Midweek Music XIII: Hanging in there!

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I’m almost there people! It’s the last stretch of the semester!! That’s right-  only two weeks of finals, and then May 11th will be the day I can collect my frazzled brain cells together for a short break, before another round starts in the summer. Yep, the joy of summer term.

For now, I’m navigating through several due dates, and just completed a round of deadlines yesterday. There’s stuff like a group research project, presentation, more papers, research poster, exams, discussion boards and…yeah, you get the point. I’m hanging in there like those little ducklings.

Good news for you, I have fun posts planned to be up on the blog in my break (and after)!

Until then, here’s a song for the Midweek Music series that resonates with my situation now…Soon Ah Will Be Done! This is an old negro spiritual, performed so expressively and perfectly by the Master’s College Chorale. Enjoy!

*Comments or a note to say hello are appreciated during this time ;)

What do you see?

Can you take a guess at what this is?

That is the beauty and awe inspiring complexity of God’s design. It is the neuronal wiring of the human brain! The image is from the Human Connectome Project, and you can check out their website for more pictures and details.

When I first saw the images from this project, I nearly gasped- all I could say was “wow”.

And, you probably saw similar types of these amazing resin casts of blood vessel networks, on the web somewhere too!

Take a moment to praise your Creator for making you into such an amazing work of art, for giving you breath, making you into the image of God, and endowing you with strength to bring Him glory!

Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness”
(Genesis 1:26)

I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Wonderful are Your works,
And my soul knows it very well.
(Psalm 139:14) 

Do you read?

 

For all the bookworms out there…Here are some quotes about the virtues and benefits of reading

Read many good books but dwell in the Bible
-Charles Spurgeon

The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who’ll get me a book I ain’t read
-Abraham Lincoln

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
-Joseph Addison

Books: chocolate for the brain
-Unknown

A book is a gift you can open again and again
-Garrison Keillor

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read
-Mark Twain

A home without books is like a body without a soul
-Marcus Tullius Cicero

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. :)
-Mark Twain

Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly
-Francis Bacon

Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere
-Mary Schmich

To know a man’s library is, in some measure, to know a man’s mind.
-Geraldine Brooks

Give yourself unto reading. The man who never reads will never be read; he who never quotes will never be quoted. He who will not use the thoughts of other men’s brains, proves that he has no brains of his own. You need to read.
-Charles Spurgeon

I read my eyes out and can’t read half enough…the more one reads the more one sees we have to read.”
-John Adams

What do you enjoy reading? 

Celebrate the Joy of Christ’s Resurrection

But the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead…” 

And as they went to tell His disciples,behold, Jesus met them, saying,“Rejoice!” 

(Matt 28:5-7, 9)

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Wishing you all a joyful and restful Easter Sunday celebrating the Risen Savior!