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Occasional updates from the front lines in project-based learning. "RISE blog" is an anagram of "Big Loser". :-)

One Door Closes, And Another Two Open

When one path fades away and new avenues are revealed, it is worth pausing to reflect. What was once the only, has become the absent, leaving fresh choices to beckon. The psalmist recognized that the challenge of change is actually one of trust; he declares in Psalm 119:31, "I cling to Your testimonies; O LORD, do not put me to shame!". Change is unnerving. It rattles us, even when the options we see developing look grander than ones that have gone before. At these times, fixating on failure does not offer reprieve—in fact, that choice is far more likely to undermine. The solution to our predicament may be found in Psalm 119:34.

"Make me walk in the path of Your commandments, For I delight in it."

Walking in the path of God's commandments is obedience, borne of faith. The fix is not always easy, but it is sure. God's faithfulness and sustaining power mean that the circumstances we face are His servants (see Ps. 119:90–91), not products of coincidence.

Matt Croxton
A Grim Visage, For Now…

You could be forgiven for thinking that the ongoing renovation to the Snyder Building is actually a demolition project. The extent of destruction and quantity of concrete block removed to make room for new windows and doors have temporarily left the building looking gaunt and skeletal.

Matt Croxton