Category Archives: special days

I would like to take this occasion to say…

CONGRATULATIONS, HUBBY, on passing the SC bar exam!!!!

I never doubted you for a second. I love you! (And not just ’cause you’re cute either. 😉 )

Christmas at last!

Christmas is here! And so is our tree. 🙂 I couldn’t be more excited about it! I love having that fresh evergreen smell in the house, and this tree beautifully fills up the corner near the door of our very own house.

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The heart of the king is in the hand of the Lord!

This. is. stunning.

Statement about Race at Bob Jones University

At Bob Jones University, Scripture is our final authority for faith and practice and it is our intent to have it govern all of our policies. It teaches that God created the human race as one race. History, reality and Scripture affirm that in that act of creation was the potential for great diversity, manifested today by the remarkable racial and cultural diversity of humanity. Scripture also teaches that this beautiful, God-caused and sustained diversity is divinely intended to incline mankind to seek the Lord and depend on Him for salvation from sin (Acts 17:24–28).

The true unity of humanity is found only through faith in Christ alone for salvation from sin—in contrast to the superficial unity found in humanistic philosophies or political points of view. For those made new in Christ, all sinful social, cultural and racial barriers are erased (Colossians 3:11), allowing the beauty of redeemed human unity in diversity to be demonstrated through the Church.

The Christian is set free by Christ’s redeeming grace to love God fully and to love his neighbor as himself, regardless of his neighbor’s race or culture. As believers, we demonstrate our love for others first by presenting Christ our Great Savior to every person, irrespective of race, culture, or national origin. This we do in obedience to Christ’s final command to proclaim the Gospel to all men (Matthew 28:19–20). As believers we are also committed to demonstrating the love of Christ daily in our relationships with others, disregarding the economic, cultural and racial divisions invented by sinful humanity (Luke 10:25–37; James 2:1–13).

Bob Jones University has existed since 1927 as a private Christian institution of higher learning for the purpose of helping young men and women cultivate a biblical worldview, represent Christ and His Gospel to others, and glorify God in every dimension of life.

BJU’s history has been chiefly characterized by striving to achieve those goals; but like any human institution, we have failures as well. For almost two centuries American Christianity, including BJU in its early stages, was characterized by the segregationist ethos of American culture. Consequently, for far too long, we allowed institutional policies regarding race to be shaped more directly by that ethos than by the principles and precepts of the Scriptures. We conformed to the culture rather than provide a clear Christian counterpoint to it.

In so doing, we failed to accurately represent the Lord and to fulfill the commandment to love others as ourselves. For these failures we are profoundly sorry. Though no known antagonism toward minorities or expressions of racism on a personal level have ever been tolerated on our campus, we allowed institutional policies to remain in place that were racially hurtful.

On national television in March 2000, Bob Jones III, who was the university’s president until 2005, stated that BJU was wrong in not admitting African-American students before 1971, which sadly was a common practice of both public and private universities in the years prior to that time. On the same program, he announced the lifting of the University’s policy against interracial dating.

Our sincere desire is to exhibit a truly Christlike spirit and biblical position in these areas. Today, Bob Jones University enrolls students from all 50 states and nearly 50 countries, representing various ethnicities and cultures. The University solicits financial support for two scholarship funds for minority applicants, and the administration is committed to maintaining on the campus the racial and cultural diversity and harmony characteristic of the true Church of Jesus Christ throughout the world.

ahhhhh….

It’s raining here. For the first in months. Literally. As I was driving home from rehearsal tonight, I felt as if I were just as parched as the land is. I was thirsty to hear and see rain again.

Thank you, Jesus, for the rain.

Ahhhhh…..

Sun, sand, and little umbrellas in the drinks. 🙂 I’m in Mexico, folks, or at least I will be in about 8 hours. Wish you could be here with me, but I’ll do my best to do enough sunning for all of you. The grand plan is to put my shoulder to the proverbial wheel when I get back in about two weeks and do some serious blogging, hopefully with some very cool pictures, but we’ll just see how that goes….

This chica is totally disconnected for the next two weeks.

Have fun, world! I’m sure you’ll survive just fine without me.

More Pi Day Fun

It’s Pi Day everybody!

Go eat some PIzza PIe, have some PIna colada, and gobble down some yummy PIe al a mode for dessert. 🙂 [ht: Thinkgeek Monkeys]

If you run out of other fun things to do the official Pi Day website can help you memorized more digits of Pi than you ever knew existed.