An Alignment

This life, mine or yours, has times that aren’t easy. There are parts when everything is lollipops and unicorns. And days (or months) that downright suck—whether it’s one reason or a dogpile of suckage.


I’m not going to air my absence on this blog or Facebook. Heaven help me when I read the verbal diarrhea some post. Edit, people. I don’t need to know you were blowing chunks this morning, or your UTI.




Pastor Jim said something that caught my attention: “It is entirely possible to hear the Word of God and have it go in one ear and out the other.” Those words prompted this return blog post.


Further back in the book of John is one of my favorite verses. No, not John 3:16, you cheaters. It’s John 16:33:


John 16


Tribulation? Big “Christian” word alert! It means “bad stuff.”


Yup. No easy button. As a matter of fact, there’s NOT an option to skip the bad parts.


The best part of that verse? “But.” Jesus isn’t going to let you swing in the breeze. He will give peace and courage. I don’t know if your troubles are quick and painful days of barely getting by, or if you are watching a loved one suffer. Peace and courage for those times.


Don’t be the five-year-old who reads John 16:33 and it drops out of your ear when you turn your head. Forget the easy button.




Quit being the backseat driver. God’s got this—even when the car rams the curb. He totally means to do that, because your life, and my life, needs an alignment.



About seclancy5149

When tasked with how to describe myself, I get quiet, leading people to believe that I am trying to come up with something deep and meaningful. In fact, I am trying to decide which to display without confusing them. I'm a Christian. And that doesn't mean that I simply say it - I love the Lord and have figured out over the years that He knows what He's doing, even when I am stomping my feet or looking at Him like I have no clue what is going on (*hint* it happens more than I'd care to admit). Writing has been a passion of mine since I was a wee lil' thing; I kept my first poem in all of it's stammering, unevenness. Wife and mom, daughter and sister, aunt and Sunday School teacher, I adore the roles that God has given me. A bit of a sci-fi nerd, geek and self proclaimed dork, there isn't much that I won't try at least once...unless it involves mayonnaise because that stuff is just gross. View all posts by seclancy5149

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