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April 14, 2023

9 Financial Tips for College Students

Saving money in college is hard. Here are 9 financial tips that can help you save money and make the most out of your time as a student.

Everyday Living

December 6, 2022

10 Study Tips To Help You Be Prepared

Exam season can be stressful. These 10 tips can help you feel confident going in to any exam!

Everyday Living Faith

June 29, 2022

Writer’s Block

Writer’s block is quite comparable to everyday life as we strive to live out this narrative that we supposedly write for ourselves. We want to figure out possible plot twists, the characters involved, the situations we may encounter, the avenues that we need to take, where those roads will lead in the end… how our story should go. The truth is, we are not and have never been the author; we have never been the one in control.

Everyday Living Faith

June 3, 2022

Dealing with Stress Biblically

The Biblical view of dealing with stress provides an outlet for relief and offers a purpose for the difficult circumstances we face. When we carry everything to God in prayer, we can enjoy great peace and cope even within stressful environments.

Biblical Wisdom Everyday Living Faith

March 18, 2022

Absent Joy, Present God

Amid the numerous chapters in the Bible filled with hope, joy, and love, there is one Psalm that expresses the true impact of despair and depression. From beginning to end, Psalm 88 is truly hopeless. In this chapter, the Bible brings to light the thick darkness of depression.

Everyday Living

March 11, 2022

So, You Want to Learn Another Language?

Learning a new language can help you advance your career, understand other cultures, enhance your memory skills, help you to be a better communicator, stimulate your brain power, and more. Here are 6 tips to help you get started on your language learning journey.

Everyday Living The College

November 5, 2021

Loving Thy Neighbor – Geneva Style

While the Bible addresses how to treat your neighbor, it hasn’t covered specific ways do so at Geneva College (I’m sure they’re getting there). In the meantime, I’ll give a few of my suggestions for loving thy neighbors - Geneva style.

Everyday Living

October 20, 2021

Drive-thru Mindfulness: 4 Quick Ways to Improve Mental Health

In the midst of the chaos, it’s crucial we remember to take time to improve our mental health. For those of you who are so busy that your only chance to breathe is a bathroom break, I’ve composed a list of 4 ways you can engage in mindfulness without skipping class.

Everyday Living

August 12, 2021

Keeping Your Summer Cool

With many of us in the Northern Hemisphere experiencing that summer sun lately, I think we could use some helpful and creative ways to keep cool during the rest of this summer. Not every person owns an air conditioning unit and even if you do, you might want to save some money. So, without further ado here are ten good ideas for keeping it cool this summer.

Everyday Living

July 6, 2021

Ways to Relax

A generation on the go needs time to unwind in order to maintain good health. Some fun ways to relax are to take walks, which has the dual benefit of exercise, to read and learn new things or escape to the world of our imagination, and to draw, which helps us to cope with our emotions and create something beautiful that we can share with others.

Everyday Living Faith

June 9, 2021

Through the Lens of Perspective

Our perspective of ourselves can impact the beauty and value we see there. This view can end up being very different from how God and others see us. When we look at ourselves, we tend to see all the qualities that we dislike. But we need to adjust our perspective and make sure we are using the lens of Christ.

Biblical Wisdom Everyday Living Faith

May 19, 2021

The Rest of Peace

Handing our cares and worries over to God gives us peace which keeps us from falling into doubt, as stated in Philippians. "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God."

Everyday Living Faith The College

March 25, 2021

Equipped to Serve in Community

Geneva graduates are equipped to serve in many ways, not the least of which is in their own communities and communities where they find themselves. Here are the stories of three alumnae who have found a way to serve in their callings within a community that needs God's servants.

Everyday Living Higher Education

March 17, 2021

How Do I Get It All Done?

The answer to many problems boils down to structure and management. Students need to be able to manage their time in an efficient manner. Let’s look at areas that require some planning to help students succeed in their academic pursuits: study time, the use of email, social media, and downtime.

