Monday, October 27, 2014

I Don't Know...

Questions I have heard this past week and don't have answers to:
How were 4 people I know diagnosed with breast cancer last week?
Why did a 35 year old mother die and leave her one week old son?
How does a simple hip replacement end like this?
How were there 3 funerals in one week in our community?

I. Don't. Know. 
I do know, when I asked God how I should be answering people....I got this...

You don't need to defend Me.
You don't need to understand or explain.

If He needed us to do either of these things...He would have equipped us to.
On the contrary, He has made clear that we are not able to understand many things...
Although one day we "shall see in full..."

And until then....we will
"Trust in The Lord with all our hearts 
and lean not on our own understanding."
- Proverbs 3:5
These times are an opportunity to show and tell what we DO know. God is good...all the time. And all the time....God is good.

God, Thank You for loving us enough to remain Constantly Present.

In His Dust,

Monday, October 20, 2014

Questions And Answers...

So last week I got a call from an 11 year old with some questions about what she read in The Bible. 
I felt confident in my knowledge....because it was an 11 year old...
how hard could her questions be??? 
They were from Leviticus. 
Good times.

You can imagine my excitement...since I am practically an expert on Leviticus and by expert, I am referring to.... I am able to spell L-E-V-I-T-I-C-U-S

I tried to remain calm as the kid asked me 224 questions on God's Laws and Why He made them. 

I have to tell you, I loved the conversation I had with her. She was honestly seeking and digging in The Text.
I thought to myself, I wish I had an expert on Leviticus here to help me....and then realized, if God wanted her with an expert, He would have put one in her path.
He didn't.
He put me in her path.
He told me not to be intimidated about what I didn't know....
But, to be confident in what I did know.

I know God's Character.
I know He is loving and just...and therefore, if He makes a rule, it is for our best interest....
no matter what. 

I think it is important for kids to know that we don't have all the answers...
because we don't need to have them.....God does.

God, Thank You for not commanding us to understand You, but to love You.

In His Dust,

Monday, October 13, 2014


So.....Friday I was walking down Broadway and came across this magnetic sign.
(It had fallen off of the Superintendent's car during a parade.) 
As you can imagine the upgrade from Mule to head honcho, 
felt warranted and quite honestly, long overdue.

As tempted as I was to slap it on my Tahoe and start making some serious decisions...
I refrained and walked it back to the district office.

I got several weird looks and honks as I walked the mile with it.
The people seemed, I just smiled and waved back.

After a while I realized...
the only thing they saw on the other side of the sign, 
was a "certain broken finger" sticking out at them.
This impostor superintendent, was unknowingly giving a signal at those passing by. 
(see below)

Of course the icing on the cake, was that I was also wearing a 
neon t-shirt, covered in Bible verses.

Who I was and why was I angrily running a school district while proselytizing on Broadway?!?!? Lots of mixed signals.

Made me realize how quickly I judge people on what "signs" they "show" me.
Which lead me to thinking about signs from God.

"This is the Lord's Sign to you, 
that He will do what He has promised." ~Isaiah 38:7

How we look for them.
How we miss them.
How we forget them.

His Sign that we must find and must not forget.

"This is how much God loved the world: He gave His one and only Son. 
By believing in Him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life." - John 3:16

God, Thank You for loving us beyond what we show others.

In His Dust,