A Prescription For A Purpose

I have had glasses since I was 13 years old. I never thought I needed them but when I put them on for the first time, I realized I was looking at life through an into the spider-verse like episode and realized with right sight the world looked very different! Every time I took my…

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New Seasons, Same Hobbies

When entering into a new season of life we all tend to make changes. We change our schedule, location, priorities, and ways of doing things. Most of these changes are for the benefit of the new season, and some we do not realize end up stifling us from our creativity and passions. We don’t tend…

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Trusting God In Every Season!

You may be in your junior or senior year of high school, or you may have just graduated and you’re thinking to yourself, “what now!?” The ending of your high school career may seem like the end of an era, it can be overwhelming and honestly a little scary. Life is full of different seasons…

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With No Time To Waste!

We are in a weird time of unexpected distancing and a good deal of spare time. There’s a lot of new choices to make; whether it be making a new routine, deciding how to keep ourselves healthy, or how we are going to spend our time at home! Without intentionally making good choices for ourselves,…

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Leveling Up! The Progress of Process

I love to run! In the beginning of 2020, one of my new year’s resolutions was to run three miles daily! I started strong, but within only a couple of weeks I began to struggle to find motivation to continue my resolution to run. I had a friend that also ran and discovered that he…

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Growing Your Capacity As A Musician

Playing guitar on a worship team for Sunday services has come a long way in the last 20 years. Guys like Lincoln Brewster, Steve Fee, and Hillsong’s, Nigel Hendroff, have paved the way for the future of worship music! I remember reading articles years ago about how the worship movement would eventually fizzle out and…

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Best Coffee Shops In Springfield, MO.

Coffee shops are essential for college students! Whether you are hanging out with friends or cramming for a final, we have many options that will help you unwind or give you that extra energy for the work ahead! Springfield is home to some of the greatest coffee shops around! Each shop is unique and has…

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Praise and Worship Defined

Hey, this is Izzy with James River Worship! I lead the Worship and Production Practicum here at James River College. In practicum, I’ve always been asked what the difference is between praise and worship. Is it my favorite guitar-ripping, drum-beating, foot-stomping thriller or my hands raised, tear-dropping, knee-buckling, voice-cracking slow song that is the anthem…

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Opportunity in Opposition

At James River College every day is an exciting adventure! It’s full of growth, leadership development, and an unbelievable opportunity. We are constantly left in awe by what God is doing through the College and the Church that we get to be a part of! There is no doubt that we are the hands and…

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Redefining College Culture

At James River College we learn a lot of life-changing principles! From ministry and worship, to leadership and logistics, James River College sets each student up for successful transition into vocational ministry or ministering in his/her vocation. However, one of the greatest and most important principles I have learned in my time at James River…

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