Wednesday, February 18, 2015

For Sale

Thanks to all who stopped by to join in last Wednesday!

Here's hoping some of you might join me in posting a story with a picture for Wednesday Wit and Wisdom.  The challenge is to post a picture, then write a short story or a poem about the picture.  When you have your story written, you can link up for others to read.  Feel free to also add your picture and story to another link of your choice. The link up is on my WWW page here.


I thought I would share this picture with you today with my little story.

For Sale!



Jim and Kathleen recently read an article about mission service opportunities abroad. Jim was working as a bookkeeper in a small store in town, and Kathleen worked as a nurse's aid at the local hospital. Neither of them was making a very large salary, but they faithfully attended their church each week. The Sunday School class they attended was working through a book that challenged individuals to step outside their comfort zone and dream big dreams for service to less fortunate. 

Driving home for church one Sunday, Kathleen told Jim it would be her wildest dream to be of service in missions in Africa or South America. They laughed as they tried to imagine how they might possibly be able to work it out. As Kathleen was reading ahead in her Sunday School book, she ran across something that caught her eye: God delights to do impossible things through improbable people to impart exceeding grace to undeserving recipients. She ran in to the living room to show it to Jim. 

"What would we do with all our stuff? We don't have much, but we couldn't take anything with us." 

Within a few weeks, Jim and Kathleen had found an opportunity where they might be able to serve. So they set about clearing out all of their belongs to follow the dream.

"Jim, someone out there might find a treasure among our things. We have to believe that we will be able to get rid of everything and be able to move on."

Take a look. At first glance, it looks like a lot of junk. But some of you readers are very crafty and clever.  Do you see anything that might be salvageable to remake, redesign, or use among all these items? You can enlarge the pictures to take a look.

Please also join in if you have a picture and a story to share. Your turn!

Thanks

Linda Kay

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