Life as we see it

You would think by the time you’re in your 50’s you would have yourself figured out. Not life, but yourself.

I thought I knew what my priorities were and what made me happy and in what ways I could make others happy. I thought I knew what made me feel comfortable, what brought me down, or what made me feel loved.

Sometimes I do, and sometimes I don’t…

I think if you ask them, most people could probably rattle off words that explain who they are and what they’re made of–and why they are the way they are.  That is ….until something happens that changes everything –within seconds.

Things like…. a death. An accident. A loss of any kind. Or words from a stranger that were written in a book.

I will never forget when a pastor explained to us that what happens in our life determines what we believe in and how we look at things.

Take September 11th, for example. Years ago, when I was in elementary school, I would’ve said  that ‘911’ is ‘nine hundred and eleven’. Later on I learned that ‘911’ was something you called in case of an emergency. And now? When I see those numbers, I immediately think about that horrible day in September. See how much my view changed over the years? Same numbers. Different meaning.

Thankfully, there’s one constant in my life and in yours. Our Saviour. His promises. His standards. His truth. His love. It never changes.





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