In pop culture 3AM is when everything bad is supposed to happen. It’s known as the “witching hour”. 3AM has become a metaphor for when things fall apart and you hit rock bottom.
You can probably think of a few songs about 3AM and the accompanying thoughts of loneliness, depression, despair, and even suicide.
Ever seen an old building that has lost its shine and wondered why someone doesn’t do something about it?
One reason few people do something about it is because starting from scratch is way easier than working with something that has already tried other purposes.
Ever had a season where it seems one bad thing after another keeps happening?
It can get to a point where you’re afraid to even answer the phone because you think it will be more bad news.
One of my favorite things is when I come home from work or a trip and my kids scream with excitement and run to give me a hug.
Man, I pray that lasts forever!
Ever had one of those moments where you know it couldn’t have been a coincidence?
It was one of those moments where it was impossible to deny that God was and is working behind the scenes.
Do you remember superlatives from your English classes? A superlative is the greatest of any set of objects that are being compared. You recognize a superlative by the –est ending of the adjective…tallest, fastest, funniest. When you have a 3-syllable adjective it is preceded by the word “most”… most important, most valuable.
My son, who is in kindergarten, was recently taught the comparison (-er & more) and superlative form of adjectives by his 3rd grade sister. So he loves going around and showing off this newly acquired knowledge.
Are you confused about what you should do next? As you come to the end of the year and look at a new one you’ll have some decisions to make. Some will be easy, others will be difficult and painful.
Even if you know what you should do uncertainty about the details can feel paralyzing as you try to plan and move forward.
I believe your future looks very bright. No matter how dark it seems right now. Why do I believe that?
Because God always keeps His promises and He has promised to work all things together for good (Romans 8:28).
Are you stressed out? I’m going to go out on a limb here and assume that you are.
Most of us think the answer to our stress is more of something. If we had more money, more clients, more sales, more house, more influence, more friends, more vacation, more help…we would have less stress.
Has it been a stressful year for you? This has been one of the strangest and most stressful years for me personally. Even more stressful than the year I started Northstar.
Anytime you go through something stressful you ask a lot of questions you wouldn’t normally think to ask.