WITH or WITHOUT?
Is it just our human nature to focus on our lack instead of our gain? Even if we make change in our diet to improve our health, we think about what favorite food we are giving up to reach our weight loss goal. Why is it that the WITHOUT seems to outweigh (pun intended) the WITH?
Friday, August 30, 2019
I asked my friend, “How was your weekend?” Under usual circumstances, that is a simple question to ask. However, depending on the timing and context, the answer can be quite complex. She is in the middle of major life change—a we-will-never-be-the-same kind of life change. Her answer to my...
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Lord Give Me Patience—Right Now!
As part of their legacy to me, my two grandfathers doled out lessons in patience. My Papaw Arthur had little tolerance for grumpy grandkids. If a pouty attitude crept out onto a protruding lip, he would be quick to say, “I’m gonna to put a rooster on that lip!”
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
College Preparation, Leadership, Parents
Big Lessons from Small Mistakes
Parents hope their young adults have already learned major lessons in academic integrity, managing temptation, and setting priorities in the right order. The fact is they are no less human than when they were in middle or high school. When the mistakes happen, what can parents do to keep anger,...
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Academics, Alumni, College Preparation, Community, Faith, Parents
Conquering Anxiety: A Professor's Journey
Fears, whether about real dangers or imagined, often hinder us from living the life that God desires for us. We can either let fear continue to inhibit our faith or we can let our faith conquer our fears. These are some ways God used to free me from the grip of anxiety.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Modeling Being Human
The good news—and the bad news—is that we are the primary examples for our children. Instinctively though, we know that “monkey see, monkey do” applies to more than just the sweet moments of life. Our children also live in close proximity with our greatest stressors and our most critical conflicts.
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Because it's much easier to receive parents' praise than parents' concern, our college students' transparency about their temptations can be limited. It is unusual for a student to admit to Mom and Dad that they are in trouble…with money…with grades…with alcohol…and especially with their...
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Me or We?
It’s going to happen any day now…there will be unmistakable signs of spring on campus. The snow will melt, the trees will green up, students will take their studying outdoors, and the campus ROCK will feature two names in a heart to announce another new engagement. I’m not getting any younger but...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
College Preparation, Parents, Students
4 Things Parents Should Know about Paying for College
Paying for college is, quite honestly, the greatest fear for the families we work with in admissions. They understand the value of our integration of faith and learning, the world-class education, but what about the cost?
Thursday, February 8, 2018
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