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The Truth About Community
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Them there Crazy Christian People
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A Passion to Serve at MNU
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It’s Never Too Late For A Peace Treaty
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From Cali to Kansas
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It Has Only Been the 1st Week of School
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The Awkward Dinosaur Tries New Things
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A Look Back On My Break
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Who Lives? Who Dies? Who Tells Your Story?
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🌤 Recap of My Winter Break in Cali 🌤

The Truth About Community

Going to MNU has definitely taught me a lot about what it means to live in community. Coming into my freshman year, I had a lot of unrealistic expectations about the community at MNU. For example, I expected to be best friends with everyone. I didn’t expect cliques, drama, or really any hardships at all. I’ve now been going to MNU for 3 full semesters, and in that time I’ve learned some simple truths about community. Truth #1: You won’t be best friends with everyone The community at MNU is unique because it’s giant. When I hear the word “community,” I[…]

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Them there Crazy Christian People

Sunday night my small group gathered together in Weatherby chapel, sat in a small circle on the floor at the front, and spent the next two hours praying together and singing worship songs. I wish this was more normal for us and in time I hope it will be. It got me thinking though…why isn’t this more normal? Why do I feel uncomfortable praying for more than thirty seconds or worshiping without a leader or even a single guitar? Jesus said in John 15 that the world will hate us as Christians because they hated him. We have been chosen[…]

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A Passion to Serve at MNU

MNU has lots of wonderful ministries that give students the opportunity to go into the community and serve others. To be honest, I’ve been to a few ministries, but haven’t found time in my schedule to regularly commit to attend a ministry. Last week, I was hired to create the MNU Ministries launch video for this Spring 2016. It was such a blessing to me because it allowed me to hear impactful stories from students who have been investing in ministries for a full semester. It’s encouraging to know that there is a group of students at MNU that devote[…]

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It’s Never Too Late For A Peace Treaty

I hate watching the news. It’s full of hatred and anger. I can’t tell you the last time I turned on Fox News and heard a story of peace and love. Why is it that we live in a day and age where my Bluetooth speaker can tell me the weather report and my daily schedule, but I can’t feel safe walking out to my car after dark? This week we celebrated Martin Luther King Jr Day and I sat through a passion filled chapel, but the whole time I was struggling with the concept of “peace”. Dr. King called[…]

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From Cali to Kansas

After having such a great flight, I had an even better stay in California. When thinking of Cali, all I think of are movies that depict long, white beaches with sparkling blue water, big houses, and rich people driving around in convertibles. The sun always shines, and the streets are full of surfers, skateboarders, tourists taking pictures, and people in bathing suites. I think of palm trees, In-N-Out Burgers, and Mountains or in other words: paradise. The good thing: It was exactly like paradise. The bad thing: It was over too soon. My boyfriend picked me up from the airport and[…]

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It Has Only Been the 1st Week of School

I love how, on the first day of fall semester, everyone is so excited to start school. Students arrive 3+ days early, setting up their dorm rooms, if they are living on campus. Then fall break comes and everyone is so happy the semester is over! Now, spring semester has began. Everyone is coming back as late as possible. Some students are even arriving on campus a few days after their classes have started. I find this, quite, hilarious. It has only been the first week back, and I am counting down the days, till spring break. It has only[…]

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The Awkward Dinosaur Tries New Things

It’s a new semester, a new year, with new classes, a new job, and a time to try new things and start new habits. This week I have begun all sorts of new things. First of all I began my new job as Managing Editor and News Editor of the Trailblazer. I have a new office on campus and brand new coworkers. I got to decorate my office which was awesome and it’s really nice to have a place of my own to get some work done during the day. I’ve been loving my new classes but probably my favorite[…]

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A Look Back On My Break

Hey friends! So this week concludes the first week of classes of second semester here at MNU.  Personally, I am not fully recovered from Winter Break.  It is a strange feeling because I was ready to come back to school.  Being a young adult and going back home is kind of weird.  My mom still wanted to know where I was going, who I was with, and when I would be home.  It really did not make me angry.  It was just kind of inconvenient because living here on campus, you get use to not having to tell anyone any[…]

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Who Lives? Who Dies? Who Tells Your Story?

My current favorite musical is about America’s founding father, Alexander Hamilton. It’s simply titled “Hamilton: An American Musical”. The show opens with the song, “Alexander Hamilton”, and it gives a brief description of who Alexander was and where he came from. I could take you song by song, but there are 46 songs and it would take longer than most people are willing to read, so I’ll sum it up: the musical covers the life and death of Alexander Hamilton and it doesn’t skip the “dirty laundry”. I initially questioned how historically accurate this musical could be, I mean, it’s[…]

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🌤 Recap of My Winter Break in Cali 🌤

Getting to go back home to California, for Christmas and New Year’s, was amazing. I got to see and spend time with all my friends and family, that I had missed so much. It was nice to catch up with my friends, talking about how our fall semester was, what we did, and what our plans were, while we were home. For Christmas Eve morning, my mom and I have a tradition, where we bake all kinds of sweets for Santa and the family. For New Year’s, my mom decided to host, the celebration, at our house. One of our close family[…]

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