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College Kids Are Too Stupid For This

I sort of remember when colleges taught useful stuff. Didn’t people sometimes say colleges were ‘institutes of higher education’? Or did I imagine that? When I was in college there was a mandatory class called, “Freshman Orientation”. The class was predicated on the idea that college students are morons. In orientation class, I learned things like:
  • Where to look on campus for the library.
  • How to carry a tray in the cafeteria.
  • The usefulness of taking notes during class.
  • The importance of sleeping for awhile every day.
  • Flunking tests could negatively affect grades.
Mid-semester,  I learned that some students were not passing orientation. Because college students are morons. Which is why this unicorn is so distressing. Let me spell out why this unicorn is horrifying!

Colleges are asking students to identify their own genders!

How can a college student, incapable of reading a map or carrying a pocket-knife, accomplish this?!! These kids don’t even know which end of a pencil to sharpen! Can we trust them to declare whether they’re male, female, or ‘other’? Of course not! Most of them haven’t even declared a major! This information should be part of college orientation. The first day on campus, students should have their gender assigned by a physician. This is pre-requisite for their upcoming ‘Public Toilet Etiquette Symposium’. Tuition of thirty grand a year ought to buy some kind of education, right?

“I emotionally broke down again…” Q&A

“I emotionally broke down again…” Q&A   Q:” I broke down again, I know the problem is I don’t love myself enough. I totally collapsed and that feeling is so horrible!”   A:”I see and it’s okay 🙂   The ups and downs are part of the journey.   It’s very okay to have those… The post “I emotionally broke down again…” Q&A appeared first on BayArt.

I really want to love myself… Q&A

Q: “I really want to love myself, I hate depending on others to make me feel loved.” A:” You are unique Emma (not the real name). Unique in a way that only you can be! No one else in this world can be who you are. You have unique and beautiful qualities and perhaps you… The post I really want to love myself… Q&A appeared first on BayArt.

God Finds My Daughter (Again)

Here’s a testimony from one of my kids. It’s a strange thing to read coming from her. She’s very settled, rational, and sensible. This testimony borders on insanity. She doesn’t say stuff like, “God spoke to me” very often. Neither do I. It’s a dangerous thing to attribute our own thoughts to God. It is incorrect to assume our suffering means God doesn’t care.

He has driven me and made me walk
In darkness and not in light.
Surely against me He has turned His hand
Repeatedly all the day.
 He has caused my flesh and my skin to waste away,
He has broken my bones.
 He has besieged and encompassed me with bitterness and hardship.
 In dark places He has made me dwell,
Like those who have long been dead.
 He has walled me in so that I cannot go out;
He has made my [a]chain heavy.
 Even when I cry out and call for help,
He shuts out my prayer.
 He has blocked my ways with hewn stone;
He has made my paths crooked.
 He is to me like a bear lying in wait,
Like a lion in secret places.
 He has turned aside my ways and torn me to pieces;
He has made me desolate.
 He bent His bow
And set me as a target for the arrow.
 He made the [b]arrows of His quiver
To enter into my [c]inward parts.
 I have become a laughingstock to all my people,
Their mocking song all the day.
 He has filled me with bitterness,
He has made me drunk with wormwood.
 He has broken my teeth with gravel;
He has made me cower in the dust.
My soul has been rejected from peace;
I have forgotten [d]happiness.
 So I say, “My strength has perished,
And so has my hope from the Lord.” – Lamentations 3

Prosperity & Abundance

Prosperity & Abundance “Once you change your definition of abundance to reflect its true nature, you will be able to perceive it instantly and without the acquisition of anything. It will put you in the flow of abundance, and will enable you to manifest it easily in whatever form or shape you desire. Until you… The post Prosperity & Abundance appeared first on BayArt.

Can a leopard change its spots?

One Sunday, my mother, my two sisters, and I were walking down a country dirt road. I was around the age of 7 at the time. I was a pretty active kid. I enjoyed the outdoors: climbing trees, playing in the sand, playing in the woods (you know the things kids use to do before… The post Can a leopard change its spots? appeared first on BayArt.

What Makes them Strangers?

The man sitting on the sidewalk, head low, cup at his feet asking for change. The woman bundled up pushed her cart containing all her life possessions. The family of six stuffed in a one bedroom apartment. Those lined up for their next meal at the shelter. The hitchhiker trying to get home. The person… The post What Makes them Strangers? appeared first on BayArt.

A Prisoner Of The Lord

A Prisoner Of The Lord: What I learned while under house arrest Tonight’s post dives into the price I asked of the Lord to pay to know him in his sufferings. Before this time, I forgot I asked the Lord to pay such a price.  Before this time, I continually asked the Lord to draw… The post A Prisoner Of The Lord appeared first on BayArt.

A good read, cover to cover 

I’ve been meaning to finish this book for years but quite often, I’d pick it up, get preoccupied with life and put it down. By neglecting discipline, I was doing myself a huge disservice. A life without discipline is a life without direction. Without direction, my life became empty, trivial and worrisome. I became worn… The post A good read, cover to cover  appeared first on BayArt.