I live in my car when I am working. It has a number of bells and whistles I’ve never had before. The dashboard is computerized and will sound a ding to catch my attention with a message to indicate a problem.
The first time I experienced this great feature, I had just left the radio station heading home. My tire pressure light flashed that one was low. The level was going down so quickly I knew I had to get to a repair shop ASAP.
I breathed a prayer of thanks as I spotted one. I had picked up a nail.
Recently I left a nursing home when that now familiar ‘ding’ sounded and the dashboard flashed a low level. I was close to a garage and they filled my tire for me. I headed home.
The next morning was Sunday. As I got to the end of my driveway, my nifty vehicle flashed a tire pressure of ZERO. I was completely flat.
Thankfully, I have a roadside assistance plan. The repairman came and pointed out the problem. What is it with tires and me and nails?
Since he recommended minimal driving on the spare, I checked in to my church’s live stream on my computer, thankful for those techies that make this possible.
I had plenty of time to ponder the blessings of that day. If I HAD to have a flat, what could be better than being at home when it happened? I was grateful I had funds for the repair on Monday. I even had a coupon for 10$ off any service.
I thought about nails in general and the ones Christ endured for me on the cross came to mind. What is better worship on a Sunday (or any day for that matter) than to remember and praise the One who gave Himself a sacrifice for us all?
I’m sharing the recipe for Peanut Butter Oatmeal cookies. I had baked a batch that morning. The tire repair guy received several as an extra ‘thank-you’ for a job well done.
So when life seems a little “flat,” find something to for which to praise God . You might just find this will change your focus, your attitude, and your life!
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 cup butter
2 tsp vanilla
¾ cup peanut butter
2- 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 cup Quick Cook Oats
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl cream together the butter, sugars, eggs, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add the peanut butter and mix until combined.
In a separate bowl combine the dry ingredients. Add to the sugar mixture and mix well.
Drop by walnut sized scoops onto a silicone mat on the baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 9-13 minutes, until the cookies are lightly browned. If you want a softer cookie, bake for the lesser amount of time.