Whoa, it’s been a bit!

Hey guys! Sorry for the long break! School has been killer lately, and when it hasn’t been killing me, work has been. Anyway, I’m sitting at school right now.

This past week has had its ups and downs. I’ve struggled with guilt and triumphed as well. Atop a week-long fast, I come out feeling very much the same as I did before. Why is this? I am not sure. I don’t feel as sure footed right now. I need His grace. On top of how I feel, school is becoming increasingly difficult, with one essay out of the way, one left, two homework assignments and three tests this week, I am feeling a bit overwhelmed. I know I definitely need to stop procrastinating for one…and possibly playing Minecraft too. (Sorry, guys!)

Anyway, aside from the gloom and doom, I have some great things to be excited and thankful for. First and foremost, God still loves me, and still died for me so I wouldn’t have to stand an eternity in hell. Second, I have a complicated but great family to back me up, as well as my girlfriend who always supports me! And lastly…the Apple event is tomorrow and I am uber excited! Typical geek, I know, but oh well.

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I better get back to homework before class starts in 30 min. Thanks guys.

Godspeed.

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SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY!

Well, it’s Sunday, the day I have been anxiously awaiting since Monday! I’m spiritually beat come Saturday, and work last night was a beating in itself. Anyway, I visited the great Judah church today to listen to Glenn Walters again! It’s been a while! I took the always beautiful girlfriend, Taylor Sampson, with me as well! Pastor Glenn (PG) did a fantastic job, as always. He spoke on the topic of Lazarus’ resurrection in John 11.

The point that stood out to me the most was how God uses people to do the work that he could easily do himself. For example, in John, Jesus told the people standing near Lazarus’ tomb to roll the stone away, and Martha responded by saying “Lord, he has been dead for four days. The smell will be terrible.” (verse 39b) Jesus could have easily done it himself. Later on, after Lazarus was resurrected, Lazarus walks out of the tomb, still wrapped in grave clothes. Jesus tells them to take off the clothes for him, to show Lazarus’ liveliness. These two things Jesus could have done on his own, yet he used people to do the work, and did so to show his glory.

And with that, I am proud to say I am elated to be someone that God can work through. God chose me to do His work in advancing the kingdom! Blessed be His name!

ANyway, I’ll have to start taking better notes during church so I can relay the teachings back to you all! I have tons of homework to finish, so I better get to that!

Godspeed!

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