"Don't wish time away.” These four simple words, spoken offhandedly by one of my professors, woke me up to quite an obvious and urgent concept.
Today’s stress and sorrow can often push us to long for the weekend, for nicer weather, for spring break, for a few years from now when life will surely be perfect. The biggest relief is finally reaching Friday; we live for the glorified weekend as the weeks quietly crumble away into months, years, and entire life stages.
I’ve been completely guilty of this. I’ve caught my mind living in the future so many times it’s sickening. In the middle of a day just as undeserved and mercifully gifted to
I have often heard it implied that the Bible promotes discrimination, or that it condones bigoted thinking about people different from us. Let's see what the Bible has to say:
2 My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism. 2 Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in filthy old clothes also comes in. 3 If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, “Here’s a good seat for you,” but say to the poor man, “You stand there” or “Sit on the floor by my feet,” 4 have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts? 5 Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who lov
We as humans are extremely prone to forgetting things. I have a planner I absolutely need to get through a week. Everything from do-your-laundry reminders to assignment deadlines need sticky notes and reminders on my phone. But what happens when we start to forget the big things, things far more important than to-do lists?
Throughout the Bible, stone monuments are used as a way to help God's people remember three of the most important things in life: what God has done, what God has said, and what we’ve promised Him.
I’ve been finding that little annoyances can bring perspective. Getting a cold. Sleeping wrong and having a sore neck the next day. Having your car break down. Getting a pimple in the middle of your forehead.
I recently had the flu, and it completely debilitated me. After throwing up all night, I was surprisingly weak and dead tired the next two days. Even in that tiny amount of time, it’s crazy how much life a person can miss—classes, being with family and friends, working.
The point of it all is, I think God was trying to tell me something. I had become
Hello! I'm Anna, a college student living in the Midwest. I'm a strong believer in uncontrollable laughter, powerful words, and a morning cup of coffee. I pray these posts will encourage you to live a full life with and for God: unhindered. Follow me on social media for post updates!