Saturday, November 24, 2012


Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.  -Elbert Hubbard

As a teenager my buddies and I would “chop on” (poke fun at) each other.  Nothing was really off limits: tell me I suck at football, I can’t get a girl, whatever—but the one ad hominem that somehow made me angry was what they called my Dad: “BIG P” (the big preacher).  They’d snicker to themselves, saying BIG P this, BIG P that—and I was irate!  I believed what they were saying about him they were really saying about me.  Seven years later I’m meeting up with one of those culprits today, and it’s funny how the things that used to disrupt my day I now look back and laugh at.  My prayer today is that whatever you’re going through now will become something you later laugh at.  Guess what?  I actually kind of like the nickname BIG P, but for me!

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us (Romans 8:37, ESV). 

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