God has some interesting ways of working things out!

Our 1991 Chevy Blazer has not been running right. The day my hubby took me on the wild ride on icy roads, trying to find a doctor or a clinic that could help me, the truck never warmed up. It shook and shimmied the whole way. Of course it was below freezing, but it should have eventually warmed up. Now that the weather is warmer again, it is running alright.

Our truck is running out of steam, and I’ve been really worried about putting out as much money as it would take to fix it. It’s been a good truck, and we need to keep it running for a lot longer. It hasn’t needed a lot of work in the past, it’s been pretty reliable, so we want to keep it as long as we can.

So, the other day, one of the company cars, a small pickup truck, where my hubby works, got broken into. My hubby’s boss, the owner of this company, was really bummed that their company car is not safe in the company parking lot at night. This is not the first time this has happened, and it won’t be the last.

During the course of the day, the company truck’s window got fixed, and the boss contemplated what to do. Finally, he asked my hubby if he would “mind” driving the company car to work, and keeping it safe at night at our home.

Mind? Are you kidding me? This situation is so ideal! Without the daily wear and tear on out truck, our truck will be able to last a lot longer.

Actually, it was not really a surprise. I have been praying and contemplating what Jesus said about Worry:

25"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Matthew 6:25-27 (New International Version)

Worry comes all too natural to me. However, the more I pray on these words of Jesus, (I love the sentence about birds) the more things seem to work out just right.

Thank you God!


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67 responses to “God has some interesting ways of working things out!

  1. X-Evolutionist

    Robin, I have seen several of your posts. All of your posts seem to consist of the same three letters. Your Space makes it seem like you are an intelligent young man. Surely, you must have something more than that to say. X

  2. Tracey

    Wow – l\’ve never read it X but l love to hear words of wisdom from the bible – really liking THOSE words. And so happy your truck situation got worked out the way it did.Loving this post! l agree WL Spaces is full of intelligent, creative people and l\’m very grateful to have found it, and you X.

  3. Greg

    You made him "laugh out loud," X. But yes, it is wearing a bit thin. Where are the other abbreviations? I\’d personally like to see him L his BO once in a while, or even B\’ing RB after he eats dinner. Mix it up, li\’l bro!

  4. X-Evolutionist

    Oh, you guys! Quit picking on poor Robin! He can\’t help it it his vocabulary consists of two letters of the alphabet.Tracey, About my words of wisdom from the Bible. Thank you! I don\’t like to pass up an opportunty to put my crackpot theories on the internet. Huh, Greg?

  5. Jen

    Actually, Greg, as you probably know – you can go to a website that \’teaches\’ you all the abbreviations but, you know when you get that \’can\’t be bovvered\’ feeling?Good story, X.

  6. X-Evolutionist

    Thanks, Jen! I haven\’t ever used those internet abreviations. I guess I am just old school. Personally, I think it is easier to communicate with whole words. I also feel that if I start to talk like Robin did that my brains will start leaking out of my ears. Writing in complete sentences with reasonably correct spelling, puncutation and grammar might be my last touch with sanity. I\’m afraid to get too close to thats slippery slope. X

  7. Mandy

    Robin appears to be VERY young though, if that\’s him and not a pic of his son! (and who likes Garfield)

  8. Greg

    O hai, Jen! Iz down w teh leetspeak. Srsly. Iz practically a certified h@x0r. I pwn n00bs & mAk m sA WTF? d00d! Ok, so I got my lolspeak and my leetspeak confused a little there. And, Tracey, that comment just made my IE spell checker melt.

  9. Tracey

    LMBO!! Please for my benefit at least, will someone explain what Greg just said below??!!

  10. Tracey

    Damn he\’s fast – l meant the 1st one!!

  11. Jen

    Aww Greg. Give over willya! Leetspeak? Well, what on earth is that? No. Don\’t tell me!@X: Yup. Me, same as you, unless I\’m trying to be silly or quick with something. Now, if I was to type that lot in the way I talk, can you imagine it;-)

  12. Jen

    @Tracey: Gimme a mo\’, I\’ll translate…

  13. Mandy

    Holy cow Greg? HHHmmmm

  14. Greg

    Ok, here goes. The first one: Oh, I see. Later, taters (as in couch potatoes). The second one: Hello, Jen. I\’m am quite fluent with the elite language used by tech savvy youths called "leetspeak." Why, I\’m practically a certified hacker. I assert my dominance over new users and make them say, "holy cow! I\’m in awe."@ X – I\’m sorry to have taken this so far off topic.

