"Life has many ways of testing a person's will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once."
- Paulo Coelho


6 Things

6 Things I Learned Today:

1. Broccoli soup, surprisingly, is my new favourite.
2. $2.99 times 4 does not equal $8.00.
3. Assignments do not write themselves.
4. Chocolate truffle making is a long process.
5. Sisters can be quite nice.
6. I am more like my Mother than maybe I care to admit.


The Wise Man

Whoever it was that said 'knowledge is power' was a wise, wise man. They will forever be honoured by me as The Wise Man. They're welcome.

I am currently studying hard to become a teacher. Hopefully, a good teacher. So obviously I hold knowledge pretty high on that pedestal. But. There's this catch 22 with knowledge - because knowledge is power.

You see, what good is it to have knowledge and then do nothing with it? Un exemple est: what good would it be for a scientist to find the cure for cancer tomorrow and instead of telling the necessary doctors, he retires to Croatia? Knowledge is power.

Knowledge is one thing, but what you choose to do with that knowledge is another. It's kind of a make or break thing. You could graduate with a kajillion (my maths is incredibly bad, so I'm just gonna say this is a couple of place values higher than a million) degrees and still be the most foolish person in the world if that is all you do.

"Well mister, what is it that you're planning to do with your kajillion degrees worth of knowledge?"

I guess in some ways the world would seem nicer if you were unaware and oblivious to things - if you weren't educated in any subject, if that person never told you that secret, if you tuned out when the conversation turned to politics, if you never saw what you did, if you chose not to look at that receipt that shows you were charged an extra $3.20 (because I mean $3.20 isn't exactly enough to make you drive all the way back to the store but it is enough to annoy you for the next half hour) or if you didn't know the polar caps were melting. All these things might still be happening - but you would be non the wiser. That old saying "what they don't know won't hurt em" might be appropriate.

But you are educated, you do know, and you did find out. And now, my friend, the power rests with you.


"...he put a hand on my back. I knew he understood I was hurting, he stood as if trying to absorb my pain in the hope of taking it from me and making it his own."
- Dear John, Nicholas Sparks


now more than ever

Living Rain, fall again
Over my life, over my land.
Living Rain, wash my heart again.

Open wide, heaven skies,
Over my street, oh Spirit reside.
Living Rain, flood my life again.
- Living Rain, Parachute Band

Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God's Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don't know how or what to pray, it doesn't matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That's why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.
- Romans 8: 26-28 (message version)




Oh, Love that will not let me go
I rest my weary soul in Thee.
I give You back the life I owe
And in Your ocean depths its flow
May richer, fuller be.

My life is not my own
It's Yours.
My life is not my own
I know it's Yours.
- Oh Love That Will Not Let Me Go, Ascend the Hill


Well, Lo and Behold

 I am finding myself again. 
Or rather finding myself in Him.
And His love will never tire. 
He will never be exhausted of me going round an' round an' round.

If only you could see
How heaven stills when you speak
I know all your days
And I have wrapped you in mystery.

And oh, My love for you
Is as wide as the galaxies
Just hold out your hand and close your eyes
And come be with Me.
- My Love Hasn't Grown Cold, Bethany Dillon