Have you noticed the game of tag Satan tries to play with Jesus, Dear Reader? Why does the evil one keep believing he will ever outwit the Creator of the Universe?
James and I were chatting about the brains and maturity of adolescents last week. Love and potential aren't always enough to camo the lack of development in that darn frontal lobe.
Let's face it folks, we've all been there. Our star athlete is flunking algebra because she never turned in an assignment. Or the captain of the debate team locked the keys in the car in the student parking lot during the last football game of the season. And then she does something that blows you away.
I'd been waiting for nearly four months for the appointment. I thought of it as a necessary nuisance, but I still didn't want to miss it.
And then God chose to laugh at the meteorologists. What month was it anyway?
She brings joy and light to me every Wednesday. Every week it's a new holy moment with her, a new gift that I don't deserve.
Dear Reader, is there someone in your world who blesses you with each encounter? Someone the Lord seemingly dropped into your universe, unbidden, but more than welcome?
The restaurant was getting busy on a Saturday evening. Our impromptu family dinner was hectic as usual. She handed me the gift bag, but I was distracted. A holy moment with my daughter....and I missed it.
You could have knocked my socks off!
Tom and I learned in Political Science that bureaucracy could be called the "fourth branch of government", and is definitely the most powerful. Think IRS, insurance companies, DMV...
I hadn't known her very long, but she listened to my heart. The holy moment was thoughtful and came at just the right time.
Recently, Tom and I went to a wedding for one of our absolutely favorite families. No matter what the event, three generations of women make everyone feel welcome and show them a great time!
Our younger family friend was getting married. The wedding was tender and sweet, but it was what happened afterwards that became a holy moment.
Do you have favorite ways of paying it forward, Dear Reader? I've been hearing about this one for a long time, and finally took the plunge.
We met to chat about the new book study for our small group, The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity. That was our goal anyway.
The group leader I have come to respect and seek for godly counsel admitted that she hadn't read the entire book. And then Jesus sat down with us.
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