For a little background, my name is Julia, I'm 24 years old, a semi-newlywed, and have accepted a position as an academic advisor at Montreat College. Montreat is a "Christ-centered" university, and I have found everyone that I have met here so far to be very nice.
As for myself, I would consider myself a Christian, but I also believe in many things that most Christians do not. I can talk more about that if anyone is interested, but for now, I was telling you because it's important to my request.
I need to give a devotional and prayer at orientations that I facilitate. I have studied the Bible, and, years ago, done many devotionals. But I no longer do devotionals or read the Bible on a daily (or weekly, or monthly...) basis, and haven't heard a devotional that I would consider to be both inspiring and intelligent in YEARS.
I think that most of my students are Christians, and it goes without saying that my devotions should be Bible-based, but I also want to do something that is open to interpretation. Of course, since it is to be done at orientation, it could be something centered on new journeys OR on education as it relates to faith.
Any ideas? Sorry for being long-winded.