Thursday 6am: Departure from cook center Prayer with JP Thank goodness the coaches brought donuts Sky is looking beautiful in the morning Unable to sleep 9am: First movie Life as we know it People sleeping in the aisles 10 am: Passing St. Louis Unable to take a good picture 10:45 am: Chipotle We came 15 min early so it wasn’t open yet Coffee obsession kicks in, but no Starbucks in sight Finally found a Barnes & Nobles 12 pm: Finding Dori 2 pm: Stop at a gas station We made it to Illinois! 2:30 pm: Step Up movie We hit a bump and movie turns off[…]Read More
Week 9 Vlog. This video highlights my summer job at Camp Table Rock and how that ties into MIdAmerica Nazarene University. Song: Jesus is Mine, Ryan Little.
This week I had one of the most fearful and risky conversations in my life. I know how big the issue with political correctness is, however my stubborn brain keeps telling me to wage a war against it. I believe that political correctness is a disease that needs to be cured, and the only way to beat it is to talk about the issues it covers. I was so happy to find once again that professors at MNU are absolutely fabulous in helping with problems of all kinds. In fact, I realized that I am at the right university where[…]Read More
My last stop on my way to school was London, England! All while I was there I could only think of the Friends episode where the gang goes to London and Joey says the whole trip, “It’s London, baby!” Anyways, it was sad because my whirlwind tour of Europe was coming to a close, but I was also excited to get to school. We flew in from Rome, and got there at about midnight. We got to see the changing of the guard, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and the London Eye. We also got some pretty bomb fish and chips. Surprisingly enough, it only rained once while we were there and it was only for like an hour. I think I will be partial to London since it is the country where I have been going to school, but anyone who actually lives in the UK isn’t too fond of London. Hopefully I will be able to go back soon!
There are two things that are very important in life: Music and Jelly. Music is an amazing art that brings people together. And Jelly is delicious on PB and J sandwiches. So this week I went around to some of MNU’s finest and asked the question What’s Your Current Jam? Some answered the question with their favorite song. You know, the one they shamelessly jam out to in their car. While others took a different route and discussed the sugary goo that they spread on thier toasted whole wheat bread. Either way these answers are pure gold. Blake and Maddie Blake:[…]Read More
Week 8 Vlog. This video highlights my birthday, the fun I had, & Intramural Football at MNU. Song: Tequila Remix, J. Rabbit
Semi-finals of the Conference Tournament: When you think of a MNU vs Baker match, you immediately picture two big crowds, excitement, emotions, and competition. You have one side in red and blue and the other one in orange and white. You have loud cheers and an even louder bench. When you play Baker, you leave nothing on the field! When we played Baker in the semi-finals, it meant revenge. Last year, we lost against them in PKs and it was the end for our season. We lost 3:2 in season this year, clearly being the better team in the second[…]Read More
Rome, Italy was the 7th stop on my way to school! We got to see the Vatican, the Sistine Chapel, the Pantheon, the Colosseum, and the Trevi Fountain! Basically walked the entire city of Rome in one day, but it was so worth it!
November 8 was one of the most thrilling days I have ever witnessed. I think that most of us still don’t believe who won. However, I am happy and proud of our MNU community for accepting the outcome without any drama, unlike some other people. This is how democracy works. Sometimes you win and sometimes you loose. What made me happy was the fact that I could say, “I told you so,” to everybody who considered Trump just a joke. I was curious who the American people would choose. Frankly, there weren’t many options on the table, but somehow this orange-face[…]Read More
Ever wonder what spiritual life is at MNU is like and how it is integrated into student life? Join us this week as we interview our MNU Chaplain Brady Braatz.