Well it is finally that time of year every college student looks forward to: the few months that we get a mental break from the constant grind of classes. I have a feeling that I am not alone in saying that making the transition into the summer is a blessing and struggle at the same time. I think the underrated part of college is the consistency of your schedule. Each day you know where you need to be almost down to the minute. You know exactly how much time you have to grab lunch and you know how far back you can push studying to leave just enough time to cram before a test.Read More
I vividly remember it; waking up to the first day without school. I had just finished my sophomore year of high school and I had big goals for my summer. A stack of books beside my bed represented my academic aspirations, the jump rope and chin-up bar showed my desire to earn the starting power forward spot and the phone was my key to endless hours of fun with friends. It was going to be an AMAZING summer.Read More
Busy, lazy, and Netflix.
Though we may all have had plans to dedicate more of our lives to Jesus this summer, I have recently found this not to be the case in my life. Due to the many distractions that summer brings, we need a plan to stay focused and dedicated to Jesus. I have found it is way too easy to blow God off, saying, “I’ll read my Bible in the morning for sure. I’m just too tired tonight.” John 15:4 says, “Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.” So how do we discipline ourselves to run toward Jesus and to remain in Him, and not these other distractions?Read More