04 August 2017

This 'n' That

One of my worst nightmares has always been that I will be that person who holds up a line boarding a plane. That my boarding pass will cause the scanner to screech and flash red. That I will be left standing in a strange and obnoxious city watching my ride home literally fly away.

Well, a few weeks ago, it happened....most of it, anyway. Everything except the plane leaving without me. There's still no explanation as to the "ticketing error" that caused me to be the last one running to her seat. No one can explain why my boarding pass could get me through security but not through the gate. Suffice it to say I am exceedingly grateful for the Delta employee who worked quickly to fix it so I could board and we could leave as scheduled ("as scheduled" meaning the usual 30 minutes late, of course).

Traveling is always stressful, but this particular trip was a doozy. I am so thankful to the Lord for His protection and kindness throughout it. Little things like travel hiccups make you realize how wonderful the doctrine of God's sovereignty truly is. Almost late for that important meeting because the hotel goofed up? God wasn't surprised. Last minute flight change because crazy traffic won't get you there in time for your initial flight? God had that planned too. Very last minute panic when your boarding pass fails you? Yeah, God totally knew that was coming. If He promises to care for His children, then we know that what He's ordained is good and according to His perfect plan, even if it throws a massive wrench into ours.

With that, let's all breathe a sigh of relief that it is Friday and sit back while we enjoy the week in review (kind of):
  • Wealthy fans of Charlotte's Web might be interested in this. 
  • I'm looking forward to listening to this.
  • This is an interesting interview with a former naturopathic doctor.
  • Anyone else craving a Bloomin' Onion?
  • Find out when you can best view the coming total solar eclipse on August 21.
  • There is also a meteor shower coming this month.
  • This should make for some good reading: links to some of Michael Kruger's recent academic articles.
  • I wasn't familiar with this Puritan or this church, but now I'm intrigued and want to learn more.
  • Pray for this child.
  • Here's your weekly dose of adorable.
  • Because every now and then, I like to give you something to make you go, "EW!"
  • A Romper Room-MacGyver God? Now there's a strange, unbiblical picture!
  • The trinitarian testimony of Jesus' coming:

1 comment:

  1. I cannot tell you how many times this week I have read your comments on the sovereignty of God. It has encouraged my heart and has allowed me to 'cling' to the truth that none of the overwhelming circumstances we find ourselves in is in any way a mistake!! Even if we don't understand. Thanks for sharing.


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