I’ve spent my entire life with a chronic illness known as Sickle Cell Anemia. I, like my father before me who died when I was only eight years old, have faced many hardships. But God has been very gracious in that He has not allowed me to endure as many other who are like me. My personal trials have included severe leg ulcers that have prevented me from walking for months at a time; chronic joint pain that caused debilitating swelling in my hand as a child, often to three times the normal size; and I also have pulmonary hypertension, medical speak for high blood pressure in my lungs, which makes it difficult to pump oxygen throughout my body. Read more
I don’t know about you, but Father’s Day holds a great place in my heart. Sure, there are many holidays that I can say that about, but as a man who is now going into his fifth year as a father, I can appreciate it with a certain perspective that I never dreamed possible before. The day I married my wife, fatherhood was a sort of package deal, since she was already raising a young one. Although the idea of a ready-made family had not been on my radar when I first imagined myself as a married man, I did however hope that I’d have the opportunity to try. Read more
One of the things I enjoy most about being home is being able to attend the church I grew up in, which my father also happens to pastor. The congregation is small enough that it has become more like extended family. I’ve learned quite a few lessons from sermons that have been given from that pulpit and challenged to actually apply them throughout the following week. Sometimes, I am simply reminded of God’s never-ending care for His people, mostly through the words of others during testimonies. Read more
When the economy began to take a downturn, it hit me and my growing family hard. I know for a fact that I wasn’t the only one being affected. Many who were working with me in the town where I was born were struggling with the challenges of a changing climate in the aviation industry. My wife was fortunate to be in a career at the time that allowed her to work from home; it was one of the benefits of the pioneering age of social media. She could literally work from anywhere in the country. Read more
Time flies. It seems like just yesterday I stepped foot on campus to start classes. Now, two years after transferring to Regent University, here I am as a graduate from the College of Arts and Sciences. In this video, I reflect on where God has taken me over the past few years and dream in expectations of where He will take me next.
In the summertime, Regent takes on a new personality. Classes slow down and the buzz of student activity dies down to a quiet hum. As the heat outside goes up, it seems life in general has started to cool down.
By the time the school year was coming to an end, most of my peers had already begun buzzing about what they planned to do with their summers. The majority of them were headed back home, setting out to see past friends, work old jobs, and loaf around as much as possible. Others were going out to complete internships – boosting their resumes and gathering new life experiences. Another group chose to leave the country, spending their free months travelling the world and serving the Lord through missions.
I, on the other hand, had opted for a different path. Read more
I am not a scientist, or even a Science major. In fact, I have to say a big “Thank God!” to the fact that Regent University offers transfer credits so that I do not have to take another science class ever again. Now that we’ve established that I am not an expert on the subject, let me tell you one thing I do know.
Science impacts your relationships. Specifically, gravity.
Gravity is what holds us all down on the Earth. It is the force that makes it easy to lift a feather but not a TV. Gravity pulls at us every day. Read more
May 1, 2014 was set aside as a National Day of Prayer. Many people throughout the country took time out to specifically pray for numerous personal, social, spiritual, and political issues on a local, regional, and global level. This day of prayer came right at the close of another scholastic year, and just two days before many of my fellow students received their various and well-earned degrees of higher learning. While many in our nation may question the merits of an actual day being set aside for prayer, I for one can fully appreciate it, and have come to value it greatly; both as a believer in Christ, and as a student living on campus here at Regent University.
Here’s more from Hollywood Experience 2014 student, Alicia LeBlanc, who sums up the highlights of a busy first week in Los Angeles:
Pre-trip: I came to the Hollywood Experience having already made the decision and steps to move to L.A. in a few months. What I was hoping to gain on this trip were some tools and advice for next steps to take as far as getting started in the industry and settled.
Saturday, May 10 – We arrived in L.A.! I feel very welcomed by the amazing folks at our apartment complex. Also, I’m learning how to pronounce “La Brea.” Read more
Coming out of grad season, college students everywhere are both reflecting and looking ahead. There are many lasts and many firsts to be had as the year transitions into summer and lives are moving and shaking in between.
This was my first semester as a Regent University student. I didn’t know that many people, but I made an effort to be involved in more than just classes. UnChapel, the student led Thursday night Chapel service, was a great opportunity for me to grow spiritually and meet other students. Although I have not yet found a particular niche within the student body, UnChapel gave me the opportunity to see what fruit four years of undergrad could bear. Read more