Stop Working

My name is Nicholas Jones, I’m 31, have two kids and a wife, have earned two degrees from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, and I have never worked a day in my life. That statement might lead you to believe that I was either born extremely wealthy or lazy or both. Unfortunately for me, I...
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Is Personality Permanent?

Personality can change, but it will take time. The psychological community as well as the general public have long believed that while individual behaviors, beliefs, values, and motivations may change over time, a person’s individual personality is fairly stable through life. This means that if you are generally an empathic, outgoing person early in adulthood or...
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3 Tips to Keep You Motivated

Whether you are hoping to become a professional athlete, dreaming of performing on Broadway, or simply trying to lose weight, success requires hard work!  A lot of people give up.  Here are three of my favorite quotes that help me stay motivated. Excellence is never an accident.  It is a habit. —Aristotle If you want to...
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Faith-Informed Discernment: Asking the Right Questions

disž•cern•žment [dih-surn-muhnt] – noun – the aptitude of showing good or outstanding judgment and understanding (Dictionary.com) quesž•tionž•ing [kwes-chuh-ning] – adjective – characterized by or indicating intellectual curiosity; inquiring (Dictionary.com) College-life has a way of demanding growth by exposing one’s true identity. Simply, it has a way of helping students get real. Students are challenged and...
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Search Tips for Students & Educators

Google processes an average of 40,000 search queries every second. This equates to 1.2 trillion searches per year worldwide. Do we utilize Google and other search engines correctly? Have you thought about ways to improve your Internet searches? In general, web literacy refers to the knowledge and use of specific skills needed to locate, evaluate,...
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3 Keys to Christian Partnerships

Christian living is all about interdependence.  Paul uses the analogy of the human body in I Corinthians 12 to explain how individuals are to cooperate within the church.  In various places in the New Testament epistles we see the same interdependence on an organizational level.  The European churches needed the instruction of the Jerusalem church...
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Adventures Abroad

Departing from the comfort of campus and embarking on a journey to distant and unknown territory can be just as terrifying as it is rewarding. For many students, the college experience simply is not complete without traveling abroad. Whether for mission oriented trips or study abroad programs, students have several opportunities for travel. Here are...
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