Tuesday, August 24, 2010

ABC Wednesday Challenge - F

It's ABC Wednesday again, and we are all the way up to:

My tie this week was a revisit of a past tie, my wrench tie.
I'm still not up to sitting very long, but I just want to share a few thoughts.

I have a brother who can FIX just about anything, Diann has a brother just like that.
If they can't FIX it, it ain't broke.

Give them a wrench a screwdriver, a hammer, and some duct tape, and they can rule the world.

My FATHER was like that. He would pick something up, turn it around a couple of times, and know how it worked. Then, he could take it apart, FIX the broken part, and put it back together.

I have never been that mechanically inclined myself, although I can FUMBLE through basic repairs on most common things. I can change my own brakes, or put a new cord on a lamp, but many things are just beyond my skills.

I'm ok with that. I know my strengths and my weaknesses.

A few months back, Dianns parents were doing some work on their house. They had an unused room where Bingo kept some toys, and they decided to turn it into a guest room.

When Bingo saw the room, with bare sheetrock and tools spread all over, she declared it "Broken" and proclaimed that Grandpa would FIX it. He did, and she decided that Grandpa could FIX anything.

At a restaurant, she saw a burned out lightbulb, and told the waitress that Grandpa would fix it. At home anything that broke, any time, she would tell us, "That's OK, Grandpa will FIX it.

Much like the girl in It's a Wonderful Life, she had absolute FAITH that he could, and would FIX anything.

It's always amazing to see the FAITH of a child. There is no wavering, no hesitation, no doubt.

When times get tough, when we are down, when we feel broken, sometimes it is easy to forget that we all have a FATHER who can FIX everything. I wish I had that unwavering, childlike FAITH.

So, this week, for me, F is for FIXING, and for FATHERS, but most of all, for FAITH.

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ABC Wednesday,

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  1. Definitely nothing like a child's Faith!! Great post for the day, Troy! Hope you're feeling better everyday! Take care!


  2. So sorry you are not feeling well, I hope you feel better with each passing day. I enjoyed your F post today. And it is true, Grandpa's can fix anything. Great F post for this week.

  3. Great post Troy! I know we all need to have more Faith! Hope you continue to heal!

  4. You're more talented than I fixing things. *I am AWFUL.
    feel better.
    On behalf of ABC Wednesday team, thank you! - ROG

  5. Hope you start to feel better. Child-like faith is beautiful. We allneed that kind of faith in our heavenly Father.

  6. Good on her and I envy those folks that can fix things. I'm a talker and ideas flow easy but ask me to put a nail up or paint a thing and...well we usually have to get a man in to fix things! I'm new in town and I post from various blogs so last week my E was a 50-word story called The Prince of Darkness is a gentleman. This week my F is a poem called The final seaside trip. I hope you have a good week!

  7. Hey Troy! How are you? Really touched that you took time to do this post when you are not feeling very well. You take care and know we are all sending you good health wishes from all over the planet!


  8. Hope you are doing better. Such a good post and a great reminder that we all have a Father who can.