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God will never leave us nor forsake us
Life is hard. There is no surprise there. It’s confusing and scary and hectic, but there are some amazing qualities, too. Sometimes you feel alone and don’t know what to do. School gets in the way of what you want to do or you’re dropping friends you thought you trusted. Everyone has their moments. Everyone has felt in the lowest place and couldn’t find the strength to get back up. But I want to help with that. Here are 10 Bible verses I hope will brighten your day, or at least make you feel stronger and happier.
“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord. ‘Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you a hope and a future.’”
It is hard to know what will happen in our life and sometimes it’s scary to think about how we lack that knowledge. But God has said He has great plans for us. He knows what will happen and it is our job to trust and obey Him.
“We have this anchor for the soul, firm and secure.”
Faith can be a tricky thing. “Do I really believe in this? I can’t see God. Is He really there?” These thoughts pass through everyone’s minds at least one point in time. Faith is a huge jump. But the outcome is amazing. Faith can move mountains. We just need to challenge it and figure out what we truly believe.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
I think it’s easier to say we all get a little fearful in life. Not everything goes as planned and it shakes us up. But it’s important to remember who we’re living for and why. If we’re too afraid to do what God has commanded us to do, we might not get to this place where He needs us to be. He won’t fail us. He won’t leave us. Instead of focusing on fear, try to focus on trusting Him. I know it’s hard, but trusting Him brings us one step closer to Him and where we need to be. And in the end, it will lead to a remarkable gift.
“The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”
God will never leave us nor forsake us. He is there for us in every little moment of every day. He cares for us and loves us and wants us. It’s always difficult to sit still and let God do His work, especially in a really tough time where we think we can handle things. But the truth is, we can’t. Not without Him.
“Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”
This is an amazing reminder to be still and trust in God. He has blessed us and sometimes we take it for granted without realizing it. We need to trust that He will fulfill the promises He has given us. If we take a step back and look at the whole picture, we will realize He has been there for every little thing. He is there and wants us to hear Him. If we believe with all our heart that God will forever and always be there for us, then we will be able to trust Him. What is a better gift there than God? Let go and let God.
“From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”
We all grow weak and weary. We need rest and faith that whatever we are going through, God will guide us. When we’re overwhelmed, it’s easy to shut our emotions off. But instead, we should give it to God. That doesn’t mean give it to Him and forget about it and think it is no longer our problem. Give it to Him and continually pray for it. Ask Him to guide us to that rock and help us defeat this trial.
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
It is easy to worry and focus on the things going wrong rather than the things going right. When we worry, we are draining ourselves, leaving us tired and weary. And that is exactly what the devil wants. He whispers in our ears all the negative aspects of a day, which can easily lead to anxiety and worry. Be strong and try to focus on the positive things. It’s better to focus on at least one positive thought amongst a thousand negative ones instead of focusing wholly on the negative.
2 Corinthians 5:7
“For we walk by faith, not by sight.”
Faith is built on trust and love, even if we can’t see anything. In some cases, we might not think God is there simply because we can’t see Him. But He is there. We just need help looking at the bigger picture. Having faith isn’t something we say to try and convince ourselves that God is real and alive. It means we are taking a leap into this world, His world, even if we don’t know all the information. It’s okay to doubt sometimes, just as long as it doesn’t keep you from believing in our Savior. Faith is a heart thing. Why say we have a faith when deep down we know we don’t? We need to take that leap and remember that God will be there to catch us. He always has and always will.
"How'd You Sleep?" "Great, I got a full 40 minutes."
Finals, the time we all dread. Amidst trying to juggle a social life, lack of sleep, exams, essays, and classes, it can be more than overwhelming to juggle this crazy season of life. Thankfully, Elf gets it. Here's 15 feels of finals week before winter break, as told by Buddy the Elf:
When someone asks, "How'd you sleep?"
Anything greater than zero is a good night.
Checking your grades online.
Honestly a lot like being hit by a taxi.
Apologizing to your parents in advance for your GPA.
The perfect apology for any injustice, really.
When your professor assigns another assignment on top of your finals schedule and suddenly you're trying to manage 100 responsibilities.
IT'S FINE I'M FINE EVERYTHING'S FINE.
Stress Eating Everything In Sight.
PopTarts, Spaghetti, Marshmallows, Candy Corn….and Syrup.
Kissing up to the professor for the sake of your grade.
Works like a charm.
When someone tells you that finals aren’t that bad.
