7 Ways To De-Stress In College
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7 Ways To De-Stress In College

There are so many ways to make yourself feel less stressed in college, here are just a few options that you might want to try.

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Let’s all be honest here, college can be totally stressful and sometimes you just can’t think of a way to de-stress and feel better. Well never fear, here are five tips on how to de-stress college style.

1)Color

Okay, I understand that sometimes those adult coloring books can be kind of daunting; trust me, I get it. I mean some of those areas that you have to color in are just so tiny! So find a picture that you feel comfortable coloring in and take a break from all the studying, color for a little while. Having a creative mindset might even help you find a new way to memorize, write, or study when you get back to work.

2)Watch a movie

I find myself doing this more and more lately. Whenever I’m feeling overwhelmed with my homework and it’s still fairly early in the night, I’ll take a break for a few hours and watch a movie or a couple of episodes of a T.V show on Netflix. Between Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and all the other streaming sites out there you are bound to find a title that you want to watch. It’s a good thing to let your mind relax and wrap around something other than chemistry or that paper that you have to write.

3)Get off campus

Sometimes it isn’t even that you’re feeling bogged down by work, sometimes you just need a change of scenery. If you are on campus for long periods of time then chances are, you are going to need to get off campus once or twice a month. Going somewhere fun can be an adventure and great way to have some fun and hang out with your friends.

4)Go out on the weekend

There are plenty of good reasons to go out on the weekend as a way to destress. You don’t have to drink to have fun and partying with your friends can be an awesome way to let loose a little. As long as you are responsible then you can have a great time going out with your friends on the weekend.

5)Listen to some music

For some people, there is no better way to relax than to listen to their favorite type of music. A great way to destress is to make a relaxation playlist and whenever you are feeling a little on edge, you can stretch out on your bed, turn up the music (or pop in some headphones), and listen to the playlist until you are feeling better.

6)Exercise

Something that can be totally great and make you a lot more relaxed when you are finished is exercise. There have been plenty of studies done that show how exercise is good for the body and can do great things for the mind so exercise can definitely be a way to go

7)Do laundry

This one is just a good way to get something done that you should be doing anyway and take a break from your work. Take the time and wash your clothes and do one of the other things on this list while they are in the washer/dryer. By the time everything is done, you should be feeling much better.

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Is God Reckless?

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First things first I do not agree with people getting so caught up in the specific theology of a song that they forget who they are singing the song to. I normally don't pay attention to negative things that people say about worship music, but the things that people were saying caught my attention. For example, that the song was not biblical and should not be sung in churches. Worship was created to glorify God, and not to argue over what kind of theology the artist used to write the song. I was not made aware of the controversy surrounding the popular song "Reckless Love" by Cory Asbury until about a week ago, but now that I am aware this is what I have concluded.The controversy surrounding the song is how the term reckless is used to describe God's love. This is the statement that Cory Asbury released after many people questioned his theology regarding his lyrics. I think that by trying to clarify what the song was saying he added to the confusion behind the controversy.This is what he had to say,
"Many have asked me for clarity on the phrase, "reckless love". Many have wondered why I'd use a "negative" word to describe God. I've taken some time to write out my thoughts here. I hope it brings answers to your questions. But more than that, I hope it brings you into an encounter with the wildness of His love.When I use the phrase, "the reckless love of God", I'm not saying that God Himself is reckless. I am, however, saying that the way He loves, is in many regards, quite so. What I mean is this: He is utterly unconcerned with the consequences of His actions with regards to His own safety, comfort, and well-being. His love isn't crafty or slick. It's not cunning or shrewd. In fact, all things considered, it's quite childlike, and might I even suggest, sometimes downright ridiculous. His love bankrupted heaven for you. His love doesn't consider Himself first. His love isn't selfish or self-serving. He doesn't wonder what He'll gain or lose by putting Himself out there. He simply gives Himself away on the off-chance that one of us might look back at Him and offer ourselves in return.His love leaves the ninety-nine to find the one every time."
Some people are arguing that song is biblical because it makes reference to the scripture from Matthew 28:12-14 and Luke 15. Both of these scriptures talk about the parable of the lost sheep and the shepherd. The shepherd symbolizes God and the lost sheep are people that do not have a relationship with God. On the other hand some people are arguing that using the term reckless, referring to God's character is heretical and not biblical. I found two articles that discuss the controversy about the song.The first article is called, "Reckless Love" By Cory Asbury - "Song Meaning, Review, and Worship Leading Tips." The writer of the article, Jake Gosselin argues that people are "Making a mountain out of a molehill" and that the argument is foolish. The second article, "God's Love is not Reckless, Contrary to What You Might Sing" by author Andrew Gabriel argues that using the term reckless is irresponsible and that you cannot separate Gods character traits from God himself. For example, saying that God's love is reckless could also be argued that God himself is reckless. Reckless is typically not a word that someone would use to describe God and his love for us. The term reckless is defined as (of a person or their actions) without thinking or caring about the consequences of an action. However, Cory Asbury is not talking about a person, he is talking about God's passionate and relentless pursuit of the lost. While I would not have chosen the word reckless, I understand what he was trying to communicate through the song. Down below I have linked two articles that might be helpful if you are interested in reading more about the controversy.


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