How to Cling to Hope in Hard Times

There will be many things we walk through in this life that are dark and seem nearly hopeless. Life can be really beautiful and really hard—sometimes at the same time. There will be seasons that are dark and confusing, and other seasons that just feel long and full of endless waiting. In these times, it

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How to Stay Focused in College

There’s a lot going on at college. You’re probably juggling schoolwork, extracurriculars, a social life, a job, and a variety of other things all at once. It can be challenging to stay focused on one thing when there’s so much calling for your attention—especially when you add in noisy roommates, your ever-present social...

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How to Survive Self-Quarantine

There’s a lot that’s unsure in our world right now. Most people are either under a mandatory state or area lockdown, and many are self-quarantining to try and prevent the spread of COVID-19. While this season may seem strange and extraordinary, we can rest assured that God remains unchanged no matter our circumstances. We can...

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How to Stretch Your Budget When Money’s Tight

These days, your budget might not seem as reliable as it once was. Depending on your college’s response to the pandemic, you might find yourself working on schoolwork in isolation from your apartment and no longer working at your on-campus job. If money is feeling tight these days, you’re not alone. There are a lot

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How to Push Back the Darkness

There’s a lot happening in our world today, and it can be easy to despair. Many writers of old, including J.R.R. Tolkien, lived through a war, crushing poverty, injustice, and a variety of other cruelties, so writing a story where evil oppressed a world was simple because it reflected the actual world they lived in.

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Practicing Gratitude in Trying Times

There has been a lot of new information out there lately about how practicing gratitude can do a lot to relieve anxiety. If you haven’t spent a lot of time intentionally practicing gratitude, the process of it all may seem a bit foreign and strange. You might find yourself grateful for a lot of things,

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7 Ways to Calm Down Before Bed

Everyone’s habits vary in this department, but sleep can sometimes feel elusive when we’ve got a lot on our minds. With everything going on in the world today, new shifts in rhythms and expectations, and a decrease in socializing impacting the lives of many, anxieties can arise, and it can feel challenging to get regular

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How to Pursue Peace When the World Seems Out of Control

Whether you’re in college right now or not, there’s no doubt that you’re aware of the global pandemic that has swept the earth over the last few months. In fact, you might be tired of reading about it altogether. Staying calm when all the world seems to give way is admittedly a challenging thing. Our

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All About Academic Advisors

One of the first meetings you have on your college campus is a meeting with your academic advisor. This might happen during a summer preview day, or it might be a meeting that’s set up during Fall freshman week. Whenever you have it scheduled, you might be wondering what an academic advisor is actually for.

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How to Hang Out with Friends When You’re on a Budget

Spending time with your friends can be a really life-giving thing. However, when you’re in college, it can also feel like there’s a lot of pressure to spend money, depending on what your group of friends likes to do. You might feel like you have to spend a certain amount of money to hang out

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