FRENCH FRIES and ONION RINGS
|Eat Fries While They're Hot|
Mom never drove the truck, and neither my husband nor I could remember eating French fries. So, not getting the satisfaction of an answer, Dad went out to finish cleaning up his pickup.
The incident reminded me of a quote by American humorist Erma Bombeck: Onion rings in the car cushions do not improve with time.
Whether onion rings or French fries, hidden scraps lose their charm. Cold and greasy, they’re about as appealing as jellybeans to a chocolate lover.
We like the idea of nice hot fries or rings, so we plunge ahead and place an order. When they arrive, we dig in and enjoy both aroma and taste. But as we get full, we slow down and lose interest.
|Good Ideas Light Up Our World|
“Hey, what happened to that project you were working on?”
“Which project?” you ask, stalling for time.
“You know, the one for the homeless."
It’s been months since you worked on that project. Why are they asking now? Feeling awkward you say, “I raised some funds over Christmas, but then I got interested in another project.”
“Oh? The needs were met then? No more need?”
The crumbs of your neglect have been uncovered; now you’re squirming. “No, the need is still there but so are many others. I made a little difference at least. How about you? Any helpful projects on your list?”
Your goal, if you can’t change the subject, is to at least move the spotlight away.
|Simple to Order|
Jesus gave some great advice in Luke 14:28-33: Count the cost BEFORE you start something.