Your senior year is truly one of the most important times of your life. You'll make some of the best memories, as well as some of the biggest decisions you've ever made before. In preparing for your last year of high school, know that the coming season is full of newness, but that the same God is by your side in all of it (Hebrews 13:8). As you look ahead & consider your faith, this blog is for you. Here are some eternal truths to remember & encouragements to cling to.
Even though you may work a job or take summer classes, hopefully you've been able to take advantage of the season & its opportunities to fill your mind with the stuff of books. If you haven't though, no worries, because you've still got time! For the last remaining month of summer, make it your goal to get through at least one book. If you're wondering where to begin, read on to discover some of the favorite books of the summer from me & some of my bibliophilic friends.
First things first: you're about to be a senior! You've made it so far & now you have just one more year in high school, just one more year before you set out on a completely new path in life. Senior year can easily be your most fun year of high school yet, but it's also the only time left between you & college. So then, make the most of it & do everything you need to be prepared for an awesome college experience! To help you do just that, here is a list of pointers to guide you in the right direction:
After the last finals are completed & the term papers are turned in, the students of Mississippi College leave the comfort of campus & head off to do big things all over the world. Some slip on their Chaco's & head to camp, while others decide to work a new job or learn through an internship. There are even others who get passports & head across an ocean or down the continent to study abroad or do summer missions. A select few of us though are lucky enough to land the best summer gig (in my opinion). We get to stick around Clinton & party with all of you at orientation! Trust me, nothing could possibly be more fun!
So then, knowing that there are so many incredible colleges to choose from, how on earth do you get started with picking just one? That's a valid question & one that I asked myself more than once in my high school career. There are so many possibilities that it can be difficult to even begin looking for the right college fit. By the grace of God, I found my way to just the right place for me & today I'd like to share a few tips I picked up along my own college-search experience.
On Resurrection Sunday obviously, Christ's resurrection is prominent & celebrated joyfully. It is a day of remembering the cost of salvation and rejoicing that God the Father would pay the price of his Son for such a broken world. But what about the other days of the year? What does it look like to focus upon the resurrection of our Savior on a Monday in March or a busy summer Saturday? If Christ's resurrection gives us victory over death through the Holy Spirit, what does it look to live in that resurrection power daily?
Reflection is a healthy part of growth in life. When we look back to our pasts & take a close look at who we used to be, not only do we see how far we've come but we can recognize the most important parts of the journey. Reflection allows us to learn from everything that life has either handed us politely or thrown quite forcefully at us. With that in mind, here are two of the Choctawk bloggers' takes on their high school selves in the form of letters.
So you want to go to college but you don't have a ideas for a major...well then, I've got a story for you.
Once upon a time there was a high schooler who needed to make a lot of big decisions & that freaked her out big time. Making life-altering choices such as choosing a college felt daunting when she had no idea what direction (literally or figuratively) she wanted to go in life. She felt like the unknown was far too close for comfort, & it overwhelmed the planner in her. While her doctor-aspiring friends were applying to colleges with the best pre-med programs & her future-architect-friends found schools suited to their needs, she felt as though she had nothing to go on at all in the college decision-making process. However, by the grace of God & the advice of a few people, she ended up at a school that she loves &, after some time, studying a subject she also loves.
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!
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.
Here's some simple math for you. Eating three meals a day, you'll eat 225 meals per semester (not counting weekends). If you think that's a lot, just wait. For four years in school, that puts you at a grand total of 1,800 meals, give or take. That still excludes weekends. Even if you never eat breakfast (whoops, that's me), you're still eating 1,200 meals Monday through Friday in your college career. With that being said, I personally find it pretty important that those meals be healthy & tasty.
So then if you're a Caf-rat, if you're a to-go sort of Caf-eater, or if you eat in the Caf in any sort of capacity, read on for some tips on how to tackle eating well in MC's Caf.