When your professor gets mad at your class for not turning something in on time
A very angry elf.
Realizing you forgot to do an assignment.
Sheer, paralyzing panic.
Having your sixth cup of coffee for the day.
*Pours in a bottle of syrup for the extra sugar boost.*
Nearing the end and making plans with your friends for when you get home:
Only the essentials.
Crushing the final you thought you'd fail.
Failing the final you thought you'd crush.
*Faceplant, broken limb, sadness.*
Finally being finished.
Self-assuring yourself in the aftermath of finals, verbally and physically.
Now go take a nap and stress-eat some Christmas Cookies. You’ve earned it.
Navigating the Season's Upsides and Downsides
Personally, Autumn is one of my favorite seasons. The air is crisp but not too cold, there is so much to do, and you're not collapsing from the heat. I asked some friends and family what their favorite and least favorite parts of Fall. Below is the list I put together:
1. Pro: Leaves change color
The scenery changes from green leaves to orange, red, and yellow. The atmosphere brightens from the color change but dulls from the fog. It is a peaceful medium.
2. Pro: Clothes get cozier
Sweaters and long sleeves are starting to be worn without dying from the heat. However, shorts are still wearable without your legs freezing. Throw on shorts and a long sleeve shirt and you’ll feel comfortable in what you're wearing all day.
3. Pro: Football!
Football is one of the best sports in the Fall. The tailgates create a closer community and the games bring students together while they cheer on their favorite teams. All in all, they create a lot of memories for everyone.
4. Pro: Peaceful walks
The air gets so cool, the wind is crisp all making long walks bearable. If you walk at night, you’ve probably seen a harvest moon - it is the best looking moon ever. The sky is clear and the moon is orange as if a pumpkin was sitting in the sky.
5. Pro: Fun fall activities
Apple Picking is one of the most fun activities to do with a group of friends, your family, or even on a date. Another great fall activity is carving pumpkins. I remember when my brothers and I would sit at our kitchen table and carve pumpkins the day before Halloween. It was always so much fun.
6. Pro: Start of holidays
When fall rolls around so do the holidays that follow: Halloween is right around the corner and then Thanksgiving is next, the day where you can eat as much as you want without being judged. However, always remember the meaning behind this holiday. While you shove food in your face, remember to be thankful.
7. Con: Allergies and colds
As the cool weather begins, the colds and allergies follow in its track. No one likes being sick especially in such a great season. Allergies are definitely a con.
8. Con: Inconsistent weather
During Fall, there is nice crisp weather in the morning then as the day goes on it gets hotter and hotter. At night, it is very cold compared to earlier that day. The weather fluctuates too much which makes choosing an outfit pretty difficult.
9. Con: Raking leaves
This is a chore that is not fun for anyone. Once you have all of the leaves picked up, you want to jump in the pile, spreading out the leaves again just so you can jump back in. It is torturous cycle.
10. Con: Summer is over and winter is coming
Winter is without a doubt my least favorite season. I get cold very fast and I don’t like it. During fall I can bear the cold weather because it is not completely freezing, it’s cool– there’s a difference.
The arts have helped me a lot, they will help millions of other people, too.
I have always heard sayings like "Why study art? Why not Engineering, Science or Commerce?", "Art won't get you anywhere," "Art is useless," "You won't get a proper job" etc. I have also heard of situations of the school board planning to cut arts in schools, thinking that students won't do well in their education. Well, you know what, you all are wrong! Arts make a huge impact on our lives! Here are the reasons why art is Important.
1. Arts improves your creativity skillsArt Artist GIF by INTO ACTIONGiphy
Whether it is cooking, painting or music, we do art as if its our own.
2. Arts gives you joy
I smile whenever I sing my favorite song. Any kind of art can give you so much happiness.
3. Arts relieves stressNo Stress Relax GIFGiphy
Don't you go to another world when you just sing or listen to a favourite tune?
4. Arts gives you the opportunity to showcase your talentDog Scooting GIFGiphy
Even words don't give that much opportunity like art does. By showing our talent, we show that there is something special about us.
5. Arts gives you confidence.
When I sing or perform, I feel so good about myself. I feel there are no worries, hence I perform confidently.
6. Arts helps you do well academicallyHappy Art School GIF by Create CaliforniaGiphy
Trust me, just a few hours of art will help you relieve stress and give you happiness. With that, your mind will be clear, and that would help you focus on your studies, and that would help you get good grades. If you don't do art for a few hours, your mind will be stressed and you won't be able to focus and do well.
