Spiritual Moment

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Oct. 23, 2015

From the pen of Dr. Sam Jones 

FHU is Special! There are places and then there are “special” places. Freed-Hardeman University falls into the latter. Why? It’s not the buildings making her special; it’s not even the great heritage that makes this place special. In my opinion, this place is special because of the PEOPLE. The objective of today’s Spiritual Moment has one purpose and that’s to say loud and clear to you THANK-YOU for making this place special.

Thank-you students! FHU has the best college students in the world. Your kindness, friendliness, understanding, Christ-likeness and much more make being associated with this great university family a true blessing. Thank you for being there for each other. Thank you for selecting FHU to acquire knowledge and skills to be successful in your field of study and to learn “how to live and how to make a living.” This is a blessed university, and students you are a key part of making this place special. Again, thank-you!

Thank-you faculty and staff! For nearly 25 years, my family has lived a dream by being members of this great FHU family. You have helped my family and so many other families through difficult times. Shortly, it will be one year since the death of Rhonda. William speaks often of how each of you went the third and fourth mile to help him. Thank you! One of the reasons families like mine and others have been able to cope and adjust to major crises in their lives is because of you. Thank you for your willingness to always help those who are hurting. Today, my primary reason for thanking you is not because you go the extra mile to help others, but because you go the extra mile to make this a wonderful and special place. Thank each of you for the way you conduct your work. On behalf of the administration, thank you. Thank you for your willingness to do what is asked of you and much, much more; thank you for working sacrificially; thank you for your loyalty. Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you...

FHU is a special place; she is a little taste of heaven on earth because of her students, faculty and staff. It’s the PEOPLE that make this place wonderful! Again, thank you!