I love most of my family’s Thanksgiving traditions. But I know there will most likely be more than food at our dining room table . . .
Yearly Archive:: 2013
Thanks to a quick “flirting with a stranger” moment, I realized just how easily we as girls can get our thoughts all tangled up in guys. Guys we have never met. Guys we hardly know. And guys who give us the slightest bit of attention. So what can we do to avoid getting emotionally caught up in a guy?
God has asked me to go skydiving. Well . . . not literally. It’s a metaphor for doing something really, really terrifying. Tomorrow I will step behind the microphone usually reserved for Lies Young Women Believe author Nancy Leigh DeMoss. She’s a gifted Bible teacher who has recorded thousands of radio broadcasts. Me? I’m a momma and a goat farmer who has never taught a radio program in my life. But God presented the opportunity and asked me to jump. I’ve got butterflies in my stomach and that same shaky feeling that I imagine I’d have if I were really jumping out of a plane.
Every year as fall hayrides and pumpkins melt into haunted houses and jack-o-lanterns, I feel a little torn. As a Christian, should I find a not-so-scary way to participate in Halloween festivities? Should I sideline myself because there are some spooky elements? Should I let this holiday’s history as a Druid festival of the dead bother me or should I feel free to participate in the modern version of the holiday complete with fun costumes, hot apple cider, and my favorite treat, fun-sized Snickers?