Tag - Campus Life

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My Hymn For The Weekend
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The Truth About Community
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A Passion to Serve at MNU
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It Has Only Been the 1st Week of School
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Welcome to the Suite Life
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My New Year Resolutions
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My Favorite Memories From This Semester
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It’s OK To Feel Down Sometimes
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Procrastin…I’ll Get Back to it Later…
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Slaying the Stress Monster

My Hymn For The Weekend

Hey friends! I don’t know if you know, but Coldplay released their music video for their awesome song Hymn For The Weekend feat. Beyonce and it is amazing.  I titled this blog after their song and also because I am going to tell you about a great weekend I had two weeks ago. Two weekends ago, I drove me and a van load of my friends to the River Market to do a little shopping.  For those of you who are new to the KC area or just do not know much about it ( I am one of those[…]

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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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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 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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Welcome to the Suite Life

Living in Spindle 306 is so fun… and strange at times. Our living area is full of crazy and weird things. Here’s a virtual tour of our suite… and why you should come visit sometime. 🙂 Paper snowflakes on the ceiling. Christmas time in Spindle 306 is a blast, including these homemade snowflakes that stay up all winter. A scooter garage. Yes, we actually use them. Scooter rides in the parking lot happen often. Lamps with no bulbs in them. I honestly have no clue why we don’t have lightbulbs in some of our lamps. Decoration, I guess? A toilet[…]

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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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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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It’s OK To Feel Down Sometimes

Hey friends! So I wanted to talk about this during mental health awareness week but I obviously missed that chance, but I think that I can tie the subject in pretty well to this upcoming week. “But Isaac!  What are you even talking about?!” I’m glad you asked!  I am talking about depression. “But Isaac!  How does this subject tie into this upcoming week?!” Ok, calm down I’ll tell you. Finals week is stressful.  For some people, probably more than you think, it is a make it or break it time.  For some people, these tests are a matter of[…]

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Procrastin…I’ll Get Back to it Later…

T’was the night before finals week and all through the dorms, not a creature was stirring.. except for you because you spent too much time procrastinating and now you have to cram all night. I’m not here to judge, I’ve been doing the same thing all week. And now, I’m here to give you some ideas about what not to do before Monday, just like all your fellow MNU students. 1. Watch Netflix — Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, ChromeCast, whatever you use to watch your favorite reality series or rewatch classics like Friends and Parks and Rec, use it wisely this[…]

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Slaying the Stress Monster

This week is insane. It just is. The week before finals everyone either seems to walk around like zombies who have given up on life or are running around like overly caffeinated squirrels trying to get everything done at the last minute. I have taken to switching between the two pretty much on the hour. I would prefer not to talk about the things that are causing me stress (as they are all my fault for putting them off). However, I would absolutely love to talk about the way God has blessed me with ways to keep me sane. For example,[…]

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