He didn’t settle

There's a multitude of "rock and a hard place" scenarios my mind could ponder.  Sometimes the outcome doesn't seem quite as assuredly joyous as the birth of a baby.  The rocky place of unemployment and serious health concerns in which we currently find ourselves offers decidedly daunting outcomes.  None of the options are appealing right now, and there's a temptation to throw hands in the air and just settle.

Have you ever felt restricted?

So, when the lies of the enemy whisper constant accusations against God’s faithfulness, run to Jesus.  When your own self-talk screams hopelessness and failure, run to Jesus.  Tell Him everything.  He understands.  He will help you.  And His mission for you will be accomplished just as He promised – even when it looks different than you imagined.

What happened 30 years ago today?

So, as the weekend approached in the middle of the month, there was a usual Friday night date night planned.  Co-workers wondered and giggled with delight.  This had to be IT!  He was taking her to the Bubble Room in Orlando.  This was THE place where engagements happened in 1987.  The ring would be in the Bubble Room cake brought out at the end of the meal.  And he would be on his knee while she tried to figure out how to wear a diamond covered in cake and icing???