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Permission to Engage


On the recommendation of a friend, I watched "Sliding Doors" tonight. Good movie.

I started watching it because I was cleaning my desk in search of my ruler, which couldn't be found. I use the ruler to measure out my paintings into 25 cm by 15 cm, which is perfect for my cards. It wasn't until the end of the movie that I looked at my son, Nick, and he looked perplexed.

"I thought you were going to paint."
"I was, but I couldn't find my ruler."
"Ah..." and with that, he got up and disappeared and then returned with my ruler.
"Thank you! Where was it?"
"In the toy box in the living room. I saw it yesterday."

Of course. The toy box. I should have known.

Do you ever wonder if there's a reason that certain people appear in our lives as they do? Do you wonder if such things are inevitable?

I'm no longer much for believing in God's interaction in my life, but I do find it amazing at the timeliness of certain people. James addresses this in the movie as he takes Helen "out" for an ice cream.

"Helen, listen. Sometimes we are thrown into people's lives when they just need to be cheered up and reassured and it turns out that it's your job. I don't know why. In your case, it's my job. But, I'll be honest, the fact that I find you moderately attractive just makes the job easier on my part."
He then asserts that his intentions are completely honorable. And he then asks her if she prefers diamonds or sapphires.

Funny how we weave in and out of each other's lives.


by Brett Rogers, 5/7/2006 12:35:10 AM


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