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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
What are you looking forward to doing in May 2014? Do you have a huge life event that you are celebrating? Are you graduating from high school or college? Are you starting a new job soon? Are you working at a summer camp? Are you getting married? Are you taking a long-anticipated family vacation?
What are you looking forward to doing?
In the midst of our anticipation, here is some encouragement for all of us to remain focused.
Let's celebrate with our families, friends and classmates. Let us also continue to be focused on our calling.
Ted WhitneyPosted at 2:00 PM | Comments (0) | Permalink
Friday, April 4, 2014
Friends, have you lost a loved one in your family this past year? If so, we are very sorry for your loss.
Dealing with the loss of a family member is difficult and overwhelming. One of my brothers died in a car accident when he was 19 years-old. My family grieved and mourned the loss for years. There were days that I would just tear up if I thought about Jeff. Today, the tears do not come as often; however, I still think about him every day and reflect on what a great brother he was.
The Bible has much to say about God's presence and activity during our pain:
For me, God's perfect timing has helped to heal my pain. If you would like to share your story, select "comments" below. Know that we are praying for you.
Ted WhitneyPosted at 8:54 AM | Comments (13) | Permalink
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Are you a Sunday school teacher, nursery worker, deacon, sing in the choir or other volunteer in your church? Do you serve at your local hospital or homeless shelter? Let's share where we are serving so that we may inspire someone else to go help someone today.
Here are some verses that always inspire care and selflessness:
Select "comments" below to share your own story with us. How do you help out in your church or community? God bless and thanks for sharing with our online community.
Ted WhitneyPosted at 2:35 PM | Comments (16) | Permalink
Monday, March 24, 2014
Have you thought you would like to connect and engage with your campus, but you just are not sure where to start? I've listed some ideas and we would like to collect your feedback on this topic. Please select "comments' below.
Have you visited the Liberty University campus? Tell us about your visit. God bless.
Ted WhitneyPosted at 2:46 PM | Comments (0) | Permalink
Friday, March 14, 2014
Read Genesis 40:4-8 with me:
"4 The captain of the guard appointed Joseph to be with them, and he attended them. They continued for some time in custody. 5 And one night they both dreamed—the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt, who were confined in the prison—each his own dream, and each dream with its own interpretation. 6 When Joseph came to them in the morning, he saw that they were troubled. 7 So he asked Pharaoh's officers who were with him in custody in his master's house, “Why are your faces downcast today?” 8 They said to him, “We have had dreams, and there is no one to interpret them.” And Joseph said to them, “Do not interpretations belong to God? Please tell them to me.”
I am intrigued by Joseph's actions here. He could have just said "Good morning!" and then sped off to complete his morning duties; however, he stopped what he was doing, evaluated the situation, asked the question and waited around for the response.
We all ask, "How are you?" and don't really expect the person we are asking to answer. When we ask "How are you" we are usually greeting our neighbor, our coworker, someone in the grocery store, etc. Joseph actually was investing his time to ask "Tell me why you are so sad".
The order of Joseph's actions were:
Do we care about the people God has placed in our lives? Do we care about our coworker in the next cubicle? Do we care about the single mom living across the street? How about our classmate who is struggling with his or her classes? Let's demonstrate care to our neighbor.
What are your thoughts on this blog? Please share with our online community by selecting "comments" below. God bless.
Photo above: Liberty alumnus Todd Lamphere ('87) and Randal Miller ('83) - Read full articlePosted at 9:26 AM | Comments (11) | Permalink