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You are my Vision

Happy Friday from Rend Collective!

Growing Strong

I’ve always believed that difficulties have a unique way of strengthening people.  I still believe this is true, but I no longer believe it’s guaranteed.  In other words, I now believe that difficulties can have a unique way of strengthening people.

The difference may seem subtle, but it’s more than a minor nuance in a sentence.



Have a great weekend everyone!

Meet Nayquan

CIU Rams

Nayquan Wilson is a sophomore here at CIU and is majoring in Business & Organizational Leadership. He also plays on the CIU Rams basketball team! No matter your passion, CIU will equip you for your career and for life.

“I chose to come to CIU because it was a unique opportunity to enter an excellent business program, play basketball, and more importantly, grow closer to God.” -Nayquan


Man Of Sorrows


See the stone is rolled away
Behold the empty tomb
Hallelujah God be praised
He's risen from the grave


Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus (Look Up)

Turn your eyes upon Jesus
Look full in His wonderful face
And watch the world grow dim
Standing next to Him
In the light of His glory and grace

Meet Arsida

Arsida Ndoni is pursuing her M.A. in Clinical Counseling here at CIU. She is not only being prepared for her career, but also for her calling!


When the Crazy Kicks In

Happy Friday and Happy Weekend everyone!!

Desert Song

All of my life
In every season
You are still God
I have a reason to sing
I have a reason to worship

Blessings in the Desert

If you’ve been a Christian for any length of time, I’d be willing to bet you’ve experienced a “dry” season in your spiritual life.  Lack of spiritual enthusiasm, a sense of merely going through the motions, and unperceived growth are a sampling of symptoms of the spiritual desert.  These seasons can be brought on by sin and decreased sensitivity to the Holy Spirit, but just as often – if not more often – they are characteristic of the natural ebb and flow of life in a fallen world.