Everyday Living

February 19, 2021

Flexible and Fun: Check Out the 7 Best Jobs for College Students

As a college student, your primary responsibility is your studies. Yet, you also need income to help pay for your studies and some of the fun you want to have while in school. So, what are the best jobs for college students? The key is to find a job that pays fairly well but gives you the flexibility you need to keep going with your studies.

Biblical Wisdom Everyday Living Faith The College

January 6, 2021

Best of 2020: The Responsibility of Stewardship

In a world that has been impacted by sin, there is always more that can be done to ensure a mindset of good stewardship and redemption. It starts with understanding that God intends to connect man’s physical existence with the environment from which he was brought forth and continues with educating people with sensible information.

Everyday Living Faith

August 12, 2020

Far Greater Than Six Feet

Keeping a six-foot distance from each other during this pandemic brings feelings of depression and solitude. Separation from the people you love, the places you enjoy visiting and the friends you want to spend time with really hurts. Even though this feels like it has never occurred before, separation is a part of being human in a fallen world.

Everyday Living

August 6, 2020

Recipes I’ve Tried During COVID-19 Quarantine

In a desperate search for things to do during COVID-19 quarantine, I began to volunteer to make dinner in the evenings with my sister. We scoured the internet for tasty, yet simple-enough, recipes to try at home. Here are a few recipes that we tried!

Everyday Living

July 30, 2020

The Power of Friends: Why You Should Make an Effort on International Day of Friendship

On this special day, we celebrate the wonderful role friends play in our lives. This is a great opportunity to let our friends know how much they mean to us.

Everyday Living

July 18, 2020

How to Save Energy in Summertime

Staying conscious of your household energy usage can help keep your electricity bills low while limiting the impact on resources. Here are some tips to stay environmentally conscious and fiscally responsible, a great combination for stewards of God's creation.

Campus Life Everyday Living Higher Education

July 13, 2020

The COVID-19 Disruption

As you continue to adjust to the COVID-19 environment we are living in, I want you to consider that this is only a disruption in your life. It may seem to be overwhelming but only if you allow it to be. God does not bring disruptions in our lives to destroy us, but to build us up (James 1:2).

Everyday Living

July 9, 2020

Five Ways to Beat the Heat

Summer is just about everyone’s favorite season full of activities that set it far apart from everyday life the rest of the year. It also can be hot. As we've reached the fiery days of summer, everyone is scrambling to find energy efficient ways to stay cool on the hot days ahead, and here’s how!

Everyday Living

July 3, 2020

How to Spend Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is one of America’s favorite holidays - full of celebration, of the ideals that anyone can make a good life for themselves in the U.S., achieving the ‘American Dream.’ Here are a variety of activities you can participate in this Independence Day.

Everyday Living

June 21, 2020

Thankful 365 Days a Year for Mom and Dad

During May and June, two closely related holidays appear annually on the calendar. They remind me of the inequity of my parents’ relationship with my siblings and me... and how thankful I am for the 365 days a year that they love us without fail.

Everyday Living

June 17, 2020

10 Ways College Students Can Put Some Sizzle in Summer Vacation

See if you can strike a healthy balance this summer between challenges and indulgences. Choose activities intentionally designed to keep your mind stimulated while providing your body and spirit with the refreshing, rejuvenating R&R they need.

Everyday Living

June 8, 2020

Defeat Anger with Stop, Drop and Roll

Sometimes anger really does feel like fire. With a fire it takes one little spark to get it going and sometimes a small little offense can set off a fit of anger. Both fire and anger, catch quickly, can leave the victim harmed and is hard to put out. Both will not be stopped unless a person takes action

Everyday Living

May 23, 2020

Home for Memorial Day

Unfortunately, due to quarantine rules, these events will most likely not be able to happen and the normal events of Memorial Day will be changed a bit. So, what is there to do while your home for the holiday? To help you out, here is a list of what you can do right at home to mark Memorial Day.

