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A letter to parents of 2020 high school grads

May 29, 2020

What a challenging season we are in as parents of a 2020 high school senior. I have struggled with the loss of so many highly anticipated moments. Have you? My daughter and her friends, who have competed in quiz bowl for the past six years, were supposed to compete in the state tournament. It didn’t happen.

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Contagious compassion and joy: Silver linings in the storm of COVID-19

May 13, 2020

It sometimes takes a good rainstorm to better appreciate the sunshine. There I was sitting in my 11 o’clock class on a Tuesday morning, just like normal. My professor walks in and first thing out of his mouth is, “What do y’all think are the chances of Ouachita going online right now?” That was the first time I thought this virus would actually affect Ouachita.

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Struggling with motivation? Here are tips to help you

April 29, 2020

Struggling with motivation? Here are some tips from university counselor Dan Jarboe to help you.

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One day at a time: How through-hiking the Appalachian Trail taught me to navigate the unpredictable

April 20, 2020

During my senior fall semester at Ouachita, I took a backpacking class with Shane Seaton, director of Ouachita RecLife. I also liked to hike quite a bit at Iron Mountain out by Lake DeGray, which is not far from Ouachita’s campus.

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CM's Weekly Recommendations (4/14)

April 14, 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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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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A complementary career: How nutrition & dietetics pairs perfectly with a love for community

May 21, 2020

I didn’t think I’d still be here. Arkadelphia, that is. When I decided to go to school at Ouachita, I thought I’d spend four years here getting my undergraduate and leave for bigger and better things. It felt like almost anywhere was bigger than Arkadelphia, and if the place was so small, it couldn’t be that great. I was wrong.

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Thinking of lasts and greats

May 01, 2020

Senior spring semester is known to be a time of lasts and greats. Last spring break trip, last spring fling, last trip to the lake, last sleepovers with all your friends and final goodbyes. This departure was inevitable. Due to spread of COVID-19 we had to say our goodbyes early. Yes, it is a disappointing time; however, there is much to learn in this season.

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CM's Weekly Recommendations (4/20)

April 20, 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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"Prepare me to leave": Prayers for Ouachita, my old friend

April 17, 2020

I’ve started this post a few times in my head now, and I just cannot seem to find the words. There is so much I feel as if I should say. I could talk about the people I came to know and love these past four years, my roommates, teachers, and friends.

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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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