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lackluster motivation

Yep, it's that time of the semester.  When papers, books to read, tests, quizzes, and projects threaten to overwhelm and drown us all.  When we look longingly at the date of our last class or final, and take great pleasure in placing big, fat, solid black lines through completed items on our ever-growing to do lists.  When everything not related to school seems infinitely more appealing...because it is not related to school.  When we know that finishing is simply going to take getting started and getting it done. 
But knowing that and doing that are two completely different things. And since I have a (rather long) paper on a (very large and complicated) people group due in 2.5 days plus an astonishing lack of motivation and ability to concentrate, I decided to blog instead.
Here's what my next four weeks look like: 3 papers 2 class presentations 5 tests 7 quizzes 1000+ pages to read
plus some other stuff that isn't directly related to classes.
Now, here's what I'm …


I'm prone to worry.
And when I'm worried, stressed, anxious, scared, or depressed, I'm thankful for reminders such as this one: 
They will wage war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will triumphover them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings -- and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.   Revelation 17:14

In other news, have you seen this video from Dove? It's been making the rounds on the internet, so you most likely have, but here you go. It is amazing. Such a great reminder of the beauty others can see in us that we miss because we're too critical and don't see ourselves the way God made us.  The first one is the shorter version; the second one the longer (I recommend the longer one).