announcements as she glanced at me. A stern look flashed across her face that was pointed at me. Ilooked down at my hands, pretending to be occupied with my pencil.Disappointment.
What a great way to start my day.
This is what the Sovereign Lord says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness
and trust is y
our strength, but you would have none of it.” (Isaiah 30:15)
“Hang on for just a second, Mom.”
I adjusted my cell phone, pinned between my shoulder and ear, as I continued digging around
in the side pocket of my backpack for money. I was standing in a massive line outside Einstein’s
Bagels, a busy coffee shop on campus. I was beginning to th
ink that I wouldn’t have enough time to
order something to eat before my next class started.
“Ok, sorry Mom. What were you saying?”
As I studied the menu, trying to decide what type of bagel sandwich I wanted, I listened asattentively as I could to the phone. Mom was filling me in on how my youngest sister, Hannah, was
doing at her new middle school in Coeur d’Alene.
She was saying something about how Hannah
almost didn’t get into the school she wanted, but then there was an opening and she got in…
“What can I get for you today, Ma’am?” the woman at the cash register asked me.
“Just one more second, Mom” I said into the phone. Then with a louder voice, “Hey, may I have
a small hot chocolate with whip cream and a potato bagel sandwich with ham and cheddar? Thank