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August 12, 2014 2:12 AM
Hello All. I am from Yonkers, NY and will be relocating to LA in the coming weeks! I am enrolled in the Psychology and Christian Counseling Online Program. This is a big deal for me because throughout the years, I have had a series of things I have "started" but failed to finish, including school! This time around has to be different! I will complete school and Graduate! I will walk across the Liberty University stage in Jesus Name! I am married with 3 children and can not wait for them to see me in my cap and gown! Favorite scripture? Great question. I will say: Hebrews 11:1 Amplified Bible (AMP) "Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, (the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses]."
August 5, 2014 4:15 PM
Hello there everyone. My name is Kimberly and I am from Hamilton, NY. I am pursuing my bachelors degree in Psychology - Life Coaching. I currently work full time with special education students in the local public school. My job can be challenging, but very rewarding. I enjoy spending time with my children (ages 24 years to 7 years), gardening, and long walks, just to name a few things. My favorite verse is Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your paths.
July 23, 2014 9:48 PM
My name is Edgar. I am taking classes in Business Management Information Systems - B.S. Application Development. I have always wanted a degree in the area I have been working in for most of my life. John 3:16 is one of my favorite bible verses.
July 23, 2014 2:59 PM
Hello! I'm Ericka. I just turned 21 and I'm a new online student with Liberty. I am going to be studying criminal justice and I am excited to see where God leads me this year. My favorite bible verse is Matthew 6:34, "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." I live in Pennsylvania and work full time at a local pharmacy. Have a great year!!!
July 13, 2014 8:34 PM
Hi, my name is Brandon. I am 36 yrs old and retired US Coast Guard. I currently live in Santa Rosa, CA while finishing up a B.S. in Religion. I am called specifically to minister to the adult population; however, I am also involved with our youth. Next year I plan to pursue an M. Div. through Liberty University Online. I am also pursuing a position in ministry as well. I enjoy studying, obviously, and my family. I have an eight year old, Noah, and my bride of 12 years, Elizabeth. I also enjoy playing with R/C cars and spend this time trying to convert my father-in-law to Christianity as he also enjoys going to the R/C track with me. I like to spend personal time with the Lord while fly fishing the Feather River over in Yuba / Marysville area.
July 8, 2014 3:33 PM
Hi! My name is Ashley and I am starting in the fall with a double major in accounting and business. I live in buffalo and take care of my grandma who has Alzheimer's. My favorite verse would have to be Jeremiah 29:11.
June 29, 2014 2:37 PM
My name is Beverly I will attend Liberty University in the Fall 2014. My major is Psychology (life-coaching). I am very excited because God has given me an assignment for kingdom work, therefore I must be about my Father's business. I have chosen Liberty because it is a great Christian University.
June 26, 2014 11:40 AM
My name is Sarah. I just got accepted to Liberty for Fall 14. I am majoring in psychology online. I live in PA on a dairy farm. I have a lot of faith in this school and in my future and I can not wait to see what God has in store for me.
June 10, 2014 11:23 PM
Hi everyone, My name is Allisia and I am 32 years old trying to get my Bachelors in Business. I have lived many places the most resent being NC until I moved near Gainesville, Florida after my divorce. I have two beautiful girls that drive me crazy sometimes but I wouldn't have it any other way. I hope you all have a great time at Liberty! My verse is: Galatians 6 :9-10, "And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith."
June 10, 2014 10:34 PM
My name is Cathryn and I have been married for 16 years and we have three beautiful girls ages 15,14, and 11. I will be starting on June 23. I never thought that I would be attending college this late in my life. I feel excited as well as nervous. My studies will be Psychology- Christian Counseling.
June 8, 2014 9:10 PM
Hi! My name is Linda and I am from Cohoes, NY (just outside of Albany). I am a new online student and will be starting in August. I will be studying to become a Christian Counselor. I am really excited but also nervous. I am 47 years old and starting a new chapter in my life. I am a mom to 3, new grandma to 2. I've been with my hubby for a little over 3 years. (Second marriage.) We have a cat named Hampton and a Boston Terrier named Chipper. They are our little furbabies. Currently I work as a Medical Assistant. I decided to become a Christian counselor because of everything I have been through. I want to help abused women. I want them to know that there's someone who cares for them and help them through the process of getting their lives back. I want them to not give up on their faith or their lives. There is something better out there.