Everyday Living

March 19, 2020

Women's History Month: Celebrating Female Empowerment

Women's History Month encourages us to provide the recognition that accomplished women have deserved throughout the ages—and that they still deserve today. Keep reading to learn more about this important time of year.

Everyday Living Graduate Studies Program Spotlight

January 27, 2020

The Magic Formula for Dealing with SUD

Supporting individuals with SUD in fulfilling their own visions of a successful life is my passion. I am presently doing my Geneva College practicum/internship at a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility. I see how drugs and alcohol have caused serious health problems, financial struggles, imprisonment, damaged relationships, and even death.

Everyday Living

January 20, 2020

Taking the High Road

Martin Luther King, Jr., a Baptist minister and social activist, was a prominent leader of the civil rights movement in the U.S. from the mid-1950s until his death by assassination in 1968. Due to his dynamic leadership of the Civil Rights movement and his steadfast commitment to the achievement of racial justice through nonviolent means, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.

Everyday Living

December 2, 2019

Fall Semester Fatigue: Finishing Strong

After coming back from Thanksgiving Break, finals week follows fast. How are we going to make it? Here are some tips and tricks to help you make your way to the end of the semester.

Everyday Living

November 29, 2019

Protecting Valuable Assets: You and Your Data

Electronic devices make life easier and more efficient, but they open us up to privacy and security concerns. Address these concerns on Computer Security Day.

Everyday Living

November 21, 2019

Six Radical Self-Care Strategies To Help You Survive the Holiday Season

We cannot pour from empty cups. During the holiday season when depression rises, it's important to practice self-care so we are better able to serve others.

Campus Life Everyday Living Faith

November 13, 2019

How About Some Not-So-Random Acts on World Kindness Day?

What are you planning to contribute to World Kindness Day this year? Learn some easy, free, and powerful ways to celebrate and spread positivity.

Everyday Living Graduate Studies

October 10, 2019

Treating Mental Illness with Compassion

World Mental Health Day is a day to share your compassion.

Everyday Living

September 16, 2019

Impacting Lives Through Encouragement

“And let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another.” - Hebrews 10:24-25a

Everyday Living

August 12, 2019

Escape in the Pages of a Good Book

As the school year approaches, remember to enjoy a great mental break from academic reading to enjoy a good book!

Everyday Living Faith

August 7, 2019

The Beauty and Blessings of Commuting

Residential campus life is often wonderful, but some students must commute. I was discontented being a commuter, but slowly, God worked on my heart and opened my eyes to see the beauty and blessings of commuting. Over time, I realized the opportunities in it that other students could not experience.

Campus Life Everyday Living

August 5, 2019

On Limbo and Leaving Childhood

College is a world of limbo in which many students feel stuck... a time of transition, of leaving home for the first time, of growth and development and of taking ownership of their own passions, opinions and lifestyles. At college everyone tells you are an adult, but they don’t always treat you like one.

Everyday Living

July 30, 2019

World Friendship Day!

On July 30 people all over the globe are celebrating World Friendship Day!

Everyday Living Faith

July 18, 2019

Does Purity Matter Today? Why Teens Still See the Importance of Purity

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. - 1 Timothy 4:12

Everyday Living Program Spotlight

July 16, 2019

Integrating Your Christian Faith Into Your Business Life

As Christians, we are called to be image bearers of Christ in every area of life. As Christian business owners and entrepreneurs, you should hold yourself to a higher standard of ethical and moral behavior.

Everyday Living Faith

July 12, 2019

Just Look & See What is Good

The world teaches us so much about the workmanship and caring nature of our creator. Whether on vacation or “staycation” these wonders can be seen and enjoyed if we just choose to open our eyes and notice them.

