Category Archives: Food for Thought

Daily musings, things on my mind.

Bridezilla, Part 1

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I’ve never actually seen the show Bridezilla but girls tell me it’s about Brides behaving badly.  Really??  We need a show for that?  I have the worst of reality TV staring at me from the mirror!  Maybe it’s just me.  But maybe not.

Here’s a little test to assess how you rank on the Bridezilla scale:

1.  All the photos on your facebook are you, and you click “like” on all of them.

2.  You look up the word “self-absorption” and a photo of you is next to it.

3.  You pretty much always have a better idea.

4.  #1 on your weekly TO DO list,  is “take some ‘me’ time”-and that’s the whole list.

5.   You take your mirror’s admiration of you as conclusive evidence that you’re the best.

6.  Your normal tone of voice is a whine.

7.  Your neighbor’s house burned down and you tell her you’ve had a terrible week too because your dishwasher broke down.

8.  You think, “I could do such amazing things for God if I wasn’t surrounded by such idiots.“

9.  You’re miffed at the dozen red roses your husband brought home:  You like pink.

10.   You don’t believe the world revolves around me.

We are the Bride of Christ, and we’re supposed to be making ourselves ready.  I’m pretty sure that means the one in the mirror should reflect Him.

Ps. 17:15  I will be satisfied when I awake with Thy likeness.

Beyond Comprehension (this post is not for the faint-hearted)

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I was a bit confused when my close friend from Burma asked me what materials are used to build bridges here in the U.S.  Then she explained casually that it is not uncommon for bridges in Burma to be made of human skulls as supports-and not by people who have died of natural causes.  “Do you have any of those in the United States?” she asked. She went on to described the situation and the fear it brought-especially in the summer, especially for girls.   It took me awhile to comprehend all she described; I’ll leave out the shocking details.  I did a bit of research and found that she spoke the truth. As Americans, I fear we know very little of the extent of depravity of some cultures-I only know my own sneaky little nature, and it’s bad enough.  But thanks be to God for His cure-all:  “Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the Word planted in you, which can save you.” James 1:21 Would you pray for the Karen of Burma today?