~ the second draft entry reads:
Grace meets you exactly in the moment when you're
most terrified that you're going to be found out, and when
you're most acutely aware of everything that you're not.
Grace meets you in that moment and ... frees you to
own all of the things that you aren't.
—Rob Bell, Marshill.org
A messily-divorcing-twenty-something-brunette sits in a too-familiar local bar, her children visiting the soon-to-be-Ex and his girlfriend this July 4th weekend. She simply wants to be left alone.
A tall man walks over, asks in a Texas accent, "May I sit here?"
Her reply, "You can sit anywhere you want," is caustically dismissive. She returns to her drink, is surprised as he sits down.
The scene is dark, lacking the sparkling hope of magic endings, the Once Upon A Time promise of a bedtime story suitable for children.
Research has revealed that the best predictor of the
security of our children's attachment to us is our ability to
narrate the story of our own childhood in a coherent fashion.
—Daniel Siegel, Mindsight
In the good years, marriage is fun and easy. In the years when I can do nothing but whine and complain, the tall man stands by me. In the years when he is unhappy, I hold onto him.
|23 August 1991|
God met us in the darkness brought us into the Light.
Do everything without complaining or arguing ...
shine like stars in the universe. Philippians 2:15