About a week ago, GRIT’s ‘18-’19 Editorial Board spent the day in my bright little living room, planning and talking together about you, the women of Biola: your talents and gifts, your God-given strengths, and the potential you have to impact your communities now and in the years to come. By the end of the day, my heart was renewed with that kind of steadfast hope that comes with good conversations around things that deeply matter.
As we talked together that day, we reminded ourselves that grit is the quality of persevering toward a long-term goal. At Biola, one of GRIT’s original founders imagined the term as an acronym, standing for Gifting, Resilience, Insight and Tenacity. These are what we want to see developed in our community of women at Biola.
We want to highlight the gifts you are developing.
We want to help foster the resilience you already hold.
We want a front-row seat to stories of your hard-earned insight in the face of hardships and triumphs.
We want to celebrate your tenacity as you bravely face future unknowns.
We are convinced that we are better because you are here, and we can’t wait to see how God’s kingdom will flourish as you step courageously forward to release his goodness and hope in your communities.
If you are new to GRIT: Welcome! We are so glad you are here. Take a moment to browse through the blog, follow us on instagram and twitter (@gritatbiola), and stay-tuned for this year’s events. And for those of you who are returning for another year - *hugs* - it’s SO good to have you back.
Lisa (Talbot ‘15) works on campus as Associate Dean of Spiritual Development — a fancy title for someone who gets to meet with students, help lead chapels and go to lots of meetings. She cares deeply about seeing women and men thrive in their God-given gifts. When she’s not on campus, she’s living one of her life-long dreams: sitting in her cozy living room, reading through colorful stacks of books for her doctorate in Divinity and Religious Studies (coffee, anyone?).
The views expressed here may not necessarily represent the beliefs of Biola University or the GRIT Editorial Board. All content is designed to inspire and challenge GRIT readers and listeners to explore their gifting, foster resilience, gain insight and develop tenacity.