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July 07, 2011


Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen

So glad that you all are okay - that heat could have been bad news! You know in these kind of situations I like to take it as a wake up call. But don't be slow in giving yourself a little grace too. Perhaps your response was just what Jeff needed at the time.


Congratulations to your sister and brother-in-law on the safe arrival of Baby Henry. I'm sure you and the kids are anxious to finally get to meet him...with your tires fully inflated!
I'm sure that seeing Jeff pull up to get you all back on the road and out of the heat was such a relief for all of you and he was a good samaritan to make the drive out to help you.
Perhaps your response of *Amen to that* was the perfect response in that maybe it was your time to just hear what Jeff wanted to share with you.


Glad to hear you are all ok after that heated time out on the road!


Hey, it suddenly hit me that I KNOW Ryan. I was just going along with your story until I smacked myself on the head and said, "you KNOW Ryan!"
anyway, on with the other (more important) part of the story. I bang myself on the head over and over again, too, when it comes to sharing my faith. I'm not trying to make excuses for you, but you were probably trying to say, "You don't have to go to church to be a Christian." Although it is a good idea! And Jesus called us to do that, but that is besides the point.
If you had said, "I see" you would probably be beating yourself up over that too because he wouldn't have realized that you didn't agree with him or some other reason.

I would have been mad at myself! So now that you've had the experience, you are more prepared. You will get more chances and you will be able to say more again.

Plus, now thinking about it, the best thing to say would have been, "What do you believe?" I can think of that in a hypothetical conversation when there is no pressure, but not in the heat of, "I need to say something. I need to say it right. I better not misguide him!"

Besides, how hot was it? Yeah, that's what I thought.

I love you! I get you. Hopefully, you get what I'm saying!


Good thoughts! I love how God gently calls us to His words and asks us to continue to be more sanctified. Never condemned though. :) Only God knows what seeds were sown.

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Around 2:00 I loaded all four of my freshly dressed and cleaned children into the minivan and headed down the dirt road near out home that I considered a shortcut. Which is funny because I often slow down so much on dirt roads that its really not a short cut, but that is neither here nor there.


it seems like I stutter and forget everything i know and leave feeling worthless. but you know what God puts it on our heart and he guides our words even when they do not make sense to us


I completely understand! I sometimes try to please the person I am speaking to (even if it's a total stranger) instead of honoring my God. Why do I do that? I beat myself up about it later, and pray for forgiveness... Hopefully it will get easier in time.


Or maybe the reason for the flat tire and encounter with the man WAS to show you that it was time to step up your game.


Maybe the purpose of your interation with Jeff was to make him think about the question? He's probably mulled over the conversation since it occured. Sometimes our interactions with others are tools to creating actions in them, not us.

Phew on getting the tire sorted though, but naughty, naughty for not being able to change it yourself! ;) I remember when I first got my driving license, my Dad wouldn't let me out on my own in the car before I could show him that I knew how to change a tire. It's definitely an important life skill.

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