You know that feeling like you’ve been kicked in the gut? It’s a sudden, horrible fear that sucks the life out of you and then hangs its ugly cloud over your life. Think: A letter arrives with a notice that the IRS is auditing your tax return. Your doctor calls
A few years ago we adopted a rescue dog to keep Quincy, our first Boston Terrier, company when we weren’t available to play with her. Jack came with issues. Rescue dogs normally do. But we have issues too, so together we make a nice little family. Quincy sleeps in bed
Recently, I found myself sitting across the table from an old friend at a wedding. We hadn’t seen each other in years. June (not her real name) is in her early 60s and looks like she’s 50 years old. She has a good job. Great kids. Several grandchildren. Lovely home.
Our youngest son graduates from college on Sunday. Quite a mile stone for him, and for us. The empty nest just became official. He’s on his own now… along with his five older siblings. *sigh* I woke up thinking about home. About Acts 17:26-27: He marked out their appointed times
Do you ever entertain fearful thoughts? Me too. Yet fear is always an assumption of something that hasn’t happened. It’s an expectation of evil. Of evidence that may appear real, but hasn’t been proven. But mostly fear’s a time of living outside of the awareness of God RIGHT NOW. Scary.