Hall Pass

Do you remember when you were in elementary school, and you had to ask the teacher for permission to leave the classroom, by obtaining a hall pass? It was the weirdest thing ever to me, but I understood why it was necessary. The hall pass temporarily authorized you to be outside of the classroom while it was in session, which otherwise would not have been permitted. There are a lot of people I can think of, who’ve given out way too many hall passes, myself included. Your co-worker gets a pass. Your friend gets a pass. Your sister gets a pass. Your brother gets a pass. Let’s not forget your boyfriend/girlfriend gets a pass too, and by the time you’re done granting wishes, yours will no longer be respected. People will use you and take advantage of you, if you allow them too. However, in order to keep them from overstepping their boundaries, you’ve got to create some. The rules you establish are set in place for a reason; to protect you! You can’t continue to give people a pass, because after awhile, they won’t feel they need it.

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

Public Defender

You are in hot water! But, this time, you can’t get yourself out. You’ve gone to everyone for assistance, but they’re not willing to give you any. You’ve called and pleaded for favors, but the cards are not stacked in yours. Everyone that you thought would bail you out, bailed on you, instead. Time is running out and you’re in the thick of your situation, and your patience begins to grow thin. You are caught up and this time, it’s bad. I mean, really bad. Truth be told, you are in dire need of help, but no one wants to stand in and represent you, because you represent nothing but trouble. Sad to say, you can’t afford to win for losing. Just when it seems as though doubt is about to close the door, your Public Defender walks in. He heard you needed saving, so He came to rescue you, just as He did before. They made their opening arguments, cross-examined Him and passed judgement, and although they couldn’t prove Him guilty, they still wanted to nail Him. So, rather than allow you to hang, He gladly took your charge.

No matter how great the trouble you find yourself in, God will always send you the BEST defense, Jesus!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue