Love Like Jesus and a Plague of Flies of Biblical Proportions (Sort Of)

Love Like Jesus Day of small things

A Plague of Flies of Biblical Proportions (Sort Of)

Ah Friday. Friday is writing day around here, and it’s Friday at last. Friday is the one day of the week everyone is supposed to leave me alone,

to write.

So I rolled out of bed thinking I was headed for the laptop until enough fog cleared from my head, for me to remember, Kathy is out of town. She’s in Portland with a mom, two daughters, and a sister, doing some kind of a women’s thing. A spa thing, I think they said. I’m not sure what that entails but I think I heard the words “many petting” in there somewhere, so my thought is, it involves zoo animals somehow.

Anyway, that means I had to cover for Kathy at one of her jobs. Among her many other activities, she manages the pool and recreational facilities at our townhouse complex. (She’s always doing something productive or helpful.) So off I go to the pool. “No big deal,” I think to myself. “Just a quick chemical check, and I’m off to my office.” But when I arrived, I found a surprise. Continue reading

Pat Summitt: The Day of Small Things

Pat Summitt (Photo credit: The Klown Times)

Young man: “Yeah but, why do I have to…?”

Old man: “If you can’t give your all with the little things, don’t expect bigger things.” (Lecrae on Twitter)

Pat Summitt retired today as the coach of the University of Tennessee women’s basketball team. She’ll go down in history as one of the greatest coaches of any sport of any gender. She’s won 8 National Championships and has taken her team to an equally ridiculous 22 final four appearances.

38 years ago Pat Summitt took the position of women’s basketball coach for 250 bucks a month. She had to drive the team bus herself. She even had to do the team laundry.

Do everything, even the small things, as unto the Lord. (Colossians 3:17)

“Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin…”

Zechariah 4:10 (NLT)

References:

Bible Gateway

Lecrae on Twitter

L.A. Times

Colossians 3:23 — Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord.

Yea, I know, your mom and dad told you that if you put your mind to it, you could do anything you wanted to in life. Well, I wanted to be a pro football player, then a pro basketball player, then a pro tennis player, I practiced hard, but, guess what? I’m still waiting for the NBA to call. Sometimes it’s true, sometimes if you work hard enough you really can live your dream. But the reality for most of us is that we’ll probably have to settle for something less than our dream. And that’s OK. The important thing is to not despise the day of the small thing. (Zechariah 4:10) Jesus said,

Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much…

Luke 16:10

The scriptures are full of examples of people working faithfully in the day of the small thing, usually for a very long time, I’m talking years and years, but then ultimately they receive their reward. So whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord. (Colossians 3:23)

If you can be trusted with very little, if you do well in the day of the small thing, who knows what might happen down the line.