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Their World—And Ours

The saying goes, “If you can’t beat them, join them.” As a parent, I hope I am not foolishly trying to act like my twenty-something. However, showing interest in what my student’s world looks like—and how they look at...

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Blog Parents

Skirting the New Year

One of the most enlightening conversations over the holidays was about my tree skirt. No, I’m not talking about a skirt with trees on it or a skirt made from trees, although bamboo is big in textiles these days. Imagine...

Monday, January 13, 2020

Blog Parents

Good Grief

The song written for the timeless TV special, "A Charlie Brown Christmas", goes on to say, "Happiness and cheer, fun for all that children call their favorite time of year.” I beg to differ. Presuming it is a joyous,...

Monday, December 2, 2019

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To Tell the Truth

I admit I am wary of actions that put me in physical danger. I am sitting in the urgent care lobby, waiting and writing while my husband is getting stitches on a couple of good-sized gashes. He’s a handy guy with a...

Monday, November 4, 2019

Blog Parents

Try This At Home

I admit I am wary of actions that put me in physical danger. I am sitting in the urgent care lobby, waiting and writing while my husband is getting stitches on a couple of good-sized gashes. He’s a handy guy with a...

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Blog Parents

WITH or WITHOUT?

Is it just our human nature to focus on our lack instead of our gain? Even if we make change in our diet to improve our health, we think about what favorite food we are giving up to reach our weight loss goal. Why is it...

Friday, August 30, 2019

Blog Parents

Monumental Moments

I asked my friend, “How was your weekend?” Under usual circumstances, that is a simple question to ask. However, depending on the timing and context, the answer can be quite complex. She is in the middle of major life...

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Blog Parents

Lord Give Me Patience—Right Now!

​As part of their legacy to me, my two grandfathers doled out lessons in patience. My Papaw Arthur had little tolerance for grumpy grandkids. If a pouty attitude crept out onto a protruding lip, he would be quick to...

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Blog Alumni, Alumni Spotlight, Community, Faith, Ministry & Missions

Vulnerability in Trials: Allison (Young) Lundeen '05

Authentically sharing life through her proverbs31girl.com blog, Allison's transparency is making an eternal impact.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Blog Parents

Ready When They Are

School is about to begin. Getting the sense the balance of control within your family is shifting? Take heart. In the midst of change, rest in the One who never changes.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Blog Alumni, Alumni Spotlight, Community, Faith

Faith Under Fire: The Story of Richard Weekley

Like most children, many of Richard Weekley’s early memories were of his mother. Yet, these memories will seem foreign to many who have not encountered a situation like that of Dick Weekley. He remembers his mother as worn and weary from work about the house, washing his clothes with chapped and...

Friday, June 29, 2018

Blog Parents

Life Choices—Served with Pie

Students face many important decisions in their first few years out of the home—especially related to college. The right "coaching" can make all the difference in helping them navigate this exciting time.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Blog Faith, Ministry & Missions

Windows of Hope for Christians in Russia

Russia is in the news daily, but we don't often hear about the challenges and opportunities of Christians in Russia.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Blog College Preparation, Leadership, Parents

Big Lessons from Small Mistakes

Parents hope their young adults have already learned major lessons in academic integrity, managing temptation, and setting priorities in the right order. The fact is they are no less human than when they were in middle...

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Blog Academics, College Preparation, Faith

Fear, Anxiety, and Scripture

As someone who struggles with anxiety, I have sought help in God’s Word and wise counsel. Let's look at Isaiah 41:10 to strengthen our faith and conquer fear.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Blog Community, Faith, Ministry & Missions, Students

Day of Prayer and Service

The Week of Prayer and Service included special prayer events, times of music and worship, and a day dedicated to serving the community. On that day, the university canceled classes so students and faculty could serve...

Monday, May 7, 2018

Blog Community, Faith, Leadership, The Arts

Seeking Faithful Creativity

Is there a difference between being a Christian artist and a Christian who creates art? We look to Jesus's example as we explore faith's impact on creativity.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Blog Community, Faith, Leadership, Ministry & Missions, Students

​A Little Means a Lot: Reflections of UNW 2018 Appalachian Spring Missions Trip

Nestled in the mountains along the Ohio River, this little Appalachian town was deluged with heavy rains in February causing mudslides and a partial dam break forcing dozens of people out of their homes and into...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Blog Parents

Bread or a Stone?

I found myself back in Matthew 7 this week, reminded that the Lord invites us to ask Him for what we need. Verses 7 and 8 say, "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Blog Faith, Leadership, Ministry & Missions, Students

Missions opportunity: Intercultural Studies Trip 2018

Travel to multiple countries, spread the gospel and engage with teaching, service projects and much more? Northwestern gives students a unique opportunity to get involved.

Friday, December 8, 2017

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