Archive | August 2012

FF40 – Day 13 on Service | From Jim Darter

Day 13 – Service Proverbs 11:25 | Matthew 25:35-40 | Galatians 5:13-14 When I came to Belmont I hoped, over everything else, that I would leave this place a better man than when I arrived. This is not, by any stretch of the imagination, a very directed or specific goal. Rather than following a plan […]

FF40 – Day 12 on Community | From Andrew Johnston

Day 12 – Community Proverbs 27:5-6 | Philippians 2:1-2 | Galatians 6:2 I can be a pretty self-centered person. I’ve always consoled myself with the fact that I’m not “selfish” per se— after all, I don’t hold on too tightly to my possessions, I’m often generous with my resources, and I never take the last […]

FF40 – Day 11 on Faith | From Becca Kennedy

Day 11 – FAITH Psalm 9:9-10 | Proverbs 3:5-6 | 2 Corinthians 12:9 The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you. (Psalm 9:9-10) So, I’m going to […]

FF40 – Day 10 on Transition | From David Mee

Day 10 – Transition Genesis 12:1-3 | Psalm 62:6 | James 1:17 Psalm 62:6 says, “He alone is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will not be shaken.” At times I have found the power of scripture through what is not being said. Put another way, do you find yourself assuming […]

FF40 – Day 9 on Vocation | From Patricia Jacobs

Day 9 – Vocation Deuteronomy 15:10 | Proverbs 22:26, 27, 29 | Matthew 3:13-4:25 Welcome to Belmont! You’re beginning an exciting journey. You’ll be surrounded by a caring community who want the best for you. Belmont’s purpose is to help you explore your passions and develop your talents to meet the needs of the world. […]

FF40 – Day 8 on Service | From Ann Touchstone

DAY 8 – Service Proverbs 31:8-9 | Luke 6:38 | Acts 20:35 …but when His Spirit is having His way with us, we live according to His standards without even realizing it. – Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest What are ways of service? Doing things for others is how I have always viewed […]

FF40 – Day 7 on Community | From Christy Ridings

DAY 7 – Community Proverbs 22:24-25 | Galatians 6:2, 10 | 1 John 1:7 Just ‘the tip of the iceberg’…. If you ask any seasoned sailor of arctic waters they would likely tell you the most dangerous thing about an iceberg is not what can be seen above the water’s surface. It is that approximately […]

FF40 – Day 6 on Faith | From Morgan Stafford

DAY 6 – FAITH Deuteronomy 33:27 | Psalm 103:2-5 | Romans 8:31b, 35, 37-39 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love […]

FF40 – Day 5 on Transition | From Ben Lion

Day 5 – Transition Joshua 1:9 | Psalm 18:2 | 1 Cor. 9:2 Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. Keep this Book of the […]

FF40 – Day 4 on Vocation | From Jorday Yeager

Day 4 – Vocation Genesis 2:15 | Proverbs 12:11 | Colossians 3:23 Sometimes we think that if we’re really passionate about something, we should just be doing it instead of going to college to prepare to do it. I remember my freshman year, daily wavering between wanting to get a degree and wanting to go […]