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Last First Day

Last First Day

I didn't picture myself writing this blog at home. As I sat at the dining room table, cornbread browned in the oven, NFL football blared from the living room, and the trees sparkled with frozen crystals of ice in the sunlight. I was supposed to be in Clinton, snuggled on the love seat in my tiny apartment, savoring a hot cup of tea, only a stone's throw from the campus that I have called home for nearly four years. That was the setting I imagined writing about my last first day of class, yet things change. The fact that my last first day has come announces this truth: things do, in fact, change. This day signifies that what once began will draw to a close. 

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.

25 Ways to Beat the Mid-Semester Slump

25 Ways to Beat the Mid-Semester Slump

It's that time of year again--where the semester hits an uphill grind and it gets really hard to stay in the game. It's like the hump day of the semester, except it lasts for a month. So how do we overcome this insurmountable month? How do we stay on top of life when we've just out of energy? Here's 25 quick suggestions, free of charge.