Even after nine years, it still feels like 9/11 happened just yesterday. I remember that Tuesday and the events that unfolded and the horror that followed. I remember driving to the post office that day and thinking how beautiful the blue sky was and feeling guilty because I was in a place of peace while so many were living through sheer terror. I remember the chaos and the fear and thinking how similar it might be when Jesus comes back.
I also remember September 12. America was different. I remember the week (maybe two) that followed. People I’d never seen before were coming in to the church in the middle of the week to use our sanctuary to pray. They took time during their lunch hour to stop and pray. People were seeking God. People attended church.
And then people went back to normal.
Ever since 9/11/01… I have been different. I am more thankful for this country and the men and women of our military who serve to protect us and the freedoms that we possess. I am more patriotic. I pray that we, as a nation, would seek God again. I pray that we would go back to the values this country once had. I pray we would turn Washington DC upside down and beg God for men and women who truly seek the good of this country and its people.
Ever since 9/11/01… I have been different. Have you?
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Here’s my project 365 photo for the day…
I saw these chairs at TJ Maxx today (we stopped by after lunch) and texted them to Kayla. I thought they were cute and funky. (I see a couple of friends from church in the background!! Hi S and B!!)
On another note… Maddie has a birthday party next weekend and I got her a little outfit, but what do you get a sweet three year old girl for a fun gift??? I was thinking about a cute beanbag chair or something (she has all kinds of baby dolls).
We call Tyler “Monkey” so I was considering this one…
Or, I think this one is just girly…