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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Good Church Service

Good morning (evening????).  Just a quick post this morning.  I had a great time at church last night where I stood in for one of the teachers.  I taught the 6-7 year old kids and they are a trip.  I taught on Jesus teaching  on of the religious leaders about God.  Specifically, Nicodemus.  I followed up by demonstrating that when we learn about God, we don't only get closer to Him but we also can tell others about Him.  I then demonstrated a magic trick that amazed the kids.  I then followed up by showing them how the trick was done and now they can play the trick on others just like they can now tell others about God.  Very rewarding....

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

My final grade

I was spending time updating my resume this morning when I decided to go out and see if my final grade had posted. I am blessed to report that it has. I can now officially say that of all the classes I have taken in the Bachelor program at Ohio Christian, I have received all "As" and one "B+". This gives me a GPA of 3.965

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

No more School (for now...)

To follow-up with yesterday's post... As mentioned before, I am the first to cringe at announcing I am anything special but I will say I have to consider that worth, value, intelligence or any number of attributes is a relative measure. I know that I can honestly say that I am not smarter than a doctor... or am I? A measure of intelligence must be attached to a non-biased standard. (or as unbiased as possible). So, if a doctor was asked to de-frag a hard drive, he might schedule an operating room. I, on the other had would think that was not very smart.

So, I say all that to say, objective intelligence must be measured by a standard. In my case, (and to relate back to the prior post) was involved in a competition during my Capstone class. This "game" was actually used to compete with other teams in your class but also with those that subscribe to this competition across the world. Well, let me say that I did not go to an ivy league business school but was competing with many business schools across the world. Yes, this was a global competition and am proud to say me and Shakarri beat everyone in my class.

So, I felt I must have some knowledge in that gray matter to beat a part of the winning team. We were very blessed to recall the information necessary to be so successful. But now for the rest of the story...

One week later, I received an email from the competition committee that floored me. It basically outlined our four measures that was competing with all other colleges and universities across the world. The email started out (see below) with "Congratulations for achieving Global Top 100 performance..." WOW! I was beside myself. I went on to read and was even more amazed:

  • Overall Game-To-Date Score - Your Overall Score of 108.5 tied for the 21st best Overall Score performance of the week, worldwide!
  • Earnings Per Share - Your EPS of $20.99 was the 13th best EPS performance of the week, worldwide!
  • Return on Average Equity - Your ROE of 67.7% was the 5th best ROE performance of the week, worldwide!
  • Stock Price - Your Stock Price of $431.18 was the 9th best Stock Price performance of the week, worldwide!

The Email I Received

Monday, February 25, 2013

No more School (for now...)

This was the first weekend I've spent NOT doing homework.  Yes, that's right. I have completed my Bachelor's degree at Ohio Christian University (OCU) in the Business Management track.  In reflection of this journey, I come away realizing I do have some smarts.  This is difficult for me to admit.  I was always the one that was thrilled to get a "C" on my report card.  Yes, a huge underachiever.  As it is, God has proven something to me during this journey at OCU.  We can quote Philippians 4:13 all we want but it does not become real until you are personally affected.

In my (what seemed like) short journey of two years and four months, I was able to maintain an "A" in all classes except one (Economics for Managers).  Almost one year after I took that class, Peggy is taking it and noticed it is completely different.  I am really happy for her.  If I was to be honest with myself, I suppose I am not to disappointed I went through the curriculum I went through.  I would say that the amount of work was the challenge and not the material itself but was very rewarding.

Each of the classes were very helpful in that, each class at OCU was necessary for my Capstone class.  This Capstone class is designed to be the last class of the bachelor program and is to be the overall measure of what we have learned throughout our program.  As mentioned before, I am the first to cringe at announcing I am anything special but I will say... standby for the blessing I received at OCU in tomorrows post...