Faithful Steps

The old saying goes, “A journey of 1,000 miles begins with one step.” How many times do we find ourselves paralyzed because we had too many options for that first step? Or even worse, it looks completely barren and empty with nothing on the horizon. My big journey of how my South Asia mission trip started,...
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Why Give Up Control?

My mom likes to tell a story about my older brother on his first day of kindergarten. She woke him up early on this monumental first day of school, got him dressed, and made breakfast. She drove him to school, and like any other mom, parked to walk him into his first day of class...
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Alone. Not Lonely.

For the last several months I have been going to the same restaurant – Sweet Confections Café in Belton – nearly every day of the week for lunch. After ordering, I sit down alone at the corner table, purposely facing the front door so that I am not distracted by the television up behind my...
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Comfortably Uncomfortable

I’m the type of person who loves to be comfortable. I love knowing the plan. I’m the individual who wakes up in the morning and maps out the day. It’s easy, it’s convenient, and it’s most certainly comfortable. Last November, I had the amazing opportunity to be a part of the Miss Mary Hardin-Baylor Pageant...
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Making Disciples

The moment a student arrives on a college campus, they are confronted with many opportunities to get involved.  There are organizations that want your participation.  There are churches that want you to be a part of their fellowship.  There are classes that demand your attention and your time.  Sometimes it is overwhelming. All of these...
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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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No Small Gift to God

“But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents.” –Mark 12:42 NIV I love the story of the widow’s offering. She gave everything she had as an offering without pomp and circumstance. What was viewed as a small gift by many was no small gift to...
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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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