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Reflections on Psalm 46: Final thoughts

April 14, 2020

We will have times of trouble; of that we can be sure. We live in a broken, sinful world. We’re in the middle of a tough trial now with this coronavirus pandemic. But God has not left us alone. He is speaking to us profoundly in Psalm 46:1-11.

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Reflections on Psalm 46: Come, see the works of the Lord

April 08, 2020

We are invited to “come and see” the works of the Lord. Look at what the Lord has done and is doing. Never a bad thing. Sometimes we see the Lord’s works made visible in our world, and at other times we see with the eyes of faith his deep work in the hearts of people.

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Reflections on Psalm 46: The Lord of Armies

April 06, 2020

In this portion of the Psalm, we see a stark contrast between the craziness of earth and the steadfastness of our Lord. Pretty much our daily experience, wouldn’t you say? One thing is happening with the “nations, kingdoms and the earth,” while a very different and far better thing is going on with “the Lord of Armies … the God of Jacob.”

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Reflections on Psalm 46: There is a river

April 02, 2020

Last time we talked about how Martin Luther’s famous hymn, “A Mighty Fortress is our God,” draws from Psalm 46. Did you also know that when the bubonic plague hit Luther’s city (Wittenberg, Germany) in 1527, that he and his wife Katharina (pregnant at the time) chose to stay and minister to the sick and dying?

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CM's Weekly Recommendations (3/30)

March 30, 2020

Each week during our spring semester away from campus, CM will share some different resources that you can use to seek to grow in faith.

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CM's Weekly Recommendations (3/23)

March 23, 2020

Each week during our spring semester away from campus, CM will share some different resources that you can use to seek to grow in faith.

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From the "Ouachitonian": Brandon Matros

March 18, 2020

Brandon Matros stood on the pitching mound, a familiar glove and ball in hand, running through the quick motions of throwing the ball smoothly into the catcher’s mitt. Matros, a junior finance major from Arkadelphia and pitcher for the Tigers, was thankful he was still playing the game he had known and loved since his earliest days.

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From the "Ouachitonian": Erica Dixon

March 18, 2020

For many students entering college, they often cannot wait to choose their own direction and explore their own options. As a senior in high school, Erica Dixon, a freshman graphic design major from Arkadelphia, decided she did not have to.

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From the "Ouachitonian": Ryan Lewis

March 18, 2020

Dr. Ryan Lewis is the associate professor of percussion at Ouachita Baptist University. Percussion is Lewis’ primary instrument. He has performed in many different professional symphony orchestras and made appearances with various music groups. Originally from South Carolina, Lewis started his music career at a very early age.

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CM's Weekly Recommendations (3/17)

March 17, 2020

While we’re away from campus and primarily online, here are some resources that we hope encourage your faith.

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Reflections on Psalm 46: Stand empty

April 13, 2020

To finish the Psalm, God himself speaks. Is he speaking to the nations or to his people? It’s hard to tell exactly, but it seems to apply to both. In fact, God might just be speaking to all of creation, reminding us and them and the whole world that he alone is God!

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CM's Weekly Recommendations (4/6)

April 06, 2020

Each week during our spring semester away from campus, CM will share some different resources that you can use to seek to grow in faith.

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16 tips for handling stress, worry, anxiety and fear

April 03, 2020

Separate out and identify the toxic and destructive worry from the good worry. “Good worry” amounts to planning. It produces action, action that will help eliminate or diminish most of our worry. Toxic worry is the enemy. It is repetitive, paralyzing, frightening and unproductive.

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Reflections on Psalm 46: Though the earth trembles

April 01, 2020

I like to be in control. I’ll admit it. But there are some things I simply cannot control no matter how hard I try. I can’t control the weather. I can’t control what other people do. I can’t control the bad things that sometimes happen to those I love. I can’t control viral pandemics. When it hits us that we really cannot control every circumstance, sometimes we start to fear.

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Reflections on Psalm 46: God, our refuge and strength

March 25, 2020

It’s the middle of March 2020, and the coronavirus is beginning to hit the U.S. in a big way. We’ve never seen anything like this in my lifetime. As followers of Jesus Christ, we know that our hope doesn’t depend on this world, especially when trials ambush us. But we need to be reminded and comforted. We need to hear from the Lord.

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From the "Ouachitonian": Emily Trigg

March 18, 2020

While most students spend their college years hanging out with friends and professors, Emily Trigg, a sophomore finance major from Arkadelphia, chose to spend her time hanging out with Mickey Mouse, Daisy Duck and Stitch. Trigg spent 10 months working at the Disney World parks through the Disney College Program.

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From the "Ouachitonian": Ethan Elkins

March 18, 2020

For Ethan Elkins, a freshman Christian studies and communications & media double major, just getting to college meant working extra hard. Elkins was diagnosed with autism in high school, though his struggles actually started earlier.

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From the "Ouachitonian": Mary Katherine Mote

March 18, 2020

As Mary Catherine Mote journeyed through her senior year, her heart was set on what the Lord had in store for her soon after she walked across her graduation stage. Mote, a senior Christian studies major from Hot Springs, Ark., was training to bicycle 1,700 miles down the Pacific West Coast just weeks after she left campus in pursuit of starting a conversation about sex trafficking.

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Coronavirus news related anxiety

March 17, 2020

If you’re among those who’ve recognized that you’re feeling more stressed, anxious or on edge with the uptick in Coronavirus/COVID-19 news and precautions announcements, here are a few things that might be helpful to remember and put into practice to find calm, and to manage your mental health.

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From the "Ouachitonian": Sarah Williams

March 16, 2020

Most know the maxim, “You don’t get to choose your family.” But it is something special when your family chooses you. Sarah Williams, a freshman communications and media major from Tyler, Texas, could tell you that better than most.

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