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    Red Umbrella

    I have been given the great privilege to guest post at Incite Faith this week.  That excellent blog is about a transparent community, embracing the struggle and redemption found in Christ.

    I’ve come up with a life rule that is similar to Murphy’s Law, it’s called the “Life (Sometimes) Sucks” rule.  Sometimes things will simply not go your way, and you have to maneuver out onto a different path.

    Sometimes, your car will break down late at night and you have to pay extra to the AAA truck driver to have it towed the extra few miles to the dealership.  Sometimes you will not get everything lined up financially, and you’re scrambling to cover the bases.  Sometimes there might be something worse (God forbid).  Something sinister like death, sin, and evil could be crouched around the corner.

    John Lennon once said, “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”  Can you relate to that saying?

    Maybe you planned to do something great, like become a doctor and cure malaria.  Maybe you planned to do something on a smaller scale, like raise a family and be a rock in your community.  But then life happened.

    In my case, my wife and I planned on having our first child.  But even with our great planning, life decided to show up.  Health, finances, and other issues decided to surface, knocking off our best laid plans.

    To read the rest of the post here.

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    A really really bad day

    I again have the privilege of guest posting on More Than A Beard.  Here’s an excerpt of my post on waiting out the birth of my little daughter:

    If you think about it, life is filled with waiting.  We wait years to go to school, then we wait years to get out of school.  We wait for a romance to be fulfilled, then we wait for the awkward breakups.  We wait for the next car to finish ordering so we can place our Happy Hour order at Sonic and we wait two hours to board a roller coaster.  Life is filled with waitings and expectations.
    Sometimes, we need to slow down and pause, otherwise life will flow right on past us as we look for the latest and the greatest.  

      Or as Ferris Bueller would put it,  “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.” Read more here.

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