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Testimony Series: Meaning in the Mundane

Written by Joshua Wood. Media by Taylor Harpster. When I was first asked to write out my testimony for this series, my initial thought was, “Oh, cool. Someone thinks I’m interesting!” As a long-time home-schooled, pastor’s kid (PK), it felt pretty good! So, with the empowerment of someone thinking that I was not boring, I tried to figure out how to condense my entire life into about a page or two. Easy, rig ...

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God Made a Hunter

Written by Megan Burns. Media by Kyle Spriggs. "We pray our sights be straight, and our aim be true. We pray for no pain to the game we pursue. We thank you, Lord for this land. We thank you for the sights from our stands. We pray for safety one and all. We pray we may return next fall." -A Hunter's Prayer by S. Elliot   As I walked through dark woods before the break of dawn and climbed up a tree, I w ...

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How Do You Worship?

Written by Hope Brakenhoff. Media by Kyle Spriggs. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth." John 4:24 To most people, worship is considered the act of praising God through song. While singing is one form of praising God, there are so many other ways that people worship. According to Merriam-Webster, worship is “adoration, or acts of reverence, paid to God.” Singing has bec ...

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5 Ways to Dive into God’s Word

Written by Hope Brakenhoff. Media by Taylor Harpster. It is not a simple task to read the Bible, and it is an even more difficult task to understand what you are reading. Scholars spend their whole lives trying to interpret the Bible and what it means. It is created in such a way that one verse can be interpreted in countless ways and every verse means something different to every person. Reading the Bible ...

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A Proverbs 3 Woman

Written by Megan Burns. Media by Taylor Harpster. Growing up in the church, I remember our women’s Bible study, studying Proverbs 31. I remember people in my church telling me how I should strive to be a Proverbs 31 woman. The passage tells how a woman should be faithful, serving, and the importance of inner beauty, among other things. These are such wonderful things for a woman to live by, but the Bible sa ...

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Testimony Series: Back to Life

Written by Tyler Kohrs. Media by Taylor Harpster. In 2016, I graduated from Greenville College with a degree in Social Work and was heavily involved in campus activities, volunteering, and campus organizations. The journey I'm on is one that I could never have planned out ahead of time. In high school, my FCA leader always said, “If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plan.” I was born in South Korea, ...

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Falling Forward on Faith

Written and media by Kristyn Ewing. We are imperfect humans whose sinful nature is to compare and be jealous of our neighbors. The words failure, disappointment, defeated, loser, unworthy, etc., not only instantly flood our minds when something doesn't go our way, but also set limitations on our abilities. We naturally set such high expectations for ourselves, but how we handle situations is what is crucial ...

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No Age Limits in the Mission Field

Written by Megan Burns. Media by Taylor Harpster. In 2012, a good friend of mine, at the age of fifteen, traveled with a group to Kenya, Africa. After growing up in a very strict church, this was not an easy thing to do. Much of her family was unsupportive of her decision, but regardless, she went to Africa for a week and fell in love with the people there. When she came back, it was apparent that she left ...

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Faith in the Workplace

Written by Hope Brakenhoff. Media by Taylor Harpster. Take a second and think about where you will be in four years. One thing every single person here at Greenville University has in common, regardless of age, is the fact that they will inevitably have to figure out what it means to live a life glorifying to God in the “real world,” outside of the bubble that a Christian university can be. That means poten ...

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Leave Your Mark

Written by Hope Brakenhoff. Media by Taylor Harpster. “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation” (Mark 16:15).  Have you ever considered the effect of mission work? It is not something that most people think about daily. I never truly thought about the result of mission work in other countries until I went on a mission trip. Most people do not truly understand what these trips entail and ...

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