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Ready or Not…(or Be Careful What You Pray For)

When my oldest niece was two years old, her parents took her to an amusement park for kids. They were on a “teacup” sort of ride, and things started off fine. But as the ride began to pick up speed, my niece had a change of heart. She says, “Wait . . .” Then she repeats it multiple times, with an increasing sense of urgency. (I would be lying if I said that I didn’t laugh hysterically when I saw the video footage my brother recorded!) This image came to mind recently as I reflected on what has been happening Read More

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Class Reunion

My 20th class reunion is coming up, and it’s hard not to reflect on the ol’ high school years in light of something like that. Perhaps one of the things that stands out the most to me is the fact that I was voted the “most unique” girl in my senior class. I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty sure that most people were thinking “weird” instead of unique when they voted. I’d be lying if I said it didn’t bother me – back then. But I’ve gotten to a point in my life – and my faith walk Read More