For my namesake

We should be constantly comparing lists of characteristics about God to determine if qualities are the same, different, or overlapping. This is especially important when statements seem contrary to each other. In this lab, John Piper models this and uncovers God’s love for us and his commitment to his own glory

When will this happen? And what will be the sign of your coming? What will be the sign of the end?
Jesus answered, “You will hear about wars. You will also hear people talking about future wars. Don’t be alarmed. Those things must happen. But the end still isn’t here. Nation will fight against nation. Kingdom will fight against kingdom. People will go hungry. There will be earthquakes in many places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.
“Then people will hand you over to be treated badly and killed. All nations will hate you because of me. At that time, many will turn away from their faith. They will hate each other. They will hand each other over to their enemies. Many false prophets will appear. They will fool many people. Because evil will grow, most people’s love will grow cold. But the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. This good news of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world. It will be a witness to all nations. Then the end will come.
At that time someone may say to you, ‘Look! Here is the Christ!’ Or, ‘There he is!’ Do not believe it. False Christs and false prophets will appear. They will do great signs and miracles. They will try to fool God’s chosen people if possible. See, I have told you ahead of time.
So if anyone tells you, ‘He is far out in the desert,’ do not go out there. Or if anyone says, ‘He is deep inside the house,’ do not believe it. Lightning that comes from the east can be seen in the west. It will be the same when the Son of Man comes. The vultures will gather wherever there is a dead body.
Right after the terrible suffering of those days,
The sun will be darkened.
The moon will not shine.
The stars will fall from the sky.
The heavenly bodies will be shaken.’
At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky. All the nations on earth will be sad. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky. He will come with power and great glory. He will send his angels with a loud trumpet call. They will gather his chosen people from all four directions. They will bring them from one end of the heavens to the other.
Learn a lesson from the fig tree. As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. In the same way, when you see all those things happening, you know that the end is near. It is right at the door. What I’m about to tell you is true. The people living at that time will certainly not pass away until all those things have happened. Heaven and earth will pass away. But my words will never pass away.
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Some notes from my experimenting with the bullet journal…

It’s a lot of work. It looks nice, but for a perfectionist like myself I found that there was a ton of pressure for everything to look just so. It seemed like I spent more time making it than I did actually using it.

This may be an unpopular opinion as bullet journals are kind of taking over right now, but I honestly think I prefer the traditional, fill in the blank agenda.

What I liked:

  • Basically infinitely customizable
  • Can make each section as large or small as you need
  • Able to have many things in one place (lists, notes, etc)

What I didn’t like:

  • Basically infinitely customizable = too much pressure!!
  • Takes a lot of time to set up
  • I seemed to only use one bullet….this may just be me, but doesn’t that kind of defeat the point of a bullet journal?
  • No cool built in features. Completely DIY.

All in all, not for me. I like the convenience of a classic agenda. I’m already dealing with 5 courses and a full time job, I really don’t have the time to make it look as pretty as I’d like. 

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A key ingredient for success is discipline.

If you cant manage yourself, your time and tell yourself what you did wrong, or need to do; You wont get anywhere.

It sounds easy, but most people are waiting to be told what to do, Instead of learning how to think for themselves.

Don’t let anyone have that much control over you, but you. After all, no one other than you, is responsible for your success.

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if you ever feel bad about yourself just remember that if you were a fictional character people would probably love you for all your flaws and quirks and mannerisms that you probably hate so just remember that okay ilu

why is this literally the most uplifting post I’ve seen in weeks thank you

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Emergency phone numbers 

Emergency Telephone Numbers
These are more effective than 911
When -

You are sad, phone John 14
You have sinned, phone Psalm 51
You are facing danger, phone Psalm 91
People have failed you, phone Psalm 27
It feels as though God is far from you, phone Psalm 139
Your faith needs stimulation, phone Hebrews 11
You are alone and scared, phone Psalm 23
You are worried, phone Matthew 8:19-34
You are hurt and critical, phone 1 Corinthians 13
You wonder about Christianity, phone 2 Corinthians 5:15-18
You feel like an outcast, phone Romans 8:31-39
You are seeking peace, phone Matthew 11:25-30
It feels as if the world is b igger than God, phone Psalm 90
You need Christ like insurance, phone Romans 8:1-30
You are leaving home for a trip , phone Psalm 121
You are praying for yourself, phone Psalm 87
You require courage for a task, phone Joshua 1
Inflation’s and investments are hogging your thoughts, phone Mark 10:17-31
You are depressive, phone Psalm 27
Your bank account is empty, phone Psalm 37
You lose faith in mankind, phone 1 Corinthians 13
It looks like people are unfriendly, phone John 15
You are losing hope, phone Psalm 126
You feel the world is small comp ared to you, phone Psalm 19
You want to carry fruit, phone John 15
Paul’s secret for happiness, phone Colossians 3:12-17
With big opportunity/ discovery, phone Isaiah 55
To get along with other people, phone Romans 12
For dealing with fear, call Psalm 47
For security, call Psalm 121:3
For assurance, call Mark 8:35
For reassurance, call Psalm 145:18


Be Blessed