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HE Said vs SHE Said

HE Said vs SHE Said


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I know your deeds, your love and faith, your service and perseverance, and that you are now doing more than you did at first.Revelation 2:19 (NIV)

Last weekend at the Writer’s Advance Boot Camp, God shut me down. Saturday morning I stood at the podium preparing to present (how’s that alliteration, class?) but the laptop refused to boot up. I pushed the on button, wiggled the plug in the power strip, and finally said: “That’s odd. It was working a second ago.” I wonder how many times Christ says the same thing about me.

Peter: “Lord, what’s wrong with Eddie? Is he in sleep mode?”

Jesus: “Beats me. He was working a while ago. Drove the homeless van, taught Sunday school, kept the web site up for the church. Now, nada.”

Peter: “You want me to give him a hard reboot?”

Jesus: “No. Let’s wait and see if he comes back on his own. Could be his battery’s shot.”

Is your battery shot? Mine was after last weekend. Doing good deeds will wear you down. Loving folks will frustrate you. Serving others will often stretch you beyond your financial means, human skills, and emotional limits. So yeah, Monday, after a weekend of deeds, love, and faith-filled service, I was powered-down.

Moments before I was about to say a bad thing to my laptop, Cindy bent down and lifted the power strip. “Here’s the problem, you nitwit. You haven’t plugged the power strip into the wall.”

Sure enough, I’d been running (avoid passive writing, class) off the laptop’s battery instead of the AC outlet.

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