June 7, 2014 4:16 AM
My name is Kimberly. I am originally from Maryland, but I currently live in Georgia. I have obtained a master's in religious education and I am currently seeking a second master's in professional counseling from Liberty University. I am so grateful and excited for the opportunity to not only return to school, but also to be a part of a Christian community. From the very start we all know that we have one thing in common, Jesus Christ. He has joined us together for His purpose and He is the bond that will hold us together throughout this journey. "Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity" (Psalm 133:1)! I have been contemplating a favorite Bible verse for quite some time now and I have still not reached a final verdict, however, the one that comes to mind most often is Proverbs 1:33: "But whosoever hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil." It has brought me great comfort over the years. So, I am looking forward to blogging with you all for the distinct purpose of glorifying God to the edification of our souls. I pray that God will bless each of you even beyond your imagination
June 4, 2014 8:45 AM
Hello, My name is is April & I'm 28 years old. I am from W.V ... I am a new online student. I will be starting in August this year. I am going to be studying Psychology: Christian Counseling. I am so excited but kind of nervous. lol . I really never thought I'd see myself going to college, so this is a huge step in my life & I'm so thankful for God's many blessings on my life. I am a mom of 2 beautiful daughters, age 6 & 9, & 2 step-sons, age 3 & 4. Needless to say I have my hands full, but it's so worth it. ... My favorite Bible verse(s) are Psalms 40:1-4 & Proverbs 31:30
May 29, 2014 9:31 PM
Hi I am a new online student. Even though this will be my second semester. I am still adjusting to it all. I am originally from Virginia, but I am temporarily living in NC. I am married with 3 grown children and 5 grandchildren. I am a undergraduate in the Business program. I have a dream to open my own business. Please pray as I am struggling with the classes! God bless you all.
May 29, 2014 10:49 AM
Hi I'm Dennis! I am a Graduate Student a at LU Online. My study area is Organizational Communication. I'm completing my undergrad degree at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in Journalism, Mass Comm, Public Comm, and Interpersonal Communications. I'm really excited about being apart of the LU student body. Oh, yes, I consider myself as a professional student! I am single and one day hope to meet someone who shares my faith in God, faith, and family. Peace be with you!
May 28, 2014 8:46 PM
Good day, My name is Felicia. I am from Queens, New York. I left from Orlando, Florida in 2012 to join the U.S. Army. I work as a Biomedical Equipment Specialist. I love my job, and I love my life. I am involved with Liberty Online for the Masters in Public Policy. I feel as if I am financially, emotionally, and physically stable. I am missing a spiritual guide in my life, and I would love to achieve that above everything else. My goal in life is to help people using the government as my buffer; I am hoping to one day be a senator. I have not started any classes yet, but I will take advantage of the guidance that these online communities bring.
May 28, 2014 5:57 PM
Hello, My name is Charmaine. I am from the Bahamas and am a new online student with LU. I am married with 1 son. Have been a Christian for 23 years and believe that Christianity is a daily growing process where time has no bearing. I have many favorite scriptures that I walk by depending on circumstances. I am happy for this link to encourage and gain encouragement.
May 28, 2014 3:31 PM
Hi! I am so excited to start this journey I have been postponing for several years. I am enrolled for AA in paralegal studies. I probably won't stop there though. I am a 45 year young single mom with 5 children ranging in age from 21 to 8. I have been blessed with a grandson. I adore my children and love seeing them grow in the Lord. For me it is hard to pick just one verse or section of scripture as a favorite. I guess I would choose as Philippians 4:8, "Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things." This has helped through many things in life and has kept me smiling.
May 28, 2014 3:08 PM
Hi I Kevin and I'm from Chicago. I spent four years in the Navy then attended college back in Illinois at Southern Illinois University. I am starting here in the MA executive leadership program online. I look forward to the bible as a way teaching leadership within the business community. My favorite verse is 2 Peter 3.9 "The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us,[b] not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance." NKJ.
May 28, 2014 10:37 AM
Hello my name is Anthony and I'm from Danville, VA. I am 43 years old and my major is Business Management. I used to be an Assistant Manager at Burger King. I enjoy doing exercise and taking walks as I'm very active. I also love watching movies.
May 27, 2014 9:36 PM
Hello Team. My name is Steven. I'm a 42 year old father of four. I have applied to become an M.Div Candidate beginning this summer/fall at Liberty University. I am about 15 - 20 years removed from my BA in Church Ministries, but I have wanted to earn an M.Div for a long time. I'm not going to over hype it, this is a big undertaking for me. I am currently the Lead Pastor of a church plant that has 300 in weekend attendance. My goal is to learn more about being a Pastor, the Bible, and preaching/teaching. I may or may not graduate from LU as they don't have a Thesis option for the online M.Div program. However, I'm hoping that before my journey is complete, they will. I'd really like to consider a possible PhD in the future after I "retire" from Ministry (as if there is such a thing). Well, have a great week and hopefully we will interact during these next few years.
