Tuesday, September 11, 2007

worth the drive? YES.

Why is merging so hard for me?

I drove by myself to biblestudy tonight. You might be thinking big whoop-di-doo. Well it is a big deal here in these parts. Oh, let's just be honest, it is a big deal to me. I grew up in the outskirts of Houston and have driven through the city once or twice. I have always been a little on the scared side.

I was not about to let fear stop me. No sir.

I made it there and back alive. I may have made some people just a little mad on the way? No one honked at me. I think that is a good sign. Every time I had to merge I cringed with fear. Where did this come from? I don't know but I am ready for it to go away. We are going to drive it away.

The study was great. When it comes out we will have to chat all about it. I love the book of Esther so I am excited about studying it to the core.

I sat by two other ladies who were there alone. Their names were Stacy and Betty. I think they thought I was a little weird. I kept trying to talk to them because those poor things looked scared to death. It was both of their first time to Bible study. To say that they were taken was an understatement. I think they will be back. Who could resist? I mean really.

The lady on the other side must have just got a pedicure. I couldn't help but notice her bright red toes so nicely painted. Not to mention her red sandals. She was a sweet older lady who is not scared to hold the hand of a complete stranger. Have I ever stated how that is a fear of mine? Kidding. Well, sort of.

It was a great night for sure.

Beth, just in case you ever read this (or your daughter decides to tell you about this wacko driver who went to biblestudy), you hit it out of the park tonight. God in you is some greatness. Thank you for your faithfulness.

Going alone was a bit of difference for me. I am use to being in the mix with lots of sweet faces to share with. Tonight God was my companion. He was with me on all the crazy roads and he was there when my heart opened tenderly before him. What a prince he is. My life may be full of change right now but he is ever constant. I praise you, my sweet Jesus.



Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

I am jealous of your night with Esther, Beth, and your date, God! Talk about a good night!

Alana said...

I love... "what a prince He is!".

Very cool night for you!

Little Steps Of Faith said...

I love how you detailed everyone around you...its like we got a little kodak moment of what it was like where you were...very nice:)
Enjoy Esther, I bet it will be awesome:)

By the way, I really love the title of your blog...its biblical, but it just sounds cool:)

Teri said...

I am so totally a little jealous! :) I am thrilled for you Debra...seriously, God is so good!

mer said...

Okay...I'm a teensy bit jealous that you live in Houston and get to go to the Esther study. Just a teensy bit. And yay! for you for going by yourself. I think that is a hard thing for most women to do. We're such social creatures!

I'm so with you on the merging thing. Ugh. I hate going to Denver for that reason. 5 lanes of traffic makes me crazy!

And so happy about your house being under contract. What a praise!

kittyhox said...

As a teenager, I used to be terrified to merge or turn left on a green light (where you have to pull into the intersection and wait).

Then I moved to New York and got over it quickly. If you don't force someone to let you merge, someone will literally run you off the road.

Now I just pick a spot to merge, turn on my blinker, and slowly start nudging myself in. As in, "I'm getting in front of you and you are going to have to hit my car to stop me."

I'm not an aggressive driver AT ALL, but I can't stand those jerky people who don't seem to understand the rules of the merge (one car per one car).

Trying hard not to be sooo envious of your Esther time. :)

Amanda said...

Getting from home, through all the traffic, through the parking lot, through a crowd of ladies, to your seat is definitely an accomplishment. I'm so glad you made it!

Shelly said...

Ohh! I would've come and sat with you if Boston were a wee bit closer :) But sometimes going by my lonesome is just what God wants from me.

And I was cracking up about noticing the lady with the new pedicure - isn't that just like us women!? :)

Heather said...

Glad you had a great time! Glad you surrvived the traffic in order to meet with God.

Debra said...

Wouldn't it be fun if we could all do bible study together?

I would be all for a carpool!

Maggie said...


How cool! I'm SO proud of your daring driving, girl! You go!