Okay, usually my blogs are a little more quite and thoughtful, trying to see Images of Christ in all things.   But I just need to tell you about the last 24 hours of my life.  You are not going to believe this.

It began last night.  As I was waiting for a red light to change I notice that from time to time a bright light would flash.  I didn’t realize what it was, until it was too late.  Going through the green light, it turned yellow.  Then came the flash of bright light, and I realized  it was the camera taking pictures of people running the red light.  I promise you, it was yellow!

5:00 A.M.  I get up early this morning to have some quite time, before the plumber gets here to check a slow draining tub. As I step out of the shower, I receive a call.  My husband, Joseph, is on his way to work and his Excursion has died.  He is 30 minutes into an hour and a half drive to work.  He believes the alternator has died but,  if I will go to Wal-Mart for him, and get two new batteries he thinks we can trade cars.  Then I can take the Excursion to the mechanic for repairs.

6:30 A.M. I am in the 24hour Wal-Mart buying batteries and driving them to my husband who is waiting on the side of the road.  We get the first battery out and the new one in, then the second one comes out.  As he is taking the old battery to the back of the car, I help by lifting the new battery into place under the hood.  Joseph comes back to the front of the car.  Trying to hurry and get to work, he grabs the cables and puts one in place, then the other onto the battery.

As he places the last cable on, there is a loud “POP” sound, and flames begin shooting up out of the battery.  Apparently, someone had place the battery in backwards…

Anyway, we grab an old battery from the back, HE places it into the car, and I am able to drive it to the mechanic.  ( Thank you, Lord!)

9:30 A.M. I’m home, and the plumber informs me that the reason the tub is draining slowly is because, there are roots growing into the drain from outside. ARE YOU KIDDING ME???

As I type, the wrecking crew is ripping out the wall and tub!

I’m trying to find a God moment in all of this.  The only two things I can think of right now is, that the Excursion cranked after all of that, and that I filled my car with gas last night (after I ran the YELLOW LIGHT).

I’m posting some pictures, not because they go with this blog, but because they make me smile.

Find a way to smile today!

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Diane W. Bailey is the founder of The Consilium – an online community of wisdom and purpose for women over 45 years of age. She is a published author. Her books include String of Pearls – From Tears to Treasure, and 30 Days To A Better Stepfamily. She creates her own line of precious metals bracelets. Diane lives in the Deep South with her husband Doc. Together they have created a stepfamily, each having two stepchildren and two birth children, and share three grandchildren, one black lab named Charlie and one long haired tabby cat named Lil Girl. Diane’s passion is to encourage women to be all God has created them to be by pressing past fear and daring to live life as an adventure. Some of her life adventures include traveling to Israel, speaking, entrepreneurship and backyard farming with Doc. She loves Gumbo, fried shrimp and seeing all sunsets across water.

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