Time is an interesting thing. Time is what separates us from our past decisions. Time is what separates us from our future goals. The past has many mistakes. The future has many mysteries. Time is the constraint in which we all live.
Last October I took my official tour of Freed-Hardeman's campus. As any good marketing team would portray, it seemed to be a marvelous place. I had heard many good things about Freed-Hardeman: "Everyone is nice!", "It's like heaven on earth!", "They have a super computer!", and many other wonderful things. That day I made up my mind I would attend Freed-Hardeman University if I possibly could. Once that decision was made, only time separated me from move-in and move-in from today. During that time between move-in and today, I have had an experience far beyond what I expected. While many things I have experienced resemble what I heard, there were many more incredible aspects of Freed-Hardeman as a whole.
To state the obvious, Freed-Hardeman is a school. I'm here to learn about Computer Science. The two classes I took this semester that are required for this major are Pre-Calculus and Intro to Web Design. Both of these classes were amazing. In both of these classes, the instructors are awesome. Firstly, they are both excellent Christian examples to the entire class. They both wanted to be there and put their whole hearts into teaching us what they know about the designated topics. At times when students got out of hand, I could sit there in awe of how well they handled it. All around, they are outstanding instructors.
Pre-Calculus was also -- to a math geek -- very enjoyable. As is well known for the math classes, there was a ton of work. But some of it was actually cool (maybe just for math geeks.) One assignment was to find out the best seat to sit in a movie theater. I don’t go to movie theaters often, but I found this to be very interesting.
Finally, the thing I had heard the most about Freed-Hardeman was the Spiritual Life aspects. Despite the perhaps common belief, Freed-Hardeman isn't a place that turns you into a Christian. Freed-Hardeman is not a place free from the pains of this world, which makes it far away from being a Heaven on earth. However, the school certainly fosters the growth of a Christian. And that is why Freed-Hardeman is a incredible place to be.
Time is an interesting thing. Perhaps you graduated from Freed-Hardeman and are reading this to keep up with the school: know that the spirit of Freed-Hardeman is alive and well. Or perhaps you are in high school contemplating the mysteries of college: the decision to come to Freed-Hardeman can be one that will give you an amazing experience, as it has for me. It may be that only thing that separates you from Freed-Hardeman is time.