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February 10, 2006!

Headlines
The Lee
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Volume 1, Issue 3

“Christian gays” to storm Lee
Mark your calendars, ladies and gentlemen. On March 16th of 2006, Lee University will be invaded. The invasion is nothing Heather Rawleigh less than the “Equality hrawle00@leeu.edu Ride,” a seven-week bus crusade of young adults dedicated to confronting colleges that ban the enrollment of students who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. The organizers of this event have chosen ninet e e n colleges and universities across the United States t h a t “force students into closets of fear and selfhate.” They plan to hold discussions and dialogues that will allow them to make themselves heard... whether Lee wants to listen or not. “I'm excited about the ability to have face to face contact to challenge the assumptions of these flawed policies and the students who suffer under them,” reads the profile of Monica Carmean, a 20year-old woman from Fresno, California who will ride with the Equality Ride in the spring. “The Equality Ride is the ultimate grassroots expression of the unconditional and accepting love of God. This is an amazing opportunity to share His love in places that have been so full of hate and oppression.” The profiles of the other “Riders” offer similar views. Ironically, the members of the Equality Ride disagree with a part of Lee life that many current students dislike: the Community Covenant. However, the passage that they find unbearable (“homosexual behavior”), is not the same one that students most often complain about. S p e c i f ically, the Equality Ride website cites a passage from the Lee Student Handbook: “The university encourages wholesome interaction between the sexes but stands firmly against those elements of the society which condone pre-marital and extra-marital sexual relations, homosexual practices and other forms of sexual behavior which violate Scripture. Engaging in sexual acts expressly condemned in Scripture (premarital sex, adultery and homosexual practices) will result in suspension or expulsion.” Continued on Page 2

Lee’s “lost”
“What do you mean ‘not everyone at Lee is a Christian’?” What kind of statement is that!!? We’re all in Christian courses and we attend chapel three times a week. Harrison Keely Well... two. Maybe. So hkeely00@leeu.edu who on earth has the nerve to say that not everyone on campus is a Christian? Well, despite the fact that Lee University is a Christian institution, it is impossible to ignore the truth that a percentage of the student population does not “have Jesus in their heart and at the center of their life.” When surrounded 24/7 on a campus with such a strong sense of Christian environment and culture, it becomes easy and comfortable to believe that everyone is the same. Obviously, that’s not the case.. We wanted to know what life was like for them here at Lee and what they thought of religion and faith. A handful of non-Christian students agreed to be part of an interview for “The Lee Headlines,” and here they are: •Jhapendra Sapkota, 21, comes from a remote village of Nepal approximately 330 kilometers from the capital city of Katmandu. •Punit Vaidya, also from Nepal, is 20 years old. •Bibidh Bixram G.C., 19, comes to Lee directly from the capital of Nepal. •Sangam Lama, also of Nepal. Each considers himself a Hindu, although not all of them practice the faith fervently. We asked each of them the same questions, the answers of which may be edited for clarity. Continued on Page 2

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SUPER BOWL SUNDAY! Cheryl Rogers shows off her prize piece of chicken at the Super Bowl party in the Deacon Jones Dining Hall last Sunday. Find out the greasy details! Page 4

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URBAN OUTREACH 2006 Nearly one-hundred Lee students visit three different major cities in addition to Cleveland to help serve the needy and be examples of Christ’s love. Page 7

Lee Love Notes
Young lovers across campus have submitted their finest poems and messages to be printed just in time for Valentine’s Day! Take a look! Page 6

