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Ten Valuable Things You Learn in College
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Love Your Enemies
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Community
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Last Semester Ever!
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Word of the Year 2015
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Second Semester… WUT?!
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Recess Semester
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Blessed Semester Ever
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The Last Leg…
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Morning: A Call

Ten Valuable Things You Learn in College

Hello friends The semester is in officially in full swing– I have four tests next week (gross). But writing is one thing I always look forward to.  I love to write about what is on my heart, what is going on in my life, and what I am learning. So I am writing because I am escaping from my stack of books I have yet to pick up. And today that writing will be about all valuable lessons I have learned in college (yay)! So here it is 10 Valuable Things You Learn in College 1.  There are three valuable[…]

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Love Your Enemies

This past week has been quite the eye-opening week for me. My semester has started off great so far but has had a few bumps. I’ve been struggling with some personal things and it hasn’t been easy. For the past 18 years of my life, there’s been some crazy drama. College was a fresh start for me. News flash: there’s still drama in college. Not going into any details, but the main theme throughout this week has been forgiveness and Luke 6:27-36. Being the person I am, I strongly desire for everyone to get along and be jolly. Unfortunately, that’s[…]

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Community

Last summer, I was on summer staff at Youthfront Camp West, which is a camp in Edgerton for elementary and middle school aged students. Being on summer staff means being part of a community made up of the other summer staffers, but also the full time staff and weekly volunteers. Being a part of that community and also the community at MNU has taught me a lot. Specifically, it’s taught me the value of community and how to live life more intentionally and fully. There are many important things that I learned about community last semester that has helped me[…]

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Last Semester Ever!

Guys, this is really my last semester ever.. Not sure if I should be happy or sad about this. I have to find a big girl job and can’t skip class anymore. On the plus side, I am going to California tomorrow to meet with all the Student Body Presidents from all the other Nazarene schools to discuss topics students face at each of our schools. I also get to go surfing, so that is a plus! I will be posting a lot of pictures on Instagram so make sure you follow us @mnublogs We did a Welcome Back Week[…]

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Word of the Year 2015

Hello friends This year is kicking into full swing already, classes at MNU are hitting the gas pedal hard.  I think that gets me easily distracted.  I focus all my attention on finishing this and studying for that– I sometimes  get so caught up and before I realize it it’s April and the end of a semester!  So I choose to be intentional at the beginning of the year.  Our church members (Cross Points Church) every January choose one word as a theme for his or her year.  After prayer and asking, the idea is that the Holy Spirit would[…]

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Second Semester… WUT?!

Hi guys! The semester started for us this past Monday. The first day of classes is always kind of exciting because it’s like another beginning to something great. I jumped into seventeen credit hours with 3 jobs on top of that. Don’t worry, I ended up dropping a class. I was so sure I could handle all of it, but to be honest, I just couldn’t. Thankfully I am a semester ahead so there’s no worries! It’s incredibly hard to believe the second semester is already here. If last semester went by so fast, I can’t even imagine how fast this next one[…]

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Recess Semester

Well, here we go. Just one week into the semester, I’m already getting extremely busy between jobs, blogging, homework, being with friends, and once some choice TV shows come back in a couple of weeks, there’s just no chance. *cough Scandal cough* With all the stress piling on so quickly, I think it’s time to think about the semester from a more relaxed setting.  Recess Semester. Say bye to the real world as another semester begins. At the start of the semester, things seem great, you’re hanging out, don’t have a lot of work due, staying up late, thinking this[…]

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Blessed Semester Ever

My church has been doing a series called “Blessed Year Ever” to kick off the New Year. During this series, my pastor has talked about how, as Christ followers, we can ensure that 2015 will be a year of blessing, and possibly the blessed year ever. This series, along with the mindset of “starting over” that the New Year always brings, has gotten me thinking a lot about how I want 2015 to look for me personally. I learned a lot my first semester of college and went through lots of new experiences, both good and not so good, that[…]

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The Last Leg…

Wow it’s finally here, my last semester of college. I can hardly believe it sometimes. After all we’ve all had moments where we thought, we couldn’t accomplish something that seemed incredibly daunting and challenging. For the first time in my college career I’ll be leaving the comfy confines of Lanbarger House and I’ll be living with family. When I really think about it’s amazing that I never really left that building. After my freshman year in Lanpher I just moved across the hallway to Snowbarger, and then I never left until now. I’m going to miss that place and all[…]

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Morning: A Call

Continued from the previous post entitled ‘Mourning.‘   “His anger lasts for only a moment.     But his favor lasts for a person’s whole life. Weeping can stay for the night.     But joy comes in the morning.” -Psalm 30:5   At the beginning of each year, my church holds a Week of Prayer.  This year, the theme was ‘Brave: Beyond the Shores.’ The day of Quincy’s funeral, a few of us decided to go to the session that evening at church.  I truly believe that it was divinely ordained.  We prayed about being able to step out of our comfort zones[…]

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