May 27, 2014 8:03 PM
Hello everyone, my name is Juan, but everyone calls me Tony. I am so excited and nervous at the same time to be part of such a great institution and able to learn God's Word and meet new people. I will be going for my B.S in Religion in Christian Counseling and hope I can do well. One of my favorite verses in the Bible is 1 Peter 5:6-7, "Therefore humble yourselves under the the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your cares upon Him, for He cares for you." Hope everyone has a wonderful year!
May 27, 2014 12:54 PM
Hello Everyone... My name is Tami, I am 42 years young and a 2013 graduate of Liberty University with a B.S. in Religion-Christian Counseling. I reside in New Jersey and love everything that Liberty has to offer. Just last week I drove to Liberty to tour the entire campus. It is a beautiful sight to behold!! When I was there for graduation, I was unable to see everything because it was so hectic. I will be entering the Master's program very soon. My favorite scripture is Jeremiah 29:11. God does have a plan for all of our lives... And I loves walking through every door that he has already opened for me!!
May 27, 2014 12:03 PM
Hi everybody, my name is Tony and I live in Northwest Ohio. I am scheduled to start classes for a Bachelors in Christian Leadership and Management. I am really excited to get started. I am happily married with two boys ages 4 & 1. One of my greatest joys next to being with my family is leading praise and worship. I look forward to seeing what the Lord has in store for all of our futures. My favorite verse is Hebrews 11:6 NKJV "But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him."
May 27, 2014 11:36 AM
Hello from Wisconsin! I live about 7 blocks from the shore of Lake Michigan where it is just now starting to get warm outside. I graduated from LU seminary in 2010 with the MAR and have returned this semester and am in process of meeting the admission requirements for the ThM. I hope to one day teach online classes for LU in theology and history. I am unmarried and have no children, just a 105 lb French Mastiff / Pit Bull mix named Peaches. I'm so happy to be back at Liberty!!
May 27, 2014 5:25 AM
Hi, my name is Carla. I live in Illinois. I am very excited about starting these classes due to the Word of God being my love. I have been married for 16 years in June. I have 2 children 8 year old daughter and 20 year son, they are my life. I love reading, shopping, decorating, and cooking. Favorite dishes to make are spaghetti and fried chicken. One of my favorite scriptures Ps 119:105, "Thy Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path". I am completing my AA in Religion with a determination of achieving my BA in Christian Counseling. God Bless, I wish you guys well.
May 27, 2014 12:54 AM
Hello everyone, My name is Steve. I live in Indian Trail, NC. I am 45 years old. I have been married to my wife, Kathy for 24 years. We have two grown adults that we used to call our children, 1-daughter (23) and 1-son (18). This Summer semester is my second semester after being out of school for 28 years. I am seeking a B.S in Psychology and Christian Counseling. This first class this summer has just started, but I can see between work, family and school I am going to need prayers. I have several favorite verses. But the scripture I want to share at this time is Acts 16: 16-40 (Paul and Silas Imprisoned). This has such a wonderful meaning behind this scripture for me personally. May God Bless all of you.
May 26, 2014 8:54 PM
Hello, I am from Newburgh, IN and now live in Evansville, IN. I will begin online classes this fall of 2014. I have two kids - boy and a girl. My son is in the Army stationed in El Paso, TX and my daughter lives in Evansville, IN. I have 3 grandkids with a forth one on the way. As of right now I do not have a favorite bible verse as I am still looking. I am currently working my way at reading through the bible in one year. My wife and I have almost been married 20 yrs and I love to be outdoors.
May 26, 2014 6:09 PM
Hello everyone, my name is Robin. I am originally from a small town called Elizabeth City, NC. I am now residing in Raleigh, NC and trying to decide if I would like to relocate to Georgia. As you can read I love to travel. I have been blessed with two children and one grandchild, ages 31,26 and 2. My favorite bible verse is Ephesians 6:11 that reads, "Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil." Blessings to all.
May 26, 2014 4:42 PM
Hi, I am from Michigan, although I spent 10 years in Knoxville, Tennessee and was blessed to be able to speak openly about the Lord and my beliefs. I am a Licensed Master Social Worker currently working in the behavioral health ward of our local hospital, where I get to see God's work in so many people's lives. I lost my husband 4 years ago and my life has dramatically changed since then. I want to retire but felt I would not do well without direction. When I heard about Liberty University, the idea formed that I could spend my time off studying about God and the Word. I am starting a graduate certificate program in Pastoral Counseling. If God blesses me, I hope to complete a PhD program in Christian Counseling and spend my remaining years worshiping God.
