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How so busy so FAST?!

Hi LCMers,

It is remarkable how each semester starts off so energetically. Suddenly, almost every student is behind on homework and under the heavy pressure of things needing to get done. And it's not just in the classroom. There are also clubs relating to majors (pre-dental, Spanish, astronomy, law), part time jobs on and off campus, clubs for fun and personal growth (LCM, chess, dance, etc.), household/dorm room chores, physical exercise, eating healthy meals, and having a social life. Whew! 

It seems to me that one of the things a student should learn through the college experience is what makes for a good life balance. The truth is that after college life is just as hectic. So now is a good time to start paying attention to developing healthy patterns and balance for daily life.

Martin Luther (1483-1546) said once that when he knew he had ahead of him a particularly busy and full day, that he would pray longer that morning. Sounds a little counter-intuitive, doesn't it? But I think he felt that busy-ness required a little extra prayer time so that one could get properly grounded in the things of God and could navigate and prioritize the incoming demands more wisely and efficiently. Perhaps you might give his idea a try sometime and see how it works. 

Meanwhile, I pray you are having good days and nights at college, and look forward to seeing you soon.

Peace, in Christ

Ron Rude, campus pastor

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