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“Christian gays”
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No complaints about “creative movement” here. Dr. Paul Conn recently sent out an e-mail to all Lee students informing them of this upcoming event and offering his personal perspectives. “On the one hand, I recognize the need for Lee students to discuss and explore freely the scriptural perspective of homosexuality, and I understand it is a sensitive and important issue for many students at a deeply personal level,” he says. “On the other hand, I do not believe the organizers of EqualityRide offer positive, balanced dialogue.” He also explains that when he called the organizers and explained his concerns, requesting that they not visit Lee, they responded that they were coming “whether we like it or not.” When questioned, Lee students were supportive of Dr. Conn’s opinion. "I think Dr. Conn is handling the situation excellently, and I agree with his position onehundred percent,” said freshman Zach Skaggs. In response to Dr. Conn’s request that Lee students show the members of the Equality Ride the same respect that should be shown to all visitors, student Paul Whitehead said, “I’m not going to scream and yell at them, but if they ask for my opinion, I’ll give it to them.” The Equality Ride has been set forward by “Soulforce,” an organization which is aimed at encouraging religious toleration of homosexuality and related practices. It condemns churches for practicing “spiritual violence” by supporting “society’s bias against sexual and gender minorities.” When Christians and church officials condemn homosexuality, says Soulforce, they cause homosexual Christians to “feel condemned and rejected by their Creator as well.” However, according to Dr. Conn, Lee’s message is one of anything but rejection: “I have always welcomed personal dialogue, as you know, with any Lee student, alumnus, or parent, on any subject at any time, and that includes those who are struggling with the issues of homosexuality. Many other faculty and staff here at Lee have that same commitment, as we have demonstrated on many occasions.” Rather than push students into the rumored closet that Equality Ride decries, Lee University seeks to reach out with love to those who seek God. “We believe that people who visit our campus should be treated with courtesy and respect, and this of course includes gays and lesbians,” says Dr. Conn. “Lee University is a place of friendship and grace. It is our goal always to be firm in our convictions while still reflecting the love of Christ to people who disagree with us. If this group insists on coming our way, I confidently expect that there will be no hostility, or expressions of contempt or derision, shown to them by anyone on our campus. It is important for Lee always to be a place where we show a gentle spirit to all people who visit here, even when they are uninvited, and even when they are harsh in their judgments of us and our spiritual commitments.” More information about Soulforce or the Equality Ride, can be found on their websites at http://www.soulforce.org or http://www.equalityride.com. Dr. Conn has also stated that he welcomes e-mails from students about their views concerning the ride. Lee University never asked to be invaded by Soulforce and the insistent crusade of the Equality Riders. But they’re coming anyway. The question is... will we be ready for them?
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Lee’s “lost”
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• Why did you come to Lee University? Sapkota: The main reason to came to Lee was because it provided me with the major I wanted to study and scholarships. Vaidya: I came to Lee University because Lee provided me with a very helpful financial scholarship. Moreover, the rounded education and outstanding faculty of the university encouraged me to apply here. Bikram: I came to Lee for education. Lama: Because of the disciplined environment. • Were you aware that Lee is a Christian institution when you decided to attend? Sapkota: The month before I left for college, I realized that Lee is a Christian University and I thought that the environment of the college would be good, safe, and friendly. Vaidya: I knew Lee was a Christian university before I came here. But knowing about Christianity has been a great experience. There are a lot of differences and at the same time, a lot of similarities between these religions. Bikram: I knew that Lee was a Christian University. Lama: Yup. • Have you thought about becoming a Christian? Sapkota: I haven't thought about becoming a Christian but every person has to cope up with their surroundings. As the saying goes, “while in Rome, do as the Romans do.” Vaidya: I don’t even imagine becoming a Christian. Lama: No. • What does it mean to be “saved”? Sapkota: To be “Saved” means to escape from a situation, especially when the situation is dangerous. Bikram: For me, “saved” is to work and serve others, not harm anyone, and have a positive attitude towards all throughout life. I will feel I am saved if I can do that. Lama: Protected. • How do you feel about having to attend chapel services of another religion? Sapkota: Attending chapel is very good. It doesn't matter which religion's chapel you attend. Personally, I like the chapel here at Lee University very much. I like the music a lot. Vaidya: Going to chapel is interesting. I would love it if it were not mandatory even though I love listening to speakers at chapel. I like the Christian songs so much that I listen to them at home too. This is because I have a great faith upon god. Bikram: Actually it is not that I don’t want to go to chapel because I’m from another religion. I don’t care about that. But i think it should not be required due the time factor. Lama: I like the music part, but have no comments about the speakers. • How do you feel about being surrounded by Christians? Sapkota: Christians are very friendly. It surprise me that most of the teenagers are so devoted to God, a quality hard to find in other religions, especially in Hinduism. I feel safe and comfortable surrounded by Christian people.

