After Buckling My Seat Belt

I feel really old right now. And excited. And nervous.

I can now legally drive.


As long as I have an adult in the car with me. And my learner’s permit.

I know, I’ll probably have trouble reaching the pedals. I know, I’ll probably have trouble seeing over the steering wheel. (Maybe I’m exaggerating a little bit… but not much) I know, I’ll probably have trouble breathing the first time I get behind the wheel. The first time I turn the key in the ignition. The first time I put my foot on the gas pedal. And whatever else I have to do. All after buckling my seat belt. Always.

But I’m excited. I’ll be able to go places myself. As soon as I get my own car. I’ll be able to… do I don’t know what. Whatever God wants me to do. With a car. While driving.

Stop laughing.

I know I’m rambling, so I’ll just stop.

Post summary: I got my learner’s permit. Yeah.

Those Stories

What types of Scripture do you learn best from? Proverbs? Psalms? Paul’s Letters? The stories? I definitely learn best from the stories.

For me, stories are just easier to interpret. I’ve spent so much time in literature classes learning about finding themes in stories and analyzing them that it comes natural to me now. Being a writer is probably part of it, too.

And there are so many stories in the Bible, too. Not just the ones everyone knows, like Adam and Eve, or Daniel and the Lion’s Den, or Noah’s Ark, or David and Goliath. Stories like Jephthah’s (horrible) Vow and Obadiah (Elijah’s sidekick). Jephthah made a vow that turned out so horribly that the result could have made a movie about him rated R (possibly) and Obadiah saved a hundred of God’s prophets. Some of these little known stories are really cool, and we can learn a lot from them. (Like not to make vows that you might not want to keep, Jephthah!!!!!!!!! Seriously, as my youth leader said, what did he think was going to come out of the door first, his pet goat??????)

So, enough ranting. I have no idea where I was going with this. So…

Which category teaches you the most, or is the easiest for you to learn from?


What’s your favorite (or most remembered) little-known Bible story?

Poor Olaf! 😀

This clip from Frozen helps to illustrate a point: if you don’t know much about something, you shouldn’t jump to conclusions. Maybe I’m overthinking this, but I love the irony of a snowman that wants to see summer. And it kind of shows why everyone falls in love with Olaf instead of Kristoff. 😉

Kind of like Olaf and his lack of experience with heat, sometimes things that we don’t know much about can hurt us, too.