Top Five Friday-The One Year Anniversary

Today is a big day. It’s my one year anniversary. That’s correct. I have been at Belmont University for 366 (it’s a leap year) days today! So today’s top five is Belmont-themed…as I recap the last year at Belmont with my top five favorite moments.

  1. The Prayer. I have mentioned this before in another post, but it still resonates. I had been meeting with a student for several months about organizationally related business. One morning we decided to meet for coffee instead to chat. Before we ended our conversation, she looked at me very earnestly and said “Would you mind if I prayed for you before you leave?” It’s a humbling thing to have someone ask you that. So often we are always asking others to pray for us, that we often don’t stop and ask if we can pray for them and then do it right there.
  2. The Interview Moment. I have told my supervisor this multiple times, but I knew Belmont was where I’d be headed shortly when I came into her office during my interview time at the end of the campus visit. I looked up onto her wall and saw Jeremiah 29:11 in a frame. I had been reading that verse the week prior and praying through it. It was a special moment with God saying “I got this. Remember?
  3. The Matt Wertz meeting. I have to be honest and say this was a surreal moment for me. I first heard Matt when I was working at The Square Room part time. He was the first show I ever worked. To be in a meeting five years later, talking about having him and Ben Rector do a Christmas show was pretty cool. And yes, he is a normal guy, and pretty chill.
  4. The Jump. This video showed me how intentional the senior leaders at Belmont are about thanking the staff for all they do. They revealed it during a lunch they served us. It meant alot to see that in my first year.
  5. The Conversation. Only one other person knows about this conversation. It was a very difficult one to have as I had truly warred inwardly with a situation that had built in momentum throughout the year. I am not sure she realizes how significant and altering that conversation was for me, but it definitely is a top five moment this year, and probably a top three in my professional career. God gave me you for the ups and downs…

What are some favorite moments of yours in your last year of your job, vocation, calling?

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