7. Arts helps you to communicate with other peoplewomen and man talking outside the buildingPhoto by Alexis Brown on Unsplash
I connect with people through music. I have met most of my friends because of music.
8. Arts helps you learn visually
Thanks to art, I have become a visual learner. Learning Visually helped me a lot in studies.
9. Arts helps you to express your emotionsCookie Monster Love GIF by Sesame StreetGiphy
I use singing to showcase my emotions, whether I am happy, sad or angry. And above all...
10. Art is a different language
Art says things that even words cannot say. You don't need a language to understand Art. Just a small painting, or a food item, or improvising a tune or a step, can express a lot of things without words.
Arts have helped me a lot! As you may be aware, I have special needs! Due to that, I could neither communicate well nor do well academically. If there was something I could do well, it was music. Music has changed my life. Now I want to use music as a way of connecting with people. If it helped me, it could help a lot of other people who went through difficulties.
Arts is not a waste of time. It is not useless. Arts are very essential to our lives. Yes, I may not get a wonderful job, but as long as it gives me happiness, gives the best out of me, and at least gets some payment, what's the problem?
So my request is to please take the arts seriously. Don't treat the arts as a useless thing. Don't think that it destroys education because it doesn't!
To the education board, please don't ever think of cutting the arts. If you care about your student's education, then please consider the arts in your school. The arts bring out the best in everyone. Hope you understand.
And for all the parents, relatives, neighbours etc. Try to consider your son/daughter/acquaintance's choice. If that's what makes them happy please support them. Don't be so money-minded, and don't worry about what society says. Hope you guys understand too, how essential art is.
With art, we could bring in a lot of change! It could help millions of people! Hope one day, the arts will be considered seriously by most people!
From vibrant foliage to cozy vibes, explore the undeniable charm of Fall. Don't fight me on this one!
One of the most debated topics revolves around which season is actually the best; of course, this is mostly dependent on where you live and whether or not there are four seasons throughout the year. That being said, in the context of Marist students, here is a definitive list of the reasons why autumn is actually the best:
1. The colors
One of Marist's most significant characteristics is its campus, which is right on the Hudson and its coastline. During the fall, this coastline turns bright red, orange, yellow, and everything in between. You'd be surprised (not really) at the amount of Instagram pictures that show up on your feed from the end of September to mid-November.
2. Pumpkin Spice
Call me a "typical white girl," but I love everything pumpkin; having Starbucks on campus and Dunkin down the road, it's safe to say Pumpkin Spice (and other fall-y coffee drinks) are coming in hot. As a result, I will spend around a tuition's worth of my savings at the aforementioned staples of America. I'm not sorry.
3. Pumpkin/apple picking
You thought your Instagram was flooded with the same pictures before? Just wait until it's apple picking season. Marist is lucky enough to be a short drive from an adorable little farm in New Paltz, where you can get all the staples of autumn in one area: pumpkins, apples, apple cider, apple cider doughnuts, etc..
I'm going to be honest: I look forward to the punny apple picking captions that flood my social media.
4. The weather
Don't go ahead and tell me that the term "Sweater Weather" doesn't get you excited. Fall weather is chilly enough to wear big, baggy sweaters and comfy pants; who doesn't love being cozy in an oversized hoodie? Bad people...bad people don't.
Now, don't tell me a holiday literally MADE for eating heaps of food isn't something to be excited for. There's such a broad horizon of food offered that it's nearly impossible to be unhappy.
The best part? There's always seconds encouraged. Yes, I'll have four more plates of potatoes, please.
6. The crunchy leaf sound
Maybe this is just a me-thing, but that crunchy sound that fallen leaves make when you step on them is amazingly satisfying. No, I don't like when the pretty leaves fall from the trees, but if nature takes its course, I'm going to take advantage of it.
Also...don't even get me STARTED on peeling the leaves after they fall..
Definitely not something you can just light up in your dorm, but bonfires and smores in this kind of weather are unparalleled. Add some hot chocolate to the mix and you have one of the most overlooked experiences of this fabulous season.
So there you have it people, a definitive list of valid reasons why autumn is the best season. So next time you get into an argument with your friends, pull up this list and win the argument. Thank me later.
1. Brittany Morgan, National Writer's Society
2. Radhi, SUNY Stony Brook
3. Kristen Haddox, Penn State University
4. Jennifer Kustanovich, SUNY Stony Brook
5. Clare Regelbrugge, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign