Learn & Grow // A List of Recommended Teachings

Learn & Grow // A List of Recommended Teachings

So today, I'm doing what I can to make that happen by gathering the other Choctawkers as we share with y'all some of our favorite teachings. 

The Road to RN

The Road to RN

Ever wondered what it's like to be in nursing school? Personally, I am perfectly content in the History & Foreign Language Departments, but since I have several friends in nursing school, I've always been curious as to what goes on in Cockroft Hall, the building that houses the prestigious Mississippi College Nursing School. So, I talked to one such friend named Haley Hanks to learn a bit more about the lives of nursing school students. Here's the window she gave me into what it means to be in nursing school, as well as several tips for how to deal with everything that comes your way as a nursing student!

The Spiritual Disciplines: Inward

The Spiritual Disciplines: Inward

I've found that discipline brings growth, which brings freedom. The spiritual disciplines aren't meant to weigh us down with obligations; they're meant to strengthen us and grow us into more of the people that we've been created to be.

Be Motivated

Be Motivated

Work load is one of the most overbearing parts of college, and it can be difficult beginning assignments, projects, and simple daily activities.  Read on to hear the Choctawk team's thoughts on how to motivate yourself through today.

Choosing a Happy Life

Choosing a Happy Life

Choosing to be positive is the key to a happy life. Many circumstances will fight your ability to be happy, but you must fight them with optimism. Your positivity will not only help yourself, but it will also rub off on others.

Finding Community in Your Major

Finding Community in Your Major

There's a bond that happens with someone when you're struggling through the same classes together. No matter what you're majoring in, finding community within your major is a vital part of learning and growing.

The Spiritual Disciplines: Practices for Followers of Jesus

The Spiritual Disciplines: Practices for Followers of Jesus

So, what really are the spiritual disciplines? They are not a to-do list, but rather a guide of how you can mature in your life as a follower of Christ. They're practices and habits. They can usher you into an intimate walk with Jesus. They aide you in becoming more like Christ. They're not practices just for the spiritually mature, nor are they just for new believers. They are life changing and they are necessary, and I hope to spend the rest of my life learning more about them. 

Celebrate The Little Things

Celebrate The Little Things

Whatever season you find yourself in, take heart. If you are on the mountaintop, I know what that's like; if, however, you are in the deepest valley, I've been there too. I think it would be safe to say that we've all found ourselves in both places at one time or another. So today, I want to give you some advice for all seasons, some simple things to remember as you go through each day. If you declare this a season of joy, may this be life-giving, but if you find yourself in that pit, may this be a healing comfort. 

What is Emotional Health?

What is Emotional Health?

My sophomore year, I had a lot of breakdowns. I found myself overrun by anxiety and unable to do life well because I was so overwhelmed. I made myself do everything all the time; I never said no to anyone and I believed that, in order to "be successful" I had to act as invincible as Wonder Woman. I think it goes without saying that, at one point, I hit a wall. I crashed, completely exhausted and unsure of what to do. I thought I was healthy; I was in counseling, I was in a good place with Jesus, I was physically healthy, but I still wasn't okay.

Learning the Rhythm of Lent

Learning the Rhythm of Lent

Up until the last year or so, my basic understanding of Lent was that it was the 40 days before Easter where you gave up something. This Easter, I want to be informed about Lent and how to best honor the Father in this season.

10 TED Talks To Watch

10 TED Talks To Watch

At TED events, people are given a platform to share their experiences and ideas. Watching TED talks is an easy way to open your mind to new ideas and stories.