Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Link

Well Saturday is just two more days and we are still so excited to finally be there. For all of those who can't make it, or lets face it would prefer to not sit in the main auditorium, this is the link that the University streams too.
Thanks for all of your support and prayers


Wade & Chrissy

Monday, July 27, 2009


Greetings Everyone,

Christina and I are sitting about 5 days from graduation and have sent the last of the announcements out. There were so many people we wanted to send them to, yet as many of you know Lee only gives us so many. We had the option of asking for more but decided it wasn't feasible. So please don't worry that we didn't like you if you don't get one just think more along the lines that we knew you wouldn't freak if you didn't get one lol ;)

Seriously though you are more than welcome to come to the ceremonies or watch them on the web for those who are too far away to make it. I will post that on here once I get the information to the link. We are so thankful to you all for your prayers through all of this and would love to see or hear from each of you on that day. God has brought us through so much over the last two years, yet here we stand ready to complete this leg of the race set before us.

Onto the information that I am sure you all are wondering about! Yes we will be having a sorta party Saturday Evening starting around 5pm. There will be a $20 cover charge but it covers you all night until we lock the doors at 9pm. Early Bird special gets you a discount bringing your total down to $19.95! We are not offering a group discount at this time just in case there are people in your group that I don't like! If you take any of this information away please take away the times as that is really the only thing that is true about all of this paragraph lol ;)


I was selected to carry the banner for the School of Arts and Science which is an awesome honor IMHO

Monday, July 20, 2009

Don't Be Discouraged

This little story came to me in an email this morning and as I read it I thought of several people who might need to know they have not even received their bat yet. So many times we let Satan beat us down before we even step up to the plate, we let him talk so much smack to us that we just turn around and walk out of the park never realizing God has the game in his hands. Revelations 21:3,4.

On my way home one day, I stopped to watch a Little League baseball game. As I sat down behind the bench on the first base line, I asked one of the boys what the score was. "We're behind 14 to nothing," he answered with a smile. "Really," I said. "I have to say you don't look very discouraged." "Discouraged?" the boy asked with a puzzled look on his face. "Why should we be discouraged? We haven't been up to bat yet."

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Think About This

I received this in an email this morning and thought it was insightful

Every morning I pour coffee in my favorite cup which has a verse on it which says:

Excellence can be attained if you . . .
Care more than others think is wise . . .
Risk more than others think is safe . .
Dream more than others think is practical . . .
Expect more than others think is possible.

In this world where negativism is constantly bombarding our everyday lives it can be difficult to be and stay positive, especially when we are striving to reach your goals and dreams. Henry Ford put it this way, "If you believe that you can or you believe that you can't, you are right".

In your life you will need to make decisions on which path you will want to take, the path that leads to freedom or the path that leads to bondage. That path can only be determined if you make a decision on what you want your destination to be. If you have no destination you will definitely get there: nowhere.

There is one statement from President Abraham Lincoln, which I believe we should realize applies to everyone: "People are as happy as they make their mind up to be." So it is up to you to decide what you want to do, how you want to be and where you want to go in life. It is your life, so make a decision!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


The Abraham Lincoln Story

In 1814 he had to work to support his family after they were forced out of their home. 1816 His mother died. 1818 Failed in business.1831 Was defeated for legislature. 1832 Lost his job and couldn't get into law school.1832 Declared bankruptcy and spent the next 178 years of his life paying off the money he borrowed from friends to start his business. 1833 Was defeated for legislature again.1834 Was engaged to be married, but his sweetheart died and his heart was broken. 1835 Had a nervous breakdown and spent the next 6 months in bed. 1836 Was defeated in becoming the speaker of the legislature. 1838 Was defeated in becoming elector. 1840 Was defeated for Congress. 1843 Was defeated for congress. 1846 Was defeated for Congress again. 1848 Was rejected for job of land officer in his home state. 1849 Was defeated for Senate. 1854 Was defeated for Vice-President... Got less than 100 votes. 1858 Was elected president of the United States.

Worthwhile goals and aspirations take time to accomplish. It took Abraham Lincoln 30 years to achieve his dream of becoming the President of the United States. Even though President Lincoln faced a multitude of seemingly insurmountable obstacles, he never thought of giving up. Yes, he didn't quit no matter what happened. So you shouldn't quit either no matter what challenges you're currently facing or what obstacles you'll encounter while traveling on the path to achieve your dreams.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Change Begins With Choice

Any day we wish we can discipline ourselves to change it all. Any day we wish we can open the book that will open our mind to new knowledge. Any day we wish we can start a new activity. Any day we wish we can start the process of life change. We can do it immediately, or next week, or next month, or next year.

We can also do nothing. We can pretend rather than perform. And if the idea of having to change ourselves makes us uncomfortable, we can remain as we are. We can choose rest over labor, entertainment over education, delusion over truth, and doubt over confidence. The choices are ours to make. But while we curse the effect, we continue to nourish the cause. As Shakespeare uniquely observed, "The fault is not in the starts, but in ourselves."

We cannot allow our errors in judgment, repeated every day, to lead us down the wrong path. We must keep coming back to those basics that make the biggest difference in how our life works out. And then we must make the very choices that will bring life, happiness and joy into our daily lives.

And if I may be so bold to offer my last piece of advice for someone seeking and needing to make changes in their life - If you don't like how things are, change it! You're not a tree. You have the ability to totally transform every area in your life - and it all begins with your very own power of choice.

By Jim Rohn