My Dear Friend…

Dear Friend,

I am writing this for you.  You know who you are and I don’t want to name you, so we’ll just leave this anonymous:

I grew up as a worrier.  In fact, there are times that today I catch myself wrapped up in worry.  But always–always–after traveling the road of “what if,” after going down the path of worst-case scenario… I find myself here.

I pray that the Lord leads you here soon.  I’m not saying that it will be easy.  No… unfortunately it will probably be very tough.  It may be the hardest thing that you have to face.

But–to quote Francis Schaeffer–“He is there, and He is not silent.”  Sit back, and trust in the Lord.

And so, in the words of another dear friend:

May the Lord…

…be above you to bless you

…be within you to strengthen you

…be beside you to comfort you

…be behind you to protect you

…be beneath you to uplift you

… and be in front of you to lead you

today, tomorrow, and forevermore.

My friend, I love you and you are in my fervent prayers.


The Bear in the Woods

I confess that I was a young man when this commercial came out, but it stuck with me and I’m glad to have found it again on YouTube:

I believe that education has a “bear in the woods” that needs to be watched as well.  Our bear has good intentions and (in my opinion) probably has the best interest of the student at heart, but it is a bear, nonetheless.

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