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Freshman Check-in

By now, my dear freshman friend, you’re probably in a pretty good groove when it comes to high school. Your locker is set up, you know the route between your classes, and you actually respond to your Spanish name now, right? So it seems like a good time to stop and evaluate: how are things going so far?

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3 Ways to Keep Your Faith Alive in College

Fortunately, there are just three not-so-secret ingredients to keeping your faith alive that I can guarantee you WILL find on campus, however close to or far from home you may end up.

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To the Heights: Finding God in Nature

If you’ve ever tried your hand at rock climbing, perhaps you can see how there is lot to learn about God in the metaphor of this sport.

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Expectations vs. Reality: Letting God Into Imperfection

It is amazing to think of the many moments of my day I allow frustration over feeling like I’m not in control to get the better of me. I often allow my expectations for perfection to affect my attitude, and ultimately my gratitude.

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A Love That Can’t be Earned

I knew God loved me, but I didn’t feel it after I messed up. The conviction I felt convinced me that God did not love me as much as He did before, and that I could never earn that same love back.

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The Heart of God Behind Bars

I thought of the women, and as I did, words started to rise to my mind: Prisoner. Inmate. Convict. Suddenly, my problem became so clear. I was letting their status define them.

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Be Who You Are: Sharing God’s Heart

Truthfully, every person created possesses a unique part of God’s heart that He wants the world to see, so trying to be like someone else is denying the world part of God’s heart.

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How to Have the Best First Week of College

Here’s some of the ways that I learned (mostly the hard way) on how you can make the most out of your first week of college.

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When Being Christian Stops Being Cool

I soon learned that people that weren’t at youth group weren’t coming because they didn’t want to be there — they weren’t there because they didn’t think youth group was “cool.”

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Strength in the Desert: Embracing Insecurities

I don’t know about you, but I am exhausted clinging onto a twisted vision of what it means to be “perfect” and “good” in order to please other people and earn attention from Jesus.

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