Bells and whistles abound

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I have so many bells and whistles on this computer, I could take a 5-credit hour class just to learn it all, if I even have the mental capacity for such an undertaking.  So I have done the next best thing via this wonderful search engine which has now become a verb in our vernacular: I just “google it”!  Lo and behold, up comes YouTube tutorials, text steps one through ten, and various others educational DYI for techno-dummies (like me).  It takes a little wading through, as in when I bump into a term I don’t understand, at which point I have to back up further by looking that one up (read: “google it”), and then go back to where I was. 

It is laborious.  I did this to learn several functions (like preparing my own Keynote and YouTube presentations), and of course, there are some programs that I have not mastered enough to adequately use yet.  Nevertheless, I am at least aware that the functions are wired into this Mac-thing, and are just waiting for me to utilize them for the greater good of the blogging community.

Oh alright, so maybe that’s just a little bit of inflated self-opinion, but you get the point. 

Which gives rise to this little (actually, huge) thought from the heart of God through the mind of St. Paul~~

“I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms.”

YOW-ZA!  Talk about spiritual bells and whistles!  It seems that Paul thinks it’s actually God’s plan and purpose for me to get this kind of experiential understanding. 

Who, me?!?  Who am I to think I could walk this close to the God of the Universe, that He would fill me and use me with knowledge and wisdom and power beyond what I could dream?  But then, I guess it not about what I think, rather what He thinks…

Laborious at times?  Yes.  A call for disciplined and humble lifestyle? Of course.  A time-consuming process?  Definitely!  But the ability to function at that spiritual level is eternally more significant than any button on my keyboard could produce.

And just for kicks, here’s something I have actually learned to do.  (My brother composed and played the music, but since he’s still learning the bells and whistles on his Mac-thing Pro, we have to wait for his site to go public…)

Eph 1:19,20    Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

Author: dawnlizjones

Tends toward TMI, so here's the short list: guitar and banjo (both of which have been much neglected as of late), bicycling (ibid), dogs, very black tea, and contemplating and commenting on deep philosophical thoughts about which I have had no academic or professional training. Oh, also reading, writing, but I shy away from arithmetic.

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