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Monday, May 02, 2005

Weekly Poll Results

Did you go to your class reunion?

Well pretty evenly split group. 50% went 50% didn't.

One said "too far away"
The other (obviously Noelle) said "Just want to find out where everyone's at...and show off my hot hubby...of course "

Like I said before the poll was because I was going to our Alumni weekend for my fraternity.
I've never been so proud of what's going on there. 10 years ago, my roommate Greg and I got the notion that fraternities were at their core a great thing, but had been diluted by years of traditions which came to involve drinking, partying and typical Animal House stuff. So God gave us this incredible vision and we started our own fraternity founded on Christian values and strict policies concerning alcohol and partying.

We met once a week on Mondays in the Alabaster lounge, a very formal, stale room on campus. We had no house, only dorm rooms to show off to our potential members. We had no tradition, we were the first alumni. We had no money. A big social event for us was to take the members out to a dollar show and pay for a couple of recruits too. You get the idea.

10 years later, I drove up to campus to see a huge, beautiful 2 story white house with a landscaped front lawn and our greek leters displayed "Omega Alpha Chi - Established 1995"

Meeting with the guys active in the house was awesome. Seeing the vision God gave us coming true was awesome. One guy said "Joining the fraternity was the 2nd most important decision in my life. The most important decision was 7 months ago accepting Christ into my heart." I seriously started getting choked up, which is so not like me. Other than Deann, only one person has seen me cry in probably 15 years. It was like God was tapping me on the shoulder saying, this is what it was all about. I realized then that 10 years ago, Greg and I didn't start the fraternity for our own benefit, we started it for all the guys there now and all the ones to come. To think that because we followed what God wanted us to do, some kid named Wade who was about 9 years old at the time is now living every day for Christ.

Anyway - enough sap for today. I'm loaded with great blogging, so check back often this week.

For now, check out the new poll.