Sunday, July 21, 2013

My Own Spacecar

If you read my blog, “Get Your Geek On,” you would know I love science fiction.  In my blog, I talked about “Star Trek,” but I also like “The Jetsons.”  Instead of having the USS Enterprise to zip through outer space, I want a space car like George Jetson and his family used to fly around in.  Now that would be awesome!

            Why? I want to zip around the solar system by myself for a while.  I want to get away from: all the confusion, all the hectic days, and all the noise and ruckus on planet Earth.  I want peace and quiet.

“He says, “Be still, and know that I am God…”” Psalm 46:10 (NIV)
            If you need to get away for a while, get away with God.  Spending time with Him every day will make such a big difference in your life.  The world can wait a few minutes while you recharge your soul.  The laundry and dishes will still be there as will all your other earthly responsibilities.  But, I still wish I could go to Neptune to do it. 

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Get Your Geek On

I was excited when my friend Paula Mowery informed me July 13 is National Geek Day.  Why? Believe it or not, I’m a big geek at heart!  I love science.  Always have.  I learned at an early age not to say “Yeah!” when the teacher passed out the Science books.  I also love science fiction, especially Star Trek.  And, I know what Leonard and Sheldon are talking about on The Big Bang Theory.  Believe me now?

Even though we may laugh at them, what kind of world would we have to today without geeks?  Below I have listed some famous ones:

Bill Gates-Founder of Microsoft

Albert Einstein-Theory of Relativity

Steven Spielberg-Film Director

Mary Shelly-Wrote Frankenstein.

Steve Jobs-Cofounder of Apple Computers

Marie Curie-Discovered the elements radium and polonium.

Ada Byron-First computer programmer

Michael Hart-Creator of the eBook.

And there’s many more. 

 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart;…” (NIV) Jeremiah 1:5

I’ve got news for you.  God knew what He was doing when He created you the way He did.  And He doesn’t make mistakes.  So if He made you a geek, rejoice in it!!  I do!  And if God is happy with me, I don’t care what anybody else thinks!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Squirrel On A Wire

            I hate sitting still and that includes sitting at a red light.  I have to look around to see what’s going on.  On my way to work one morning, I caught a red light and I happened to look up toward the power lines.  Running across Maynardville Highway on the power line was a little squirrel.  My first thought was, “Aw! How cute.”  But then I got to thinking about what I had just seen.

            That little squirrel was doing what came naturally to it.  It had no idea of how much power was surging through underneath its feet as it scurried across on the line.  It had no idea how close imminent danger could be.  It just did what it needed to do.

“The Lord will keep you from all harm—he will watch over your life;” Psalm 121:7 (NIV)
            How many times are we like that squirrel? God has His hand on us-keeping us safe and we have no idea of the dangers He keeps from touching us. And not just dangers.  There are many ways God works in our lives to take care of us and works things out to our good that we are unaware of.