Keep Your Mind Busy

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While the world has been hiding from fear, let your mind not hiding behind the screen of Netflix or YouTube. Keep your mind busy and think about new thoughts, old thoughts, your own thoughts and other’s thoughts. You can read new books. You can learn new skills. You can utilize this rare free time to do things that you have been wanting to do.

For me, I wanted to study the Bible for as long as I remember… which was right after my graduation. I wanted to learn more and understand more the world of theology. But somehow I keep putting that thought aside and moving on with life. Now, I figure is a good time to get back to that urge of old and start the study.

John 1: 1-13

I started the study by learning by heart the Gospel of John. I want to be able to recite and remember word by word. This is an extreme way of learning the Bible. However, if you would like to start learning the Bible, I would suggest to read other texts to enhance your knowledge.

My message for today is to keep your mind busy by doing things that your heart desires but yet accomplished. This will somehow gives you that sense of purpose and contentment of the day.

I am going to continue reading books and be inspired by others’ knowledge. Keeping my mind busy is not hard but sometimes I can be very distracting. But whether I am doing what I plan to do or doing something else, I am mindful of my actions. That allows me to think that life is not all about perfection but the ability to enjoy life through everything else.

Where have I been?

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Did you remember how I was complaining of having too much freedom and an extending of time to do absolutely nothing? For the passed ten days of non-stop working and being stressed out, I am now finally having sometimes to vent my deepest uttering words that I can finally BREATH now!

Close your eyes – Take a deep breath – Hold as long as you can – Breath out

Now do that again for 5 times, for sure you will feel better
– Both your mind and your soul

I just started a new job of being a scribe. I learned a lot so far and enjoyed my co-workers. However, nothing is perfect until you want to make it so. I didn’t have a proper training time and was thrown into a lot of unfamiliar situations. I was stressed. My provider was stressed. There was earnestly nothing to improve such matters except pushing through with it. We both did. Life moved on. But I couldn’t.

I felt like my present of being at the clinic only beneficial to enhance my medical knowledge instead of doing the very mean of being a scribe, saving Doctors. Of course, I would advance in a matter of time but nonetheless, the burdening feeling bothered me a lot. I had to think about resigning and moving on to the next chapter.

That was couple days ago when I felt like I could not take it anymore. My mind and my soul were restless. I was done. I called up my old job and asked if they wanted me back. And, they sure did! It was stressful that night. Sleeping was out of reach, turning and tossing. Tumbling upon the idea of life, money, and responsibility.

My heart is finally decided to move on.

But you know life is always taking its turn to surprise you one way or other. Since the recent Coronavirus threat, not a lot of healthy people want to expose themselves to the outsiders and the sick people want to stay away from others, there were not a lot of people coming to the cline. Therefore, the moment my heart moved on, the situation also got a hold of me for the better.

Oregon State has just declared a statewide lockdown. Here I am, thinking of a creative way to stay at home and make some more presentable purposes in life.

I celebrated my friend’s birthday yesterday and had a little fun filming it. Maybe I should move to YouTube and record my life! If you have time, come over her channel and wish her happy birthday. 🙂

Click on the link here to the video

Anyways my dear readers, my friends, stay healthy and I will sure write more often since I have all the time in the world to do such. By the way, I am still reading the book “The Sins of Scripture” and I will update my process and my thought on the book next time.

Stay-tuned and BE BLESSED.

Late Post Tuesday

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I am reluctant to post something today. Tuesday is my day off and I usually get up very late. Last night I imagined myself waking up early today to do everything all at once, and that didn’t happen of course. I found time went by as fast as usual even when I was doing nothing at home. However, today wasn’t all that wasted.

I went to look for places to rent in the future. I am planning to move closer to the working area so I don’t have to drive too far everyday. And, maybe not the main reason but one of them, I want to change the environment. Do you ever find yourself changing your room setting once every few months? I am that type who’s always on the look for something new, creating new environments, new ideas, new looks, new changes! The house searching wasn’t a successful today but it was a learning journey. I didn’t know it was that hard searching for new places. But then I started learning about the area and the likelihood of the neighbors around. I got to know that I was very picky at those places as well. I need to grow up in this area, be content with things.

After visiting 3 apartments, bookstore was the next stop. I got to a very good place with variety of choices. I like to go to bookstore more than shopping books online. That feeling of touching each page with the scent of rusty papers, such classic feeling can’t be replaced with all the scrolling on an iPad.

I stumbled upon this very interesting book by John Shelby Spong. After reading a paragraph, I got drawn into the text and the way he was explaining, so simply yet informative.

I will sure update of this reading on my next posts!

I am planning on starting a research project of expressing my Christianity. There are so many Christians giving their thoughts of what it means to be Christian and I want to join the race. Everyone has a different point of view and I have mine as well. I wanted to do this a while ago after I graduated the Studies of Bible and Theology, however, I was hesitant until now. I was impregnated with the idea of defending my Christianity to my friends who were curious but also carefully considering. Of all those Christian believes out there, not all of them are in unison with the theology but all point toward Christ from different directions. I hope to be another enhancer to the light which has already been lit up since the death and the resurrection of Christ.

For this, I would love to have you, my readers, as my partners in exploring the idea of being human, fragile, broken, yet has been redeemed, rebuild, retouch, and brought up to light.

What a Tuesday and more to come!

Sunday Sermon Online

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As the day has come closer to an end before another, yet, a new morning, I want to jot down some thought to keep my mind and my soul active.

I didn’t do much today, even though it was a Sunday. I didn’t go to church today. Not because of the Corona Virus news has began reaching to my neighborhood, nor I was scared to get outside, I was just not really into church lately.

I am at a stage, or a period, or some might say, a season of taking back and watch. I am taking back on the thought of going to church and attending a sermon/mass. I have many reasons for it and to summarize it, the only thing I want to share to you as well as to myself, is that I want to take a break. And I think that’s okay to take a break on communion.

Maybe I haven’t found a place to feel belonged yet and that’s why I have been listening to sermons online. I would like to go deeper into this topic once I have enough research for it. But for now, all I can say is that I am not ready to plug in to a new church, a new community, a new set of rules and gangs. I want to wait for it.

Enough of all that internal attacking thoughts, I want this post to be simple and lighthearted. After all, we are still learning to live and love as we grow up, day by days.

Today went a little like…

For a sudden, I forgot what happened today. Haha. How did I spend my day without putting a foot outside of the house? I woke up late. I had no agenda. I just let the day go by. I didn’t even brush my teeth right after I woke up. I turned on my phone and realized that it was Daylight Saving. Then I watched a Sermon from Pastor Judah Smith on the app called Churchome. He talked about how we all wanted to be closer to God and that was the very reason why most Christians attending Church service. I learned to let go of human condition and lean more on God’s grace.

Then I played an app game on my phone called Homescapes. It was a good game. I played that game whenever I wanted to kill time. Then I hung out on the WordPress and answered your comments on my posts. Then I had breakfast at 1pm and back to play some more levels and watched YouTube. There are a lot of “then” and I guess that’s the accurate description of today.

THEN, I wrote this all down, my thought, my mind, and my being. It’s not a productive day but it was one of my days. Even though I didn’t get anything done in particular, I have the day to rest, to hang out about, to move, to feel, and to love. That’s enough for me. I feel content and encouraged in many ways today.

Tomorrow will be different. I will have a busy schedule until 7pm. I will learn more things. I will meet more people. But, let tomorrow worry about tomorrow.

I am satisfied with today and that’s what I called blessing.