Sometimes, I feel like I’m on a treadmill, running to the next meeting, the next event, the next goal. Life can seem so busy that I wonder if I’m doing the right things. Worries and anxieties build with the pressure, and the things I can truly affect get buried in the things over which I have no power. At times like this, I feel I just need some clarity. How should I spend this precious, limited time that God allots to me? More importantly, how does he want me to spend each moment?
Jesus had just finished a very busy day in Capernaum, preaching, healing, and casting out demons. The demands grew as the day progressed. As the stories of his miracles spread, the entire city gathered at his door. Jesus’ work continued until well after dark, and he must have collapsed into bed at the end of an exhausting day.
The crowd gathered quickly again the next morning, as people brought their sick family and friends to Jesus’ healing hands … but Jesus was nowhere to be found. His disciples looked everywhere for him and when they finally found him, they asked the Son of God, “Where have you been? Don’t you know everyone is waiting for you?”
Jesus’ response to the pressing needs, hurting souls, and sick bodies was completely unexpected: “Let us go somewhere else.” What? Go somewhere else? What is he thinking?
Jesus had risen before dawn and gone away to a secluded place to pray and seek the will of the Father. He poured out his heart to his Dad and asked for wisdom; the answer he received in return was, “You are finished here for now. It’s time to go somewhere else.”
We are all busy people doing important stuff. Sunday is coming, there’s a lot to do, and souls are at stake. There is family to care for, volunteer ministry to engage, and there never seems to be enough time. In all of our strategizing, planning, “doing less for more,” “making sure we have steps and not just programs,” and all of the other best practices that guide us, let us not neglect the one thing that brings clarity to everything else: regular time with our heavenly Father.
North Point Ministries
Mark 1:38 NASB
He said to them, “Let us go somewhere else to the towns nearby, so that I may preach there also; for that is what I came for.”
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Hey my fave fREND EVER (i rlly hoped u reblog that bc yeees) 3, 10, 11, 15, 21, 24, 29, 34, 46 (lol), 51, 56, 73, 79, 99 and 100 (sorry i had to)
HI my fave dork (I actually wanted to go to bed) BUT I WILL DO THIS NOW, JUST FOR YOU!
3: what random objects do you use to bookmark your books?
Hmm.. I once used a postcard and the wrapping of a SD-Card-Adapter.. weird enough?
10: do you sleep on your back, side, or stomach?
Back and side! If I fall asleep on my stomach, my back will hurt the next day haha.
11: what’s an inner joke you have with your friends?
Everytime we see fashion with triangles on it, we just whisper ‘Nacho’ to each other. Also, me and my best irl friend always look for the weirdest postcards we can find when we are on vacation. E.g: My friend got a postcard with a naked lady, she sent me Michael Jackson as a cow and a card with goats on it. :D
15: go google a weird space fact and tell us what it is!
“You can cry in space but your tears don’t fall“
21: talk about your favorite bag, the one that’s been to hell and back with you and that you love to pieces.
Damn, I don’t really have a favourite bag. Only my backpack, which has been on a class field trip, to the netherlands and to many meetups with my friends. It will be my school bag next year and I’m scared that it won’t have enough space for all my books and stuff. D:
24: is there someone out there you would trust with every single one of your secrets?
29: what’s something really cute that one of your friends does and is totally endearing?
IT’S DEFINITELY YOUR WEIRD ASS ACCENT WHEN YOU SEND ME MEMOS!!!
34: tell us about the stuffed animal you kept as a kid. what is it called? what does it look like? do you still keep it?
I had a shit load of stuffed toys as a kid! But my fave was definitely a kind of small fox. It didn’t have a name but I always took it with me when I went to kindergarten, even though I wasn’t allowed to!
46: tell us the worst pun you can think of.
My friend told me I should stop singing “I’m a believer”.
I didn’t listen to her.
But then I saw her face.
51: think of a person. what song do you associate with them?
Siempre digo, el amor es como una pintura abstracta, todo el mundo le tiene un significado distinto.
Muchos conceptos del amor hay hoy por ahí, pero yo me sigo quedando con el que he aprendido ( y continúo aprendiendo) hasta ahora, el amor es el origen de todo, el final también. Es más que de lo que dicen la poesías, más de lo que mostraría una canción, y de lo que creemos. Trata de sentirlo primero nosotros, de compartirlo para que se expanda. Es un fuego que no te quema, es un invierno que te regala un abrazo cálido. Es la sonrisa de mamá, es el consejo de papá. Es sentir que se te quiere salir el corazón cuando escuchas el himno de tu patria. Es cuando se te salen las lágrimas cuando extrañas a alguien. Es cuando siembras un árbol, o cuando te quedas mirando lo bonito de una flor. Es la poesía que te hace estremecer, es la canción que te hace bailar. Es la lluvia, es el viento, es la mano extendida cuando uno pierde la fe. Es el suspiro de alivio cuando comprendimos por qué pasó lo que nos pasó. Es sonreírle al extraño en la calle. Es dar, mantener las manos abiertas. Es ese rayo de luz cuando todo se vuelve oscuro. Es lo que impulsa a que te levantes cada vez que te tropiezas. Es el responsable de locuras y de milagros. El amor es eso que te mantiene caminado, aunque no sepas a donde vas. Que te hace creer, que te hace confiar. Es eso, que te transforma, que te hace mejor una vez te aferras a él. Es libertad, es cielo, es acompañar, solidarizarse, es soltar. Es la esencia de la vida, la semilla… el amor es todo.
what's your favourite thing to draw, and what do you draw to warm up?
My favorite things to draw are stupid dumb comics- usually the ones that only me and my friends understand. Inside jokes or dumb things we’ve done. But as long as I’m makin’ someone laugh real hard, then that’s what I love drawin’.
In terms of warmups- I’m not really a warm-up kinda guy, y’know? I usually either dive head-on into what I wanna draw, OR doodle around for a while and end up spending way too long on a sketch lmao. Although usually when I sit down I do draw an Exercise in Futility strip (my daily comic series, for those wondering), so, I mean, I guess that counts, right?
because families are for times like these, please pray for me I have a final exam in 12 hours and it's past-midnight I have to sleep but still have plenty to study :( pray for meeeeee , I know how silly I am but just pray for me haha xD, wish a good day for you and night for me, 我爱你 *-* -Owlie
Owlie!!!! Okay sweetie don’t worry I will!!!! And I hope others do too!!! Make sure too eat a good breakfast especially since you lost sleep!!! I send you my strength and any brain power I have omgomg!!! Good luck and I love you too!!!!!!! ☺️☺️☺️
I just want to thank you for indulging me so much on my obsession with Doctor Mechanic and Modern DM Family , especially. I love your writing and it's a pleasure to read your stories , so thank you for spending your time on them :) .
Of course! I’ve been so inspired to write that I’m even going to write a book. So thank you for indulging me. c: Feel free to send more prompts lol.
Por mi parte todavía no tengo claro qué hacer con mi personaje, si traerlo como adulto o como estudiante. En una posibilidad que había pensado, de ser estudiante, que bien podría ser recién convertido o el hijo de algún miembro de la manada, si es que a alguien le interesa y vaya a hacer a su pj con +35, que igual podría crear bastantes dramas interesantes. Pero como digo, ¡sólo estoy pensando en posibilidades! —Howler.
¡Esas ideas me gustan! A ver que dicen los demás (si alguien quiere unirse, please, que lo diga y así le añadimos y le tomamos como miembro activo) :D