First of all Dolly's birthday was fabulous! No matter how big she gets, she will always be my baby!
All through out my walk as much as I talked "faith talk" my heart always yearned for a quick fix and always hoped that an angel would come by and sprinkle pixie dust on my many situations and magically transform them into perfection.
I always hoped that God would wave His magic wand, answer all my prayers and questions and make all of my fears and pain disappear. The problem with my fairy tale theology is that, God is real, He is not a fairy tale and He certainly doesn't operate like a fairy Godmother.
I walked a way last week with one big eye opener, He- Jesus doesn't have a magic wand, He has a crown of thorns. What does that mean to me? It means he already bore all my pain, He suffered beyond what I could ever imagine- all for me. He's very familiar with all my emotions, with my struggles, nothing I say or do will ever surprise him, He's quite capable of carrying me, He's quite capable of caring for me. That is no fairy tale.