May 26, 2014 11:45 AM
Greetings to the Liberty Family- summer edition. I am Robert, a pastor from western Ohio. My wife and I will be married 30 years in August and we are blessed with a miracle daughter who God willing - will graduate from high school next spring. I am a senior in Biblical studies with a minor in Christian Counseling, and Lord willing - will finish in December. My favorite verse is Matthew 5:15 and given the number of people around me who were not raised on the Bible I quote it from the Message: "If I make you Light- Bearers, you don't think I'm going to hide you under a bucket do you? I'm putting you on light stand. Now that I've put you there, on a hilltop, on the light stand-- SHINE!" My passions are teaching, reading, and listening to music. I like to cook, walk in parks and the woods, helping my fellow veterans put their lives back together, and listening to good preaching and worship. A word of advice to those of you who are new to Liberty: Put it in your schedule to get involved with Convocation (m,w,f 10am eastern)and Campus Church (wed nights at 7:30 pm eastern) live during spring and fall semesters; as much as possible. It is the best way to feel closer to the Liberty Family, and to recharge your spiritual batteries. May the Lord our Savior bless each of you in your studies, your pursuit of Him, and in your ministry for the kingdom.
May 26, 2014 10:49 AM
Hi Ted- My name is Eric. I'm from Chicago,IL. I am married and have three charming children / young adults. I am also a grandfather to be, within the next 25 to 30 days. My first grandchild! I'm seeking a degree in Business and Christian Ministry. My favorite verse Philippians 3:13 "Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead"(NKJV)
May 26, 2014 10:21 AM
I spent the first 50 years of my life hopelessly lost and mired in the world. I completely ruined my testimony and was of no use to the Lord, or so I thought. I am a retired and disabled Bronze Star Vietnam veteran from Iowa, 65 years old, older than dirt, and have been saved now for the last 7 years. It was the movie "The Passion of the Christ" that brought me to the point where I finally "got it". I cried like a two year old. I still cry when I think of God's mercy and compassion. I was a person that was dead and He gave me life through His son Jesus Christ. I am enrolling in the B.S. in Religion courses with a minor in biblical studies. I am obeying God's voice to "get to know Me". Where I was a servant, even though unknowingly, to the evil one; now I am a servant to Jesus Christ and a follower of the way, the light and the truth. I am excited to see how He could use a wretch like me. Praise Him, praise Him, praise Him!
May 25, 2014 5:19 PM
Hi Ted, my name is Brandon and I am from Greenville, SC. Me and my wife have three outstanding boys and we are truly blessed. This is my first online class and I'm praying that God will help me complete my course. This opportunity has truly blessed my family.
May 25, 2014 3:16 PM
Hi, my name is Travis, I'm deaf and 28 years old. I live with my brother and his girlfriend and their little girl in Columbus, Ohio. I work at Kroger as bagger. For many years, I went through four different colleges, and this is fifth one, with no degrees and such. I made many mistakes, I haven't read my bible, therefore, I don't know many verses. BUT I do know stories, my favorite one is about 100 sheep, one that strays away and the Shepherd left 99 and looked for one. I feel like I'm that straying sheep as I wrote this post, I already read all of yours, some of your verses are good advice, thank you for that. Ironically, I'm majoring in BS for Christian Psychology. I don't know if this is path God chose for me or one I set for myself. I hope I don't mess up His plans.
May 25, 2014 1:29 PM
Hi, my name is Carla and I am originally from Los Angeles, California. I say "originally" because I have moved a lot and I currently live in Atlanta, Georgia with 3 of my 5 children, 3 are adults and 2 are teenagers. I am a new student studying for an Associates in Psychology. This is all new to me but I am excited that this opportunity is being offered. My favorite bible scripture is Jeremiah 29:11, "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."
May 25, 2014 7:24 AM
Hello everyone, my name is Mili and I am thrilled to be part of Liberty Online family. I am new to online learning. I am a mother of two adult daughters (20 and 25) and currently working from home due to a spine injury. Studying at Liberty is an answered prayer, it all came to pass at the right time. I am looking forward to meet you all and share thoughts, ideas, etc. My hometown is Burke, Virginia, if you are ever in the area, I'd be available for coffee.
May 25, 2014 1:00 AM
Hi, My name is Tammy and I live in Atlanta, GA with my husband of 26 years. We have been bless with 4 kids. Liberty University Online has been a challenge but it has also brought change to my life. I have learned a lot in such a short time. My favorite verse in the Bible is: Isaiah 41:10, "Fear not, I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your GOD, I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."