Biblical Wisdom Everyday Living

July 9, 2019

Enjoy Every Moment of Summer

Summer is an amazing season. The sun, beaches, oceans, lakes, picnics and everything else summer brings leaves you with a sense of relaxation and fulfillment. Still, there is a twinge of fear that makes us dread the end of summer. Should the future be dreaded while the good times of the present are here?

Everyday Living

June 14, 2019

Giving the Gift of Life

June 14, 2019 is World Blood Donor Day!

Everyday Living Faith

June 1, 2019

Summertime Faith: How to Live for Christ This Summer

There's more to summer than relaxing. Yes get your rest, but take advantage of the opportunity to restore your body and your spirit.

Everyday Living

May 29, 2019

10 Ways to Ensure Summer Downtime isn't Brain-Dulling Time

Summer is here!! Get your rest, but relax we want to give you tips to keep your mind sharp.

Everyday Living The College

May 27, 2019

Graduation: Now What?

Graduation day - the moment you’ve been waiting for is finally here. For four years, you’ve dreamed of this day, and with end in sight, you powered through. As graduation and the accompanying elation pass and you are sitting in the after-party quiet, you stare at the hanging diploma, and for the first time it hits you – It’s. All. Over.

Everyday Living The College

May 11, 2019

The Future: A Graduation Poem

Seven semesters down One to go lies ahead What to do when all papers are written, Tests taken, and books read Graduation is coming Whether I like it or not Soon I’ll receive the diploma For which I labored and fought   I can’t believe it’s almost here Like a lifetime in the blink of an eye Getting sentimental already I will not start to cry

Everyday Living

April 15, 2019

6 Smart Ways to Prepare for Finals That Don't Involve Studying

The end of the semester is approaching and finals are coming! While studying is necessary, we want to give you some tips to do, in addition, to your study sessions.

Everyday Living

March 15, 2019

Be a Blogging Mega-Influencer for Christ

Communication is a gift from God, and we are stewards of that gift.

Everyday Living Faith

March 6, 2019

Winter Blues: Spiritual Spring Semester Slump

This is the point of the year where we are looking back longingly at Christmas vacation, feeling that our summer vacations are too far away. Every day is the same old routine; we’re exhausted and bored. But the real question is: what effect does this seasonal slump have on our spiritual lives?

Everyday Living

February 17, 2019

What Does Biblical Kindness Look Like?

National Random Acts of Kindness Day is observed on February 17, Kindness is a lifestyle. It is a daily practice. It is a choice. As Christians we are to grow in the fruit of the spirit – love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control, and kindness – and growth takes time.

Everyday Living

February 14, 2019

Don't Hate on Valentine's Day... Create!

Happy Valentine’s Day!!!! While many people say they “hate” this holiday or that it is only a commercial holiday created for sales purposes, it can also be a wonderful time to show those around you how much you care for them.  God loved us so much that he sent his son to die for us.

Everyday Living

December 21, 2018

Making Resolutions That Stick in the New Year

As January approaches we suggest you shift your mindset heading into the New Year!

Everyday Living

November 27, 2018

The Double-Edged Sword of Social Media

More than 4 billion people use the internet, but are there adverse effects and consequences for heavy social media use?

Everyday Living Faith

November 21, 2018

Give Thanks in All Circumstances

Thanksgiving may mean many different things to many different people. In light of this, how does Geneva College make sense of the holiday? First, we recognize the historical significance of Thanksgiving and what this holiday means for us as a country, and then ask ourselves what we are thankful for today in light of God’s continued grace upon us.

Everyday Living

November 7, 2018

Chilling Out on Stress Awareness Day

In this life we will all inevitably experience stress. Here are some tips to appropriately manage your stress.

Everyday Living Faith

October 31, 2018

Say "Boo-Bye" to Fear

Humans can be a fearful lot. Anxiety is on the rise, studies tell us. Real or imagined, fear can feel the same. So, then, how do we get rid of imagined fear? How do we conquer fear and its ability to impede our normal functioning?

