Friday, March 15, 2013


Isn’t it just like the Lord to turn a lunch date with a girlfriend into a life-changing experience? Well, that is exactly what happened to me at Red Robin today. Yes, today He shouted His words through the tender voice of a friend of mine.

While I was eating my tasty cheeseburger, I’m listening to Barb as she recounted a discussion she’d had with her hubby. I nodded in agreement, since her dialogue sounded very familiar. But then she said something that stopped me in my tracks.

“Yes, when my husband says something that hurts my feelings, I don’t say anything at that time. I mull it over in my mind for a couple of days. Then we talk about it.”

People, I’m almost certain I saw the heavens open and heard a choir of angels singing when my dear, sweet friend shared this profound tidbit. And I knew if our lunch ended at that very moment I’d go home with more knowledge than I came with.

Thankfully our lunch didn’t end there. Barbara continued with more insight, “Janetta, during that time I reflect on why his words hurt my feelings. Was I overreacting? Did he intend to hurt my feelings?

Again, her words hit me. Powerful and ones designed to change a person’s life.


Yes, Barbara, I believe that the Lord used your words today to open my eyes. And the next time a problem arises with my sweet baboo—I’ll take your sound advice and spend a few days asking myself the tough questions.

Love ya,

PS: Hope this helps you as much as I know it will help me.