May 24, 2014 11:30 PM
Hi everyone! My name is Carmen and I'm very honor to be starting a New Season in my life and pursuing my BS in Interdisciplinary Studies at Liberty University. I'm in awe of what God does when we Trust him with our lives and our dreams!!! I'm returning back to school after I taught I would never be able to pursue my Passion to complete my formal education and be use to help change the world for Christ! The Lord Never forgets the deepest desires of our hearts. I love all of God's word, and one of my favorite verses is Psalms 119:11, "I have hidden your word in my heart that I may not sin against it." I'm once again in awe of how deep; how wide; and how infinite, is his love for us!!! Please lift me up in your prayers as I'm moving forward in faith to what The Lord has set before me. My prayer is that my life will be a living testimony of his love. I'm humble by his mercy and grace. In his love, Carmen
May 24, 2014 2:34 PM
Good east coast afternoon. My name is John. Currently, Buffalo New York is home for me. In 2000 I received my B.A. from Roberts Wesleyan College. Here at Liberty I am pursuing a masters in counseling. I have no children yet, but I hope God has them in my future.
May 24, 2014 1:12 AM
Hello, my name is Donna. I am 49 years old. I was born in Kaufman Texas and raised in Rockwall Texas. In my last six months of High school I went on to graduate from Mt. Enterprise, Texas. I am a single mother of two wonderful daughters 30 years old and a 18 years old. I am just getting started on my Associated in general study. I am excited to be attending Liberty University online.
May 23, 2014 10:35 PM
Hello my name is Rochelle I am a native of Nassau, Bahamas where I presently live. I am the mother of three (3) daughters and my time is fully devoted to ensuring that they are brought up in the fear and admonition of the Lord. I am an entrepreneur but I also have experience in many areas of the financial industry. I am currently pursuing my degree in Economics and Public Administration because I want to diversify myself to be able to compete in the global market as well as I want to fully engage in fulfilling my purpose given by God. I chose Liberty because I wanted to continue to be a stellar parent and I knew that being in a classroom physically would take away from that. I love being apart of Liberty because my kids get an understanding of what I am doing because they are right here with me being my biggest supporters. It is refreshing that they understand that I am doing this for myself but also for them. My favorite scripture is Psalm 84:11 "For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly."
May 23, 2014 11:28 AM
Hello everyone, my name is Gwen and I am new to the Liberty University Online family, new to online schooling! I am excited to be surrounded by such awesome believers; this is a blessing and what I had been praying and asking God for. An institution that incorporated the Word of God in academics. My family and I reside in Lawrenceville, GA. We have been here for 5 years and loving every minute of it. We belong to New Beginnings Fellowship right here in Lawrenceville. If you are ever in Lawrenceville, please stop by worship and have a cup of coffee with us! I plan on receiving my BS in Public Administration and I can't wait to see where the Lord will lead me. My favorite bible verse Psalm 25: 4-5 "Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are my God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long"
May 23, 2014 11:10 AM
Hello everyone! My name is Lokesia. I live in South Carolina. I am in the process of obtaining my Associates Degree in Medical Billing and Office Assistant. I have one son that's 11-years old who I love dearly. I love how welcoming LU is to me. My favorite verse is Proverbs 3:6, "In all thy ways I acknowledge him and He shall direct my paths." Good Luck to each of you!
May 22, 2014 8:39 PM
My name is Jennifer. I have two children, 15 and 11, son and daughter respectively. I live in Canton, Georgia and have incorporated my own support group for parents of children diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome. I have dedicated my life to serving my God and my best friend is Jesus. I am enrolled to begin my MA in Professional Counseling this Summer B term. I am looking forward to seeing the plans for my life unfold! My favorite verse is Matthew 11:24 "Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours." This includes asking and believing that you have faith, even when it feels scarce, and it will come. It begins with asking, then believing, and the feelings will follow!
May 22, 2014 7:42 PM
Hello everyone, My name is Kevin. I am from Portsmouth Virginia. I spent 20 years in the Navy. I retired in 2007. I have 2 awesome kids, Sierra 9 and Samuel who will be 7 next month. I am studying to get my associates in Religon.
May 22, 2014 10:33 AM
Thank you, I am thankful and blessed to be finishing my education at Liberty. My family and I are always looking for way to introduce Christ in everything that we do. I love Liberty's vision and committment to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and overjoyed to be a part of the vision. I am believing the Lord for favor with my transcript to be released without the red tape that the enemy is trying to hold.
May 22, 2014 10:02 AM
Hello everybody. My name is Timothy I was born in Tallahassee Fla, and at an early age moved to Thomasville Georgia, a small town in Georgia where I presently reside. I'm married with 5 children, and we are blessed beyond measure. I am a Retired United States Marine of 8yrs. I'm currently working at The Vashti Center 16 yrs, this being a Residential Treatment Facility for Family and Children, sponsored by the Methodist Church. My attraction to Liberty University is because of the overwhelming support for Veterans/ family and Christianity. I'm pursuing an Associates of Arts Degree in Psychology. My favorite Bible verse is Psalm 23-1:6 "The Lord is my Shepherd I shall not want. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever." Wishing All many blessings and prosperity.
