Tools for New College Students

This morning I gave a short talk called Academics for Everyone to our college students. I shared a couple of tools, stories, and a quote from Charles Spurgeon. Find all the goods below:

Resources:

  • Dropbox – essential tool for managing your homework and other files to prevent loss of data.
  • Lastpass – make managing your passwords easy! Lasptass is the last password you will have to remember.
  • Zotero – a tool for managing your bibliographic information, and it integrates with Microsoft Word! Tutorial video here.
Sadly, my wife made me get rid of most of my happy face trinkets after we got married...

This was me on my first day of Bible College!

Inspiration:

The quote below is from Charles Spurgeon and has been heavily edited, click here for original source:

The proper study of a Christian is God. The highest science, the loftiest speculation, the mightiest philosophy, which can ever engage the attention of a child of God, is the name, the nature, the person, the work, the doings, and the existence of the great God whom he calls his Father.

God is a subject so vast, that all our thoughts are lost in its immensity; so deep, that our pride is drowned in its infinity.Other subjects we can compass and grapple with; in them we feel a kind of self-content, and go our way with the thought, ‘Behold I am wise.’

No subject of contemplation will tend more to humble the mind, than thoughts of God. But while the subject humbles the mind it also expands it. He who often thinks of God, will have a larger mind than the man who simply plods around this narrow globe.

He may be a naturalist, boasting of his ability to dissect a beetle or arrange insects and animals in classes with well nigh unutterable names; he may be a geologist, able to discourse of the T-rex and Pterodactyl and all kinds of extinct animals; he may imagine that his science, whatever it is, ennobles and enlarges his mind

I dare say it does, but after all, the most excellent study for expanding the soul, is the science of Christ, and him crucified, and the knowledge of the Godhead in the glorious Trinity.

Nothing will so enlarge the intellect, nothing so magnify the whole soul of man, as a devout, earnest, continued investigation of the great subject of the Deity.

Oh, there is, in contemplating Christ, a balm for every wound; in musing on the Father, there is a quietus for every grief; and in the influence of the Holy Ghost, there is a balm for every sore.

Would you lose your sorrows? Would you drown your cares? Then go, plunge yourself in God’s deepest sea; be lost in his immensity; and you shall come forth as from a couch of rest, refreshed and invigorated.

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