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You may say that I put my faith in a God that I cannot see
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Intro to Ministry Retreat
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What Forgiveness Is – And What It Isn’t
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Night of Worship and Prayer Round One
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Impact World
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5 Things You Should Probably Know About Me
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MNU to Drexel, Missouri
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When You Don’t Get What You Want
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After Awakening
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#MNUSLR

You may say that I put my faith in a God that I cannot see

You may not understand, you may not even agree. You may say that I put my faith in a God that I can’t see. But the truth is, I see him every day. I see him when I walk outside and see the weather, in whatever form it may be, I know my God created it and all its diversity. I see him when I wake up to my loved ones and see their smile every morning. I see him in the 4-year-old in their mother’s arms; what a beautiful sight that God has made in his own image. I see[…]

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Intro to Ministry Retreat

Friday night into Saturday morning was the Intro To Ministry class retreat, a trip designed to help beginning ministry students get to know each other and their professors better as well as learn new spiritual disciplines, how to “be real” with people, and the importance questioning mind-set. They threw in a gorgeous catholic retreat center and food because they love us and we got to meet and hang out with the professors who will be teaching us as we embark on our quests for a degree from the Department of Christian Education and Spiritual Formation. It sounded really nice. I[…]

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What Forgiveness Is – And What It Isn’t

Recently, I’ve had to forgive people for some things that I wish didn’t happen. Through the process of apologizing and forgiving, I came to realize that my definition of forgiveness was skewed. I assumed that forgiveness came with certain expectations and stipulations, but the truth is, it doesn’t. On Sunday, my pastor talked about forgiveness, and what he said was nothing short of a revelation to me. Here’s what he said… Forgiveness doesn’t make someone’s sin okay. Forgiveness doesn’t deny hurt or offense. Forgiveness is not always a relational reset. And here’s what I got from what he said… Forgiving[…]

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Night of Worship and Prayer Round One

Last night, October 4th, about fifty MNU students walked in the cold to the Harvest Prayer statue in the middle of campus and found a team of about fifteen people who were in way over their heads and praying their heart out for God’s will to be done because their human ability was just not enough. Before I tell the story of last night and the incredible things God did, let me just say hello! My name is Renée DeVault, I am a freshmen Bible and Theology/Communications major at MidAmerica Nazarene University and I am having the time of my life[…]

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Impact World

Hey friends! I’m sure a lot of you have heard of YWAM by now.  They are an international Christian organization who’s sole purpose is to bring as many youth to Christ as they possibly can.  They have gone all over the world to places like India, the Philippines, England and even Delaware.  But the last two nights, they were in my hometown of Spring Hill, Kansas. The local churches have been preparing for YWAM for months.  The churches have spent countless hours praying, organizing teams, preparing food for the Impact teams, and setting up the stages.  Honestly, I am relieved[…]

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5 Things You Should Probably Know About Me

Hey friends! I’m excited to say that I’m blogging for MNU again this year. Last year was a blast and I’m so thankful to be able to do this for another year. With that being said, in case you didn’t tune in to MNU blogs last year, I’m going to re-introduce myself… here’s 5 things you should probably know about me. 🙂 1. I’m building a relationship with Jesus Christ. I could’ve said “I love Jesus,” and that would’ve been accurate, but that doesn’t say much about my faith journey. I say that I’m building a relationship because that’s exactly[…]

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MNU to Drexel, Missouri

This week, I had the privilege of making a video for the Nazarene district highlighting MNU’s time at a church in Drexel, Missouri. Watch this video to find out how MNU became involved, what it has meant for students, and how it’s impacted the community in the church. -KT

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When You Don’t Get What You Want

This week, I found out that I did not get hired as a Resident Assistant for next year. When I was notified, I was shocked, disappointed, confused, and honestly heartbroken. Those are a strange variety of emotions to feel all at once, so let me explain what led to those emotions stirring up in me. Toward the beginning of the school year, I thought for sure that I wanted to be an RA. I already knew some of the RAs before I started going to MNU, so they told me a little bit about it and recommended that I apply.[…]

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After Awakening

Hey everyone! So, last time, I wrote about an event we were putting on called Awakening. I figured I would write a follow up entry about how the event went. After set up with the band, the grillers and the other ASG Class Council members, people started to arrive. I was pretty nervous that there would be barely any people there, but we actually had far more than any of us expected. Of course it’s not all about the numbers when it comes to a worship event, but it was a huge encouragement to see so many people there. After[…]

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#MNUSLR

Two weekends ago, some students from MNU went on a Spiritual Life Retreat, where Dr. Fine spoke about having a spirit of faith. It really impacted my faith life, and I could go on and on about what the Lord revealed to me through Dr. Fine, but instead of rambling for hours, here’s the main takeaways from the weekend. It’s important to be in the Word, establish a Sabbath, and enjoy solitude/meditation/listening to God. Get scripture in your subconscious. Know who you are and what you have in Christ. Being in the Word can renew your mind and emotions. We[…]

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