Be Strong AND Courageous!!

The part of town I live in is called Preston Hollow. People here love to put signs in their front yards. You’ll see signs advertising the birth of a baby with the name and birth stats. Then of course they’ll be another sign saying “And big brother, Kyle!!!” so they don’t piss off the older kid by giving the baby all the attention and signs. I’ve seen a sign in front yards that says, “Mad For Plaid!” I had to ask Steve about that one and it’s about a local high school with a Scotsman as its mascot. Another important one says, “NO! Not in Preston Hollow, you don’t!!” It’s an angry sign in front of every 3 or 4 homes here. Apparently there is a developer who wants to build an 8 story building here. But, it’s sounding to me like these neighbors will have nothing to do with that kind of horseplay!

Finally, the one that was everywhere when I was at my weakest when we first moved here said, “Be Strong AND Courageous!” I think it’s a bible verse because it had all those numbers and symbols at the bottom which, correct me if I’m wrong, allows you to find it in the bible if you want to read it in addition to reading it on the hundreds of signs all around the neighborhood. That sign made me angry.

“NO!!” I would scream at that sign. “I can’t be strong OR courageous right now!! I’m trying as hard as I can but I can’t!! I would if I could, okay!?!”

10 thoughts on “Be Strong AND Courageous!!

  1. I liked that a lot. And I get Wendy’s comment. They direct their frustrations to the perpetrator such as the guy who takes up 2 parking spaces or the work mate who leaves the micro full of pasta sauce.
    Perhaps more effective than the front lawn.

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  2. Andrea Cleall

    These are so good An, I’ve been reading Annie LaMotte who has a huge following, you probably know her. She was an alcoholic who found a great church in Marin and became a Christian. Not your everyday Christian, her language is worse than mine and she treats Jesus as a beloved but sometimes annoying big brother. Anyway you have the same irreverant tone and it’s delightful.


  3. Hi Erin! Yeah, the sign thing is so wierd! Glad my blog makes you laugh.
    Thanks for the nomination. I so appreciate it. I’m not doing the lovely blog thing though because I don’t have time to read so many blogs to figure out 12 to nominate. Thanks though!! And, thanks for following me.


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