Monthly Archives: March 2010

Where ya planted?


Fast and Pray Day leads to a lot of revelations. I started to fast just recently so I find myself looking for ways to pass the time at times. For all of you wondering why I don’t pray the entire day…well, have YOU ever fasted?? I’m new at this! Sooooo, I find myself at Lifeway, a Christian bookstore, which could probably build a new wing with the money I’ve spent there in the last year, and bought a bracelet with a tree on it. I loved the tree. I wasn’t sure why. I don’t have a bracelet with, say, a hydrangea bush on it. It wasn’t going into any “Foliage Bracelet Collection.” I went home and looked up “tree” in my Bible and came across Psalm 1:1-3: “Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.” Wow. The part that caught me was the “seat of mockers” part. I’ve been there. A lot. I once dated a guy that was high in that seat above everyone else. I think a lot of that rubbed off on me and I have yet to shake all of it. But we live in a world of mockery. Someone who’s overweight, someone who can’t dance, someone who has difficulty speaking, someone who doesn’t know a question we ask, someone who has an irrational fear, etc. All of these individuals are fair game. Who are we to cast judgement? People are sick to death of judgement! Why would we put ourselves in that position? That’s a seat I don’t want. I’ll be sittin’ by the water…