Bikram: Most of the time I don’t care because I don’t really think about it a lot. I only think about it on occasion when conversation turns to religion and stuff. I grew up questioning my mom about hinduism, but I feel like it would be considered heresy or something if i do the same thing now about Christianity. Lama: The same way I feel when I’m surrounded by regular humans. • Have you attempted to convert anyone on campus to your religion? Why or why not? Sapkota: I haven't attempted to convert anyone to my religion. I think it doesn't matter which religion you follow, but it matters how you behave with other people. The main theme of every religion is to obey God and do good things to others. There is no reason to convert anybody to any other religion. Bikram: I have not tried to convert anyone to my religion because I don’t think i need to. I believe my religion and respect others'. Lama: No. Honestly speaking, I’m not a big fan of religion. God exists and I love him but religion is void for me. • What don’t you like about Christianity? Bikram: It is not a very inclusive society for other religions. I have grown in a society where religion does not matter much. So it’s a bit strange for me. Lama: Nothing. • Do you think there’s ever a chance you’ll convert? Sapkota: Future and all upcoming matters will be the deciding factor. Bikram: I don’t think i'll convert because I don’t see why I need to. Religion is not that much of an issue to me. it is belief and it is about doing good to other people and I don’t think I need to be in a specific religion to do that. Lama: No, I don’t have faith in religion. • What do you think of the fact that Christians believe the unsaved will perish into Hell? Sapkota: Every religion states that one who does wrong during his or her lifetime would be sent to hell. I don't see any logic behind it and I think it is superstitious. But I also think that it is a border line set by religious officials who inspire everybody to do good things during their life. People do not want to go to Hell, so they follow the God's way, for example, helping others. Vaidya: For me, those “good” people who serve others yet are cruel to others will go to Hell. Bikram: Actually, I am not very familiar about the meaning of being saved, but I really don’t believe that the “unsaved” will go to Hell. I just don’t know enough yet. • How much of the Bible have you read? Sapkota: I have read some verses of Bible which I find very good and are similar to verses in my religion's holy book, Gita. Vaidya: I have gone through some of Bible randomly, mostly in our testament class. I liked many stories which were really fruitful. Bikram: I have not read much of the Bible, to speak the truth. I think it is because it is taught in the class in such a way that I need to focus much about getting good grades than really knowing about it. Lama: None.

Image Credits
Page 1: Soulforce (www.equalityride.com)/ Heart (MS Word Clip Art)/ Lee Students (Harrison Keely) Page 3: Editor & Signature (Harrison Keely) Pages 4&5: Super Bowl Lee Students (Harrison Keely) Page 6: Lee photos (Harrison Keely)/ Heart (MS Word Clip Art) Page 7: Lee Students (Harrison Keely) Page 9: Lee Students (Harrison Keely)/ America Image (Facebook.com) Page 10: Advertisement (Lee Residential Life Staff)

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A NOTE FROM THE EDITOR:

Prayer
If you or someone you know needs prayer, please feel free to let us know by e-mailing us at leeheadlines@yahoo.com. We will publish your request here in our weekly paper, but you will need to contact us once for every weekly issue you want your prayer requests in. Deadline each week for submission is noon on Wednesday.

! As you’ve most likely noticed by now, our website isn’t quite perfect. We have been working very hard on creating one and uploading our weekly content to it, but it is no where near the level of quality we want to achieve. In addition to articles and photos on the site, we have added a counter and a campus calendar from www.upcoming.org. ! Within the next two weeks or so we plan to add new content sections to the site, dividing up published material. That would mean there would be a link for Lee sports news, a link for student poetry, a link for student reviews, and etc. The list goes on.... ! We’re also searching for a Lee student with ample knowledge of website design who is willing to work for little or no money to assist us in creating a wonderful, easy-to-use online user interface for fellow students and faculty to access for the latest daily headlines. ! As you may have noticed above, I said the “S” word. That’s right- “sports.” The staff of “The Lee Headlines” believes that our weekly distribution schedule compliments the calendar of sports games here at Lee. We are therefore interested in finding one or two Lee students with deep interest in writing about/ photographing sports on campus. ! Finally, I’d like to introduce the recent vision we’ve had for the Lee Headlines. New features (like the lost and found and prayer sections at the left of this page) are being added all of the time. Our staff has realized that the Headlines will continue to grow and we will need to find a new printer and new funding. If you have any helpful information or would like to contribute to the cause of the weekly campus newspaper, please let us know; we’ll be glad to add you as a partner. ! And, as always, we’re looking forward to your best material to fill our pages!