May 22, 2014 9:36 AM
Hello my name is Ruby and I am a 61 soon to be 62 year old mother of three and grandmother of 10. I am from Lynchburg but I now live in Columbus Ohio. I graduated two years ago from Columbus State with my degree in Graphic Design. I chose Liberty because my family persuaded me and I wanted to go to a college that has a Christian Base to it. A number of my family members have graduated from Liberty and a number of them still attend and I along with my baby daughter have been accepted and will began classes in the fall. I am happy to be a part of the Liberty University family. I remember growing up in Madison Heights and the Thomas Road Buses coming to pick up the kids for summer camp. I look forward to fall quarter.
May 22, 2014 3:40 AM
Hello, my name is Myrlande and I live in South Florida and I am 56 years old. I have two girls but they live in different states: California and Chicago. They are 30 and 26 years old. I have only been in Florida for a couple of years and I miss my friends and family in California where I resided for 14 years. I worked for 25 years as an accountant and financial manager in North California but since I lost my job in 2008 and I don't seem to be able to get a new job or figure out what the Lord want me to do. I started a Master of Education program at Liberty in 2012. I find this community online to be a great idea. I hope to get to know you as we study the word and share our opinions and concerns. Thank you.
May 22, 2014 12:22 AM
Hello, my name is Sanda. I am 27. I am an online graduate student. I am just starting my MBA at Liberty. I wish I could be on campus but I still need to be in Baltimore. I am a Sunday school teacher. I wish to participate in the activities and events in the online communities, especially the teaching and bible studies. My favorite verse is on Psalm 73: 26:"My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever". I love this verse and I always remember this one, especially on tough times.
May 21, 2014 11:48 PM
Hello, my name is Rhonda. I'm a 52 year old single mother of two daughters 32 & 23. I'm also a grandmother of a beautiful active 5 year old daughter, who is the joy of my live. I live in Merrillville, IN. I am a new student studying for my Associates in Religion. Just completed my first week was a little overwhelming but I try to keep one of my favorite scriptures in mind, "For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength." Philippians 4:13 NIV I look forward to meeting you all.
May 21, 2014 9:46 PM
Hello, My name is Tasha. I am from the Central Valley of California. I just started here at Liberty and I am loving it. My husband and I have been married for 8 years and we have two young daughters. I work as a sales person selling houseplants and have been doing that for 7 years. I am excited about my future at Liberty and I can't wait to see what the future holds after graduation!
May 21, 2014 7:14 PM
Hi everyone, I'm Tony. I hail from St. Augustine, Florida. I turned fifty on my last birthday and I'm working toward my BS in Christian Leadership and Management. This is my second week with LUO and I'm excited about God's plans for my life. My favorite verse is Romans 8:28 "We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose." (NIV) My favorite quote: Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens. --JRR Tolkien
May 21, 2014 6:03 PM
My name is Melissa, I am 22 years young! I live in Chatham Va which is approximately 45 minutes from the beautiful LU campus. I am currently enrolled in all online classes; pursuing a degree in Paralegal Studies. I enjoy music, especially Country music. Its my sanctuary. I also enjoy Deer hunting with my Father. I love admiring Gods paintings as I'm sitting in the stand. I find it peaceful, and the perfect way to reflect on my day while enjoying nature. My favorite Scripture is Corinthians 4-7 "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres"
Corinthians 4-7 is special to me, most importantly because if I'm feeling angry with someone who I am close with, I remember the values of love and how it should be expressed." Love is kind and keeps no records of wrongs" Therefore, I forgive and forget and refuse to allow my anger to get the best of me. I wish everyone success through out their summer courses with Liberty. May God be with you through your journey!
May 21, 2014 1:38 PM
Hello everyone, I'm Mark, freshman and brand new to everything pertaining to online learning. My goal is a B.S. degree in Religion here at Liberty University. I live in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia in a small town called, "Stuart." I pastor a Church here, just recently remarried, (my first wife of 32 years passed away from cancer.) We have together two sons and three grandchildren. My favorite verse is Psalm 118:24, "This is the day The Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it." (NLT) (Tyndale House, 2007.) May our Lord's face by upon us!
May 21, 2014 12:53 PM
Hello, my name is Blake and I currently live in Chattanooga, TN. I am originally from Fort Payne, AL. While in the military, I was lucky to have met my wife Leanne, who has blessed me with two great kids, ages 7 and 22 months. I am returning to school full time after a 12 year break. My major is Criminal Justice. I have been in law enforcement for 6 years. My favorite scripture is Romans 13:4, "For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer." Take care everyone and good luck.
