A beautiful mind is a simple mind!!Written by Greg Ryan
In 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 on window until it bleeds begging his mind to slow down, all 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 of summer we all could probably bang our heads against a wall wanting to quiet our minds and take a break. By now kids are going back to school, to many chicken breasts on grill and daily down pours and humidity is making life crazy. In a funny way last thing on our mind but thing we want most is just a little peace and quiet.
While such a simple act, Jesus new importance of quiet time. There are numerous accounts in 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, demands of life are relentless. Do you know after a twenty year study they
Giligan finds GodWritten by Greg Ryan
One day Gilligan ventures off as usual into jungle. After a few hours Skipper knows Gilliganís absent-minded behavior, gets a little worried and goes trotting off looking for him. After a while Skipper hears Gilliganís squeaky voice in 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 above surface. As usual Gilligan has got himself in a mess that only Skipper can get him out of. The Skipper looks in disgust, yet with a feeling of no surprise and reluctances pulls Gilligan out from 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 for Skipper to rescue him, boy thrashed around swinging his arms and reaching for anything that could get him to a more solid foundation. But, more he yells, and more he thrashes he sinks faster and further downward into pit until he is up to his neck in thick mud. He physically canít move his body from shoulders down. So needless to say, Gilligan is forced to stop moving and consequently he stops sinking and buys more time in order for Skipper to come rescue him from quicksand pit. The moral of 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 in 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 on attitude, ďIíll figure out a way to get out of this on my own, thank you very much.Ē All 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.