World yet experienced

Le Petit Prince

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Today I finally understood what the middle part of Le Petit Prince was truly about. The story describes the prince visiting different planets with each having one inhabitant absorbed in their own way of thinking or activity. Today I got out of a long class feeling defeated by my own vices and failures. For the last hour of that class, my whole world was literally focused on finishing up the assignment and doing well in that class. I was reminded of how the little prince went to visit a planet where there was one single accountant mulling over numbers without end or goal in the whole entire planet. The story beautifully illustrates how when we make something mean the world to us, it can literally become the ONLY world we know to exist, like that of the laboring accountant.

Praise God that our world is more than just doing well in this or looking nice wearing that. God fills our lives with meaning beyond what we worry about in the physical world. God’s love for us helps us see how He’s made us to be more than just slaves of this world. In Christ, we are children of God, belonging to the kingdom of heaven.

Stream of Conscious

As I sit in the main floor of Geisel, memories of joyous gatherings of people long gone came rushing back. On the walls were imprinted shadows of people goofing off during finals week, resting in good company after a rough day, and spontaneous, long conversations demonstrating procrastination at its finest. Time leaves nothing behind, and I feeling that as I sit here reflecting. People I have spent 4 years here in college are now scattered each pursuing their own ambitions, or maybe not. I sit here at Geisel, savoring the lingering scent of college before I myself need to move on. 

International Amnesty Switzerland.
Praying for God’s light to shine through these dark places where existence of humanity is questioned. 

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God doesn’t want you to live worried and anxious about anything. He knows that worry is counterproductive. It steals your peace and joy and affects every area of your life, even your sleep! Have you heard the saying, “Don’t worry yourself sick?”
Yes, worrying will actually make you physically ill. You won’t ever gain anything by worrying, in fact it causes you to lose precious moments that you can never live again. The good news is, God has promised to bring you victory over worry. When you make the choice to put an end to worry, God will give you His peace

God doesn’t want you to live worried and anxious about anything. He knows that worry is counterproductive. It steals your peace and joy and affects every area of your life, even your sleep! Have you heard the saying, “Don’t worry yourself sick?”

Yes, worrying will actually make you physically ill. You won’t ever gain anything by worrying, in fact it causes you to lose precious moments that you can never live again. The good news is, God has promised to bring you victory over worry. When you make the choice to put an end to worry, God will give you His peace

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God loves to decorate. God has to decorate.
Let him live long enough in a heart, and that heart will begin to change. Portraits of hurt will be replaced by landscapes of grace.
Walls of anger will be demolished and shaky foundations restored. God can no more leave a life unchanged than a mother can leave her child’s tear untouched.

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Ten Ways To Love

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  1. Listen without interrupting. ( PROVERBS 18 )
  2. Speak without accusing. ( JAMES 1:19 )
  3. Give without sparing. ( PROVERBS 21:26 )
  4. Pray without ceasing. ( COLOSSIANS 1:9 )
  5. Answer without arguing. ( PROVERBS 17:1 )
  6. Share without pretending. ( EPHESIANS 4:15 )
  7. Enjoy without complaint. ( PHILIPPIANS 2:14 )
  8. Trust without wavering. ( CORINTHIANS 13:7 )
  9. Forgive without punishing. ( COLOSSIANS 3:13 )
  10. Promise without forgetting. ( PROVERBS 13:12 )

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Since I know it is all for Christ’s good, I am quite content with my weaknesses and with insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

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