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I Wrote This On My Sabbath

“We have what we seek,
it is there all the time, and if we give it time,
it will make itself known to us.” — Thomas Merton

“The sole cause of man’s unhappiness is that he does not know how to stay quietly in his room.” - Blaise Pascal

“By ceasing for a moment to consider my own wants I have begun to learn better what I really wanted.” - C.S. Lewis

The Sabbath still matters, and it always will. We aren’t super-men/women, we’re merely human. God knew we would forever remain human, as long as we’re here on this earth, and because of that He gave us an example to follow ever since the beginning of time. “So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all His work that He had done in creation.” (Gen. 2:3)

Kingdom-Minded: Living Empowered

"God will not have his work made manifest by cowards.”  —Ralph Waldo Emerson

What happens when your alarm goes off in the morning?

If you’re like the majority of people, your first thoughts aren’t usually of the inspired kind. More often than not we wake up with a certain level of animosity aimed towards both the noise that woke you up and the responsibilities that require you to get out of bed.

But what if you woke up with an unquenchable fire that could never be extinguished (even if it does dim to a flicker at times)? What if you woke up like royalty? Marcus Aurelius, who was royalty (the emperor of Rome), recognized the power of this mindset:

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”

Contentment: The Single's Dilemma

Singleness is an interesting stage of life to navigate. Whether you’re a Christian or not, it is topic that's been hotly debated on multiple fronts, probably since the beginning of time (or at least the last few hundred years).

The Single’s dilemma is one that strives to marry two sides that can’t be perfectly meshed together. It is the tension that rests between contentment and pursuit, being thankful for where you are at, but also pushing to what lies beyond your current state. This is a tension that is especially felt with each additional year you spend as a single individual in a world dominated by couples.