A beautiful mind is a simple mind!!

Written by Greg Ryan


Inrepparttar movie ďA Beautiful MindĒ John Nash (played by Russell Crowe) is a schizophrenic math genius who struggles with is inability to have peace of mind. In one scene he bangs his head onrepparttar 148416 window until it bleeds begging his mind to slow down, allrepparttar 148417 while having a conversation with his imaginary room mate Charles.

Now hopefully none of us are schizo (and if you are keep it to your self) but at end ofrepparttar 148418 summer we all could probably bang our heads against a wall wanting to quiet our minds and take a break. By nowrepparttar 148419 kids are going back to school, to many chicken breasts onrepparttar 148420 grill andrepparttar 148421 daily down pours and humidity is making life crazy. In a funny wayrepparttar 148422 last thing on our mind butrepparttar 148423 thing we want most is just a little peace and quiet.

While such a simple act, Jesus newrepparttar 148424 importance of quiet time. There are numerous accounts inrepparttar 148425 bible of Jesus just going into total solitude and prayer for rejuvenation. To bad we all donít have forty days to spare. For most we just canít seem to get a moment alone. Kids, jobs, errands you name it,repparttar 148426 demands of life are relentless. Do you know after a twenty year study they

Giligan finds God

Written by Greg Ryan


One day Gilligan ventures off as usual intorepparttar jungle. After a few hoursrepparttar 148415 Skipper knows Gilliganís absent-minded behavior, gets a little worried and goes trotting off looking for him. After a whilerepparttar 148416 Skipper hears Gilliganís squeaky voice inrepparttar 148417 distance yelling, ďSKIPPER, SKIPPER, SKIPPER HELP!!!!Ē The Skipper follows his voice and finds Gilligan stuck in a quicksand pit with only his head showing aboverepparttar 148418 surface. As usual Gilligan has got himself in a mess that onlyrepparttar 148419 Skipper can get him out of. The Skipper looks in disgust, yet with a feeling of no surprise and reluctances pulls Gilligan out fromrepparttar 148420 pit. However, not without being tempted to leave his sorry little skinny self in there. However, here is what we didnít see. While Gilligan was yelling forrepparttar 148421 Skipper to rescue him,repparttar 148422 boy thrashed around swinging his arms and reaching for anything that could get him to a more solid foundation. But,repparttar 148423 more he yells, andrepparttar 148424 more he thrashes he sinks faster and further downward intorepparttar 148425 pit until he is up to his neck in thick mud. He physically canít move his body fromrepparttar 148426 shoulders down. So needless to say, Gilligan is forced to stop moving and consequently he stops sinking and buys more time in order forrepparttar 148427 Skipper to come rescue him fromrepparttar 148428 quicksand pit. The moral ofrepparttar 148429 story is this: Each one of us has at one time or another found ourselves in a state of mind like our friend Gilligan. We struggle inrepparttar 148430 quicksands of lifeís experiences We get lost from God, bound by Satanís lies and we cry out for help. ďOh God, please help me with this situation. We donít hear from God on in our time frame so we think God is not hearing us. So what do we do then? We yell louder, we thrash around more by complaining, getting angry with others and we grow impatient with God. We might even take onrepparttar 148431 attitude, ďIíll figure out a way to get out of this on my own, thank you very much.Ē Allrepparttar 148432 while we keep sinking down, down and down. Then, when everything has surrounded us and we have a chokehold of life around our necks we find ourselves having a feeling of being paralyzed, weighted down with lifeís burdens and feelings of hopelessness.

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