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Settling Into My Niche

Brilliant. My “Big Day” widget has at last starting counting down the days to Project Ordine, or rather what may come to be referred to as LoCN (an acronym which will make much more sense when the novel’s title is disclosed).

Progress stands at 75 pages (though not for long!).

Lately I’ve gotten into a habit of visting Barnes & Noble and lounging about writing… whilst sipping smoothies and eating scones. The atmosphere is a pleasant one, and what better than a place full of books?

In conclusion – whenever I mention my roman en cours, I feel an irresistible urge to thank Jesus Christ for the purpose given to my life, as well as the talents I pray will be utilized to their full extent for His Glory.

Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
It is high, I cannot attain it. (Psalm 139:6 NKJV)

People Travel to Wonder…

Reflections.

People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars; and they pass by themselves without wondering.

-Aurelius Augustinus

One of my favorite quotations was one I heard 
from a Passion Conference sermon, 
entitled Indescribable, albeit was originally 
spoken by Saint Augustine of Hippo.

DP: How do you know where your boundaries are?

“How do you know where your boundaries are? We all have limits for what we are willing to try, or do, but how do you know that you haven’t gone far enough? Or when you go too far?” – Scott Berkun, The Daily Post

Boundaries… often times they are only superficial mental barriers that we set up for ourselves.

I cannot do this because I never have before… 

I cannot experience this, because I have never experienced anything like it…

It often takes a leap of courage to overcome these obstacles – moreover, with that leap comes a realization, which is this: there is a drastic difference between being unable and unwilling or inexperienced. For example, eating escargot is often a scary though for many Americans, yet for most, they are physically able to consume the dish. The only thing that stands in their way is the mental barrier they set up for themselves.

Mental boundaries may be overcome, although some physical boundaries may prove to be insurmountable. For myself, I know I cannot continue doing something when it will result in death, when I have reached my peak physical limit in some particular challenge. Yet when I am tired, or desiring to quit, here I may find the chance to persevere. To grow and develop in whatever it is that I am doing by pushing myself above the average 100% bar.

When considering boundaries, there is one remedy we often overlook: God.

In God there are no boundaries (except for that which compromises the law and character of God’s perfect nature), and by the power of the cross anything may be overcome.

Generational Limit

Marcus Tullius Cicero, after whom Teuffel name...

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Topic: Describe the following quote [with a Biblical perspective]:

“Who knows only his own generation remains always a child.” ~Cicero

When one is limited to the present, they remain isolated to mature conceptions – this limitation makes them as a child. The past provides insight unto the future and the present. Such insight is a safeguard to mistakes, ones that have already been made and should not be made again. Insight, however, is not only limited as a combat to human error, it provides a new outlook on life, one that can grow with age. Insight takes the cooperation of the one who wishes to tap into it. Like understanding God’s word, it requires contemplation and revelation. Revelation may be gained through life experiences that you experience as you grow older. Mistakes should be looked at as something to be learned from and a warning for anyone who may be able to make these mistakes. They do not need to be tried out, as those who have already tried them out, have met negative consequences. If you do not learn from mistakes, experiences, and life lessons that God gives you, age will not assist you — nor give you wisdom. One may look at the generations around oneself and learn from them, even the next generation. If the younger generation is looked to as inexperienced, and cannot be learned from, this is quite a mistake. There is something to be learned from in any generation.

If one is not open to this, and they close their mind to

everything around them, they are as a child.  However,

unlike children, they cannot grow… they cannot learn.