I am always looking for fun ways to develop as a writer. One day in blogdom, I discovered a gal who challenges her audience with a weekly writing prompt. I was intrigued by the “gypsy mama’s” encouragement to write for five minutes, not worrying and second-guessing–just writing. Ahhh, freedom! Her word prompt this Friday is NEW.
GO: So we have a new car. Not brand new, but new to us. A veritable quiver on wheels–a shiny, white, fitting replacement to our old one with its drooping tailpipe, rusted doors and failed locking mechanisms.
Actually, this vehicle is not a car. It is a more of a truck. A Chevrolet Suburban. Not environmentally savvy, I know, but if you consider the gas mileage per person, we’re doing well.
I had never imagined twenty years ago that our family size would require such a large vehicle. But the Lord has added, and we are blessed.
Still it’s hard to plunk down the funds for a replacement. A new vehicle seems such a rust-bound purchase for us in the north country. Plus I’d rather use my money for other “kingdom things.” But I send this new car to the street with a prayer that it will be redeemed by God.
We’ll put our arrows into it and drive back and forth to church where they will hear words of life. We will drive to visit family 800 miles away, making memories and laughing happy with people we love. We’ll drive to the lake, to the mountains, the seashore–all the places where we can marvel at majesty and gaze at glory.
Here you have it: our “new” car . . .