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12 Days of Christmas…for NCU

12 Days of Christmas…for NCU

  In this time of giving and as we near the completion of 2013, many individuals are looking for ways to minimize their taxes and maximize their gifts? Here’s a list of 12 ways you can consider supporting NCU through charitable giving. 1. CASH A simple and common way to make a gift. Donations of cash are deductible if you itemize in the ...


Sar Shalom

Sar Shalom

Twas a mountain-chilled Christmas morn. Gifts had been opened; hot sugar-glazed cinnamon rolls were overeaten. I loaded our young daughter Elizabeth into a chest pack, left our cabin and started up the road, Valley of the Falls Boulevard. I hoped to work off the calories from the eggnog. Nearing the crest I watched in horror as another young dad I ...


Waiting On The Lord

Waiting On The Lord

Yesterday I received another one of my routine junk emails from Redbox with the subject line: “Instant Gratification”.  I instantly deleted it, taking some gratification from that act!  But Redbox’s empty promise of instant gratification lingered in my mind as an unfortunate sign of the times.  Regardless of how much we try to slow down the pace, it is difficult ...


What would it mean for Jesus to come “in this flesh of mine”?

What would it mean for Jesus to come “in this flesh of mine”?

Advent is a Latin word meaning “coming” or “presence”.  We use the word of the season approaching Christmas because we are celebrating the coming of Christ to redeem the world.  We spend a lot of money to buy gifts to give to people.  Merchants promote the Christmas season to push their annual sales into the black.  We eat a lot.  ...


Travel Plans

Travel Plans

Traveling during the holidays is chaotic. Extreme weather, clogged roadways, and overbooked hotels. It is enough to make you frustrated, mad and even a bit cynical. I know over the next few weeks the challenges of seeing family and finding a deal on the quota of necessary presents will take much of our attention. It must have been similar for the ...


A Reflection on the Marriage Café

A Reflection on the Marriage Café

As a staff member of NCU and an attendee of Northwood Christian Church, my husband and I had the opportunity to attend Dr. Keith Potter’s Marriage Café. I must say, both my husband and I were extremely blessed by this workshop and have both been challenged and encouraged in the practical applications that Dr. Potter shared with us. As I looked ...


The NCU Idea: WISDOM inspired by FAITH bearing fruit in lives of SERVICE

The NCU Idea: WISDOM inspired by FAITH bearing fruit in lives of SERVICE

I have entered into my fourth, you might say my senior year, as President with a great sense of appreciation for the history and tradition of NCU and a deep gratitude for the impact this institution has had on my life. Almost exactly 118 years ago Eugene Sanderson founded a college that has done much to shape the educational and Christian ...


Reflections on church, family and NCU

Reflections on church, family and NCU

On Saturday, October 5, the NCU Alumni Association presented Richard (Dick)  Busic ’62 with the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award. Upon receiving the award, Busic provided remarks, highlighting those who have impacted his career in church ministry and his deep connection to NCU. First I want to say Thank You. I am honored and humbled. Through my ministry and work at NCC ...


Third Annual West Coast Classic

Third Annual West Coast Classic

Each fall, most NCU students eagerly look forward to the Friday of week eight, the midterm break. And as much as we love our jobs, without a doubt most NCU professors look forward to it as well. I am the exception. It's not that I don't look forward to it; it's just that it's never a break for me. It hasn't been ...


Where Are They Now: Keith Potter

Where Are They Now: Keith Potter

Northwest Christian University Athletics - Where Are They Now: Keith Potter.