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good times, bad times

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pc: @hannahmorgan

Hey! Hello! What’s going on?

This semester has been crazy and it’s almost over. wow.

A lot has happened in the last few months. A lot of good. A lot of bad. I won’t bother you with the details of either.

Needless to say, I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting and taking time to establish peace and security in my life recently. I’m happy to report that I am surrounded by some pretty amazing peers and friends, who never cease in dedicating their time and love to me.

In other news, I don’t have much to write about today. Actually, I’ve been having some serious difficulty coming up with anything to write about, and that’s why I’ve been so absent. I figured instead of mustering up some post about a bunch of nonsense, I would instead repeat some words that have been sort of my prayer or mantra these last few months.

I do my best to keep this blog pretty neutral in terms of religious and political opinions, but I find it refreshing every now and then to be reminded of certain values and truths that hold close to my faith. With that being said, something that has rung true in my heart and circulated my mind has been this lyric, and it’s pretty much my inspiration for this post:

“Give me the strength to be able to sing it is well with my soul.”

The line comes from the MercyMe song “Even If.”

When I first heard it, I was stunned by how vulnerable it made me feel. This period of life has brought moments of tears, laughter, frustration, anxiety, and humility. With each moment, whether good or bad, I’ve needed God.

I don’t really know what else there is to say other than that I encourage you to find that lyric, line, song, person, moment, or whatever it is that humbles you and reminds you that you can’t do this by yourself. Part of growing is realizing that you can’t do it on your own.

Some other powerful songs that I recommend:

  • Bloom Later by Jesse Rutherford
  • Something Beautiful by NeedToBreathe
  • Letter By The Water by The Japanese House
  • Everybody Lost Somebody by Bleachers
  • Still by Seinabo Sey

What inspires you?

Thanks for reading my little spiel. Back to hibernation I go!

RR

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One thought on “good times, bad times

  1. Colleen M Newman says:

    Hard times for all. My heart breaks for you, but firmly believe your faith will sustain and lift you up. Happy that you have so early in life found the true answer to living in His grace and relying on Him for your strength. Much love gmbc

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