A child wants to please their parents until they become a teenager, then the parents try to please their child, all because of the fear that one day they may leave.
Photo by Chaney Archive
Trevor Chaney, at 4 years old, sits in the backseat as he gets dropped off at his grandparents’ house. His early life was a series of dropoffs, mainly between parents, but now he has found solid and healthy footing.
In the midst of our toughest battles, our biggest losses, God is at work. He enters into the chaos, and instead of allowing that pain to be the end of our story, He makes miracles. All it takes is a little hope, and a lot of fight.
Photos by Trevor Chaney
Waiting for her next turn, junior Stacy Rohan looks down Spartan Field as her teammates continue a cross-field passing drill. Rohan returned to the game this fall after suffering an ACL tear in October 2017 and learning what it means to be a teammate from the sidelines.
Esther Wysong, a recent graduate of Missouri Baptist University, shares about an event in her past which drastically changed her life. “It caused me to cling to my faith in God and learn to trust Him with my future, no matter what it might hold, as He changed my story from one of hurt, pain and brokenness to one of hope, forgiveness and joyfulness.”
All photos courtesy of Esther Wysong
A railroad track crossing along State Route 37 in rural Southern Illinois, where you never know how smooth or bumpy the crossings will be if you’ve never gone over them before.
“By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third, by experience, which is the most bitter.” –Confucius
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The traditional four-year college experience is not only valuable for learning liberal arts and topics within a student’s particular major, but it’s a time of growth, from teen-ager with a fallback safety net to adult walking the tightrope of life without a net. And it’s a wonderful time to grow, and to learn.
Left to right, Abigail Scanio, fiance and fellow graduate, Matt Williams, and Jill Burroughs enjoy Missouri Baptist University’s annual tradition of the Senior Walk, during which well-wishers applaud and cheer graduates as they walk to Chapel this week.