  15. Jen

    Hello Jen. I’m good at this leetspeak stuff! It’s definitely certifiable. Don’t dare tell you what those three letters mean, I’d upset X! And that’s all you’re getting!(Snorts with laughter!)

  16. Tracey

    Howling here too!

  17. Tracey

    And l\’m sure everyone knows what those 3 letters mean. l missed them before in all the mess!! lol

  18. X-Evolutionist

    There is no such thing as off topic here. Have fun! Topics? Topics? We don\’t need no stinkin\’ topics!

  19. Jen

    Poor X. She\’s the one who\’s trying to be serious here.

  20. X-Evolutionist

    Jen! Since when have I been serious? OK, once in a while, but only for a short time. Then back to normal.

  21. Mandy

    You know most of the kids (anyone born with a mobile/cell phone in their hands) speak what we call textspeak …….. wonder what will happen to English dictionaries in years to come ……. will there be a special section?

  22. Tracey

    Hopefully full words are still being taught in school.

  23. Tracey

    Oh l have to log off and get in the shower – massage therapy at 3:45See you guys latter!

  24. Jen

    @Tracey: With all the apostrophes in all the right places:-)

  25. Greg

    Whatever evolves (sorry for the pun, X) will probably be more streamlined than the vernacular English that we use today. Think about all of the words that are not absolutely critical to conveying a message, as well as the unnecessary letters within those words. U cld almst cmpltly tk out th vwlz n stl mk it rdable. Kinda makes me sad, \’cause you know, I\’m sort of long winded (isn\’t that right, Mandy?).

  26. Jen

    Funny thing – wish I\’d kept the article. Apparently, anybody should be able to read a word when the letters are all jumbled up except for the first and last letters which must remain in their correct places. This article was typed out, full of these jumbled up words and it was perfectly readable. Mind you, I taught myself to read a page upside down after a dare from my brother. Honest!

  27. Mandy

    LOL (oops) Greg! being a bit wordy myself I agree! (with the other bit of the message not that your long winded, Greg ………………) BTW to you guys call it "text" as in to send a message via mobile?

  28. Mandy

    @Jen I\’ve had that email too… and it\’s true!

  29. Tracey

    Jen!! l have that bookmarked!!l look it up latter and try to put it in a blog!

  30. Jen

    You got your version online? Mine was in one of our local papers! Be nice to see something similar…

  31. X-Evolutionist

    Let\’s be serious just for a second. Your opinion please:I was just told that this post was not appropriate for the Clubhouse because I talk about my faith. I am confused. In this post, I said how much I appreciated the Spaces and Groups parts of Windows Live. How is that not related to Windows Live?The same thing was said about my New Year\’s Resolutions post, even though that was an answer to a Clubhouse challenge. What am I not getting here?

  32. Jen

    Well, are they worried about too much debating? Silly really as we can use \’our\’ Space as we wish, as ong as we\’re not violating any rules. Don\’t get it, X.

  33. Mandy

    I\’m a bit gobsmacked X, does it say in the clubhouse rules ……. that you can\’t? btu maybe it\’s an across the board decision to stop the extremists

  34. X-Evolutionist

    That\’s me, an extremist.

  35. Mandy

    LOL …. I thought you were an X evolutionist!

  36. Mandy

    I should have said the REALLY extremists

  37. Greg

    Well, it might be a little light on the Windows Live aspects. This seems like a post that\’s about faith first and Windows Live as an afterthought. Maybe if the last 3 ¶\’s were separated in to their own post, it\’d totally be appropriate.Before I posted my "25 things" Clubhouse post, I consulted with Marcus and asked whether it would be appropriate. We decided it would work best if I wrote another post about how I rolled out "25 things" to my network using Windows Live (including a link to my own list), instead of just posting my list outright. It was obviously a good way to go; I\’ve had over 13K hits on that Clubhouse article this week. See the difference?

