I've experienced a lot of events which had great impact on me since I was young. Thinking of life changing events, the one I would like to share is when I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. It was a very devastating day for me. A day that changed my life. I never thought Id get through but today I can say that Diabetes has changed me for the better.
It was less than a second, maybe half a second, but it changed everything. It was late at night after a soccer game. I was laying down in my room, coloring in a picture book, when my parents called me downstairs. After my sister and I walked downstairs, we were told to sit on the couch. Apparently my parents had something important to tell us, i didnt really realize what was going to happen because I was younger, so I sat on the couch smiling widely.
There has been many important events that have occurred since I have been born but there is one in particular that has sparked a light in me that has changed the way i have looked at things. It happened when I was playing with the Sacramento FC and everything was going well until the middle of the season. When we got to the middle of the season things started to look shady. I wasn't getting playing time and that really opened my eyes to reality. Soccer was not the only thing that I needed to do in order to have a good life. I needed to start focusing on my dreams and different routes to success other then just soccer. It really showed what I need to do in order to survive in the real world. If it was not for my family's support through this
When I went to practice at the first time, I was really nervous. But when we introduce each other, I got to know them and started to make friends with them. they are like my family where we look after each other. like what coach said, " If a lacrosse player sees a lacrosse player walking while they're driving, they'll pick that player up." And I kept that in my head.
In the stage of experimenting, it is what we all know as “small talk”. Some questions that may be asked are, “Where are you from?”, “What do you like to do?”, “How was your day today?” …just little tidbits of conversation can be
I felt intimidated and uneasy while I was introducing myself to the group because I did not get a reaction from them, thus, I was unsure if they were uncomfortable with my presence. Although, I perceived that they seemed to be a quiet group because when I initially entered no one was mingling,
An event that clearly marked my transition from childhood to adulthood was the truly eye-opening experience of attending a Kairos retreat. For those unfamiliar with Kairos, it is a four-day religious retreat in which you and a small group of students come together to more learn about God, themselves, and others in a setting that completely removes you from the daily distractions and stresses of the outside world. Everyone, including myself, was able to share the personal stories about the struggles that they have faced and are continuing to face every day of their lives and offer support to others that may be going through similar things. We laughed together, we cried together, and we created strong relationships and friendships with people, some of which we hadn’t spoken a word to or even known by
During our Forming phase, as described by Connery and Vohs (2006), we spent a little time getting to know each other, but we stuck to the basics like names, work schedules and phone numbers. After these initial introductions, we assigned the roles of coordinator and recorder and discussed some group norms that we wanted to adopt for the quarter. We then started discussing the focus of our group work and trying to devise a plan for how we will move through the quarter. I think it is a normal reaction whenever anyone is meeting or working with someone for the first time to tend to be more reserved and try and
After we sat down and chilled. The title was “Believe”. Jaden and I shook our heads as if you were saying yes and said ok in a confused voice. What the picture she put in our heads is that image if you were a tree you need to dig your roots in the soil so if a storm comes you can stay on to him if he was the soil. I took lots of notes about the sermon. The main key thing was about how we need to believe in him and trust in him when we are going through something rough times, and we need to take his hand and go through this journey with him instead of
When it was my time to go observe the other group, it was so confusing. I had no idea what was going on or why people kept touching my arm when I got close to them. This was very strange and unexpected because I am not used to people
Once service started Pastor Mark went to the front of the room and opened service with a welcome and announcements. After announcements Pastor Mark told everyone that he was going to change things up for this Sunday. So instead of worshiping first he gave his sermon. Pastor Mark preached on Paul and how even in all his pain and suffering, Paul still had joy. Once the sermon was finished, Pastor Mark showed us a short clip relating to the message and then we split off into prayer groups, based on gender.
Many turning points have occurred in my life, but I would say one really sticks out for me. This was when my granddad died in 2010. I talked about this event and how it affected my life in a thought piece earlier this year, but I thought this would be a good opportunity to elaborate on such a life changing event.
A life-changing event is not something to be taken lightly. Throughout our lives, we encounter many obstacles and changes, some of which bring us joy and excitement, others of which may be hard for us to handle. When I look back on my relatively short life, it may, at first, be hard for me to think of an event that has truly molded and shaped the person that I am today. I have encountered several changes, but at the time, they felt like mere speed bumps along my path. Looking back now, it is easy for me to see that these changes were not by chance, but were placed in my path to form the person that I am today.
This course has had a great impact on my walk with Christ as well as my witness for Christ. I pastor a church and teach two classes and for me I thought that I was doing plenty. However this course has helped rekindle my passion for sharing Jesus Christ with people through personal evangelism. This paper will demonstrate what I have learned throughout this course.
Most of us consider this to be a favorite Gospel story, but it 's not an easy story -- for contained within it is a CHALLENGE -- a personal challenge for each of us individually; and a shared challenge for us as a Christian Community. The challenge is expressed so simply -- so beautifully -- so wonderfully in Jesus ' invitation to Peter, "Come on Peter!" "Come on!" "Get out of that boat!"