Tag - Community

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A LETTER TO MY GUY FRIEND STRUGGLING TO GET MNU GIRLS TO NOTICE HIM.
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Spring Break Adventures
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Spring Break
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Taking a break from community, but not breaking away from it.
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VALENTINE’S DAY MEANS….
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Being Sick in College
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MouseTrap: A Behind-the-Scenes Look
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Theatrical Escapades at MidAmerica
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The Truth About Community
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Them there Crazy Christian People

A LETTER TO MY GUY FRIEND STRUGGLING TO GET MNU GIRLS TO NOTICE HIM.

Dear, Bud How are you doing? Good? Me too. Classes going well? You struggling a little? The taste of spring break got you all ready for summer? SAME, BROTHA, SAME! Well finish strong my man, we all want to see get that degree. Yeah no problem. Okay, here’s a little question between you and I, you know man to man? How are things with the ladies going? No, you can tell me I won’t tell a soul!  You’re struggling? These MNU girls can’t seem to give you a break? You even raise your hands up during worship at chapel? You[…]

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Spring Break Adventures

Hey friends! Friday night, I got back from a crazy spring break.  No I was not partying, drinking, or waking up with my friends then discovering a dead body that forces us to make a blood oath so no one ever reveals our secret.  Instead, I was hiking through the Smokey Mountains with Kairos. 19 of us went to rough it up in the wilderness for three days.  We left last Tuesday and drove to Nashville.  We explored a little of downtown Nashville for a few hours then stayed the night at a church in Nashville.  The next morning we[…]

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Spring Break

Hey friends! As you all know, this is the last day of classes before our Spring break starts.  Most of us are leaving campus.  Tuesday, I am leaving at 7 in the morning to drive to Tennessee with Kairos.  We are going to be backpacking through the Smokey Mountains.  I have gone on several trips with Kairos and this will be the second time for me in the Smoky Mountains.  Last time I went backpacking through them was two years ago. We will be back late Friday night.  I am going to do my best in taking pictures to have[…]

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Taking a break from community, but not breaking away from it.

I love being around people. I love all the sharing that goes on. From sharing stories, frustrations, weird dreams, class discussions, passions, desires, who’s cute, who’s not, the list goes on and on. I believe community makes us better for each other. But could there also be a season of cutting back on people time, and increasing solitude time. In the book of Ecclesiastes King Solomon has reached old age, and writes what I would call a  “this is what I’ve learned” book. His guidance sound much like one a grandfather would give his grandchildren. My favorite chapter in the book,[…]

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VALENTINE’S DAY MEANS….

When we were younger Valentine’s Day meant getting lots of candy, Hannah Montana stickers (pre -wrecking ball Miley was DABOMB.COM) Valentine’s Day meant buying candy the night before, then praying that your classmates didn’t buy the same kind, but most importantly Valentine’s Day was the victorious feeling you felt at the end of the day. You know that feeling you felt when you came home with a backpack full of cavities, I mean candy. By the time we reached high school it was less about how much candy you could get, but more about if you’d be watching “The Notebook”[…]

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Being Sick in College

This past week, I’ve been sick. The worst kind of sick I’ve been since being in college. It’s lasted for 7 days and counting. It started out being a stomach bug and then turned into a terrible cough/cold. I have no clue what’s going on, but lemme tell ya, being sick away from home is not fun. BUT, people at MNU are awesome and have helped in making it not as bad as it could be. I had to miss class for a day, so when I e-mailed all my professors, they told me to rest up and get better.[…]

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Theatrical Escapades at MidAmerica

This has been kind of an insane week for me. This is mostly because I am now a part of four shows at MNU and all four were a part of my week this week. Mousetrap I am super excited for Mousetrap! It is a show written by one of my favorite authors, Agatha Christie. It’s a murder mystery set in post WWII era London. I play Mollie who owns a guest house with her husband, Giles. The play begins with the opening of their guest house and as the play continues the audience sees how the young couple’s big[…]

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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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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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