Verse of the Day

Why would you ever complain, O Jacob, or, whine, Israel, saying, “God has lost track of me. He doesn’t care what happens to me”? Don’t you know anything? Haven’t you been listening? God doesn’t come and go. God lasts. He’s Creator of all you can see or imagine. He doesn’t get tired out, doesn’t pause to catch his breath. And he knows everything, inside and out. He energizes those who get tired, gives fresh strength to dropouts. For even young people tire and drop out, young folk in their prime stumble and fall. But those who wait upon God get fresh strength. They spread their wings and soar like eagles, they run and don’t get tired, they walk and don’t lag behind.

Isaiah 40:31 MSG

Meet the Villain: Rude Woman

I work in an office as a receptionist and the other day I got a phone call from a very rude woman. I hate talking on the phone in general because I can’t plan out what I want to say and because I don’t know what the other person will talk about. So phone calls are already pretty stressful for me and add on a very rude, mean villain makes the day horrible.

This woman wanted to talk to one of our managers, “Sam”, and I told her that he had stepped away from his desk but that I could put her through to his voicemail (as is our policy). Here’s what transpired for the next fifteen minutes: Continue reading

Fabulous Gift but Anonymously Given…

I saw the Daily Post’s writing prompt just as I was logging off last week and I thought that I would just think about it and call it good. But the prompt has been on my mind since!  So without further ado, here is my response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Secret Santa.”

The prompt: You get to choose one gift — no price restrictions — for any person you want. The caveat? You have to give it anonymously. What gift would you give, and to whom?

Once I saw this, I knew I had to write…The perfect gift? but have to stay anonymous? Isn’t that the whole point of a Secret Santa anyways? For me I would totally give my little sister everything that she has ever wanted. I’m thinking maybe a plane. A nice, cozy, single engine plane. No price restriction right? I know she’d love it and it would make her that much closer to her goals/bucket list. And I know that as long as she is happy why do I need to put my name on it? The whole reason I give gifts is to see people smile at being remembered, to see their face light up when they get something they really wanted or that is so them!

But this prompt didn’t just make me think about my sister’s dreams or my own…It made me think about why  the spirit of Christmas become giving the best gift to someone and having to put your name on it? I thought the whole point of Christmas was about Christ, about being with family and friends, about honoring Jesus’s birth. The present’s are nice and so are the decorations, the songs and the food! But why do presents have to be so competitive? Is having someone know that you gave them that gift really that important? I see nothing wrong with giving presents to people and them never knowing who gave it to them. It’s the point of a Secret Santa is it not?

What about you? How would you answer this prompt?  You get to choose one gift — no price restrictions — for any person you want. But you have to give it anonymously. What gift would you give, and to whom?

Merry Christmas!

Makayla