What happens when school, extracurricular activities, and work all combine? Well, for me, it means that I don't spend time reading my Bible and I make excuses not to go to church which means that my relationship with God seems to kind of flat-line. Granted, the majority of the stress and work that keeps from reading my Bible comes from me procrastinating, but lately, it's been more a matter of I really do just have a ton of stuff going on and when I have a few moments that I don't have to be doing schoolwork or work or something else, I'm ashamed to say that reading my Bible is the last thing I want to do. I want to pick up the book I just bought and start reading it, or watch the movie that I got ages ago, but haven't had the time to watch, or listen to some new music I found online, or, well, you get the idea. And when it comes to church? Most Sunday's there's so much other stuff I need to get done that it's just not practical for me to make the thirty plus minute drive out to Edgewood. But on the other hand, I'm not exactly a fan of the church my parents are now attending. Now, don't get me wrong, it's a great church. I like the music, the pastor's good, the people are generally friendly, at least the few people who happen to notice me, but it's not home. I don't know almost every single person there and love them like they're part of my immediate family almost. I haven't been to almost all of their houses at some point or another. They don't know anything about me and I don't know anything about them. And for me, that unfamiliarity, is frightening. I don't like meeting new people. And I'm not good around people I don't know.