Welcome Week 2013

Whether you’re a freshman or returning to campus, the events Newman has planned throughout the first week of school are sure to provide fun, food, and fellowship.  All are welcome, so bring your roommate and a friend or three.

Monday, August 26 at 6p | Pool Party (Mayo Village Pool)

Tuesday, August 27 at 6p | Cookout and Games (Newman)

Wednesday, August 28 at 9:30p | Mass and Super Sundae Bar (Newman)

Thursday, August 29 at 7p | visit Newman’s booth at the Campus-Wide Activities Fair (Thomas Plaza)

Friday, August 30 at 7p | FOCUS House Party (3335 E. 7th St)

 

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Freedom in God

If we give our freedom to God we shall remain free. If we prefer anything to God we shall lose our freedom and fall into slavery of some kind. Knowing this, God forbids us to acknowledge other gods. The Bible calls this God’s jealous, because he prefers our happiness to everything else. This is why Christian faith is exclusive. There is only one God, one Lord, one Creator, one Redeemer. Throughout the Bible God asks: “Has any other god done for you what I have done?” No other god is Creator. No other god took notice of Israel in slavery and set them free. No other god became man and died to set us free from sin. We owe everything – our existence, our freedom, our hope – to God. To believe this in faith means to prefer God to all else: riches, fame, power, pleasure. To prefer him to all things is to refuse to get distracted, to cling to what gives ultimate meaning and purpose to life. In this way faith fulfills the commandment not to have other gods besides him. Even more, by faith we prefer God to life itself: His “love is better than life” (Psalm 63:4).

– Douglas Bushman

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The Afters – “Every Good Thing” (acoustic)

I tend to be busier than I should be
And I tend to think that time is gonna wait for me
Sometimes I forget and take for granted
That it’s a beautiful life we live
I don’t wanna miss the moments like this
This is a beautiful life You give

You’re the reason for every good thing, every heartbeat
Every day we get to breathe
You’re the reason for anything that lasts, every second chance
Every laugh, life is so sweet
You’re the reason for every good thing, every good thing
Every good thing, every good thing…

There will be days that give me more than I can take
But I know that You always make beauty from my heartache
Don’t wanna forget or take for granted
That it’s a beautiful life we live
I’m not gonna miss the moments like this
This is a beautiful life You give

You’re the reason for every good thing, every heartbeat
Every day we get to breathe
You’re the reason for anything that lasts, every second chance
Every laugh, life is so sweet
You’re the reason for every good thing, every good thing
Every good thing, every good thing…

It’s our family, it’s our friends
It’s the feeling that I get when I see my children smile
You’re the reason for this life, everything we love
It’s You alive in us
You’re alive in us

You’re the reason for every good thing, every heartbeat
Every day we get to breathe
You’re the reason for anything that lasts, every second chance
Every laugh, life is so sweet
You’re the reason for every good thing, every good thing
Every good thing, every good thing…

You are, You are here in every moment,
And I know that You’re every good thing
You are, You are here in every moment,
And I know that You’re the reason for
Every good thing, every good thing…