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[book review: #struggles by Craig Groeschel]

It is a good book for those who use social media on a daily basis, although the lessons learned there can be applied even when you don’t have an Instagram account. It makes one think (1) before posting something on Facebook and (2) before overreacting to someone’s post or comment.

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[thoughts that come at 1am]

I used to keep diaries since I was a kid. It just felt good to re-read them later and laugh at my English skills (because I could never really convey the exact meaning or find the perfect word in Russian or Ukrainian). It also was interesting to observe the changes in my life and character.

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[the Love]

It was a post that I have written seven years ago, but as I re-read it this morning (courtesy of “On This Day” Facebook feature, which reminds you what you posted years ago on this day), it still made sense. (Written originally on December 29, 2008, at 4:29 am)

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[carry the burdens…]

Extroverts and introverts differ in one major characteristic. When extroverts are dealing with something, their path to healing is “talk it out.” For introverts, however, it is to โ€œtake it inโ€ (or “think it out”) rather than โ€œtalk it out.โ€ So when I was presented with my friend’s burden, I felt crushed by it.

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[BOOK REVIEW: It’s Not What You Think]

One of the key things that made me think was the wrongfulness of those Christian beads bracelets. You know, black-red-white-blue-green-gold… I think anyone who has ever been to a kids’ camp or VBS has done these. Their premise is wrong.

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[30Days: the rest of the days and then some]

Well… I knew it could happen but oh well… Now I’ve got to recollect all the good things that happened within these two weeks ๐Ÿ™‚ Not sure I’ll be able to remember three things for each day, but I’ll do my best.

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[thoughts on worship]

Thoughts regarding the idea of worship, how it should be done, and what is the role of a worship leader at the church…

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[30Days: days 13-15]

A long and slightly frustrating week is almost behind me, but there are things to be thankful for anyway, any day. This practice of writing down thanks for each day actually helps me try to notice things every day about which I will be able to write.

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[30Days: Day 12]

It takes an effort to be thankful for Mondays (even though I like them usually). The urge to complain is ever-present when the weather is kind of bleary… However, it was not a lost day! So…