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I loved reading The Lee Headlines... The poem: “To my audience of one: 2006” was such a tremendous blessing to me! How talented that young writer is! I copied the poem and sent it to my two teenage grandsons. -Renée Lastra, Lee University Project Specialist

Correction
In last week’s issue of the “Headlines,” we incorrectly stated that Tyrone Johnson applied to Lee University “for all the wrong reasons” in our biographical feature on him. Tyrone applied to Palm Beach for all of the wrong reasons.

Lost and Found
Items Found
Black audio splitter Air Force Sweatshirt Silver Watch

Date Found
February 6, 2006 Date Unknown Date Unknown

Location Found
PCSU Computer Lab Unknown Unknown

If it’s lost, we’ll list it. If it’s found, we’ll list it. Just email us a brief description of the item and where it was found on what date. All found materials must be taken to the PCSU help desk to await pick-up by their owner who must prove ownership by further description. Our e-mail is leeheadlines@yahoo.com.

! ! Harrison O.W. Keely

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S U P E R B O W L
The Deacon Jones Dining Hall never seems as alive as it does on Super Bowl Sunday, the biggest television day of the year. February 5th Oliver Williams brought 535 excited omega@dnet.net students to the cafeteria, some of them football fanatics, others only interested in dinner. After standing in a long line which seemed to snake around the sidewalk outside of the dining hall, students were welcomed inside to find an even longer line for food. The first thing guests noticed was that the dining hall had been completely remodeled with a Super Bowl theme. Scattered football posters and banners gave life to blank walls and red and blue tablecloths dressed each table. For maximum viewing quality, a giant screen was set up in the center of the dining hall with a digital projector ready and wired to show the game. The tall windows surrounding the screen had been covered with black paper to enhance viewing as well. The selection of food was quite nice, ranging from dinner foods such as chicken and pizza to party snacks like nachos and peanuts. Near the entrance a table was set up where guests could estimate the number of M&Ms in two separate jars for the chance to win one of two footballs. Each jar, with varying amounts of chocolate candy, contained M&Ms the colors of the competing football teams. There was also an opportunity for students to win $100 by guessing the correct final score of the game. The event had two announcers: Josh Coyle and Harrison Keely, both from the Student Leadership Council (SLC). Keely opened the event, greeting students and informing them of their chances to win. By the close of the first quarter, guessing on M&Ms and scores had ceased but the dining hall was still as packed as
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ever. During halftime announcers Coyle a n d Keely a nnounced t h e prize winners. In a f r e a k o c c u rrence, one pers o n , S a r a h Wright, an a ccounting major, had correctly estimated the number of M&Ms in both jars. Event administrators quickly determined only to

award her one of the prizes and let the second go to the next competitor, but there was no need, Wright had left before the announcement, therefore unknowingly disqualifying herself from the contest.

