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Time is the most precious gift in our possession, for it is the most irrevocable.
This is what makes it so disturbing to look back upon the time which we have lost.
Time lost is time when we have not lived a full human life, time unenriched by experience,
creative endeavor, enjoyment, and suffering.

Time lost is time not filled, time left empty.


~from Letters and Papers from Prison
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Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might.
~Ecclesiastes 9:10


"Whatever your hand finds to do" refers to works that are
possible. Let us not wait for large opportunities or for a different
kind of work, but do just the things we "find to do" day by day.

We have no other time in which to live. The past is gone, and the
future has not arrived; we never shall have any time but time present.


~Charles Spurgeon
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Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my
Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you.
I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go to prepare a place
for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be
where I am.

~John 14:1-3


The sense that we will live forever somewhere has shaped every civilization
in human history. Australian aborigines pictured Heaven as a distant land
beyond the western horizon. The early Finns thought it was an island in the
faraway east. Mexicans, Peruvians, and Polynesians believed that they went
to the sun or the moon after death.

Native Americans believed that the afterlife their spirits would hunt the spirits
of buffalo. The Gilgamesh epic, an ancient Babylonian legend, refers to a resting
place of heroes and hints at a tree of life. In the pyramids of Egypt, the embalmed
bodies had maps placed beside them as guides to the future world.

The Romans believed that the righteous would picnic in the Elysian fields while their
horses grazed nearby. Seneca, the Roman philosopher, said, "The day thou fearest
as the last is the birthday of eternity.

Although these deceptions of the afterlife differ, the unifying testimony of the human
heart throughout history is a belief in life after death. anthropological evidence suggest
that every culture has a God-given, innate sense of the eternal---that this world is not
all there is.

~From the book Heaven by Randy Alcorn
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If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well
that all the host of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.

~Martin Luther King Jr.
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The line separating good and evil
passes not through states,
nor between classes,
nor between parties either,
but right through the human heart.

~Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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Nobody told me living was easy,
I ainít living in fear anymore.

~Amos Lee
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"Tell me what you think of this story: A man had two sons. He went up to the first and said, 'Son, go out for the day and work in the vineyard.'

"The son answered, 'I don't want to.' Later on he thought better of it and went.

"The father gave the same command to the second son. He answered, 'Sure, glad to.' But he never went.

"Which of the two sons did what the father asked?"

They said, "The first."

Jesus said, "Yes, and I tell you that crooks and whores are going to precede you into God's kingdom. John came to you showing you the right road. You turned up your noses at him, but the crooks and whores believed him. Even when you saw their changed lives, you didn't care enough to change and believe him."


~Matthew 21:28-32 (The Message)
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To clasp the hands in prayer
is the beginning of an uprising
against the disorder of the world.

~Karl Barth
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Wanna feel what I touch
Wanna find what was lost
Wanna be kind

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According to the Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation, Ehlers-Danlos is "a group
disorder, wherein a mutation within a person's genetic make-up has led to a defect
in their connective tissue. There are at least six types of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.
I have type IV, a rare disorder that primarily affects a person's vascular system which,
inherently means my arteries are thin-walled and must be closely observed.

...upon my discharge from the hospital, I realized I was not completely healed and was
on my way to a life viewed through a new set of eyes.

You see when I was growing up I had always been a true sap for emotion. I took nearly
everything to heart and I despised the careless and reckless way our society builds us up.
I was forever battling depression and questioning the purpose of this life and how I felt so
incredibly useless through God's eyes. I was saved when I was 15 and never felt I had a
true testimony. I never had problems with anything others thought were serious yet I always
felt overwhelmingly weak.

This most recent experience, however, was a slap into reality by the Father himself.

When I was in the hospital, I can firmly recall myself praying in and out of consciousness.
I would beg God to find me.

According to the New living Translation of the Holy Bible, the parable in Luke 15:4 reads,

"If you had one hundred sheep, and one of them strayed away and was lost in the wilderness,
wouldn't you leave the 99 others to go and search for the lost one until you found it?"

You see, God not only found me, but nurtured me back to health. This, then, allowed me to
understand that I may be weak and the doctors may be weak, but we are strong in the hands
of our Maker.

I now revel in the spontaneity of life. How trite matters seem when you are unshaven, unbathed,
sick and exhausted., clothed only by a gown and a set of bed sheets.

Life begins to radiate with nothing more than just that --life. Breathing, talking, sitting, caring, seeing.

I love nice clothing and toys as much as anyone else, but I don't desire those things like I once did.
I appreciate my mom. My dad. My friendships. This class. And especially my God. I appreciate being
able to take care of myself. To walk. To shower. To use the restroom alone. These things are so
elementary and yet so ungratefully forgotten that, they too, are gifts.

I understand now that a christian testimony is...the experience of having your eyes opened to the
heart of God.

Furthermore, and unfortunately, I still have Ehlers-Danlos.

Nevertheless, I now have a first rate idea of God's care and plans for each and every one of our live
and I do matter.

(You do matter)


~Excerpts from Zack's Testimony


Zack B.
1988-2011
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