Everyday Living

October 15, 2018

Refining Our Rants

Our instinct is to rant at people who have offended us, but lashing out at those who have wronged us is not effective or loving. Refining our rants means taking the opinions we have and the raw emotion we feel and backing them up with facts. It means taking an honest look at our ideas to find the best way to communicate them to other people.

Everyday Living

October 10, 2018

Lending Your Hand to Lift Others Up on World Homeless Day

Definitely not a day of celebrating, World Homeless Day raises awareness and educates people about homelessness.

Everyday Living

September 21, 2018

In Everything Give Thanks

On this day in 1965, a movement was birthed to practice gratitude to remind us to consider the amazing things we have in our lives.

Everyday Living

September 10, 2018

Come to Me — A Message for Suicide Prevention Month

September is suicide prevention month and we encourage you to take a stand for those suffering and find ways you can help.

Campus Life Everyday Living

August 16, 2018

Looking Back

I have struggled as a runner with the desire to look back. I look back because I’m anxious, worried about who is behind me, who is coming with me, who is falling back, who is gaining on me—worried about what I can’t control. But I also look forward to my last season and my life ahead—to what I can control.

Biblical Wisdom Everyday Living

August 1, 2018

Where no oxen are, the trough is clean...

A life accomplishing anything will include a lot of messiness, including untidy houses and barns. But a messy house shows that people live there, people to love and be loved, people made in God’s image.

Everyday Living

July 30, 2018

Forging Supportive College Connections on International Day of Friendship

"A good friend is like a four-leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have." (Irish Proverb)

Biblical Wisdom Everyday Living Faith

June 21, 2018

Unity in Christ: Loving One Another, Despite Our Differences

Nowadays it is easy to get caught up in our many differences. But in reality, we have so much more in common than we think.

Adult Students Campus Life Everyday Living

June 19, 2018

Beaver Falls Foodie

A great way to get to know a community is eating their local fare, and Beaver Falls holds its own when it comes to great places to eat. Don’t believe me? Try these 5 places, and they will change your mind.

Everyday Living

June 15, 2018

Share the Gift of Life on World Blood Donor Day

Yesterday served as a reminder that we should carry with us every day. Show your community you care by donating your blood!

Everyday Living

June 8, 2018

Saving Energy and Money in Your First Apartment

College students can divert money from their energy bills (so it can go towards something they actually want) by following these simple dos and don'ts to manage the utility bills for their first small or medium-sized apartment.

Everyday Living Faith

April 19, 2018

College Student Grief Awareness Day: Tips for Juggling Grief with Student Life

As a college student, you are facing many things including grieving for a wide array of reasons. It is important that you give yourself the permission to take care of yourself.

Everyday Living

April 13, 2018

The Parable of the Talents: The Importance of Cultivating God's Blessings

Even seemingly small blessing can make a big difference when they are handled properly.

Everyday Living

March 21, 2018

Don’t Be a Statistic — Protect Yourself from Seasonal Influenza

While reported influenza numbers have decreased, it is still important to ensure you are taking precautions to protect yourself.

Everyday Living Faith

March 21, 2018

Spring Fever

So, as the snowflakes fall, we can, like Paul, be content in all things whether in plenty or want. But we can also embrace spring fever and look forward with great anticipation to the new life that is just around the corner.

Campus Life Everyday Living

March 3, 2018

Unpredictable Weather: Be Prepared and Keep Your Chin Up!

The weather in Western Pennsylvania during a transition from season to season can be unpredictable, to say the least. It’s easy to complain about the weather, but how much better it is to prepare for it!

Everyday Living Faith

February 16, 2018

Go Forth and Witness in Fresh Ways on Innovation Day

So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ. - Romans 10:17

Everyday Living Faith

February 14, 2018

The Best Valentine’s Day Ever

Could this be the best Valentine’s ever? Finally, to know what it means to love. Love is what Valentine’s Day is all about anyway, right? Well, yes and no. Valentine’s Day is most certainly about love. Unfortunately, however, love is often highly misunderstood.

