are the people. When I visited Harding back in High School what convinced me that it was the place for me were the people. Everyone was so kind and so real. Harding people impacted me as much if not more than anything I studied there. That continues to be the case. In our time at Harding this past week Missy and I were blown away by how kind everyone was to us. I am not just talking about faculty and old friends. I mean the students. People we hadn’t ever met before. They were kind. They were thoughtful. They were real. We were sitting in the cafeteria at breakfast on Wednesday and overheard three big guys at the table next to us talking about sexual purity. During their conversation they opened their Bibles and began to read scriptures to each other about it. When we left, Missy and I offered them some encouragement, which probably embarrassed them but we wanted them to know how proud we were of them and that they were on the right track.
I could name more things like that but I just thought I would share what a wonderful experience we had there. You can tell Jesus is making a difference on that campus and I am as proud as ever to have graduated from Harding University. It was our first time back in 8 years and we look forward to our next opportunity to be on campus and get the Harding experience.
Last – it made me really wish we had more impromptu Bible discussions…not more planned devos, more Bible studies on the schedule…just people who want to sit down at a random time and talk about what is on their heart, share from scripture and pray for each other. Man, that’s just so real and raw. We need more of that!