Today’s guest post is from Meredith Mitchell, co-Valedictorian at Hampton (VA) Christian High School.  It is the text of a speech given at her graduation, June 18, 2010.

You so often hear “life with no regrets” and the way that people go about living with no regrets is “living for the moment.” But this is such a worldly concept and is not founded in the truth of the Bible at all. If you live for the moment, I can promise you that you will have regrets. There will be moments that you wish you could replay.

Instead, live for eternity and use every moment that He has given you to further the kingdom of God. 1 Thessalonians says “Pray without ceasing.” Sometimes we take verses like these and translate it into “Oh, well, Paul just means for us to pray most of the time because there’s no way we could always be praying.” But this verse is very literal! I challenge you to let every thought that passes through your mind be offered up to God (more…)

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Guest post today from a graduating senior, the 2010 Co-Valedictorian at Hampton (VA) Christian High School, her speech to the parents during Baccalaureate.

Thinking back on of all of the times we have let you down, it would be no surprise if we were at this service alone, yet, you are still here – shedding tears as we take this next step in our life, encouraging us to excel and move forward.

It is because of God’s grace working through you, though, that we are here. Your sacrifices, faithful prayers, and patience gave us stepping stones to reach our goals. When we made wrong turns and bad decisions, you were right beside us, lifting up our heads, and lending a shoulder to cry on, if need be. You saw us as who we were to become and did not limit it us to just what could be seen on the outside. (more…)

Today’s guest post is from Meredith Mitchell, co-Valedictorian at Hampton (VA) Christian High School.  It is the text of a speech given to 5th grade students at Hampton Christian Elementary, graduating into middle school.

When I was in sixth grade, I heard a story from 1 Kings 3. In 1 Kings 3, Solomon asked the Lord for wisdom, and the Lord was pleased with his request, so He made Solomon the wisest person who ever lived. When I heard this story, the Holy Spirit stirred me and when I went home that night, I asked that the Lord would give me wisdom, just as He gave Solomon. I prayed for wisdom every single night. I also began to read a Proverb a day and write down every verse that I thought was interesting or that spoke to me. This was the primary way the He gave me wisdom – through His Word. (more…)