Someone Whose Inspiration Runs True and Deep

By: Jena Slater When I think of an inspirational person many things come to mind: strong-willed, hardworking, and overcoming obstacles. A picture comes to mind of a strong woman who always encourages everyone else and who may not get enough recognition for all the challenges she has overcome throughout the years. For me, Rebecka Holman is an inspirational person since no matter what the given circumstances are, she always finds the strength within to surpass the struggles. Holman plans on graduating in December of 2017 with her Bachelor’s Degree in…

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Happiness: An Inside Job

By: Sophia Romero I think everyone has had the line go through their brain that they don’t deserve something. Whether it’s a new job, a competitive internship, or even a position in a student organization. Believe me, I have been there. We have all been there. After having these reoccurring thoughts, I decided to do some research of my own to achieve real authentic happiness. I watched Tony Robbins “I’m Not Your Guru” on Netflix, which sparked a hunger for change to alter my thoughts and my mindset for the…

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Succeeding In My Skin

By: KyAnna Walton “They are expecting us to fail the state exams! You know they think we’re dumb. We don’t have time for you guys to sit here and chat about yesterday, we have things to do!” I vividly recall my 8th grade science teacher yelling at us for talking during her lesson. At the time, it was unclear to me why she was so angry and that this very time would lead me to my destiny. Being from a small town there isn’t much opportunity for girls like myself…

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Taking the Bible Seriously not Literally

By: Rev. David Wilson Rogers The Bible is understandably one of the most influential books in the history of humanity. Regardless of one’s own personal religious beliefs, there is no escaping the fact that our culture, history, nation, and overall way of life has been influenced by the way that sacred book is read and interpreted. Yet, for such a profoundly influential book, it is also striking how poorly the overall contents of this ancient text are really understood. The Bible is not a nice, clean, and perfect little manuscript…

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Focus on Christ, ENMU

By: Rev. David Wilson Rogers Consider a small thought experiment. Wherever you are right now, take a few moments—say 20 seconds or so—and look around where you are. While you are looking, take notice of everything in sight that is blue. Go ahead, try it now and return to this article after you are done. Now, name everything you saw that was red, green, or yellow. This simple thought experiment has great implications for religious Christian faith and its connection with the believer’s relationship with God. One’s focus absolutely determines how…

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Finding Inspiration

By: Marissa Tijerina I’ve been having a hard time finding inspiration for my writing lately. I have not been motivated to sit down and just write. With school, homework, housework, and a five-month old to take care of, I just don’t have the time nor the energy. However, I found inspiration from the least conventional source today. I was reading my psychology book when a paragraph about creativity peaked my interests. I continued to read and found myself inspired to write. Of course, I couldn’t step away from my homework,…

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