With winter fast approaching and the air becoming crisper, jingle bells whisper in the wind as vibrant red and green colors begin to appear, meaning it must be getting close to Christmas time. This holiday season, MBU has put on a variety of activities and events throughout December leading up to Christmas break. Students had a blast participating in all the fun activities. Students who are a part of MBU’s Opinion Writing class also shared their favorite winter season foods as they look forward to spending time with friends and family during Christmas.
Every Christmas season, MBU’s Hanging of the Green takes place on the Quad. Each attendee is given a candle, which signifies the light of Jesus being born into the world and serves as a reminder for members of the MBU community to continue to “shine on” during the holidays as we are always reminded of the light of God that shines through us each day. All photos by Jessica Kunkel
When we show love, devotion, pride and honor toward our country we are exhibiting patriotism. As a young adult in the United States of America, I have discerned there are definable actions and behaviors that embody a proper U.S. patriot.
The United States Flag: A symbol of God-provided freedom, as well as justice, sacrifice and, above all, national patriotism established on a Biblical foundation. Photo courtesy of Aaron Burden on Unsplash
There are many different ways to enjoy your days of late summer and fall, and everyone has favorite activities that are meaningful for various reasons. Some like being indoors, others like outdoors, some like high-energy activities and yet others enjoy calmer options. Here are some of my most anticipated summer and fall fun activities.
Mountains tower above Spud Lake in the San Juan mountain range in Colorado, a mountain range my family has revisited throughout the years, always enjoying its beauty and the chance to explore together. Photo by Emma Tihen
Most people tell stories, stories of their past, their friends, their families. My grandpa had a story he told to every one of my siblings. It was a story, but it was also a lesson. He was always focused on lessons, always focused on helping us become the most compassionate we could and always encouraging us to do our best.
Kenneth Tihen Sr. and Joyce Tihen smile with four of their grandkids at a one of our many wonderful family gatherings. That’s me on the right with the black-and-red-striped sleeves. Photo by Lisa Marie Tihen — Graphic illustration by Isabel Rinkenberger
Lindsay Mills is a Christian wrestler who is passionate about spreading the love of Christ within her sport and on her team at Missouri Baptist University, pinning disappointment to the mat and choosing to replace it with the victory of encouragement for her teammates.
The kind and gracious attitude of Lindsay Mills helps her coach young wrestlers at Purler Wrestling Academy in Moscow Mills. Photo courtesy of Lindsay Mills