Just kidding. I thought that would be a funny line for the "About me" page. Ummm...I'm a Jesus loving, All Things Southern radio/tv/web hostess (find my stuff at http://www.allthingssouthern.com,) author, speaker, mother, wife, grandmother, friend, Sunday School teacher, and owner of one forever more spoiled rotten canine. Don't tell Dixie Belle I said that.
So, I'm leaving Houston with a heart that is having to choose forgiveness, gratitude, and peace. Choosing being the key word.
Last night someone dented the molding of my Enclave, broke the passenger side glass, and STOLE MARY ELIZABETH, (GPS navigator for those initiated in ATS lingo).
Police report filed, insurance called, car's window taped up, and time to hit the road. So wanted it fixed here but they'd have to order and I need to get home today.
But about those choices...Jessica lives in a very nice neighborhood in a nice brand spanking new area of Humble. Her dad and I have felt so safe with her here! The police say that, ironically, that's the problem--the neighborhood is an attractive target.
I feel violated and angry but I'm choosing forgiveness for the culprits. I'm praying they are caught before they go deeper into this life of crime. I've prayed for them to feel conviction and find their way to Jesus. I'm choosing gratitude that it wasn't worse. They didn't break in the house, and no one was hurt. We've just learned that just this week another Buick Enclave owner had a gun pulled on him in broad daylight and his car stolen. I don't think the identical makes are anything other than a coincidence, but that would've been a much scarier experience.
And last, I'm choosing peace because I was already sad about leaving Jessica and Grant Thomas.
To live in Christ doesn't mean you're exempted from life, but Praise His Name--it does mean when you choose His ways His spirit in us empowers our choices. Choose well my friends.
On the road again...
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