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Benefits of budgeting

Benefits of budgeting

Finances: one of the obstacles students struggle with daily. Most students can attest that college is a time when money is short; however, there are ways to scrimp and save without eating ramen noodles every night. For incoming freshmen and students ...

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Hello, it’s your childhood calling

Hello, it’s your childhood calling

Pablo Picasso once said every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. Where, then, is the disconnect between the mind of a twenty-something college student and the mind of a child who is willing to go to a place of ...

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Moment by moment intentionality

Moment by moment intentionality

It is a habit of mine to long for the days to pass. It is very possible that in my task-oriented way of getting through the week, I miss a million chances to partake in simple, glorious moments. It did not take much of my wishing away the weeks befor ...

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Love in the midst of tension

Love in the midst of tension

“God is the color of water.” That’s what James McBride’s Polish Orthodox Jewish mother told him when he was a child. He had questions. Questions that many of us have today. What does God say about the chaos going on in our world? What does He want us ...

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The Paris project

The Paris project

As you’re picking up this paper after chapel, the sun is beginning to set in Paris, France. The metro rattles by right outside my window, and the smell of fresh baguette signifies suppertime. It’s more beautiful here than I ever could have imagined, ...

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Search for the why

Search for the why

The Missions and Outreach office at ORU strives to serve the kingdom of God both across the world and in our own community.   Outreach is a weekly commitment to serving the hurting, broken and lost in our own city. The office serves to create op ...

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There was no me without you. Really.

There was no me without you. Really.

It’s storytime, kids. When I came to  ORU, I didn’t want to be a journalist, but one day a random conversation with my predecessor and friend, David Sauer, sparked an interest. “Russ, you know sports better than most. You’d be a great writer. I’m the ...

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Letter from the Editor: An Oracle Farewell

Letter from the Editor: An Oracle Farewell

Just a few short months ago when I couldn’t see beyond my books, tests, papers, homework and job, I asked myself “Do I really need a degree to fulfill God’s calling on my life?” My dad’s voice popped in my head saying, “Alyssa, I did not just invest ...

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Writing to my of right of passage

Writing to my of right of passage

“Victoria Wutserfayse:” that was printed as my byline on my very first article  for the Oracle. No, it wasn’t a unique spelling of a foreign name. It was literally a glorified spelling of “What’s-her-face.” Judging from my first printed article, you ...

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A letter from the Director: A year of change

A letter from the Director: A year of change

A year of transition – a year of change, and ultimately progress and championship level performance – the Oracle gained new leadership, a new look and a new feel.  Many great stories were told and awards recognizing the Oracle and staff were numerous ...

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