Kayla Glyshaw is a staff journalist for MBU Timeline pursuing a degree in communication studies. She works in the junior high ministry at her church and is on the leadership team for her church’s College Group ministry. In the future she wants to work in either a youth or college ministry. She loves coffee, singing and anything that involves holding a camera or editing video footage.
After seeing the trailer for the movie, “Me Before You,” depicting a precious story of a man in a wheelchair who falls in love with a quirky British girl, I thought for sure this would be another great and enjoyable chick flick. After someone spoiled the ending for me I was shocked at how unethical the movie might possibly be.
The St. Louis area is home to numerous commuter colleges and most of these students are untouched by the church’s care. With growing youth programs, many churches in the St. Louis area neglect reaching out to these college students.
After being born I was helicoptered over to another hospital because I was too sick for the hospital to take care of me. After days of being hooked up to so many wires, my doctor dropped the news to my parents that their daughter would be paralyzed in her right arm for the rest of her life.
During this time of year, it’s easy to think about what you’re thankful for with holidays dedicated to finding joy and thankfulness. I think the art of giving thanks goes beyond just the holiday and should be an everyday practice.
Here are some interesting facts about MBU Timeline, the student newsmagazine of Missouri Baptist University, in St. Louis:
*Our mission statement is: MBU Timeline is the student news network of Missouri Baptist University, a private Christian university that embraces the essential core value of “social change through service and leadership.”
*The Bible verse that drives our mission is 2 Timothy 2:15 (Worldwide English Version): “Tell the true message in the right way.”
*The WordPress website has been up since late-fall 2013. We average about 3,000 sessions and about 5,000 pageviews per month.
*Our stories and galleries get as few as 40 or 50 hits, or as many as 8,000 hits.
*We have readers in every state and more than 90 countries around the world. We have several readers in South America, the United Kingdom, India and Australia.
*Most of our readers are in Missouri, followed by Illinois, California and Texas.
*We do not accept advertising as we are a not-for-profit online newsmagazine.
*We welcome contributors from all walks of MBU life, regardless of your major. Reach out to us on Twitter at: @mbutimeline.