A Few Seconds . . .


I had been driving a  bit faster . . .

had been distracted  . . .


three drivers had not been able to manipulate and give space.

then  . . .

life would not be the same today.

Yesterday.  I made my way home on the old country highway I travel on every. single.  day.   As I rounded a familiar corner, it took me a few seconds to realize a truck was coming at me.  Apparently, the driver decided to pass three cars while going around the corner from the other side.  The lanes are clearly marked with solid lines.

(A refresher driver’s ed class needs to be on this guy’s to-do list today.)

I slammed on my brakes and skidded to the side of the road as the drivers of the three cars amazingly gave him room to move back into the lane.

It began and ended in a few seconds.  I’m impacted by the minuscule amount of time.  The thing is . . . those few seconds . . . mattered.

I’m sure this is nothing new to anyone.  BUT.  I pray this will be a reminder:

The few seconds it takes to make a decision to say or do something changes everything.

It matters–Kerrie

By the way–in our neck of the woods we’re going to be one of the first to experience the solar eclipse that comes our way about once a century on August 21!

So . . . Red Door Church . . . is doing something fun to celebrate the day before the solar eclipse by doing church online rather at our onsite location.  This is for one Sunday only.  It’s going to be so AWESOME.  I hope you will join us from one of your electronic devices on Sunday, August 20 at 10:30 am. pacific standard time.   And, invite your friends far and near to come and join us on our facebook page for something new and different.  Be sure and check in and let us know you are with us.  If, you aren’t on facebook, we’ll be putting the instructions on our website, which is being worked on so it’s just a page for now:  rdcsalem.com.

 Written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2017 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED






2 thoughts on “A Few Seconds . . .”

  1. I’m so grateful you were in the exact right place as always 💜 I’ve missed you. Have just spent about an hour reading through some of your blogs and you are amazing and uplifting and so very special to me. You have an easy, fun enjoyable way of writing and I intend to follow more closely. Much love. Lisa

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