I met a sweet young lady tonight that is in her freshman year at Dallas Baptist University (DBU) and said that she is loving it. I told her that I spent my first two years of college at ole' DBU. I normally cringe when someone tells me that they went to school at DBU and it was around the same years that I was there. You see, I'm different now, still very much the same, but a lot of core things are just different about me.
I LOVE JESUS now. That is a good one to start with. I would have told you then that I loved Jesus, but if you watched my life for a mere 48 hours (especially Wed – Sun) you would have known that I clearly did not love Jesus nor even know what it meant to truly love him. I knew about him. Knew that I should and sometimes did truly love him, but my actions bore no fruit of any form of relationship with him at all.
The girl tonight asked me if I liked it when I was there. I shrugged and gave the same answer that I always give. Sure, I had lots of fun, probably too much fun. But I was a different person then and clearly didn't love Jesus while I was there. The girl kinda chuckled and said that she didn't know there were any bad people at DBU. I thought in my head that clearly she hasn't been there long enough or met any of the athletes. 🙂
1996 – yes that's me with my freshman room mate. I was not aware of the openness of the buttons on my shirt so I have concealed the hoochie mama looks I had going on!
Seriously??? I went to DBU!! For one whole semester. I was there for the fall semester of 93- so before you. How crazy.
Laura that is crazy! How did we never figure this out!
Digging the bangs.:)
I am really surprised to see this blog from you- as a leader in your church you are setting a bad example by being judgemental of others. Calling out specific groups of people, especially the athletes is incredibly offensive. Who you are and what you stand for does not reflect this blog in any way. So as you think you have “changed” and actually love Jesus now, maybe you should think twice about what has actually changed for you, considering you have majorly put down others who attend that school or who have attended that school. The people at DBU are people just like you, just like the Austin Stone people and just like the homeless. We have all fallen and you are no better than anyone else who goes there.
Seriously re-think having a blog who’s majority of it’s followers attend church or other christian schools.
Amy – thanks for your comment, but you please must know my humor in that blog. I wasn’t putting down anyone but myself. I joke all the time that I didn’t love Jesus in college and only hung out with others like me that were at DBU. I am no way putting down DBU, the people there or the athletes. It’s a joke. The people I hung out with were mostly baseball players that didn’t love Jesus and were just there to play baseball. Nothing wrong with that, but I’m just calling it like it was. It was funny b/c the girl said she hadn’t met any people that were bad at DBU and the joke was she hasn’t been there long enough. There are people at every school – Christian schools too – that don’t love Jesus. Not sure how me pointing that out is being judgemental!
You misread this and don’t know me or my heart. I will continue to be honest on this blog until the day I die, and the honesty in that blog was that
A. I didn’t love Jesus then
B. I found others there that didn’t either
C. I was an athlete (not in college) and by no means am putting them down – it was a JOKE.
D. Truth is I left that place w/ 2 great friends who did love Jesus.
Thanks for your comment and for reading.
Also I can’t control who reads my blog. 🙂
You really need to choose not to be offended. Why don’t you spend your time and effort on people who are actually trying hard to offend people in this world. Did it make you feel better to attack Jamie and try and shame her? Just wondering.
Hope you have a better day!
Amy- Have i told you that I love you lately??? Please more to austin so we can hang out! 🙂
I meant ANNY not Amy.
Sorry for any confusion. 🙂