Why Regent University?

Regent University offered a unique perspective in undergraduate studies. Christ-centered leadership and biblically centered classes develop students professionally and personally. The campus is beautiful, and I soon found that my professors and my fellow students exuded enthusiasm and dedication to the Lord and their educational pursuits. Classmates prayed with me and for me; studying became a group effort towards excellence and not just another homework assignment.

Why Online Learning?

I was 21 when I started the online learning program at Regent University. I had the opportunity to dual-enroll in a local college while in high school, so my associates degree was partially complete when I graduated in 2002. I hit the ground running by working full time after graduating from high school, attending night classes to finish my associates degree. I guess I got used to the schedule, and when it came time to find a university to transfer to, I knew I'd want a flexible format that would allow me to continue in my professional endeavors.

Why A Business Degree?

My degree is in Organizational Leadership and Management. I chose this concentration because of the unique mix of business strategy and leadership development. In choosing a degree program I wanted one that would emphasize the "people" part of organizations and their strategic development. Some degree programs focus primarily on the financial and strategic side of business development, but Regent stressed the importance of the organization's people and the effectiveness of biblical leadership.

Business Degree

Saturday but busy.

I thought the weekends were supposed to be a time to relax! Not so, apparently. Perhaps I could have if I had not been so busy this week. Wednesday I had a friend over for dinner, Thursday I went to a meeting regarding support for Lew Sterrett, from Sermon on the Mount ministries, and last night (Friday) I went to dinner with a couple of friends. While we were waiting for our male counterpart, my friend and I skipped over to the mall to "sample" the beauty products before we went out for the evening! It's a great way to try out that perfume that I love that is, sadly, $110.00 a bottle. We enjoyed some great sushi and live music at Bay Street. I have a party to go to tonight, for which I am very excited about, for an old family friend.

But being a full time student, I had to pass up a boat ride this afternoon in lieu of studying. Sigh. I have a project due on C.S. Lewis later. As one of my favorite writers, this shouldn't be that difficult. Except that the project is a huge chunk of my grade, and I'm a little nervous that it won't be a good as I would like it to be.

Currently I'm at Starbucks, and I'm dressed for the party tonight so people are wondering if I really get this dressed up to study.

I've been keeping a journal, albeit sporadically, about this new spiritual sabbattical that I am experiencing. I see now why a journal is so useful and is a tool in examining the spiritual life. Following the reading of the book, "Ordering Your Private Word" by Gordon MacDonald, I started keeping a journal. I see now that I have not listed an entry in my little Moleskine journal in a week. So you see that the journal is a bit of of a tally marker, not because God or I keep a record, per se, but it reminded me that I've skipped a couple of days this week in my quiet time.

Tomorrow is Sunday, and perhaps I shall have more time to write.