Morning Scripture: “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor’ and ‘hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemy and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be like your Father in heaven, since he causes the sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Even the tax collectors do the same, don’t they? And if you only greet your brothers, what more do you do? Even the Gentiles do the same, don’t they? So then, be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” – Matthew 5:43-48
Every minute someone leaves this world behind.
We are all in “the line” without knowing it.
We never know how many people are before us.
We can not move to the back of the line.
We can not step out of the line.
We can not avoid the line.
So while we wait in line –
Make moments count.
Make the time.
Make your gifts known.
Make a nobody feel like a somebody.
Make your voice heard.
Make the small things big.
Make someone smile.
Make the change.
Make sure to tell your people they are loved.
Make sure to have no regrets.
Make sure you are ready.
Yesterday was an interesting day for us…well it actually started Monday. Though we love living here don’t get me wrong but some days are a bit harder than others. So, Monday I tried to buy tickets online for the nutcracker. Neither of us has ever seen it and we live in a city now (well 45 mins away) that has a theatre we decided to go. So, I got on the website…my card wouldn’t work and I couldn’t figure out why so I called and was on hold for 2 hours to no avail =) (see this doesn’t just happen in the states). So, we decided to take the bus and go into town to the actual theatre to buy the tickets. The lady at the box was really nice and spoke slow Spanish to me etc BUT they don’t sell tickets for events that are not happening that same day WHAT?!?!? Okay well…she said you can buy them at masXmenos our local grocery store. I repeated to her what I thought I understood she said and she said, correct. Okay well off to home we went via the bus and went to our store. NOPE, not for sale there. We needed to travel another 30 minutes away to a bigger grocery store to buy them. Ronnie was at his limit by now so he said no. I resorted to asking my friend and student for help. So, I went to her house with my cash and she bought the tickets for me. (by then the seats I wanted were sold out) BUT I got seats. My friend informed me that my card didn’t work because a local bank in central America (BAC bank) was sponsoring the event and if you didn’t have their credit card you couldn’t buy tickets!!!! AGH!!! Go figure
“The LORD is my Rock, my Fortress and my Deliverer; my God is my Rock, in Whom I take refuge, my Shield and the Horn of my salvation, my Stronghold.” ~Psalm 18:2 NIV