamie and I’s relationship comes in.

Friends it’s flippin’ awesome to be with her while with my friends. It’s great to go to church together. It’s sweet to eat at Campus Center with our amigos. It’s a blessing to be with her and her family.But there are times when we want to be spend quality time where it is just the two of us.

When it is just the two of us, it is much easier to focus on each other. Our attention and thoughts are on each other because we are the only other person there. Duh right?

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Friends, God is a person. Throughout Scripture He refers to His people, Israel, as His Bride and His child-these are relationship roles. Jesus even called His disciples friends. God is not an impersonal force. He is a being that cares and truly loves.

Knowing this has really made me aware of the fact that God doesn’t just want us when we are around others, and He doesn’t just want us when we are alone. He wants us all day err’ day.

He-for whatever reason-actually desires us to live this life with Him. He invites and desires our lives to be wrapped up in His.

Therefore, it is most certainly appropriate to make time to spend it personally with Him. Just as any healthy relationship should be. Quantity and Quality time in a variety of contexts. That’s the way for a healthy relationship. With Jesus Christ the Lord, it is no different.

Hope that made sense and may it be helpful for you in your life!

Grateful in Him,

Mario Paul Flores

Britney Lewis

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March 12, 2014

Spring Into Classes (The Four Year Plan)

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Classes are the best part of your day, right?

If the answer to that question is yes–kuddos to you. For me, it’s definitely not applicable.

For the most part, I like my classes, I do. I really like the learning part, but, at this point, I’m just so ready to get out of my general education courses. I’m ready to dig into the niddy-griddy, and start my Cooperate Communication courses!  (check out my major right here!)

One thing they don’t tell you about college is constructing your four-year-plan. A four-year-plan is basically a map of classes you have taken and will take during your course at MidAmerica. This plan will keep you on track, so when graduation rolls around, you already know how many credits you’ve earned and from what class. In the same way, most advisors require you to have your four year plan printed and done before you meet with them about classes. That way, the only thing left is to make corrections and answer any questions you might have. BUT, incoming freshman and transfers, DON’T FREAK OUT! Your advisors will be more than lenient with you, and they don’t expect you to know any of this right out of high school or a junior college.

However, when you do get here–I know I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again, and continue to say it–KNOW YOUR MAJOR. Trust me, I’m only saying this from the kindness of my heart because, as you probably already know, I’ve changed my major five times, and that’s a lot of four-year plans. Granted, I didn’t have to make any four year plans first semester, freshman year; but other than that, I’ve at least made three, and three is too many for me.

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Recently, as of last Friday, I found myself working on my four-year-plan for my cooporate communication degree, and it took me at least two hours to get it all planned out. If you don’t know this yet, college classes are based on hours. For example: In my Composition class, I will receive a total of three hours because I attend three times a week, and an hour each time I attend.

Anyway, for my degree, I need a total of 126 hours to graduate: 77 hours will be from my general education courses, and 49 of these hours will be from cooporate communication classes. I know this seems like a lot, but trust me, it’s not.

The best part about this, though, is that the MNU website will help you infinitely! If you want to play around with your major, here’s the list of them (here). And in that link, you will be shown how many, and what, education courses you need, depending on the major you choose.

Good Luck!

Also, on a side note, check out my new camera! Isn’t she lovely?!?! Her name is Ella.

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Peace and Love,

Britney!

Allegra Vieux

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March 12, 2014

MNU News

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Good day to you, bloggers.

Here’s a video from last week our media department released. I make a brief appearance as the weather anchor. Because it’s about a week old, it was filmed/aired right before a snow storm.

Enjoy!

Joey Alligier

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March 11, 2014

Sweet Mother of Pickle

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THURSDAY NIGHT 9PM, TIPPING POINT, MNU CAMPUS….

There’s an improv show, you should come.

Heather Engle

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March 10, 2014

MNU Mock Rock 2014

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ATTENTION BLOG READERS: You DO NOT want to miss out on this awesome video of Mock Rock! This is basically our schools talent show that took place here on the MNU campus in our Land Gym. ( I do realize that the video I first posted was only 28 seconds long, but I have the full version up now, so go watch the full one!) :] sorry guys!

Check it out cause there are some awesome clips of people showing their talents, and just being hilarious.

In the first clip is a group of MNU students performing a skit to the song “What does the Fox say?” and if you don’t know who Granny Franny is, go check out Britney’s blog about her! She’s pretty awesome! :] At the end of this skit, she takes off her fox mask, everyone realizes that it was her, and the croud goes crazy. :] It was definitely a surprise to many students. Also, both my phone and my ipod died in the middle of this, so i didn’t get the ending where they announced the winner, but if you were awesome and you watched the video all the way through, the last guy to perform (“YOYO Matt”) was the winner!

So guys, i hope you enjoy and get a glimpse of the wonderful activites that are held at MNU and catch a glimpse of the sense of community here that i am constantly SO thankful for! Sorry this wasn’t a video of the basketball game like i said it would be, but that is coming soon! I hope you got a laugh or a smile out of the Mock Rock video! Thanks for stopping by!

-Heather Rose :]

Haley Raydo

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March 8, 2014

Conference, Concert & a Crazy Week

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Hello friends!

So it is a Saturday night and I am just getting back from helping out my church with a new conference they call Stained Conference.  AND… It was pretty awesome!  The conference dealt with being Stained with Righteousness specifically with purity and dating relationships.  So just to share some awesome things that God is doing in the Kansas City community I have some awesome pictures and quotes:

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Best Quotes:

“You gotta decide before you collide” 

Amen

“Uh oh I can hear Wrecking Ball playing.” 

Yup better watch it

“The stain of sin comes when you allow yourself to be alone.” 

Preach it

“You’ll never attain and preserve sexual purity in your life until you learn to attract and protect the presence of God in your life.” 

“We are called to fight for life!” 

So just a few highlights of a great weekend for you.  All glory to The Lord! Two girls gave their lives to Christ, and a 100+ teens gave a commitment to being stained with the righteousness our God has offered us.

Also on Thursday All Sons and Daughters came to Olathe! If you do not know who they are, stop now and look them up… Seriously! They are great!  Not only do they have so much talent… but they love and serve the Lord!  So we went to their concert and they were great!

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This week has been a bit crazy with all of the papers and tests and what not.  I don’t think I had one day where I didn’t have several due dates.  But hey that’s life!  It is hard work but it all pays off in the end!  Sometimes though when you feel the stress like I was feeling this week you gotta just take a step back and relax and trust that God is good and He is big.  And that should be all your motivation you need but if you need some additional support… Spring Break is just right around the corner! So keep all of that in the back of your minds for some great motivation!

P.S.  Shoutout to Cross Points Church for the great conference! You don’t want to miss it in 2015

Thanks for stopping by!

Haley

 

Mario Flores

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March 8, 2014

Starts With a “B” Ends With an “alance”

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There is another remix of this meme that has about 6-8 sides, unfortunately I could not find it! Apologies for that friends!

There is another remix of this meme that has about 6-8 sides, unfortunately I could not find it! Apologies for that friends!

Also, here are some other objects that came from prolific author and Christian leader Gordon MacDonald:
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