Abigail Sivyer

As the election approaches, remember the power of prayer

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Does prayer have enough power to change the course of  U.S. history? For the Christian, the response to this question is  an automated “yes.” The belief that prayer is powerful is fundamental to the Christian faith.  But do you really believe this to be true? Merriam-Webster defines believing as “a firm conviction as to the

When success seems unattainable, keep pushing yourself

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Baseball fans everywhere are still in shock that after a collective  176 years of futility, the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs are meeting in the World Series. The Cleveland Indians last appeared in the World Series  in 1997 but have not won since 1948. Even more surprising, the Chicago Cubs last played in the

In the face of unexpected trials, find strength in Jesus Christ

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Matthew. Not the name. But the category five hurricane that ripped through the Caribbean up through the Southeast of the United States. With winds up to 107 mph, rainfall up to 17.49 inches and flooding across North and South Carolina and Haiti, many lives were affected by Matthew. At least 43 U.S. lives stepped into

nooks and crannies – ›› Cancer Research Lab ‹‹

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Located on the first floor of Barge Memorial Hospital, the Cancer Research Lab serves as a valuable resource for biology students. During the school year, students in the cell biology track write and execute research grant proposals for the course, Independent Study. During the summer, students who participate in the cancer research program, Research Immersion

Calm in the political storm: keep your focus on your King above

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With Nov. 8 less than a month away, the 2016 presidential election is a topic that’s at the forefront of our minds. Maybe you’ve already made your decision. Perhaps you’re tired of hearing about it. However, the election worms its way into our conversations on a daily basis. It’s all over social media. It’s almost

Comparing yourself to others: a detriment to your happiness

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We compare grades, friends, relationships, clothes and even levels of spirituality. These are all too common comparisons at Bob Jones University. Living in an environment that challenges students to be their best is a growing experience. This growth is vital to our futures as responsible, hardworking adults. But we too often translate my best to

Smartphones: a blessing or a curse?

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Where is your phone right now? On your desk? In your backpack? In your hand?  Chances are you are always aware of your phone’s location and maybe even panic if you misplace it, and with good reason. Today, a phone is so much more than a communication device. It’s a calendar, a notepad, an alarm

Keeping your commitments: an important test of character

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Commitment. According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, commitment has a three-fold definition: 1. A promise to do or give something. 2. A promise to be loyal to someone or something. 3. The attitude of someone who works very hard to do or support something. In a selfish society  that promotes personal gain as most important, responsibility, obligation

BJU tributes victims of 9/11 attacks

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For 15 years, Sept. 11 has been a somber day for the United States. This year, BJU commemorated that tragic day with a 2,977-flag display at the main campus entrance—one flag for every victim. Although The University places flags on the front of campus every year in honor of those who died, this year’s display

COLUMN

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Ringgold, Louisiana. Before this summer, I never knew such a place existed. From most perspectives this 1,500- person town is not especially memorable. But Ringgold is special because it is the home to Southland Christian Ministries—a youth camp I had the privilege of counseling at for most of my summer break. My usual summer plans

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