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Thursday, November 15 2018 @ 11:04 am PST

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General NewsYes, you. That faithful reader who keeps coming back to see what I've posted, even if it's just "Wednesday Hero" for weeks on end. :)

But this isn't about blog readership.

This is a slap upside the head in a public place because I know if I call you out in private, you'll dodge.

I know you're in a bad place right now. You're cutting vegetables in the kitchen and thinking about what else that knife could do. You're starting your vehicle in the garage and hesitating just a moment before raising the garage door. You wonder if carbon monoxide is your friend. You wonder if your life insurance policy is good enough.

You wonder if there's a point where you've just made too many mistakes.

Been there. Done that.

But today, take a deep breath (and maybe a B vitamin) with that pot of coffee. Take one step toward life.

Accountability is a double-edged sword. The right people holding you responsible will pull you through. But if the people keeping you accountable specialize in reminding you how you've screwed up, they aren't the right people to lean on.

Our real responsibility in life is to make Christ present to the people around us. We all have to work out the meaning of this, but I'll give you a hint: it's not about the bank account. I only know a few people who do this really well; the rest of us are muddling through. And we need to know that you're struggling just as hard as we are.

There might be a beautiful sky out that window. Or a good joke that someone is just bursting to tell. You can give them 30 seconds of your day.

Because there's someone who loves you no matter how much you've screwed up, and they need you to choose life for another 24 hrs.


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