kicking against the pricks

I realized that I hadn't felt the gentle push of the wind at my back because it was going the same direction as I was headed. Coincidently, I was running towards to sun. Sometimes following the path laid out for us by God can be uncomfortable. We may find ourselves wondering why He isn't helping us.


I dislike Fruity Pebbles more than any other cereal not because they have the worst flavor, but rather because they don’t live up to their full potential. I want them to be as delicious as their fruit-flavored cereal competitors. But they just aren’t. Instead, they are less tasty and much more difficult to clean up. It quickly dawned on me that a gospel principle lay buried in that conversation and my son was about to hear it.