Somewhere Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Life happens and as much as I would like to abide by the saying, “let your smile change the world, don’t let the world change your smile”, I cant. At least not right now.

Somewhere between a rock and a hard place, a place so alluring from afar, placed me in a position of a lot of pressure, pain and stress.

Somewhere between a rock and a hard place, my smile changed, my heart got colder, my eyes no longer led to my soul.

Somewhere between a rock and a hard place, I find myself in a position of breaking or persevering. Alas, the adversity that every successful person claims to have faced, overcome and triumph over.

Here, with my back against a wall, at the age of 21, I have learned the most I have ever learned about myself. I have changed. I have been changed. I like it.

Here, between law school applications, LSAT prep, school, friends, lovers and expectations I find myself calm. For I know that He has given me vision, talent and strength. Here, between this rock and the wall I will be hardened not broken. I will succeed, not for my glory but His.

Until next time my love, LingerAlittleLongerWithMe.

MT

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I am not catholic

I am not catholic…I was raised catholic; however, found christ in my own way. (A story for another time.)

After watching the movie called “The Life of Pie,” I learned that just because I do not believe in religion, does not mean I cannot find value in it. (Personally, I believe in a relationship with God. A back and forth dialogue.)

Therefore this year, I want to fast during Lent and Ramadan.

The one thing I loved and still do about the Catholic religion is Lent. This idea of fasting for something greater than myself, and asking for the will power to do so rocks my world.

Giving more of myself, by consuming less. I love it!

I want to rid myself of all distractions during Lent. I want to focus on my God, and His intentions for my life. I don’t want to miss out on anything due to my obsession with Facebook, sleeping in, and talking about myself.

I want to be better…

So until then, linger a little longer with me?

MT

I can only imagine.

This video reminds me, I am not here for forever.
I am only here temporarily.
So comforting to know, when I am going through the valleys in my life. I will not be there long.
Such a good reminder when I am standing on the mountain top, that my successes on earth may feel great, but it’s not for me. All my glory is meant to glorify the Lord, and that my true success is being before Christ. Surrounded by his glory, dancing with Jesus. Being with those that have passed before I have.

Evolution, what God wanted?

I am currently enrolled in two classes that have really sparked so much interest regarding the field of human nature. More specifically religion and evolution.

Although I believe evolution to be true, I also believe that humans have evolved in a way so distinct from every other creature (species) on earth that believing in some sort of super nature force is not too far fetched. Even Darwin wrote about this sense of morality and ethics human’s have evolved.

I want to delve into Darwinism more. Natural selection is a metaphor, simply because nature does not choose anything specifically. Rather, the species that have adapted according to the changes in their environment correctly, survive. This is said to be done randomly.

This is where I start to wonder why the idea of a super natural force orchestrating each change in the environment and the adaption that would develop with it is so unbelievable. The question that follows then would be, why would this force change the environment in the first place? Well, if this almighty force had a set plan, why can’t changes be a part of it?

For any argument, more specifically evolution and a supernatural force’s involvement in evolution, a base premise (assumption) must be made.

For evolution the assumption is all species that are considered alive, derived from the “carbon atom.”

For a supernatural force to be involved in evolution the assumption has to be made that something supernatural exist.

In my opinion both assumptions have to be taken by faith.

As of right now, keep in mind I am only a month into both of these classes. I believe both of these assumptions to be true; however, that doesn’t mean my ideas are not subject to change. I do not believe evolution occurred without any purpose. I do not believe that, for simply the fun of it, nature decided to create such evolved species just so that they can die, and that be that. Not that nature can decide anyways.

I believe that, regardless of the human tendency to need a purpose, that each species has evolved into what God needs them to be at this specific time to fulfill his ultimate goal.

I believe that science and God fit together beautifully, and to separate the two simply devalues the full experience of life.

Food for thought.

Until later, linger a little longer with me.

MT