I don’t know if it’s accurate, or if it’s just cause it’s very recent in my memory, but I think that the past two weeks have probably been the most challenging and eventful in my recent memory. Not that my life right now is horrible, no not by any means. It’s just that there have been some circumstances and ‘hardship’ if you could call it that, that have been perhaps somewhat overwhelming, that has made me challenge the concept of why there is suffering in this world, and why God ‘allows’ us to feel hurt and pain. This notion is much debated amongst believers and non-believers alike, and before I get to the crux of what I want to say, and tell you all about what I have learnt over the past few weeks about suffering (which is still ongoing, as this topic can never be fully grasped or grappled with, until we meet Jesus!), and also before I delve into great detail about what made the past two weeks ‘the hardest ever’; let me break down a bit to you about what I reckon society thinks about suffering (and this is just my opinion, you guys can disagree if you want to.
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Wondering why we as a site have been absent lately from continuous blog posting? At various times in the past, I’ve not been that motivated to write for whatever reason. Sometimes it would be a mind blank, which is the primary reason why these last few weeks, there hasn’t been a week where every single blog is uploaded online. This week, there was a different reason for the hesitation of writing, (a blog post after Throwback Tuesdays and before the Sunday News Roundup). An event that united the world, it was not for jovial or happy reasons- for it was because of this pivotal moment in Australian history that encouraged me to discuss this week’s Worship Wednesdays, TV Thursdays and Sentimental Saturdays all in one post. To be honest, this dark and sad week has reminded me of the frailty and shortness of life, and writing my thoughts and feelings in this article will hopefully make sense of what has happened and hopefully allow people to heal in their own way, inclusive of myself. There are weeks that change you and move you to reflect about life, and this was one of them.
Continue reading Worship Wednesdays + TV Thursdays + Sentimental Saturdays: The Darkest And Saddest Week In Australian Sporting History! →
It’s a very sad day today, as Academy Award winner Robin Williams, one of our favourite actors and comedians, and one of society’s popular, and much loved celebrities, passed away from an apparent suicide, though the investigation still continues, and the cause may turn out to be completely different. Though it may seem insensitive to some that I post about this here, I thought it would be best to write about this horrific, senseless tragedy, use this website to offer condolences that are more than 140 characters, and to give readers some resemblance of hope and assurance during this time of sadness and chaos.
Continue reading Message Mondays: How Do We Process A Celebrity Death? (Steven Curtis Chapman’s “Last Day On Earth”) →