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

Fair Warning.

Tonight J. and I went to see Dr. Lennox at Eckerd College, where he was presenting a lecture on his unique experiences as a debater, professor, and, most importantly (eternally, anyways) a Christian at Oxford University.

Most of his quantum physics points were somewhat over my head, but the question and answer session at the end was very engaging. We went for coffee before our trip over to St. Pete, so that helped... I did not order my latte's espresso shots in decaf, and J. didn't stop me. (Thanks- I needed it!)

Of course we had our own debate, held later at Starbucks, but as long as friends are respectful of each other, I see no harm in bantering about some of these current issues. :)
So I have a few things turning over in my mind from events as of late, and two events in particular that happened over this weekend that are troubling. I won't elaborate further, but I am thinking that perhaps readers should not expect things from me for awhile.

I cannot, I confess, continue writing with the conviction that I held before, because I just cannot seem to find it as easily as I used to. I want to make sure that I am convinced of things I am passionate about, believe in, write about, and champion for. I am frankly so full of questions that cannot be answered that I am afraid that I would not be an encouragement, nor could I in good conscience portray something that doesn't align with my heart right now.

And with that, as Jim Carrey says: "Good morning, good afternoon, good evening, and good night, and go vote on Tuesday." (I added the last part.)

Oh, and take the "I voted" sticker off your shirt before you toss it into the washer...



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