Inspiration 116: Rush Hour


This is what rush hour looks like at the airport. Can you see the line of planes waiting to take off? I am taking this photo from my window seat, hoping that we will be in that line soon. From my window I counted eleven planes waiting to leave…wow! That figured to be more than a thousand people waiting to get home. 

I am grateful for air travel. I am glad we can move tons and tons of metal through the air so people like me can get to our destination quickly. And yet even as I was sitting on the plane, I felt rushed. I was hurried through the security line to get scanned. I was jostled on the train to get to my gate. Once at the gate, I shouldered my way through the crowd to board in my assigned order. Then I acrambled to get my carry on in the overhead, and finally squirmed in my seat to occupy as little space as possible compared to my next seat neighbor. Whew! All this with the added benefit of a tiny bag of peanuts. Let’s face it, we’re not in this ride for the nuts, we just want to get home. 

So next time you are in rush hour – in your car or in a plane – just take a deep breathe and trust the process. You will eventually get there, and maybe with a tiny bag of peanuts!

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Inspiration 115: Unique Characteristics

As Americans we are very spoiled in the quality and variety of produce we can purchase at the grocery store.  I am not a huge fan of grocery shopping; I see it as a necessary evil in order to stay alive. And honestly, I avoid it at all costs and am grateful that my husband loves the grocery store. 

Last time I did darken their door, I was struck by the color and beauty of these peppers. It made me think of my days when I was learning the color wheel – red, yellow, blue…yellow and blue make green, yellow and red make orange…and so on. I think God had a great imagination in all the combinations, shades and varieties of color He put into our world. And yes, I laugh at myself that the color of these items is what struck me, not how I could put them into a recipe…so even in the grocery store I prefer to look at the colors than think about food.

What do you see when you look at this display? Ingredients for a great salsa, the bright colors, or the prices only?Take time today to look at all the multiple aspects of something you consume everyday. You might be surprised by the unique characteristics of simple items like these peppers. 

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Inspiration 124: A Better Place

I’m sure you recognize these, they are letters used in the manual printing press.  How amazing our world has become since the production of that first Gutenberg Bible so many centuries ago. I am sitting here typing on a small keyboard that is attached to a small computer…electronically sending messages across the globe. It’s a far cry from that paper, block letter and motion intensive design – but I couldn’t do this without that amazing invention. 

As you read ANYTHING today, give thanks for the inventors of the world who stepped out and created new and exciting items. They had the courage to believe in their idea and then execute on making it happen…thank you inventors for making our world a better place!

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