A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste!
And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” (Mark 12:30 ESV) The words of this passage have been ringing in my head very strongly ever since I moved back to Columbus. Being at Taylor University (a small private Christian school in Upland, Indiana) for the past four and a half years, I realized,...
To whom in may concern, Have you ever looked at your life and wondered to yourself, when is the rest of my life going to begin? Sometimes I look at my present life and see a few things, I am a student in college, and this is now my 5th year in doing so. I have a great family, friends all over the country, and over all I’m pretty blessed with some amazing things. If I really stop to...
When we want to correct someone usefully and show him he is wrong, we must see...– Blaise Pascal (via adamcsmith)
Introverts, in contrast, may have strong social skills and enjoy parties and...– Susan Cain, Quiet (via revelationsong)
"Some Nights" Music Video
ournameisfunofficial: The official “Some Nights” music video! You can download the video for $0.99 this week on iTunes
The roses under my window make no reference to former roses or to better ones;...– Emerson - Self Reliance (via breadenb)
We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a...– William Somerset Maugham (via idterab)
Devo, by Joshua P. Larkin
As many of you know I lost a very near and dear friend of mine in April of this year. It has been a long journey to try and overcome the sudden loss of my friend and brother, Josh. Recently whilst digging through some old things after packing up and saying good bye to Samuel Morris hall for the last time (the dorm where Josh and I lived together for nearly three years) I stumbled upon a...
"We're all bastards, but God loves us anyway." -...
Awesome Belcher: Islam and Western Bias →
This is a really good paper written by a dear friend of mine, give it a once over, it shares some necessary perspective regarding the Middle East. breadenb: While I was avoiding studying for finals, I came across a paper I wrote last year in Modern Middle East. I’m not sure how interest anyone but me will think it is, but the ideas, I think, are universally important. In his 1962 book The...
Why we should avoid masturbation, pornography, and... →
These are some short but truth filled videos that talk about why we should avoid masturbation, premarital sex, and pornography… really worth the watch.
Reconciliation to God, Reconciliation to All
Whenever I write about a specific word or idea I like to first start with the definition and root of that word. When we look up the definition we see such meanings as to restore friendly relations between, to cause to coexist in harmony, to settle disagreement, or make someone accept something unwelcome. The root of it comes from the Latin word re- meaning “back” and conciliare “bring...
We're loved, whether we like it or not... live...
God sees us as worth fighting for. Meaning our sins were something that needed to be bought and paid for, and God wanted to help us in taking over this burden. He came to fight the battle with sin, and the battle with death. He also created us and created us as beautiful, lovable, and miraculously intricate creatures…. we are created in his image… that is no coincidence… we are...
A long but applicable and important article:
Emotional Dependency: A Threat To Close Friendships – by Lori Thorkelson Posted by admin “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” – Proverbs 4:23 Throughout the years, we’ve realized that one of the most intense struggles people encounter is the problem of emotional dependency. Emotional dependency can range from a powerful romantic attachment to another person to...
The World Through Manderson's Lens →
Pictures from my life… come and see what “eye” see, the world through my lens.
Start off with some inspiration...
It may be tacky to start off my blog with words that are not my own, but sometimes the best thoughts are shared with those that write much better than ourselves… These words are not mine, I borrowed them from Gerald Sittser’s book Water From a Deep Well… they are very challenging, convicting, and very applicable to everyone though, so I really wanted to share them. Please...