I’ve heard it said that the Bible reminds us 365 times not to fear – once for every day of the year. It turns out that’s not exactly true, but the point still stands.
There’s a moment in one of my favorite British TV series where one character ask/yells at another, “ARE YOU HAVING AN EARTHQUAKE?!” The first time I heard it, it made me laugh. That scene has been running through my mind a lot lately.
I spend a lot of time thinking about thoughts. My thoughts -- and everybody else’s thoughts. Especially their thoughts about me. I like to convince myself that I’m good at “reading people.
How often do you wish that God’s leading and direction for your life was clearer? If you’re anything like me, you feel that way most of the time! I often find myself asking God to make his will for my life so obvious that I couldn’t possibly miss it.
My niece and nephews gathered around me with wide eyes, waiting to see what mysterious “treat” I was about to unearth from the depths of my purse. Knowing there would be some waiting around at this family wedding, and knowing how hard waiting is for kids, I came prepared. With color changing putty.
I stared at the needle on the table, waiting for the doctor to come back in the room. It took a few minutes longer than I expected, so I snapped a quick photo and sent it to my boyfriend, along with an appropriate caption and wide-eyed emoji, “Soo, this is about to happen.
The Grand Canyon is deep. The ocean is wide. We know these things in our head.
The events that occurred in Parkland, Florida on Valentine’s Day reminded us of the darkness that permeates the world we live in. As we survey the landscape of our nation, it would be easy to despair – because darkness is a frightening thing indeed.
“Don’t be afraid. ” If I’m honest, sometimes this command feels about as doable for me as winning an Olympic medal in figure skating. My only skating accomplishments involve staying upright and not breaking anything. (Usually while hanging onto the wall. Don’t judge. ).
I stood in front of my mostly packed bag, frozen and staring at the tickets in my hand. I felt my stomach drop, as disappointment washed over me. I had just packed the sparkly shoes, sparkly earrings, and sparkly necklace.