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Time Management – The Rude Awakening

The biggest challenge I’ve had to overcome as a college student, I believe, has to be time management. College life, academically, is much different from high school. In high school, my teachers gave assignments that could be completed in class. I know for a fact that once the teacher explained the information, she assigned homework; however, she also gave enough time to start the work. So when the homework was given, if I understood it, I would be able to complete it before the end of the class period.
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The Little Wrestler That Could

At the age of 15, little did I know a strange question from a person I barely knew would eventually change my life. The person was my third period physical education teacher, and the question was, “Son, have you ever thought about wrestling? You’d be great!” Why was this such a strange question? Perhaps, because I was only 4 foot 7 inches tall, 96 lbs., and I avoided confrontation like a politician at a press conference. If anyone was a prototype for wrestling, it definitely wasn’t me.

In addition to this ridiculous question, from a guy who was obviously blind, our high school wrestling team was not only the best athletic program at our school, it was one of best programs in the state. The team consistently ranked in the top five in the state (second place just the year before). The wrestling team was the pride of our school.
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Something to THINK About

Funny how a $100 “looks” so big when you take it to church, but so small when you take it to the mall.

Funny how long it takes to serve God for an hour, but how quickly a team plays 60 minutes of basketball.

Funny how long a couple of hours spent at church are, but how short they are when watching a movie.
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Strengthening Your Faith

“Fear may tell you that you can’t, but faith tells you that you can.” I don’t know who said that, but it screams truth to those who are willing to listen.

As life gets tougher, and college gets rougher, it may seem that your faith is being put to the test daily. As a Christian, who happens to be a professor, nothing baffles me more than to see “unsaved” students with more faith than “saved” students. I just can’t explain it.
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If I Knew Then What I Know Now

This student was asked to respond to the question: “What would you dare to attempt if you could not fail?” This was her response:

There are rarely second chances given in life. If most of us had a chance to go back and start our lives all over again, then most of us probably would. Everyone makes mistakes, but for some reason in society, failure is not acceptable. Second place just isn’t good enough; we are taught this as children.
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Facing and Resisting Temptation

If it looks good, tastes good, and feels good, it must be okay, right? At least that’s what society would have us to believe. The “T” word (temptation) is not something we like to talk much about as college students, and even when we do, we try to soften the blow by making it seem less severe than it actually is. You’ve heard it before, “I just couldn’t help myself, the temptation was just too great.” That may indeed be true, but it’s only half true. The temptation probably was too great, but you could have indeed done something about it.
As long as you’re breathing, and as long as you’re a college student, you will face some type of temptation. The temptation may be different for all of us. For some, the temptation to engage in sex before marriage may be a major pull or being unfaithful to someone you’re in love with. For others, temptation may come in the form of using illegal drugs or drinking alcohol excessively. It doesn’t matter what the temptation is, the fact is that you “will” be tempted. The question is, so what you do about it?

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