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Arsida Ndoni is pursuing her M.A. in Clinical Counseling here at CIU. She is not only being prepared for her career, but also for her calling!
If you’ve been a Christian for any length of time, I’d be willing to bet you’ve experienced a “dry” season in your spiritual life. Lack of spiritual enthusiasm, a sense of merely going through the motions, and unperceived growth are a sampling of symptoms of the spiritual desert. These seasons can be brought on by sin and decreased sensitivity to the Holy Spirit, but just as often – if not more often – they are characteristic of the natural ebb and flow of life in a fallen world.
One of my least favorite parts of playing sports in middle and high school was the requirement to stretch before practices and games. The most difficult stretch for me to execute was the standing quad stretch. You probably know the one.
I would balance on one foot, grab the opposite foot and bring it up behind me, while bending the knee. The reason this stretch was so challenging was that it required balance. I remember spending the duration of the stretch wobbling back and forth just trying to stay standing.