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When You Don’t Get What You Want
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After Awakening
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#MNUSLR
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Worship According To KT
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Balancing an Unbalanced Life
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Finding Joy in the Ordinary
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Blessed Semester Ever
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January 5th, 2015
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A Bright Yellow House
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Diary of a College Student

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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Worship According To KT

Worship. What a word. It’s tossed around so much… so what does it really mean anyway? If you were to ask me in middle school/early high school what worship is, I would’ve told you, “It’s something I do on Sunday mornings at church.” In other words, I thought worship was something that could only happen when music was playing. Romans 12:1-2 says, “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not conform to this world, but be transformed[…]

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Balancing an Unbalanced Life

What does a balanced life look like? I honestly couldn’t tell you, because I don’t have one. I used to think that my life had to be balanced. That I had to have a set schedule. That I had to have everything together. Being in college has forced me to realize that I don’t have to have a balanced life, and certainly that it’s nearly impossible to have one. If I told you my priorities, showed you my calendar, and then you saw how my days actually played out, you would be very confused. But that’s okay, because it used[…]

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Finding Joy in the Ordinary

Simple, yet so difficult. Why does our generation struggle with this concept? We get bored, Desensitized to the beauty of creation to the beauty of our loved ones to the beauty of words and learning. Instead our souls are allowed to be filled with junk. We choose to believe what we hear, to believe what we see, to believe what we are told we need, and in this, we forget the joy of discovery. New places and new ideas, or old places and old ideas. We forget what life is about, What joy is to be found. We become satisfied with[…]

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Blessed Semester Ever

My church has been doing a series called “Blessed Year Ever” to kick off the New Year. During this series, my pastor has talked about how, as Christ followers, we can ensure that 2015 will be a year of blessing, and possibly the blessed year ever. This series, along with the mindset of “starting over” that the New Year always brings, has gotten me thinking a lot about how I want 2015 to look for me personally. I learned a lot my first semester of college and went through lots of new experiences, both good and not so good, that[…]

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January 5th, 2015

Hey guys. This post will be a very serious one and forgive me it’s long. As my fellow bloggers have posted already, the MNU community lost a beautiful young lady who was a bright star shining on our campus. Personally, I didn’t know her but I have seen through her friends that she was an absolute joy to be around and from her pictures she was always smiling. Although I did not know her, I do know how this goes and my deepest empathies go out to the community. Today is the day in which we are saying our “see[…]

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A Bright Yellow House

Hello friends Well if you are involved or know anyone in the MNU community, you possibly will know of the recent tragedy that has left many people with heavy and burdened hearts.  One of MNU’s dearest went to be with Jesus a couple days ago.  When heartbreak, tragedy, and trials come our way a mix of emotions rise.  There is confusion.  There is hurt.  There is anger.  There is shock.  All of which are logical and acceptable emotions.  In the past I haven’t always thought that my grieving mix of emotions were acceptable to God.  But that is simply not the[…]

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Diary of a College Student

I am a college student, and for that I am thankful.  But it is also a very stressful time.  I mean, I don’t remember a time where I was at a family gathering and wasn’t asked about school or my future career.  When asked about my major, I find an almost whisper and respond, “psychology.”  That single worded response elicits so many questions.  “What do you want to do with that?” “Do you know you have to go to graduate school to be a counselor?” I shake my head quietly every time-o  But secretly I am thinking “do you know[…]

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