  38. X-Evolutionist

    I did make a new post for the second half, but still. The second half was related to the first half because I said how I appreciated how I have a forum to communicate with my friends.

  39. Ed

    r3: txt 5p33|<re: text speekl0l 1 i5 500 1337 4pp4r3|\\|7ly 7|-|15 i5 h0\\/\\/ a11 7h3 k1d5 r 5p34|<1ng 0nl1n3 c0nfu5s1ng p4r3|\\|75Lol. I am am so leet. Apparently, this is how all the kids are speaking online, confusing their parents. *80w5 & 1e4\\/e6**bows and leaves*

  40. Greg

    A true leetspeaker, ladies and gentlemen.

  41. Greg

    I add lots of posts to my blog that I don\’t tag for the Clubhouse. Just the ones that really deal with Windows Live make the cut.

  42. Mandy

    A new language is born!

  43. X-Evolutionist

    Greg, I read all the pages at the clubhouse about how to add appropriate tags. They give examples of tags like vacation and wedding. In Marcus\’s new video on the clubhouse space he uses vacation as an example for how to search by topic. How is my post any different from those?

  44. Greg

    In that situation, he was talking about how Windows Live tools might be used to plan a vacation (i.e., WL Events to handle planning, Hotmail/Messenger to stay in touch while on the road, Spaces to blog about what you saw, Photos to upload your vacation pics).Your post didn\’t relate how Windows Live was involved in God sending you a new truck. If you\’d used WL Messenger to send God an IM asking for a new truck, then I\’m sure Marcus would\’ve posted it.

  45. Jen

    Talking of new language: seems like Clubhouse is exactly that: a computer-based place where you all talk about Live stuff. That right? I\’ll never get in there so I wouldn\’t know.

  46. Greg

    Why don\’t you go check it out, Jen. The URL is http://www.windowslive.com/clubhouse. Just apply, join, and see what other geeks are saying about Windows Live.

  47. Jen

    I\’ve applied twice already Greg, without success. I never get the email from \’em, either time so won\’t bother them again. Too scared in case they think I\’m spamming or something!

  48. X-Evolutionist

    I took out my kind words about Windows Live, and I took out the clubhouse tag. I\’ve made those into a whole new post.

  49. X-Evolutionist

    Oh, man! Am I ever the party pooper! Sorry everybody. I didn\’t mean to get so serious there. Greg set me straight. Everything is dandy here again! X

  50. Laptopchina.com

    http://new-wisdom.spaces.live.comRingtones free download, online TV, B2B sites

  51. X-Evolutionist

    There is a spam post before this one sending me to a space to buy things. What is Windows Live\’s policy on spaces set up as businesses?

  52. Mandy

    *shakes head in disbelief* they obviously haven\’t read your next blog about windows live and spamming!

  53. X-Evolutionist

    Here\’s the deal, Mandy, spamming is not listed in the list of reasons for abuse when you report on a space. That\’s why I want to know about the policy. Spamming really needs to be listed as an option when you report abuse, in my humble opinion.

  54. Mandy

    I agree, this is supposed to be a SOCIAL web place!

  55. Greg

    Like any good society, there should be a way for us to gather into a mob and beat the poop out of spammers…or at least burn them in effigy. Somethin\’. Sheesh.

  56. X-Evolutionist

    Fellow Villagers! Get your rakes, shovels and torches! Let\’s get those spammers!

  57. Mandy

    Sounds good to me!!

  58. Mandy

    giggling ……… very good X!

  59. Robin

    Hi X, Hi everyone, That snapshot made me laugh out loud !! I am ready to fight spam !

  60. X-Evolutionist

    OK, Let\’s go get \’em!

  61. Mandy

    I\’ll go behind Robin (coward …. moi?)

  62. Robin

    That is a good thing Mandy, I will have someone behind me to catch me when my Italian temper fizzle\’s out and i faint from fear. LOL

  63. X-Evolutionist

    I just posted a new blog about business spaces posting spam. I want to get Windows Live\’s official view on it.

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