Overlooked Value

close up photo of an aluminum foil

When our eyes are on the wrong prize there are too many things we overlook. Prayerfully, we don’t miss the very important things in our lives.

The old folks used to have a saying: when you “shuck right down to the cob.” There are all sorts of those sayings, many of which have been lost in time.

I have heard things such as don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. My grandmother used to have several sayings that I passed on to my children.

When my daughter began working at a retail store she used some of them such as ‘each their notion said the old lady that kissed the cow.’ Of course, she garnered an assortment of reactions. Even Shakespeare wasn’t revered there, when she said, I’m addlepated…

Still, when we shuck right down to the cob—what do we value? What makes life worth getting up each day for?

It was supposed to be warmer today, and I guess it has been. I’m wondering warmer than what and when? And perhaps I should ask warmer than where?

It is sunny outside, but the wind is cold to me. Without the wind it’s probably warmer than yesterday, but not by much. But like the old man who realized how much he owed God who provided him with oxygen every day, this is the world we live in and it is an awesome world.

Like the children’s song we sang in Bible class, I look out my window and what do I see? God’s world going round and round—round and round for me (and you).

I see all the beauty out my window, as well as I have family, friends, and so many things in my world. What makes life? God makes life. He gives me the good things I have and the ability to enjoy those things. Lest we forget, however: Life—

It Looks Like An Eternity,

But It’s A Short Trip,

Enjoy Life And Always

Be Kind.


“Ecclesiastes 2:

24 There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. This also I saw, that it was from the hand of God. 25 For who can eat, or who else can hasten hereunto, more than I?”