Archive | August 2011

Freshman First 40 — Day 12

Day 12 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2011 Prov 3:13; 14:10; 17:9; 18:24; 22:11; 27:10 and Rom 12:8-15 Welcome to the next chapter of your life and life at Belmont. You will be writing your own story and the story of Belmont in your time here. Most people you talk with who attended college, especially at a […]

Freshman First 40 — Day 11

Day 11 TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011 1 Cor 12 As a coach here at Belmont, the first thing I think about when I hear the word “community” is our volleyball team. We are a small community inside the larger population of Belmont University, and every member of our team is important to our success. Some […]

Freshman First 40 — Day 10

Day 10 MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2011 Mt 5:3-8 “ You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule. You’re blessed when you feel you’ve lost what is most dear to you; Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear […]

Freshman First 40 — Day 9

Day 9 SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2011 Mt 6:33 and Mt 6:19-24 “ But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” I have heard it said that everything in our lives is either a tool or an idol. When it comes to vocation or as […]

Freshman First 40 — Day 8

DAY 8 SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 2011 Mt 6:10 “ Only one life, ‘twill soon be past. Only what’s done for Christ will last.” — Charles Studd Too many universities talk about how getting a degree will dramatically increase your future earning potential. The phrase “the value of a college degree” is meant to assure you that […]

Freshman First 40 — Day 7

DAY 7 FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2011 Heb 11:1 and 1 Cor 12 It seems like every Christian on earth can probably relate to the idea of struggling to have faith. As followers of Christ, we all have a degree of faith, and we strive to trust the truth of Christ more and more. However, for […]

Freshman First 40 — Day 6

DAY 6 THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2011 James 2:20 and 2 Corinthians 5:7 The key to good planning is good goal setting. Goals are written, clearly understood objectives that one arrives at after much prayer, processing, and planning. In my work I have found that it takes a great degree of faith to write ambitious goals […]

Freshman First 40 — Day 5

DAY 5 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2011 Mt 14:13-18 When I think about Jesus’ many admonitions to serve our fellow humans and to “love our neighbor as ourselves,” I especially like the account of the feeding of the 5,000 as found in Matthew’s and Luke’s gospels. Usually when we think about this story we focus on […]

Freshman First 40 — Day 4

DAY 4 TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2011 Heb 11:6 Situations that require faith are always the ones that change us the most. They’re the highlighted sentences in the books of our lives. They’re the days we remember in colors and emotions instead of facts and minutes and hours. They’re the times when God asks us to […]

Freshman First 40 — Day 3

DAY 3 MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 1 Pet 4:10-11 I speak with students often who are trying to decide on a major, an academic path- what to “do with their lives.” I oftentimes reply with, “How could you know?  You are young; there is so much yet to learn in order to know what path […]