“It doesn’t matter if you’re the slowest kid in gym class or the fastest man alive, every one of us is running. Being alive means running. Running from something, running to something, or someone. And no matter how fast you are, there are some things you can’t outrun. Some things always manage to catch up with you.”–Barry Allen (“The Flash” Season 1, Episode 3 “Things You Can’t Outrun”)
The Flash, is “the fastest man alive,” able to reach speeds greater than 300 mph–able to be fast enough to break the sound barrier–break the time barrier! and yet, even he admits that there are some things that he can’t outrun. “I should have been faster.”
What are you running from? Continue reading
College: the time of life to expand your horizons, prepare for your future, to become the man or woman of tomorrow — or is it?
If that is the case, why do so many seem to revert to doing things that they haven’t done in years?
Making a run to Wal-Mart to buy a pack of Yu-Gi-Oh cards, whipping out plastic lightsabers and dueling outside of Grad Hall, downloading and playing an older version of Pokémon, or playing “dress-up” for functions, plays, or Spring-Sing; basically participating in “kid” activities.
I may have been caught a few times watching Cartoon Network or Disney Channel on the first floor of Allen Hall . . . and maybe three entire seasons of Ben 10 on Netflix. So the question is, why do we do this? Continue reading
Now a man from the house of Levi went and took as his wife a Levite woman. The woman conceived and bore a son, and when she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him three months.When she could hide him no longer, she took for him a basket made of bulrushes and daubed it with bitumen and pitch. She put the child in it and placed it among the reeds by the river bank. And his sister stood at a distance to know what would be done to him. Now the daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river, while her young women walked beside the river. She saw the basket among the reeds and sent her servant woman, and she took it. When she opened it, she saw the child, and behold, the baby was crying. She took pity on him and said, “This is one of the Hebrews’ children.” Then his sister said to Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and call you a nurse from the Hebrew women to nurse the child for you?” And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Go.” So the girl went and called the child’s mother. And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this child away and nurse him for me, and I will give you your wages.” So the woman took the child and nursed him. When the child grew older, she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. She named him Moses, “Because,” she said, “I drew him out of the water.” Exodus 2:1-10
Out of all the women of faith in the Bible, how often do you hear of the faith of Jochebed, [יוֹכֶבֶד “YHWH is glory”]? I mean, you often hear the stories of Deborah, or Ruth, or Esther, or Mary (the mother of Jesus)–who are all awesome women of God, but how frequently do you hear of Jochebed? who, in my opinion, is also one of the greatest women of faith. Continue reading