Archive | September 2011

Freshman First 40 — Day 40

DAY 40 WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 28, 2011 Gen 22: 1-12 How BIG are your dreams for your life? I’m not just talking about any old dream. I’m talking about your wildest dreams! You know, the ones that you never may have shared with anyone – but have written down and hidden away someplace secret – so […]

Freshman First 40 — Day 39

DAY 39 TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2011 Gen 28:10-17; Gen 32:22-31:1 In yesterday’s devotional we considered the life of Jacob. There we saw that God met Jacob in a particularly powerful way (twice!), when Jacob was in the midst of a journey – in a time of transition. These vulnerable moments – times of change and […]

Fall Break Trips for Freshmen!

Freshmen, do want to serve over your fall break? Alabama relief trips are the perfect opportunity to offer your time and impact those in need. We’ll organize the trip and put all the details together, you just go! Cost is only $50. Contact for more information. Spread the word!

Freshman First 40 — Day 38

DAY 38 MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2011 Gen 28:10-17; Gen 32:22-31:1 One of the great figures of the Old Testament is Jacob – the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham. The Bible passages listed above tell us of two dramatic encounters between Jacob and God. Interestingly enough, the two events mirror one another in several […]

Freshman First 40 — Day 37

DAY 37 SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2011 Mt 6:25-34 What is the vocation of a college student? The standard response to that question most likely will involve something ordered towards a post-graduation goal or event. Frankly, most of what we do in college is ordered towards something after graduation—landing a job, getting into graduate school, moving […]

Freshman First 40 — Day 36

DAY 36 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2011 2 Cor 9:12 “This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.” I often pray that we, the Belmont faculty and staff, can steward our students to take what they’re learning in […]

Freshman First 40 — Day 35

DAY 35 FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 23, 2011 1 Pet 4:8-10 Recently the Lord has been teaching me a lot about service. It’s very hard to balance our time between friends, school, work, staying fit, resting, and not to mention staying in tune with the Lord’s heart and purpose for our lives. As I have already sped […]

Freshman First 40 — Day 34

DAY 34 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2011 2 Cor 5:14, Eph 4:1 Vocation. It’s really why we all came to college, right? Why would any of us have come to Belmont if not to pursue an education that will eventually lead to a career? Vocation is a tough word, though, because it speaks to more than […]

Freshman First 40 — Day 33

DAY 33 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2011 Jer 29: 11-13 “For I know the plans I have for you ”declares the Lord,“ plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to […]

A Night with Maya Angelou

By Amanda Stravinsky She talked about rainbows. Maya Angelou, author, poet, playwright and activist, welcomed a packed Curb Event Center September 19 as audience members welcomed her with a standing ovation. She opened her discussion with a reference to Genesis 9:13, the part in the Bible where God sends Noah a rainbow, never to flood […]