Regent University Chapel is a time when the entire Regent community comes together for an hour of worship. A special Gospel Fest concluded the February Chapel series on Black History Month. Here’s a quick video of the dancing, singing and fellowship from that special Chapel. It’s exciting to think that next year’s Gospel Fest will be in our brand new Chapel building!
“…it does require the supernatural grace of God to live twenty-four hours in every day as a saint, to go through drudgery as a disciple, to live an ordinary, unobserved, ignored existence as a disciple of Jesus.”
Oswald Chambers, Utmost for His Highest, Oct 21st reading
Twelve weeks into 2013.
How are those resolutions going? Perhaps at the cusp of the New Year, some of us were reviewing the year, regretting mistakes, re-thinking goals,and resolving to change. But why do we keep repeating the pattern every year?
We long to make some dramatic difference in our lives, checkbooks, children, spouses, bodies, homes, or whatever. Or at least, I do. I want that big “reveal” at the end of the year–or my lifetime–to show visible improvement, growth, and purpose. It’s taken me a long time to learn that life is not about the drama or applause.
Life is played out in the everyday moments, minutes, reactions, choices, and responses. Read more
My “braddah,” Jordan and I practiced and performed an original skit for the annual Regent’s Got Talent Show. In this video, I meet some of the other competitors and perform the skit live for the Regent community!
There were times along the education journey that the joy of graduation faded away;
The completion of projects, quizzes, discussion posts, and deadlines seemed overwhelming;
Filing for FAFSA returns was stressful because the returns were depressing;
If tuition increased higher, anxiety and fear slowed down the motivation.
One tries to seek council for external comfort for an internal meltdown.
This pressure shakes one’s identity, casting down their crown of righteous glory,
The feeling of voidance,
Obliteration of an untold story.
– Frederick Jones
College students experience the rigor of academic work often amid a series of unexpected life events. Those events are overwhelming, and cause you to become angry, upset, and frustrated about the whole situation. You are dedicating your energy, time away from your family, friends, and loved ones to set aside between 14 and 18 hours a week to complete assignments in school, while a voice speaks in the back of your mind saying, “Is it worth it? Does the professor even care that I have a life outside of school?”
At Regent University, some students feel the same way. Read more
One of the best things about going to school in Virginia Beach is that there is so much to do in the area! Students can stay on-campus and attend Regent events, or explore the local hot spots. In this video I do a bit of both! See some of the fun things I did in January.
As I took my seat at the start of Ancient Political Philosophy, Abby smiled and opened her mouth to say something. I expected her to comment on the book in my hand (I like to read on my way to class), but instead she made a brushing motion on her forehead and said, “You know you have—is that for—?”
“For Ash Wednesday? Yeah,” I said, realizing she was looking at the sooty mark on my forehead. Read more
Life as a college student is so much fun! Between class, study time, devotionals, chapels, work and friend hangouts, I keep pretty busy. Here’s an inside look at what I do on a typical day at Regent University.
At the beginning of the year, I decided to do things differently and to be a better person than I was the year before. My pastor’s theme for our church is “Greater than….,” a nice theme that opens our eyes to the fact that with the power of God, we can do great things.
One thing I’m learning is to appreciate my guilty conscience. When I do or say something wrong, that still, small voice is letting me know what I did or said that was wrong. When I hear this voice, I immediately feel guilty and say a quick prayer or apologize to a person I may have offended. I believe that this still voice is necessary for us to be better than ever because without that still, small voice: Read more
Somewhere between the slacker and the model student sits the procrastinator. Plagued with worries about a mountain of work and allured by the distractions of Facebook and Pinterest, the procrastinator rarely finishes a paper more than twenty-four hours before it is due.
Some are procrastinators by choice, others by necessity. I stand with a foot in each camp: because I work and go to school, I find myself in many last-minute scrambles; but I often waste free time when I get it. If I’m used to doing projects in crunch-time, why should I start them two weeks early? It becomes a vicious cycle, so while I get my snippets of free time, a full eight hours of sleep or an actual day off become increasingly rare. Read more
During our recent school break, I decided to take time off from work too. I asked my Facebook friends for hobby ideas. Most of them laughed at me, knowing I had little time to take up anything, but I needed to do something with my time. I’m not one who can sit for hours in front of a TV watching movies. And I don’t have the budget to travel like I wish (Travel is indeed one of my passions).
I actually rested and enjoyed free time with my husband the first few days, but then cabin fever set in. We decided to take a couple of days just to loaf around town, and that’s when I discovered a new hobby.
I’ve tried crocheting – but it bores me easily. I thought about painting – but I have less artistic ability than a flea.
In our outings, we gravitated to farmer’s markets and grocery stores and there I discovered (admitted) I’m passionate about cooking. I miss cooking for my husband because my busy schedule usually reduces us to homemade burgers, or quick 30-minute throw together meals. And it had gotten boring. Read more