Everyday Living

February 7, 2018

Avoid the Flu - How to Protect and Prepare

Preparation and protection of your body and well-being is the best course of action this flu season. The following steps are key in protecting yourself from the grasp of the seasonal flu.

Campus Life Everyday Living

January 25, 2018

Learning to Live with a Troublesome Roommate

There are many reasons why two roommates may not get along, and it is important to understand what these reasons may be and how to appropriately handle such reasons.

Faith Everyday Living

December 22, 2017

7 Ways to Spread Joy Over Christmas Break

The holiday is here. After you catch up on sleep and binge watch all the shows you've missed, take an opportunity to serve others this holiday!

Everyday Living

December 20, 2017

Ditch the Resolution Laundry List; Commit to One Meaningful Change

With the new year fastly approaching many are preparing a laundry list of changes that typically never happen past January. This year we encourage you to take a different approach.

Everyday Living Faith

December 18, 2017

Christmas Contentment

The holiday season is a wonderful time of year filled with lots of fun, warm fuzzy feelings, family, food, and festivities. Celebrating the birth of Jesus is a happy and joyful occasion that is worth looking forward to every year. However, it’s not always a blissful and calm season.

Everyday Living

December 15, 2017

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year! Or Is It?

What's described as the most wonderful time of the year is not a shared sentiment for everyone. Discover ways to combat the holiday sadness and grief.

Everyday Living

December 13, 2017

Reflections: Walking into New Beginnings in 2018

With the New Year approaching, we as the body of Christ, have a beautiful opportunity to reflect in preparation for where our ministry will go in 2018.

Everyday Living Faith

November 24, 2017

Shop 'til You Drop

Instead of experiencing an extra measure of peace and joy at Christmastime, people are feeling anxiety and pressure to spend their money on gifts. And most people don’t want to feel this way.

Campus Life Everyday Living Faith

November 17, 2017

Reading Others: Are You Building Up or Tearing Down?

Don’t judge a book by its cover. Applying this metaphoric advice means resisting what is easy. It is easy to judge, single out others’ imperfections and tear people down. All of us are at risk for giving in to this ugly urge of judging others in an unkind, ungodly way.

Everyday Living

November 7, 2017

Why giving blood gives back

Giving blood is an excellent way to help others in need, and everyone can help in some way. Blood donations are constantly needed for hospital patients; every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood. One donation can help many patients and Power Red donations help even more patients

Biblical Wisdom Everyday Living Faith

October 17, 2017

Celebrating a Biblically Based Conflict Resolution Day

Inevitably we all will face conflict in our lives. While it has historically is viewed in a negative light, we see it a tool to not only grow our faith but cultivate fruitful relationships as well.

Everyday Living

October 11, 2017


Depression is something that is hard to articulate. It is different for everyone. The symptoms are different for everyone. Explaining depression to someone who has never dealt with it is extremely difficult to do.

Everyday Living

October 7, 2017

Five Great Sports Movies for Motivation

As daylight grows scarce and the temperature cools, you may find yourself needing a boost of motivation. Here are five great sports movies to inspire and motivate you on movie night.

Everyday Living Faith

June 23, 2017

June 23: A Special Day to Let Go and Let God

The storms and trials of life can weigh us down. When we do not have our gazed fixed to the one who can sustain us, it often seems unbearable. But today we can take a stand Let It Go and allow God to take control.

Everyday Living

May 16, 2017

Making a Memorable Mark on Notebook Day

The second annual Notebook Day gives you yet another opportunity to sit at the feet of Jesus. Whether you are writing your hopes, dreams, fears or failures, take this day to have a moment of reflection, revelation or restoration.

Everyday Living

March 22, 2017

Five Ways You Can Conserve Water on World Water Day

Many people in the world are not as fortunate to have constant clean water. Learn how you can help by conserving water on World Water Day.

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