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Christian Life Theme for October

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Love is a topic heavily emphasized in the Bible, and while many hear about what love is and how to love better, people rarely hear about what love is not.

The verse for this month comes from 1 Corinthians 13:4 which says, “Love does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.” It is a perfect example of what love is not, inspiring us to love better.

To truly discover what love is, we must first establish what love is not. This verse perfectly describes what love is by explaining to the reader the exact opposite. This verse says that love is the opposite of envious, boastful and proud. Which means it is not jealous or arrogant.

When the director of Christian Life Greg Lisson was asked how this quote relates to our lives he said, “The theme this month is most applicable to our lives. We live in a world where we think more about what we don’t have than what we do have. We strive for the next best thing and when what we have is not enough, we get envious. As humans, we are boastful and proud, but that is exactly what love is not.”

The theme this month is different than any other themes. Lisson said, “It circles back to what love is in a different way. It doesn’t focus on all the gentle and sweet aspects of love, it challenges you to be what you should be by saying what you should not be.”

Senior Ashley Godwin spoke to the entire high school in chapel on Oct. 6, and she believes this verse can apply to the daily life of a Wesleyan student.

“We can realize that all of our needs have been met in Christ. Therefore, we don’t need to be selfish. We do need, however, to understand that others’ needs might not be met yet, said Godwin. “We need to show people, whose needs have not been met, the love that Christ showed us.”

Love has a much deeper meaning than we as humans could ever begin to comprehend. But the Bible gives us a unique perspective on love.

Love is not arrogant, prideful or self-seeking. It is really the exact opposite.

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Wesleyan Coach Robbed; Technology Assists in Arrest

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A Wesleyan coach was the victim of a robbery in Duluth this month.

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Advice Column: How to Handle Stress

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Dear Anonymous,

I know what being stressed feels like and it is not fun! I always feel like I have a million different things going on too and it drives me crazy. It is definitely hard to balance everything, especially when it comes to family, friends, and school! Although it might be difficult, there are many practical ways to alleviate stress in your life. First, try to keep a gratitude journal so you can write about things that inspire you and make you happy. Focusing on the things you are grateful for helps you see the positive things in your life.

Personally, being organized with my room, planner, closet and other things that typically get cluttered or messy helps keep my life organized. Often I rush to get ready because I sleep in too late in the morning, and mornings are so important because it can either cause my day hectic or not. To prevent that from happening, try going to bed earlier to get more sleep! Also, set a time, like 10 p.m., to drop everything, turn off the lights and go to sleep. Engraving this habit in your mind is so important because getting the proper eight hours of sleep will help your brain function smoothly during the school day. Another technique that may help to boost your day is carving out time in the morning to get ready and follow your daily routine. Obviously, this process is different for boys and girls, but making yourself presentable and feeling confident with how you look gives you that extra boost of confidence to start the day off great.

Adding to self-confidence in the morning, focus on the Lord with prayer or a devotion. Stress buildup is negative, but prayer and worship can help alleviate some of the negativity that stress causes. While stressed, your physical body tends to tense up, causing you to feel uncomfortable; running or exercising will release endorphins, a group of chemicals in your brain. Don’t like running? Take a walk or just enjoy being outside with the fresh air. After the run, workout or fresh air, your body will be able to relax and feel less tense.  Finally, take a bath! Just relax. Stress is no fun, especially during the school year, where we are pressured to always give our best performance. Thankfully, there are many solutions to this problem that will help you live a healthier and happier life.

Good Luck!



If you need advice, email the Green and Gold.


Mosaic 7:9 Club Breaks into the New Year with Piñata Festivities

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    Senior Bailey Edwards takes a swing at the piñata in the opening meeting. Julia Childers

There are many great clubs offered at Wesleyan. One of the most diverse clubs is the Mosaic 7:9 club. It started three years ago at the request of two former students, Adaku Onwuka and Sheridan Davenport. This club comes together to celebrate diversity.

Jason Sheer, the faculty sponsor, said, “The name of the club, Mosaic 7:9 comes from the idea that we, like a mosaic, are a community of difference, and it is the difference that makes the community beautiful.”

The other half of the name comes from Revelation 7:9, when John saw many different people from many different nations, and they were all worshipping the same God.

“The name is a good reflection of why I personally care and why this matters at Wesleyan- I want to be a follower of Christ and this is the kind of community Christ is preparing for us,” said Sheer.

This year the club kicked things off with piñata festivities on the quad, but it is never too late to join. Mosaic 7:9 club meets once per month during lunch, along with the occasional leadership meeting. This is a time for students to plan the discussion for the next lunch meeting. This club hopes to diversify Wesleyan, and so far they have done an exceptional job.

Senior Sophia Kim is a participant of the club and she said that she hopes “the club will bring out different perespectives on how to benefit from diversity in Wesleyan.”

Fantasy Football Frenzy Begins at Wesleyan

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Fantasy football breaks bonds and creates chaos, giving the NFL its meaning and worth. Without fantasy football, the NFL would be nothing.

Played by girls, guys and all grade levels, fantasy football allows people to create imaginary teams made up of real professional football players. In 1962, Wilfred Winkenbach, one time Oakland Raiders limited partner, created the first recorded fantasy football team. It was created for fans to feel like they had a more active role in the NFL.

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