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Here Comes Senior Year!

Here Comes Senior Year!

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. 

The Books of the Summer

The Books of the Summer

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.

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. 

Leave Your Identity At the Door

Leave Your Identity At the Door

In my twenty-one years, I've often struggled with feeling less-than. Whether it was on the soccer field in middle school, in the youth group in high school or even now, in the classroom at MC, it's been really easy for me to believe that I'm not enough for the setting that I'm in. I've learned a lot throughout the years, becoming more confident in my abilities and believing that I am who my Maker says I am. 

Let's Talk About It // NSPW 2016

Let's Talk About It // NSPW 2016

While for us this is just a four day school week with a little less stress than normal, it's also National Suicide Prevention Week, and today we're going to talk about it. 

A Blog About Change

A Blog About Change

Today, I'm going to attempt to share some of my wisdom with you, friends. If you're about to come to college, this is for you. In a few weeks, you'll load your cars just like a did all those summers ago and there's a big chance that you'll feel the rush of change upon you, too. It'll be overwhelming at first, and maybe even a little hard, but it's so important that you embrace it. 

What is your calling?

What is your calling?

As college students, there's a lot of pressure to know what we plan on doing for the rest of our lives. And if you're anything like me, that's a really hard thing to figure out. In February I wrote a blog about my serial major changing habits. Those habits, which you can read about here, have lead me to have a lot of questions about my calling, my goals, my ultimate answer to the forever looming question of "What do you want to be when you grow up?"

The Gospel According to Justin Bieber

The Gospel According to Justin Bieber

It's an exciting time for Beliebers that are also believers, because Justin met Jesus and he's no longer living his life for himself, but for the One that gave him purpose (see what I did there?). His new album has a few jewels in it; songs containing nuggets of truth about our Creator that you wouldn't expect to hear when listening to Justin Bieber. But, like a lot of new believers, including myself eight years ago, he got some things wrong. Today I'm here to talk those things out.

Inviting Jesus Into Your Everyday

Inviting Jesus Into Your Everyday

Hello all! It's Ashton here on this fine Friday afternoon. It's Good Friday and Easter is just three days away. Within the midst of all the Easter baskets and egg hunts and creepy bunny suits, I think that sometimes we forget to look at the power and importance that is represented by this weekend. This weekend is the representation of our Savior's death and resurrection and that's something worth talking about.