Lawrence Glasner Peace in the Home #1: Listen First. Then Talk. Answering before listening is both stupid and rude. Proverbs 18:13. I am both stupid and rude. Occasionally. A few nights ago, I woke at 3:00 am and wandered into the kitchen to kill my diet. A repetitive clicking sound reverberated from the freezer. CLICK-CLICK-CLICK-CLICK. [...]
Sometimes, we do not make it to our intended destination because it is not God's intended destination. Sometimes, he has a completely different plan in mind.
I learned two things about greatness from Chuck Norris. First, despite his real transcendence in the sport, he taught my class of rank novices as if our lives depended on what we learned. He was serious, inclusive, and efficient. Second, he gave us his undivided attention. He was not full of himself. He was full of us. And his bearing was noble, gentle, and authoritative.
Better to do what he made you to do than wind up in heaven, looking down awkwardly and mumbling, "But all my art supplies were in storage."
Going through the fire is hard. And like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, instead of a quick visit to the fiery furnace, I had moved in. And the fire kept getting hotter, and hotter.
Risk? Scary word, I know. But you can't stay on God's train bound for divine destiny unless you risk. It's the cost of the ticket.
Certainly, I could write one line for myself. Certainly, I felt the Holy Spirit whisper, it is time to start remembering, the good, the bad, and everything in between