Monday, November 28, 2011

The Target Lady

     Oh my goodness, I love the commercial with the target lady.  She is a hoot. For one thing she is so intense.  I also think her outfit completes her. I have even got Tim to stop fast forwarding to watch her commercials.  The whole black Friday business blows me away.  For one thing I am not real excited about shopping and to go in early to do it doesn’t thrill me either.  I do have to admit that I did go with Hollie one year in the wee hours of the morning.  We hit the Kohl’s down the street. We stood outside waiting with ten million other people for the doors to open.  Anticipation built as the clock ticked away. When the doors opened a mad dash was made for the item you wanted.  Hollie and I both ran for the items we wanted fearing they would be gone before we could get there. You would have thought this was a matter of life or death.  We met at the designated spot and headed to the check out where we were met by a line that went to the back of the store.  I stood in the line watching the people fly around the store like they were on fire. As we headed out the door my daughter said this is crazy.  We have never gone back to that dark hole called “Black Friday”
     Yesterday we visited another church while on vacation.  The pastor said that his family starts planning their shopping strategies as soon as the Thanksgiving meal is finished.  This made me start thinking. (And yes I missed the rest of the sermon)  I started wondering how long is long enough to give thanks before we start in on the wants. I mean, is one meal enough. You know I am talking figuratively. I have to say some times I forget the thanks and head straight to the wants.
     All the way home yesterday Tim and I started naming our blessings.  For one we are living in a house this year and not a camper. (Halleluiah)  We had more blessings then time.
     So let me ask you how long is long enough to say ‘Thanks”?
All day long we praise our God. We give thanks to you forever.
Psalms 44:8


1 comment:

  1. Wouldn't it be incredible to see that kind of response to getting into a church building? There is nothing on earth that is a better deal than the present of God's presence in our lives, yet there is nobody lining up to fly into the throne of grace.