Sunday, April 29, 2012

Don't Miss the Obvious

Some things so obvious-obviously overlooked...

This would have to be the title of my story this weekend. 

My car ran upon an embankment.  Notice I said, "My car." (We tend to blame someone or something for mistakes of our own making.)

While pulling out of the back parking lot, my car suddenly stopped and my tires were spinning-that is, two of my tires.  The other two were suspended in space.

My thinking, "What on earth?"
Got back inside and prayed, "Dear Lord, move this car." 

Thought I'd back up...Tires spinning...stuck!

Put in drive, prayed another quick prayer and put the pedal to the metal.

Tires spinning...crunch...crunch...BAM!  The car moved, but not without damage.

Got to thinking today...

How many times have I just pulled out of a driveway, without really paying attention???  How many times have I haphazardly gone about my business with no real direction, aimlessly, casually taking life for granted obviously overlooking the obvious??? 

My last two mishaps involved no other car.  The first time, I encountered a pole.  I was sure that it was Sonic's fault.  I went back to inspect.  Ready to inform my insurance company that the establishment had built the pole entirely too close to the drive-in.  NOT!  I wanted to blame my recent disaster on the way the company had paved the driveway.  NOT!  Again, obviously I had overlooked the obvious!

In my time of reflection today I realize that we must make deliberate choices to stay on the right path or we will miss the obvious and hit the unobvious.

"Since all this is true, we ought to pay much close attention than ever to the truths that we have heard, lest in any way we drift past them and slip away."  Hebrews 2:1 (Amplified)

My nephew had a piano recital today.  Did not want to overlook the obvious beauty of a stained glass window in this very old church.

I wish I could have truly captured the beauty of the old wood.

Lord, may I never overlook the cross!

The blonde boy in the middle there is mine (my nephew):)

"Teach them diligently to your children and talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up."  Deut. 6:7

Since my parents are gone, my sister's children look to me.  May I never miss the obvious opportunities to lead them in the right direction. 


  1. Bee careful sweetie pie, love you and great thoughts today. hugs, olive

  2. As I have gotten older it has become very important for me to slow down, look around and just be aware of the wonders and miracles around me. Take care of yourself. Bonnie


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