I should be hungry because there is a lot of stuff on my plate...

Oh boy oh boy oh boy. Reality has been slapping me in the face hard lately. College finances, injuries, homework, college finances, scholarships, college finances, and various other stress points.. It's in these situations I wish I can say that the verse from Philippians 4:6-7 comes to mind right away but I often forget about it...

It says, "Be anxious about nothing, but in everything by prayer and by petition with thanksgivings, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

Dang... if I lived by that I'd be set, huh? But life is a roller coaster (i know, cliche). It seems almost inevitable. There will be grand times. There will be crappy times. It's all about our attitude as we enter the situation.

As I taught in the Wednesday FCA last week, we aren't always going to be happy. The Bible says so. There will be seasons for everything. But I'm convinced that we can always be joyful if we choose to be. Joy is long term happiness. It's being happy and hopeful for the future. The case that I'm referring to is Heaven.

I'm saying this as much for me, if not more, than for you guys.

Thus, these are my thoughts tonight. I anticipate seeing a post from my brohas tonight upon returning from the meet.

p.s. i will try to post the album cover to the song that i listen to as i write my post for the day.
tonight is The Outsiders by Needtobreathe