Everyone else hears: "Some things are from God and others aren't. And, oh yeah, we get to say what is and what isn't"
Example: Two friends are sitting in a coffee shop and one girl waves to a gentleman sitting across the way.
Friend 1: Do you know him? Friend 2: Yeah I do, he is friends with my husband. Friend 1: He's cute. Friend 2: He's married. He just got married, and has a baby on the way too! It was really unexpected. In fact, his wife got sick, she was having these migranes and had to go on some medication that interfered with her birth control, and she got pregnant! Friend 1: Wow. The headaches, that was a total God thing.
Everyone else thinks: What about the baby!? Just the headaches were part of the plan, but the baby was a shocker to Big Guy upstairs?
What we mean is: We really do believe that God is in control. Truly, and completely. But you have to forgive us, we just have an unfortunate list of phrases that makes everyone else think that we are a sorority, making t-shirts for "God Day!" I mean, if we truly believe that He is in control, then what is not "a God thing?"
I just turned 25 and I live in Orange County, California with my husband. We love God, love life, and love trying new adventures together. In June I will have completed my Masters in Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary. I hope to some day teach like my parents, and write a book about how all of this somehow relates together. It always does.