We have some amazing, amazing friends in Sierra Leone.
Karoline’s latest newsletter included this:
“You cannot step on a dead man’s toes.” I love that expression.
Once we have decided to follow Jesus…we are to be “dead to ourselves and alive in Christ”…
…but most of my worries, my being offended, my standing up for my rights, my choices in what I do and what I possess, it reflects where my treasures and securities really lie.
I sort of wish I never read that. It’s been running through my head now and I’ve been trying to use it as a bit of a filter. When I am hurt (which I get) or offended (which also happens)–I am sending it first to do battle with “You cannot step on a dead man’s toes.”
Without fail, self-pity or anger or entitlement don’t win that one.
Can’t step on a dead man’s toes.
That changes things.
In other random news:
–The learning disabilities we have in this family are kicking my butt. I have never given credit to how incredibly hard that is for kids and their parents and their teachers. There is something so heartbreaking when “reading time” ends with both of us in near tears.
—Do you have 10 seconds to cast a quick vote for The Adventure Project on Chase Giving? Serious grant money at stake and we think we can get some of it if we get 1000 votes today and tomorrow. It’s so easy. And pretty fun. Thank you!!!
SO there you go. Dead man’s toes, dyslexia, and grant money. Happy Monday!!