Do Good.

Do Good. My son has this statement on a sticker on the back window of his car. Simple, to the point, can’t really argue with it. Do Good. He told me it is a saying from one of his favorite companies – Cotopaxi. According to their website, Cotopaxi’s tagline is “Gear for Good”, and their...
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You Will Change Your Mind

I have been working with college students for twenty-five years. Student attitudes change as fads come and go. In some ways, it is difficult to predict how college students will react to change.  In other ways, some changes are very predictable. In fact, some changes in attitude are so predictable, I can even see into the...
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Not a Morning Person…

I have never been a morning person, or really attempted to be one, as the idea of constantly waking up at 5:00 AM sounded like a terrible idea. However, as I have experimented this fall with waking up, I have discovered three things about being up and going before the sun rises. Quietness In a...
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Everyone Should Protest

I know that is a weird title to this blog post. A recent experience left me wondering about this generation that is entering college and made me realize that there is a generation gap when it comes to the art of protesting and free speech. There seems to be a disconnect between what people think...
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23/1

As I grow older (I did not say old), I am making more visits to hospitals to visit friends with surprising sickness, chronic pain, and disabling and sometimes terminal diseases.  In my mind, this should not be common to the 45-55 year old.  In my profession, it is important to workout, eat healthy and try...
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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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