The Bridge planned a fishing trip weeks ago. Everyone seemed so excited. We discussed location, logistics (e.g., what we needed to bring) and timing. I already have a fishing rod and a few miscellaneous items. The fishing license is only $12.75 and available at your nearest Walmart. It’s a balmy day with expected temperature around the 70s. All elements point to a tremendous day of fishing, fellowship and fun, right? RIGHT?
So why am I going by myself?
I don’t like dead people.
The sight of the deceased freaks me out. I especially loathe funerals for this reason. I understand that funerals come with the territory and I’ve asked God to help me overcome my extreme discomfort with being in the same room with the dearly departed.
Today I built a lightbox to photograph the bowties for my upcoming online store. It’s amazing what you can do with a cardboard box, a few sheets of white gift tissue, a box cutter and tape.
As I placed the desk lamp next to it, I realized that in order for the light to shine properly on the object inside the box, there has to be a level of transparency (i.e., through the tissue paper).
That undeniable truth personifies the mission of this blog and my life. I must maintain a level of transparency in order for God to shine through my world and make it what He wants it to be.