April 12th, 2010 by Jamie Knowles
I was really inspired a week or so ago. The President for W.A.R. (Women At Risk International) spoke to the student body, and I was amazed by what I heard. I decided to get involved.
Women At Risk is collecting banquet dresses to send overseas to give to the women over there. Therefore, I am going to collect as many banquet dresses as I can by August 20, 2010.
My goal is 50 banquet dresses and I have 3 already.
I am so excited about this. This is the first time since I have come to BBC where I felt like I needed to do something to help a ministry. I want to get involved in this ministry, and I hope you do to. This ministry is trying to save women who are being trafficked all over the world for money and sex. This Christian program is looking for people to help fight the crime of trafficking by getting involved.
If you wish to help, look on facebook for the group I will be starting to get the word out about the ministry. The group is called Dresses For War. I have no clue what picture I will have, but just look for my name. There you will find ways that you can help me reach my goal and more information on W.A.R. itself.
April 12th, 2010 by Karissa Craft
I would say death is one of the hardest things anyone will have to go through.
“Why does God let bad things happen in the world?” This is one of the most frequently asked questions when death is involved. According to explorefaith.com, one of the most important things we need to remember is “God allows ‘bad’ things to happen; God does not cause them to happen.”
When I think of “bad things,” I think death. When death occurs I start questioning, as most of us do. We do not trust God or believe that He is the one who gave us life and allowed someone we love to die. So we start believing what Satan tells us; we start believing the lies.
How do we correct this problem? One thing I realized is the problem will not go away unless you want it to go away. This is hard for most of us to do after losing a loved one. Its hard for us to remember that God’s timing is always right, and we need to accept that.
When we have accepted the fact that we have a problem, then we need to seek God, seek His comfort. We may find His comfort in other people, or we may find it sitting alone in a room. I know I’ve found it both ways.
When we have found God’s comfort, we need to start learning to move on in God’s direction. I believe guidance is harder to find. We need to read the Bible and seek God’s will in our prayers and daily lives.
After we have accomplished these three things, we should be on our way to serving Christ with the memory of those we love.
April 7th, 2010 by Karissa Craft
I had the awesome opportunity to go on a trip to the Appalachian Mountains for Spring Break. I assumed it was just going to be one of those hiking trips that wouldn’t really change me or challenge me at all. I was wrong!
I learned something I already knew. I’ve known about the passage in Luke that talks about taking up your cross and denying yourself. I never really studied it or applied it at all until now. This passage has become more to me then just taking up your cross and denying yourself, its become a way of life (Luke 9:18-27).
In reality we all need to study what this passage is saying. We need to understand that no matter what is going on in life we need to deny ourselves and acknowledge what God wants for us that day, that moment. I realized on this trip I am very selfish, like a lot of us are, and I need to remember every day that I need to deny those selfish feelings and think of others. Another thing I realized was I like to be in control and know what’s going to happen. A lot of us do. Again we need to remember that God has it all planned out. We need to leave it to him and stop worrying about it.
April 6th, 2010 by Karissa Craft
Some people are like rivers and just go with the flow.
Some are like trees; they decide which way they want to sway.
Some are like the sky, always blue.
Some are like the sun, always happy and shining.
We need to be all of these as we follow Christ. We need to be willing to go with his plan, make decisions with Him in mind, to be sad occasionally. But most of all we need to be happy. We need to be like the sun to this dark world. Although it’s not always easy, we need to buckle down, do daily devotions, study God’s word and enjoy the ride!
April 1st, 2010 by Dan Nichols
Proof for the law of entropy can be found in many places, but our cars rise to the top of the list in many ways. My sister and I share our parents’ Toyota Corolla. It’s more like a go-cart than an actual vehicle, but the gas mileage is phenomenal. Though, as most used cars operate, our little Corolla has its fair share of trouble.
At the beginning of this semester, we lost the hub-cap of our right rear wheel – no clue where we lost it. A few weeks later, this terrible squealing noise erupted from a loose fan belt or something. (I’m not sure what the “something” is yet – still working on that). These are all normal occurrences, and every car owner either has or will eventually deal with these types of scenarios.
I spent the first 5 semesters of college without a car. It wasn’t difficult because I held almost all my jobs on campus. Once my parents let me borrow their car, the newness and thrill of actually having a vehicle was tremendous! But eventually, the thrill faded into routine. I’m so used to having a car now; it’s hard to think about life without one again.
God gives us blessing after blessing day-in and day-out. We tend to think of life in terms of routines and normalcy, and this leads to lifestyles full of ingratitude. I know I tend to live this way most of the time. Instead I need to be thankful for having a car, a cell-phone, a job…all these things are from God.
Remember to be thankful today – even if your car is falling apart!
March 31st, 2010 by Dan Nichols
Usually I stick to spiritual growth posts, but this is going to be simple and informative. I’ve worked at BBC for the past two summers. There are tons of awesome events during the summer at BBC! See which ones you might want to experience…
Men’s Conference (May 14-15): http://www.bbc.edu/mensconference/index.asp
LYFE Women’s Conference (May 20-22/June 3-5): http://www.bbc.edu/lyfe/default.asp
Golf Tournament (June 10-11): http://www.bbc.edu/summer/golf
Summer Volunteers Week (June 20-26): http://www.bbc.edu/summer/volunteers/index.asp
Big Blue Basketball Camp (June 21-25): http://www.bbc.edu/bigblue (Grades 5-8)
Defender Basketball Camp (June 27-July 2): http://www.bbc.edu/sportscamps (Grades 9-12)
Lady Defender Basketball Camp (July 4-9): http://www.bbc.edu/sportscamps (Grades 9-12)
Summer Volunteers Week (July 11-17): http://www.bbc.edu/summer/volunteers/index.asp
Jr. High Boot Camp (July 12-16): http://www.bbc.edu/bootcamp
Teen Leadership Conference (July 19-24 & July 26 – 31): http://www.bbc.edu/tlc2010
Defender Soccer (August 1-6): http://www.bbc.edu/sportscamps (Boys and Girls)
Lady Defender Volleyball Camp (August 8-13): http://www.bbc.edu/sportscamps
Big Blue Soccer Camp (August 9-13): http://www.bbc.edu/bigblue (Grades K-8)
March 26th, 2010 by Jamie Knowles
Projects, projects, and more projects.
It’s spring, the weather is getting warmer, and projects are coming fast. Within the next four weeks, I have three big projects due one right after the other, four papers, and a bunch of tests. However, the summer is coming and so is the end of my junior year.
For some this year will be the end of the beginning – a time when seniors will leave the halls of BBC and join the work force. That is what scares me the most.
What am I going to do? Next year I will be leaving BBC to use what I have learned during my time here to hopefully better the community where I live, but the question is how?
I have one more year left, but today I feel as though tomorrow I will be gone and I will be wading my way through life looking for a way to be of help in society.
I wonder if this is how the seniors feel. I wonder if they feel like me wondering what the future holds or if they know exactly what they will be dong for the next year or two. I know I wish I knew.
Kudos to all seniors out there – go out and make a difference.