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Therapy helped me heal
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Therapy helped me heal

  It’s okay to go to therapy. Counseling doesn’t make you weird. In fact, it’s one of the most emotionally healthy and beneficial things you can do for yourself. About a year ago, I realized I struggled with anxiety and depression, but I refused to admit that it was a […]

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There is much in life to be thankful for

  November is the month of Thanksgiving, and I want to remind you to think about what you are thankful for. I’m thankful for the sun and the moon, for the stars that light up the sky every night. I’m thankful for the fall trees, even if they aren’t as […]

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God has blessed me with a great calling

Finding my passion has been one of the most frustrating and rewarding experiences I have ever had in my life as a Christian. I wouldn’t call it a passion. It’s a calling from God, followed by an awareness of the qualities he has blessed me with. I know he has […]

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Pray for and bless those in authority

Bless Donald Trump. Bless him and fight. As the year draws to a close, I’m curious to see what the spirit of the American people will be. I don’t know what the next four years will look like, or the four years after that. But I know what I would […]

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We must take care of our testimonies

The story of Noah is probably a story that anyone can teach to little children. God called Noah to build an ark, include pairs of each animal and encourage others to go with him. People thought he was crazy, but since Noah was a just and obedient man, he took […]

Trip Alters Perspective
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Trip Alters Perspective

Growing up in Brazil, I experienced many of the negative aspects of short-term mission trips, certain events and attitudes only witnessed by those on the receiving end. I watched as mission teams impacted the lives of orphans in my home city. The teams taught the orphans to open their hearts […]

Six things seniors can learn from freshmen
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Six things seniors can learn from freshmen

This time of year, everyone is trying to give advice to freshmen, and honestly, it can be a little overwhelming.  But here’s a little secret for my freshmen friends: the rest of us don’t have it all figured out either.  In fact, the truth is you’re a lot better at […]

Vote on key policies
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Vote on key policies

The leaves are changing colors, the weather is getting cooler and politics are getting heated. Election season is in full swing and the political pool is boiling with some controversial candidates. As you mull over who may take the title of commander in chief, think about the following considerations: In […]

End racism, continue conversations
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End racism, continue conversations

Colin Kaepernick played his first game of the season Sunday, October 16, but not everyone was pleased to see him out on the field again. Cans were thrown at him. T-shirts were made and sold depicting a target on his chest. By now, everyone is aware of his peaceful protest […]

Have faith that God is always moving
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Have faith that God is always moving

Over fall break eight John Brown University students, a faculty member and I took a trip to Chicago, Illinois to learn about issues of race and poverty within the city and our nation. We went on a trip hosted by Sunshine Ministries, located in Woodlawn, Chicago, a neighborhood in the […]