May 21, 2014 8:48 AM
My name is Angelo and I am native of Atlanta, Georgia. This is my freshman year at Liberty University, where I will earn a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a cognate in Life Coaching. I was blessed by God to have two wonderful children, a girl and a boy. I have buried my son already and my daughter is thirty eight years old. My favorite verse is John 3:16, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
May 21, 2014 12:30 AM
Hello everyone. My name is Anthony and I am from Fresno, CA. My wife and I have been married for 15 years in September and we have 4 wonderful children from ages 13 to 3 months. I am in my first year at Liberty University in the Accounting program. My favorite verses are Colossians 3:12-17. I use these verses as a pick-me-up when I am feeling down or stressed about one of life's problems.
May 20, 2014 10:54 PM
Hi Everyone. My name is Erika and I am the wife of an awesome retired Army NCO and the mom to 11 great kids, 9 of whom are still at home. We homeschool our children and love it, but it makes for wild days. We have adopted several of our kids, with 4 of them coming from Ukraine with a little something "extra", Down Syndrome. This is my first time back to school in 15 years and I am getting my BS in Religion-Christian Counseling. I love to be able to help special needs parents talk through their struggles and hope to turn that into a career.
May 20, 2014 8:20 PM
Good Evening, Everyone. My name is Kelly and I have a soon to be 18 year old son. He is the light of my life! However; God has inspired me during this transition in life to pursue a career in Accounting. I am working towards my B.S. and have not been in school since 1995. I am very excited to start this new journey and as I write this a verse comes to mind "The lord said to Abram "Go from your country, your people and your father's household to the land I will show you" God wants me to move out of my comfort zone and He has big plans for all of us. It is a blessing to share this journey with all of you!
May 20, 2014 3:14 PM
Hello, my name is Avielle and I am from southern California. This is my first semester at LU, I am 16 and in the under-grad program. I am very excited to see how and where this new part of my life takes me and what God has in store for me. I would say that my favorite bible verse is Romans 8:28 "We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose." That verse helps me through a lot and reminds me that God's plan is better than what I have planned. I hope to get to know more of you better this year.
May 20, 2014 1:56 PM
My name is Bert and I am from Minot, North Dakota and now live in Lutz, Florida. I am studying for the Associates in Religion. My wife and I have 3 children ages 19, 21, and 23. We are blessed beyond measure. My favorite verse is John 3:16, it's a starting point for all things. God bless.
May 19, 2014 11:45 PM
Hello everyone! My name is Wayne and I was born in raised in Northern VA and currently reside there today. I have a wife with a 6 month old daughter and I've just finished my first week of online schooling with Liberty University. I'm 31 and haven't been in school for almost 13 years. I am an introvert at heart, however it's a good idea to put forth some effort and expand socially, especially in this new environment. God bless!
May 19, 2014 10:42 PM
Hello, My name is Benjamin, I go by Simon, I am 48 years old, I live in San Diego, Ca., I have three children Alicia 32, Heather 27 and Joey 23. I have been in Retail Management for 24 yrs until recently, I now am pursuing my calling to be of service in Christian Ministry and I am very excited. I don't have a favorite bible verse, but here's one , "My grace is all you need, for when you are weak." I am most happy, then, to be proud of my weakness in order to feel the protection of Christ's power over me. 2 Corinthians 12:9 GNT
May 19, 2014 9:08 PM
Hello, All! My name is Jane. I am currently living in Ohio. I am 46 years old and have been married to my wonderful husband for 27 years. We have three children, 24, 22, and 20. I was a stay at home, homeschool mom for 22 years while my husband served in the US ARMY. It is my turn to finish school and move on into the next chapter of life. It is my hope to get my BS in Psychology with a military resiliency emphasis. My heart is with the families of the military community. My favorite verse is 2 Peter 1:3 "His power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness." I praise Him that He is our great provider. I won't actually start classes until August, but I am trying to "get acquainted" with the online community. I enjoy reading, running, learning home repair skills, writing, being with my kids doing anything, and playing with our two Maltese pups...Jack and Sebastian. I am looking forward to this great, new adventure! Let the fun...continue!
