A Nice Farewell, Jackson State Style.


The steps of a man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way” (Psalm 37:23). “Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you” (2 Corinthians 13:11). 

Today was farewell… a farewell from Jackson State University. We talked, shared, and shared more. Great words were spoken — I appreciated them all, thank you. In this life, we simply don’t know what the good God has planned for us. We choose, he guides, we are to blindly obey. Moving north we shall be going under God’s blessings.

It has been almost 10 years of higher education, over 1200 students taught, two letters of tenure, two chair-ships and now… three Associate Professorships.  I am going back to a teaching university where I belong. The Lord has blessed me and I am so thankful for it. God gets the glory! It is because of Him that we breathe and are able to share the blessings of the land.

Lee University, here we come. I can’t wait to sing with you! Sing praises to the Lord at Chapel and keep inspiring the next generation of my fellow Americans. I am thankful for it. “For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11). 

“I will extol the Lord at all times; His praises will always be on my lips” (Psalm 34:1). Thanks be to GOD.


  1. Luis,
    Please keep posting.

    I have two good friends in Cleveland, TN. They live near Lee University. The world being small — please keep an eye out for Paolo Davini and Kathy Davini. They moved to Cleveland 4 years ago from Madison, MS. Good folks, they are.


    Yours in Christ,

    -Monte Barton

    1. Thank you. We shall… the blog continues. Indeed! Good to know. It is amazing how the Lord operates we haven’t moved to Cleveland, TN yet but already have almost a dozen folks who we can connect with. Monte, our God is good… all the time brother. 🙂

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