Fortyfive people guessed for the Steelers M&M jar, but only one emerged the winner. With a guess of 522, Evan Dial took home a football and 534 M&Ms. The second jar, for the Seahawks, was guessed on by just thirty-nine individuals, the winner being Janelle Hartman with a guess of 450. She took home a football as well, and 441 M&Ms. During the final two quarters of the game, viewers of the game and organizers of the event shared their views regarding the teams competing in this year’s Super Bowl.
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S U N D A Y !
Unfortunately, many attendees had uninspiring reasons to cheer for either Seattle or Pittsburgh. Leigh Ann Moore was supportive of the Seahawks due to their “underdog” status. Philip Bazikan gave a better reason for supporting the same team: “Their outfits look cool.” “I get extra credit if they win... I actually hate football,” Tara Thurman stated, looking forward to seeing the Steelers win it all. Finally, the laugh-out-loud commercials ceased and the Steelers emerged victorious in the fortieth Super Bowl. However, before every last guest departed for the evening, Coyle announced the champion of the score guessing contest: Matt Rush. Matt won $100. With that, the big party came to a conclusion at 10:00PM. That’s when two committees from the SLC (Spiritual Life and Special Events) worked to restore the dining hall to its former glory, clean and clear. Tables were cleaned, the dark paper was ripped off of the windows and the big screen was disassembled. Joel MacCaughey, secretary of Spiritual Life, and Kendall Schaibley, secretary of Special Events, both declared their hope that the Seattle Seahawks would rule the 2006 Super Bowl, but despite the loss both managed to keep a positive attitude. MacCaughey did decline to comment on how he thought the event went and instead left the media relations work to his partner in the endeavor. “It’s gone pretty well. We had a good turnout and everyone [seemed to enjoy] the food and each other’s company,” Schaibley stated. With the projector packed up and the mess on the floor scrubbed up by the custodial staff, everything was back to normal. Now we can only look forward to next year’s Super Bowl.

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Valentine’s Day
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My Señorita
Won’t you be my señorita? I would love to be your señor, Together we could do the cha-cha, And dance the night away. Yet I don’t know what for, But you won’t give me the time of day. I know it seems like I like to play, To flirt and flutter, to act all gay, But, don’t get me wrong, I know I’m not a whore, But if it wasn’t for girls like you, School would be quite a bore. But you won’t give me the time of day, And I still don’t know what for. I can really be quite sweet, And for a guy I’m pretty kind, So why not give me a date? Or at least a time? Please, pretty please? I’m running out of things to rhyme. If you don’t give me your number soon, This rhyme is all for naught, I hope you give me your heart soon, Because I’m running out of ideas, This poem is the last thing I’ve got. I would have asked for your number, But my heart is too feeble, I’m almost ready to give up, And yet…I am not yet able. I am ready to give up, Murder my thoughts, These feelings towards you, Much like Cain did Abel. -James Doyel-

Messages and poems to and from the lovers at Lee

Untitled -David WirtI can see. Now more than before. How can this dream be? With you standing at my door. Your eyes, they dance like fire Beckoning evermore. Driving my heart to madness like Poe’s long lost Eleanor. Your hair is dark as midnight like the ravens of ancient lore but your skin glows softly as moonlight as if emanating from your pores. Your words would make me march and die like a soldier to a war But instead you choose to heal me, and sooth away my sores. With a single touch you kill me and slay me to my core. From this point on, I love you, to be without you, nevermore.
Chris Isenhour poses with his girlfriend from UNC Charlotte, Caiti Clark, during her weekend visit.

To M y E x , W i t h L o v e
-anonymousThank you for breaking my heart because if it had never broken, then I would never have asked God to mend it. Thank you for killing my dreams, because God’s dreams for me are more beautiful than mine ever were. Thank you for turning your back on me, because it made me grow a backbone of my own. Thank you for treating me like I was ugly because if you never had, then I would never have realized that I’m beautiful as I am. Thank you for confusing me because had I never been confused I would never have had to ask God for directions. Thank you for fooling me into believing that I was in love because now I know that real love can’t come from the boy with pretty blue eyes. Thank you for letting me go because I never would have left on my own, but I needed to leave because it wasn’t right. Thank you for loving me and fooling me and leaving me because you made me grow up and you made me run to the One whose love will never die

s to Mitchell seem w. Jennifer Heitz Sweet & Lo on from Brand reject a kiss

Dear JJAMS Brotherhood, I love you!