May 19, 2014 9:06 PM
Hello everyone. My name is David. I live in Leitchfield, Kentucky. I am 54 years old. I have been married to my wife, Robin, for almost 3 years. I have 2 sons, ages 25, and 27. I also have 2 step daughters, ages 9, and 8. I am disabled due to a couple of horseback riding accidents. I do still however, love horses and anything to do with a horse. I am in my first year, going for my Associates of Arts in Religion. As far as a favorite verse of the Bible, I do not have a favorite. I guess the closest I can come to one would be, "Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground and worshipped, And said, Naked came I out of my mothers womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord." (Job 1:20, 21 KJV}
May 19, 2014 7:19 PM
Many blessings to each of you and Ted. I teach for the Helms School of government. My husband Scott and I have 5 kids and a daughter in law. Very blessed. Mary Prentice, Ph.D., MSLS, MA
May 19, 2014 5:42 PM
Hey everyone! My name is Whitney and I am 26 years old. I am from a small town called Whitakers in North Carolina. I will be moving to Newport News VA and I am very excited. I have no children but I do have a dog and his name is Romeo. He is my baby! I have a bachelor degree in Elementary Education from Fayetteville State University in N.C. I will start Liberty June 23rd for my master in Professional Counseling and I am super excited. Milton, I read your comment and I will be praying for you. I am very excited to start classes and get this degree.
May 19, 2014 9:41 AM
Hi! My name is Melisa but prefer to be called Missy. I live in Tallahassee Florida where the weather is beginning to get HOT! I'm working on my second masters in Religion Bible Studies. I'm not entirely sure where the Lord is going with this, but I'm excited to watch Him work in my life. Favorite Bible verse...hummm. That's a tough one, but right now I'm meditating on Psalm 18:2. "The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower."
May 18, 2014 10:58 PM
Hi Everyone! My name is Rob and I am from Philly, PA and now I live in Sacramento, California. I'm enrolled in the MDiv program for Pastoral Counseling and very excited to be at Liberty! I am 39 years, single and have no children. I enjoy writing (i.e. poetry, devotionals, bible studies, articles), road trips, photography, bike riding and long walks. I'm an animal lover and I've got two great cats: Male Maine Coone named "Shadow" and Female Tabby named "Sage". My favorite Bible Verse is Genesis 32:28 (NLT) - “Your name will no longer be Jacob,” the man told him. “From now on you will be called Israel, because you have fought with God and with men and have won."
May 17, 2014 10:37 PM
Hello! My name is Debbie and I'm a 45 year old grad student taking my first class at Liberty. My husband and I have a 17 year old daughter and a 15 year old son - both too smart for my own good! We live in rural Missouri and are dialed into our local church. My favorite bible verse? "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." (2 Timothy 1:7 KJV) I believe most of us allow fear to over take our lives at some point - but that fear is not from God!
May 17, 2014 1:17 AM
Greetings in the name of our eternal Lord and King Jesus Christ. I am an online student in the seminary. I am majoring in Theology following my Lord's prompting to prepare for professional writing in the apologetics service of Christianity. Unfortunately I must take some time off due to severe chronic health problems. I am compelled to defend the Way against several post-modern worldviews that are drawing off our Christian brothers and sisters from our local churches. It is my hope our Lord will sustain me as I develop the tools to serve Him in this endeavor.
May 16, 2014 9:19 AM
Hello Ted, my name is Mark and I am from Union City, TN. I am very excited to be starting at Liberty Online. I have my associates degree from Mid-Continent University in Kentucky. I am 47 years old and I thought that I was saved at the age of 15 but, I was wrong. I got saved about two months ago in my pastors office. God has called me into the ministry and I have a desire to do that in my heart. I have a dream that one day I can graduate from Liberty and come to the school and walk in graduation. I have always wanted to work for a Christian college and help people like me to know that they can do it. I would love to work for Liberty someday and be a blessing to other students.
May 15, 2014 8:19 PM
Hi! I am Torie. I currently live in Lynchburg and just started working at the Center for Writing and Languages as a Grad. Writing Tutor. I graduated from LU in 2012 with a BS in Religion and am pursuing a MA in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have been married to my husband for 21 years and we have three living children and three in Heaven. We have been a USAF family for the last 18 years and have literally lived around the world. I look forward to getting to know everyone.
May 15, 2014 2:01 PM
My name is Keiara and I am a 24 year old single mother to a beautiful 2 year old daughter and expecting a bouncing baby in October. I reside in Houston,Tx and am looking forward to completing my BS in Crisis Counseling. I thank God for this University because I am able to complete my education right from my living room with my babies. Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths".
May 15, 2014 3:11 AM
HI Ted, nice to meet you. Am Jeremiah from Kenya, and am new here.
May 15, 2014 1:44 AM
Hello, my name is Michelle. I am a single mother of a beautiful 12-year-old girl and a handsome 14-year-old boy. I am just getting started on my Master's in Professional Counseling. One of the lessons I love is one that I find myself teaching my children over and over. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (Romans 12:18, 20, 21 ERV)
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