Tuesday, March 8, 2011

eye of the storm

i taught a lesson on choosing faith on sunday. i prepared my lesson way ahead of time and felt pretty good about the whole thing. except for the fact that i get ridiculously nervous. i hope that part goes away or gets better. anyway i taught about choosing faith over everything else. choose faith over fear, choose faith over doubt, choose faith over the unknown or unseen and choose faith over pessimism. it is time for me to practice what i preach. i write this so that maybe someday my kids or grandkids will read this and learn something from it. something has happened that is unfair and will make life a little challenging for us this year. i am mad about it and frustrated, but that gets me nowhere. i heard that in life we will encounter storms. some storms will be small and some will be big. but during big storms there is the eye of the storm. that is where it is peaceful and calm. i must choose faith to get to the eye of the storm and realize that somethings are out of our control and someone else is in charge. i still will be in the storm but i will not let the storm inside of me.

that was kind of deep but i loved that analogy.

2 comments:

tammy said...

I love this post.

tiffany said...

it sounds like maybe you got called as a RS teacher! i'm sure you do an amazing job!!

it sounds like some not fun times right now--i'm sorry :( i hope you guys are doing okay.

i'm so glad you blog so i can keep in touch. ava still talks about "when she grows up and marries evan" all the time. i'm totally cool with that :)