Jade
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Lee University students extend help to the needy across cities
teers offered to pray for them and they were very receptive. Before the team left, however, the couple prayed for all of them, asking God to bless them for the work they were trying to do. “They really touched my heart and really made an impact on my attitude as I went to every other house after that,” Wright says. Many of the the homes the Cleveland team visited had padlocks around the doors and broken glass where windows had been knocked out. “It was hard to see what [harsh] conditions many had to live in, but it was really great to be able to maybe make them feel like somebody cared. Even if it was just for one moment,” Wright concludes. “Personally, this was one of the most successful Urban Outreaches I have been apart of,” states co-coordinator Melissa Strange, " “We added reflection time to the trips and allowed the students to reflect on the trip as well as offer advice on improvement. I also really enjoyed the fact that we were able to help out here in Cleveland. The Lord calls us to serve where we are at and that was why it was so important to serve here... Atlanta was a very eye-opening trip as well. Many of the students were shocked to hear of the way the poor are treated in Atlanta. The pastor that we worked with told us that Atlanta was rated the second meanest city when it comes to the treatment of the poor and homeless.”

Nearly one-hundred Lee University students participated in the 2006 Urban Outreach, helping to make the world, as they say, a better place. The annual Urban Harrison Keely hkeely00@leeu.edu Outreach project was coordinated by Miles Huff and Melissa Strange (co-secretaries of Community Service in the Student Leadership Council) this year. Although many of the volunteers for this year’s event are members of the SLC, chairperson Daniel Tidwell points out that Urban Outreach welcomes any student on campus to help out. Twenty-one volunteers served in Cleveland while 25 worked in Nashville, 15 labored in Chattanooga, and 27 went to Atlanta, Georgia. Chattanooga volunteers helped out at food bank areas, distributing meals to the community in need. Servants in Georgia worked at Rescue Atlanta organizing clothing, cleaning out trailers, and moving furniture. One worker, Eric Archer, offered his view on the Atlanta experience, sayleeheadlines.blogspot.com"

ing, “The biggest thing was seeing what God can do when people do radical things.” Also, volunteers in Nashville put in hard work with the Nashville Safe Haven Family Shelter. Reflecting on the entire experience, Huff stated, “I think that it went very well, and that [the weekend was] an amazing time to share the love of Christ with others” Some of the most touching work, perhaps, was done right here in Cleveland under the direction of local supervisor Rachel Peterson. Students worked Friday evening and Saturday morning to make and deliver over eighty care packages to needy families throughout the city. “There was one couple who we visited who had every reason to be mad at God and the world,” explains Cleveland volunteer Sarah Wright, “They were both in wheel chairs [and had suffered from] extreme health problems and a rough life. They were the sweetest people we met all day.“ Wright continues, telling of how the couple invited the group in to talk. One of the volun-

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"I like his mouse. It's very comfortable..... I'm very fond of it." -A sophomore in O’Bannon hall after inspecting his friend’s computer. “Tyrone is the pink ranger.” -Following a dorm debate regarding the colors of the Power Rangers.

Q w o t e d
Actually overheard across campus...

“Now God snorts and parts the waters. That’s good stuff right there.” -A Lee professor in reference to Moses and the crossing of the Red Sea. “Oops.” -The magic eight ball during Dr. Carolyn Dirksen’s recent chapel service, in response to an unnamed student’s question: Will I graduate? “Me and him are going to be best buds by the end of this semester. I can feel it. I’ve been praying about it.” -Resident assistant, Nicholas Helton, referring to President Paul Conn.

P o e t r y
When the Rain Came Down
-Oliver WilliamsTwo nights ago when all was well, and clouds were far away, I remembered when I would tell, what the rain would say. Its drops would form a perfect rhyme, that echoed through my tongue, words from quite another time, longing to be sung. When the rain came down last night, I listened once again, I think I heard a single word, of where the clouds have been... The words were very soft at first, the rhyme was no where near, nothing more could please my thirst, than raindrops only I could hear. The tears from heaven spoke to me, that lonely placid day, of love and peace and harmony, and what the rain could say. 8"

My dear child, If only you knew how important your words are! They are potent little packages of power with a capacity to do great good or great harm. With them you can bless or curse, build up or tear down, wound or heal. Just as the body can be destroyed with a gun or a knife, the human spirit can be destroyed by harsh and wounding words. Just as an interior decorator can create a warm and gracious physical environment with the colors he or she chooses, you can create a warm and welcoming spiritual environment by the words you choose. Knowing that you have this kind of power on the tip of your tongue, be cautions, my child. Choose your words carefully and prayerfully. Make a prayerful decision in my presence each morning to decorate the day ahead of you with gentle, caring words. If you let me, I will help you find specific words of blessing and encouragement to speak to the ones you love. Bring the good news of my mercy into the atmosphere of your home, and watch the lights come on! Use words wisely, God
Scriptures for the above: Isaiah 52:7a; Proverbs 16:24; Proverbs 17:14; Proverbs 25:11
This letter is originally from Claire Cloninger’s Postcards for People in Love. The work has been submitted to the “Lee Hedlines” by Renée Lastra.

