Regret. Do you ever think about the things in your life you wish you hadn’t done? When I hear the word regret, I picture a black wall. I think of should have, would have, could have. I see a fork in the road. Do I take the left side or the right? What if I make the wrong decision. My ears hear moaning and sighs. I picture hands covering a face as the head moves back and forth.
I have things I regret. I regret chasing my sister through the house and busting through the glass door. I regret eating Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal when I had the stomach flu. I regret back talking my mom in the checkout line in Wal-Mart. I regret not studying for that math test in 6th grade. I regret hitting that classic Ford Mustang and driving off to tell my mom and the cops are looking for me because I technically did a thing called a “hit and run.”
I regret not pursuing acting. I love theater. I always wanted to live in New York and work on SNL. I regret that one night I drank too much Hot Damn. I regret not telling my grandmothers I loved them more before they passed away.
What do you regret doing or not doing? What do you think would have happened in your life if you did the thing you regret?
I would like to say that I am completely shocked about the bombing in Manchester, but I’m not. I am however sick to my stomach thinking about all those innocent lives that were lost.
Being an Ariana Grande concert, I can only imagine all the young kids in the audience. Something that was supposed to be a memory in the making is now a nightmare that will haunt for a lifetime.
Right now there are still so many questions. Was it terrorist? Probably. It blows my mind how people think blowing up stuff will bring honor to self and country. That is the biggest load of crap. I’m sorry but killing innocent people to bring triumph, is cowardly.
I am sick and tired of fearing for my safety when I go to a movie because someone could shoot up the place. Or when I go to Wal-Mart that someone is going to walk in with a bomb strap to their back. If I see a random box or debris on the side of the road, I think of a bomb. Don’t even get me started on flying. Sadly, that is just what terrorists want. They want to get in your head.
My heart just breaks for Manchester. I am praying for complete peace. I pray that parents can find their children. I pray this stops.
Madi did it! She walked across the stage tonight. I was so proud of her. She is K-State bound in the fall.
Below is my Overcomer reading devotion for today. I did not write this, but I love it so much I had to share. My favorite line is….darkness makes the light more obvious.
Sometimes, to really know who or what something is, it helps to know who or what the opposite is. Darkness makes the light more obvious. What’s the opposite of an overcomer? An undertaker. Someone responsible for burying your life. Your enemy. Jesus makes it simple with John 10:10. The enemy comes to steal, kill, and destroy. But, Jesus is here to give you life—and not just that—life to the full because He’s more than an overcomer! In other words, your enemy is not an overcomer. Because of Jesus, the undertaker has no chance in your life.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10
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