my dear friend, patricia, just gave me one definition for being
offended: the bright light hurts. a sweet young man in our
community has just surrendered his broken life to the Lord and
has offending some of his peers by his zeal for Him. that is a
bright light that can use some shining!
when i was a little girl, my grandma watched a soap opera
that opened with the grand statement, "and these are the days
of our lives!" those poor people made one devastating choice
after another. i remember shouting, "no, no, no! don't do
i just told patricia that sometimes my family feels like an
episode of 'day of our lives.' one poor decision after another.
it can get very disheartening, and the enemy whispers,
"you're no better than the soap opera. you are disqualified
from all your hopes and dreams."
that's when i need a word from my Sponsor, who tells me
that He isn't disillusioned with me, because He never had
any illusions about me. He loves me, anyway.
now unto Him who is able,