Semester In Europe Teaches Student To Open Her Eyes To All Everyday Experiences

Semester In Europe Teaches Student To Open Her Eyes To All Everyday Experiences

Often times we find ourselves believing that the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, and while I understand that I am one of these believers, I was privileged last year to test this theory.

Going over to Europe, I was convinced that America was a cultureless mass, and that we used the word freedom as a bumper sticker in a vain effort to make people think that we are the best country in the world.

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That's What Christmas Means to Me

That's What Christmas Means to Me

As we get closer to Christmas and the end of 2015, it’s easy to get caught up in the busyness of the season that includes preparing for finals, making last-minute shopping trips, and packing up to head home for Christmas break. Add to the fact that our political correctness-obsessed society has told us that we can’t say “Merry Christmas” anymore, that we have to call Christmas Trees holiday trees because it’s less offensive, and that Santa has become the main attraction that takes the attention away from the baby in the manger.  As a result, this time of year can be very bittersweet for Christians.

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Humility of Christmas

Humility of Christmas

“And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.” Luke 2:7

Jesus was born and placed in a manger teaching the lesson we are to put others before ourselves. The season of Christmas can be about us, what we want, the gifts we get for others and our family. However, Jesus lived a life of humility, and you could say he was born with humble beginnings.

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Music To My Ears: Keeping Sane During Finals

Music To My Ears: Keeping Sane During Finals

The day is a long one with three classes, one presentation and intramurals. Your mind is tired and your legs are sore. Yet, once you enter your room and turn on your favorite song, all the stress of the day disappears and calmness comes over your body. 

Research has shown that music can slow your heart rate, relieve muscle tension, slow down rapid breathing and decrease the level of stress hormones released.

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The 5 Love Languages Holiday Gift Giving Guide

The 5 Love Languages Holiday Gift Giving Guide

Christmas may be “the most wonderful time of the year”, but for college students, the weeks leading up to Christmas tend to be more stressful than wonderful. Between finals and required gift giving with no money, we college students are under a lot of pressure to get a lot done in a very short amount of time. But I’m here to give you some good news! You could call it a cheat sheet for simple gift giving for a busy holiday season.

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Essential Oils: Now a Necessity

Essential Oils: Now a Necessity

Throughout the years, people have become more and more concerned with their physical health, and they have searched tirelessly for healthy alternatives to store-bought medications.

As a result of this search, many people are adopting essential oils as a trend. They strive to live healthier lifestyles, and these natural oils have attracted their attention. 

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God Cares About the Smallest Parts of Our Lives, Even Chinchillas

God Cares About the Smallest Parts of Our Lives, Even Chinchillas

 “Whats the price of a pet canary? Some loose change, right? And God cares what happens to it even more than you do. He pays even greater attention to you, down to the last detail—even numbering the hairs on your head! So dont be intimidated by all this bully talk. Youre worth more than a million canaries.” - Matthew 10:29-31 (MSG)

 

I have a confession to make: for a really long time, I had difficulty grasping this verse. On the surface, I thought it was nice to think that God cares about birds. However, I always found it hard to believe that God is concerned about little birds when there is war, poverty, cancer, natural disasters, and so many other difficult struggles we humans face on a daily basis.

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The Modern Day Proverbs 31 Woman

The Modern Day Proverbs 31 Woman

If you’ve spent any time in church, or read through the Old Testament (not the boring parts, of course!) then you’ve probably heard of the Proverbs 31 woman. For as long as I can remember, the Proverbs 31 woman has always been a model for what a good Christian woman should be like. Or at least aspire to be like. I, however, have always found her to be a little too perfect, an ideal that I could never live up to. 

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Secrets to Online Job Searching with Nina James

Secrets to Online Job Searching with Nina James

Job seekers should always make sure you’re putting yourself out there in the right way, a regional account director said Wednesday.

“When you think about job search, you think about the website, and you think about the brand called ‘you,’ ” said Nina James, regional account director for Bridge, a corporate learning engagement platform.

 

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The Formula for Busyness

The Formula for Busyness

The definition of busy is “to have a great deal to do.” In our society today, every person is busy with school, work, family and etc. We often fill our lives to the brim with something to do, never taking a moment to breathe and experience the world around us.

Being busy is not a bad thing, but it can become a burdensome sin. If we are not careful, busyness can cause us more pain than joy.

There are three main reasons why people are busy:

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