I put a slice of bread into the toaster, as usual. It seemed to take a long time to cook. Finally, I left my eggs to their own devices and checked out the toaster.  I couldn’t find either bread or toast. It took a while but it eventually showed up under a kitchen chair.

That toaster had spewed the toast several feet away. Because it landed on the floor, I threw it out. By now the eggs were overdone and my coffee cold.. This scenario repeated itself for a few days, until I finally figured out that the bread I used was too light for the springs of the toaster.

How are we doing in the toaster? When the crisis of living hits us do we spring out of  the heat it as soon as possible? Find ways to manipulate the circumstances to our own liking? Tell a tall tale or two? Run to the nearest gossip to share our problem? All of these get us out of the heat all right but they land us in a place where we are of no use to anyone, not even ourselves.

Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. (Ephesians 6:13, KJV)

Prayer – Lord, we know the right thing to do. Help us do it for our own self-respect and most of all, for you. Amen

Breaking News!

The PITY ME train just derailed at the corner of SUCK IT UP and GET ON WITH YOUR LIFE.

It crashed into WHAT ABOUT MY PROBLEMS and came to a complete stop at YOU ARE NOT ALONE gas station.

Medical personal who attended the scene included Dr. SNIFFALITUS and Nurse STAND ON YOUR OWN TWO FEET.

The injured were transported to QUITCHUR BELLY ACHING Hospital.

Compensation requests may be forwarded to 1-800-CRY ME A RIVER.

All right before I get letters…it is a joke… but not if you are one of the wounded……

The Help

I saw  the hit movie, The Help, yesterday and this line caught my attention.  “Go find your life, Miss Skeeter.”

It brought me to tears because I am trying to find my life. For over 50 years, my chief life purpose has been to be with Ron, maintain our relationship, be his best friend, lover and confidant and finally caregiver.

Now as  I struggle to find fresh purpose, this one thing I know.

For He, God Himself has said, “I will not in any way fail you nor give you up, nor leave you without support.

I will not, I will not, I will not in any degree, leave your helpless nor forsake you, nor let you down, or relax my hold on you! Assuredly not! (Hebrews 13:5-Amplified)

Now if God says something once, it is worth listening to.

If He says it twice it must be important.

But three times? I am sitting up and paying attention.

In fact, I think I will stand in that promise. Brenda J Wood