Live Your Passion

  One of my favorite camping T-shirts, well-worn and green (the best color ever) boldly proclaims: “Live Your Passion.” As a nature-seeking, fun-craving, book-devouring, music-adoring adventurer I love it! But I find myself wanting to “edit” the statement at times. I find myself wondering: is the assertion really… biblical? In...

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Up Your Note Taking Game

It’s been said that our short-term memory typically lasts about fifteen seconds and that without much effort we’re able to remember about seven items at a time.  Obviously when it comes to your college education that’s not going to cut it. Every day you’re being taught multiple new facts and concepts, much of which will

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Searching for Satisfaction

  You have your “If Only…” and I have mine. “If only…my work load would lighten up.” “If only I had more money.” “If only I had a meaningful relationship.” “If only I could get caught up on sleep.” We end our “If” statements by tacking on a “then.” “Then I would be truly relaxed.”

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How to Land Your Post-Graduation Dream Job

Graduation will be here before you know it, and if you’re a college senior you’re probably starting to face the realization that “real life” is staring you right in the face! Unless you know you’re going straight into grad school you may be starting to get excited—and possibly a little nervous—about the prospect of entering

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Blowing off Steam (and Why It’s Important)

Stress in college is inevitable. So many things cause it: the intense work load, taking tests, public speaking, auditions and paying tuition. And that’s not to mention the (hopefully rare) conflict with friends or roommates and the end-of-college inevitabilities of applying to masters’ programs or going through the job interview process...

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Kicking off the New Year with Mad Time Management

What’s your New Years’ resolution? Work out more? Get better grades? Stay caught up on sleep? No matter what your goal, chances are at the core of that resolution there is a need for self-discipline and strong time-management. When we are weak in these things we tend to live “messy lives” where not much gets

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Longing for the Christ of Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of year. Or so we’re told. Festive tunes blare through every store as we hurry through our shopping. We attend parties, wear ugly sweaters, eat extra yummy, unhealthy goodies and notice the sparkle of lights on houses everywhere. And yet, all the presents and festivities do not take away from

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Practicing Generosity in College

Most likely you’ve lived long enough to know by experience the deep truth embodied in God’s Word: “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” The older and more mature we become, the more joy we experience in giving—and the less value we place on getting stuff for ourselves. Nothing compares to the “giver’s

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An Honest Look at Friendship in College

I still remember the day I met Jessica. We were college freshman, only a few weeks into the school year. We’d just finished choir rehearsal, where we both sang alto and sat a few seats away from each other. A comment was made about checking our mail and we somehow discovered we’d each received care

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Knowing Yourself in College

  It’s not revolutionary to say, but all of us see the world through a lens that is all our own. We solve problems uniquely, make decisions differently, are driven by diverse motivations and energized in distinct ways. As a college student, you’ve probably been given a personality or aptitude test somewhere along the way,

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