Merry Christmas everyone! It’s the greatest time of the year, when our Lord and Saviour came down to earth in the smallest parcel possible. Good things come in small packages. This is the day that we celebrate the birth of the God of the universe in human form – an incomprehensible concept, yet so wonderful to attempt to comprehend at the same time. With Him, He brought love, grace, and salvation in abundance for all. He is the ultimate gift-giver, and the greatest reason there is for the season we celebrate.
I must admit that until today, I just wasn’t feeling it this year. The lack of snow, the hectic shopping, and the strangeness of coming home from university made everything feel different. Until today. My family and I opened our presents, and that’s when I felt it. I got pretty much exactly what I wanted for Christmas, and my family seemed to enjoy their presents as well. And that’s enough for me. I know that, ultimately, Christmas is not about the presents or the tree or the get-togethers. These traditions are all just things that we do to help ourselves remember the true reason. See the above paragraph if you forget already. Some people say that, in the midst of the Christmas shopping and baking, they forget why they celebrate the holiday at all. For me, it’s the way I remember. Giving gifts reminds us of the greatest gift, given to mankind. And I pray that I never, ever…Continue Reading
I’m an idiot. Big revelation, eh? I can’t even figure out how incredibly dense I am. It’s like a black hole of stupidity. Massive density, infinitely small size. And I know every time someone screws up and says, “Oh, I’m such an idiot!” people come around and comfort them, saying, “Oh, come now, you’re not so bad. You couldn’t have helped it; it’s not your fault.” But hey, this one is, believe me. I’m an idiot from my own design. I came, I saw, and I conquered my intelligence and turned it into selfish stupidity that at least partly stemmed from sheer laziness. And now I’m reaping the benefits of it – or consequences, which is probably the better term for it.
It all started back somewhere near the beginning of the term at university. Somewhere in between the hubbub of meeting people and getting used to this whole new experience, God got primarily forgotten. Oh, of course He was still there, and I thought about Him occasionally, but for the most part, things were too busy for me to really concentrate on my relationship with Him. And I’m sure He understood at first. You know, since He knows everything about me and all. The little pinch of guilt I felt kept nagging at me. I knew I needed to talk to Him and keep things going, but there was just so much to do! I had to meet people! I had to figure out what my classes were going…Continue Reading
Well, it’s been a while, but here I am once again. Things have been up and down lately. It’ll get really busy for a few days, and then suddenly things will die down. Right now, I’ve pretty much finished everything I need to do for the rest of the term except for a couple upcoming tests. All that’s left are final exams, and I only have three of those, so it shouldn’t be too bad.
To tell you the truth, I don’t really know what I came here to write about. I mean, usually I at least have sort of an idea of something, but not this time. I must warn you, then, that this will likely be a long post. I have a million things I could talk about, but whether I actually want to divulge all of them is something I’m still thinking about. But let’s start with the one that seems to be bugging me the most: my mood.
There are some days where I feel like a girl. Now, when I say that, please don’t take me literally. But, sometimes I just get into a strange mood, and I don’t know why. These past few days, I’ve been in one of those strange moods. It’s not a bad mood per se, but it’s kind of a withdrawal. Now, I understand that sometimes that’s just natural; we all go through cycles of mood changes in our lives. But sometimes I really wish I knew why. There have…Continue Reading