Tag - Jesus

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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
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Thank You So Much!!
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Values: A Challenge for Thanksgiving Break
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Future Fears

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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Thank You So Much!!

I know it’s a little late, but it’s been a weird week. I’m still getting over the fact that my football playing days are over. Well let me start over, we lost our playoff game last week to Southern Oregon University last week. It’s been an amazing season, and a wonderful career here at MNU. I have so many great memories that I can take with me for the rest of my life. I just want to thank some of the many people who were able to make all this possible for me. I mean I could spend all day[…]

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Values: A Challenge for Thanksgiving Break

Hello friends Today I was inspired to write a quick note about a sermon I heard yesterday in church. David Perkins came in and guest spoke for my church’s (Cross Points Church) missions month. This particular sermon really had me thinking and evaluating, so I thought I would share! “Worship is a response to something we value most.” This was a HUGE statement for me.  I value a lot of things.  I love my sports teams, I love my family and friends, I love Netflix (you can see my post from two weeks ago to fully understand), I love to[…]

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Future Fears

Trusting everyone has had a fantastic week, and I hoping you’re all enjoying your weekend.  My weekend consists of hanging with friends for Halloween, spending some time at home, and performing with MNU Choirs tomorrow at 3:30! This week, my brother gave me a great topic to think about: the future. The future used to terrify me more than anything.  I used to think about my college plans, then about real life and grad school, and it would all get me terribly stressed out. Picking a school, picking a major, and from there a career, and where I wanted to[…]

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