March 3, 2011 by Heather
So there I am, searching through the limited selection of size ten shoes at TJ Maxx determined to buy something fabulous and maybe a tad frivilous, when my phone beeps. I knew what it was before I even pulled my phone out of my purse. It was 7:29pm, the Bible Study was to start at 8. Sure enough, it was a text message from the sweet lady who leads the Bible Study.
“Hope you can make it to bible study :)”
I didn’t even blink before responding, “I am coming! I am about to leave Jonesboro so I will be a little late, but I’ll be there.”
I don’t know if it was Bible Study Guilt or God’s way of making me go because He knew I needed to, but whatever it was, it worked. I sped home as fast as I could (after stopping for the frozen yogurt I had promised myself), the entire time feeling ridiculous for being so blazingly defiant about the whole thing. I was even dilly dallying in TJ Maxx just to take up time so that I wouldn’t be pulling into my drive-way right at 8 as everyone was walking to Bible Study, which was to take place at the house across the street.
A classic fool, I tell you.
I hurried across the street as soon as I got home (after breezing through the assigned reading on the toilet), and was there for the full 2 1/2 hours. It was refreshing and informative. I was glad I went.
It should be noted that all I ended up purchasing while running from my Bible Study Guilt was….
a sports bra.