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At a job I once held at a civilian agency within the Federal government, my manager had held the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Marines. When I left the Government for a position in private industry, he gave me a cross pen decorated with a USMC medallion as a going away present. As impressive as the pen may have been, it was the card he included which really blew me away. In it, he wrote that while I might not have thought of myself as military material due to my size and stature, he believed I would have made a great Marine because he had observed me display such traits as loyalty, courage and determination. Through his words, my old boss had re-defined for me what it meant to be a Marine.
In recent years there has been a renewed interest in spiritual disciplines. Spiritual disciplines are practices that allow a person to draw closer to God. Activities such as praying, reading Scripture, fasting, rest, and others have led people to strengthen their relationship with God. Sometimes these disciplines are radical and demand great focus, but often they are little practices we insert into our day as a way of caring for our soul. These disciplines help to keep us on the right path and remind us of what is important in life.
One of the biggest questions a student faces when considering college is “How am I going to pay for it?” Scholarships are one of the greatest assets making college possible, and we know that searching for them can be time consuming and frustrating. At the same time, scripture offers bold encouragement to confidently approach God’s throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need (Hebrews 4:6). As you seek the Lord’s guidance for your future, pray that He will provide for your financial needs as well. This week, we sat down with Leslie Moulton, scholarship and grant resource coordinator at DBU, and asked her some questions about where and how to look for scholarships to help with this process. Here’s what she shared with us:
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