By Adam Rodrigues

Pierced Hands.

I watched it all slip away, like sand through the fingers of the all inclusive grasp of mortal disparity. Grain by grain, the specs of the masses' futile attempts at self contentment and true inner satisfaction plummeted into the chasm of lost hopes and dreams, reverberating with an echo ear piercing enough to touch the hardest of hearts. I watched it all happen. And in the middle of this heart wrenching lamentation, I couldn't help but notice who I was looking at. More than I could ever even begin to adequately portray, it was Him, in every bit of His indescribable Majesty, glowing with the light of a thousand stars shining brighter than the boundless limits of infinity would allow. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Son of Man, the Lamb of Judah, the Great I Am, the one and only Savior of the earth, was standing there, watching the grains of these countless lost and dying lives, pour into the realm of the hopeless. But in the middle of my awe stricken state, I almost failed to realize a sudden hurt and desperate attempt to reach His hands out under the endless stream of lost and broken life.

To my immense astonishment, the all Mighty Hand of God seemed incapable of doing anything as I watched the countless problems pour through the holes in His hands. Yet regardless of the blatant futility in His actions, it seemed that my Savior was intent on keeping His hands under the constant transgressions of the world. And after what seemed like an eternity, I couldn't bare it any longer. I asked Him, " Lord, why must you do this to yourself? You know that your hands aren't doing anything for these people who refuse to let you help them." And it was then that He said to me, "Two thousand years these hands felt all of their pain, their suffering, and their despair, flow through them. And just as I felt their pain then, I feel their pain now, and I'm going to keep reaching out to them, no matter how many times I have to get hurt."

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If you we re Cupid , which tw celebritie o s would y ou shoot with arro ws of lov e?

Will Ferrell and Jennifer Aniston. {Jennifer} has to have a new honey and it has to be someone really different from her last honey. -Joey Poole and Hannah Kimbal

“Headline” Hot Stuff
P H O T O O F T H E W E E K

Angelina Jolie and Chuck Norris because a single female cannot overcome the powerful sexual aura of Chuck Norris. -David Wirt Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky. Oh wait, that already happened. -Anthony Zimmer

The three craziest guys on campus take a scroll with a shopping cart through the third floor of the PCSU, eventually landing in the elevator. At least they come in peace.

Julia Roberts and Nicholas Cage. I’ve had a crush on Julia Roberts since I was a kid, and I just saw Nicholas Cage on TV. -Popo Ali Dave Matthews and Norah Jones because they would make beautiful groovy music together. -Zachary Smith

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Never Been Out of the States
Lee University has plenty of international students and teens who have been on mission trips and more, but no one ever thinks about the stay-at-home kids who have yet to venture across the United States border. This group, celebrating students who have lived almost two decades of life in the same country, is nothing but unique.

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Friday, February 10th
• Reflections of Love “classy event.” at the Old Woolen Mill (8:00PM) • Hook-Up at the Paul Conn Student Union (7:00PM)

Saturday, February 11th
• Leadership Development Seminar hosted by the Student Leadership Council at DeVos Center for the Humanities (11:00AM)

Sunday, February 12th
• Post-Chapel Mixer at the Paul Conn Student Union

Wednesday, February 15th
• Live jazz music at Jazzman’s cafe in the Paul Conn Student Union.

Friday, February 17th
• Singled-Out at the Dixon Center (7:00PM)

Sunday, February 19th
• Nascar Day at the Deacon Jones Dining Hall

Monday, February 20th
• DORM WARS at Walker Arena (8:00PM)!

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