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Resolution vs. Solution
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I’M NOT WHO I USE TO BE, AND IT”S OK
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What is This “Break” of Which You Speak?
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My New Year Resolutions
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Short Summary of my Break
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2016: A Year of Digging Deeper
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Fo Shizzle Winter Break Update, Yo!
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Action Pact…Not Your Usual Team
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My Favorite Memories From This Semester
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Is there life after finals?

Resolution vs. Solution

I have always had an issue with the concept of resolutions. Especially around New Years time because it all seems too overdone. No one is expected to really follow through on theirs and it seems to have become a cultural joke. When I used to make resolutions I always found myself becoming increasingly depressed as I failed at my resolutions and constantly had to start over and fail again. I’m not sure if this is a personal problem or something common but in either case it raises an issue. Are resolutions worth making if it’s just going to depress me[…]

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I’M NOT WHO I USE TO BE, AND IT”S OK

Have you ever just sat down, and thought about how much you’ve changed? It sometimes an intimidating thing to do, because change naturally scares us. You’ll definitely experience a lot of it throughout your college years. I hope this blog may help you navigate how to embrace who you’re becoming. I’ve spent a lot of my winter break thinking about the person I once was. I quickly found myself comparing the old me to who I’ve become. How I use to be great at solving life problems. How fun I use to be. How I use to love being around[…]

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What is This “Break” of Which You Speak?

So we’ve given this 3 week period between the Fall and Spring semesters. It’s lovingly referred to as “Winter Break”, but in my life, it’s anything but. At home, I have 3 siblings, both parents, my maternal grandparents, 3 cats and 2 dogs. In case you lost count, that’s 8 people and 5 pets, all living together in one tiny 3-bedroom house. Plus, my best friend basically lives with me when I’m back home, so that’s a 9th person. Amidst the constant overflow of people, I’m the household chef and baker. I’m in charge of dinner almost every night and[…]

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My New Year Resolutions

Hey friends!  It is five days into the new year and I have been doing some thinking.  Looking back, last year was not necessarily the best year of my life.  It was actually pretty rough on me.  Through all that, I have grown to be the person I am now and I think I have handled this past year very well. I have grown a lot from all of the trials I faced.  I made amazing new friends and strengthened the relationships of friends I already had. I want to continue growing and becoming the person God wants to be[…]

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Short Summary of my Break

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you are enjoying the break as much as I do! I wanted to take this time to give you a little look into what was going on during my break. For me, it always takes a little bit to get used to being home again. I always go home with the belief everything is better at home because there are no homework assignments, quizzes or tests. Instead you have homemade meals, your family, and your friends around you all the time. But real life caught up to me faster than I wanted to. It all[…]

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2016: A Year of Digging Deeper

At the beginning of every year, I ask God to reveal a word for me to focus on throughout the year. I spent hours praying for a word for 2016, but wasn’t feeling a decisive “yes” from God to any of the words that popped in my head. As I was worshipping at church tonight, it was clearly revealed to me that my word for the year should be “deeper.” In 2015, a lot was brought to my attention about my relationship with God. Growing up, my Christian friends and mentors would always talk about having a “personal relationship with Jesus[…]

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Fo Shizzle Winter Break Update, Yo!

I kicked off winter break with STAR WARS!!!!! I was insanely excited. I went with Gabe, Josh, Quinn, and Kory to the B&B Theater in Overland Park (My current favorite movie theater) and we sat on the second row of their huge theater. Every few minutes before the movie started I would turn to one of them and excitedly whisper “STAR WARS!” probably driving them nuts, but they still talk to me so it’s cool.   I asked Josh to take a picture of Quinn and I in front of the Star Wars poster sign thing and ended up with[…]

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Action Pact…Not Your Usual Team

MNU is lucky enough to have an improv team that performs on campus as well as a SERVEteam. We’re called Action Pact. In terms of SERVEteam, several of us go to area churches and perform either improv skits or a one-act play titled “The Complete History of the Old Testament in Twenty Minutes” and of course, recruit for MNU. I’ve been on the team for 3 years and I absolutely adore it. This year’s team includes: (SERVEteam) Blake Holden, Renee DeVault (check out her blog posts!), Justin Collins, Sara Eigsti, Aubri Krosschell, (On-Campus team) Kat Stone, Sarah (Rose) Christianson, Quinn[…]

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My Favorite Memories From This Semester

As the semester comes to a close, I’ve been reflecting on my favorite memories of sophomore year so far. The first thing that comes to mind is the trip I took to Colorado over fall break. I went with my friend Christen and we stayed with an amazing family while we were there. Christen and I explored Colorado Springs, hung out with horses, watched some Royals baseball, and went to New Life Church. Speaking of Royals baseball, another one of my favorite memories is when the Royal’s won the World Series… and every game leading up to that. My friends[…]

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Is there life after finals?

Yes. Let’s just clear that up. Finals, for all the bad mojo we attribute them, do at least one really good thing. They help us to realize how much we have learned over the semester. I just want to do a quick review of what I’ve learned this semester. I had to shorten it by quite a bit because life happened this semester and life is hard to summarize. Don’t be afraid to be busy. I was incredibly busy this semester but looking back, I wouldn’t have changed any of it. I had incredible experiences in the Honors Program, on[…]

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