Building Faith

Building Faith

Posted by: on March 13, 2016   |Comments (0)|Worship

By guest blogger Brandon Couture ’18

Lent is personally a very large part of my life.  Christ suffered and died on the cross.  Ever since middle and high school, I have usually given up cookies, cake, candy, etc.  When I look back at it now, it seems like I was trying to go on a diet or eat healthier.  In college, I have been able to reflect on those choices that I gave up when Lent came around. Lent is not all about giving up something—it is also about working at something.  This Lent, I gave up soda because honestly, I am very addicted to it.  However, that is not all.  I am also working on patience, decreasing the feeling of loneliness, and most importantly, spending more one-on-one time with God.  In high school, I usually had the same routine everyday. I went to school, went to classes, did sports, finished homework, and went to bed.  I made no time for God in this routine other than in my nightly prayers.  Even as a school, I went to church once a month.  My faith in high school compared to what it is now is completely different.  My faith in college grew through service.  My favorite quote is, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”  Service allowed me to grow as a person, grow in my faith, and reflect constantly.  I stress very easily.  If my shoe is untied, I will probably stress about it.  Whenever this happens, I do something called “butt-prayer.”  This is when you go to the chapel and sit on your butt and just think and talk to God.  For me personally, this helps me think, along with pouring to God what is on my heart.  From this, I know I am never alone and that everything will get better.  This Lent, I want to continue to grow stronger in my faith, and to spend more and more one-on-one time with God, whether it be 5 or 30 minutes.  

By guest blogger Brandon Couture ’18 Lent is personally a very large part of my life.  Christ suffered and died on the cross.  Ever since middle and high school, I have usually given up cookies, cake, candy, etc.  When I look back at it now, it seems like I was trying to go on a […]MORE