Sunday Sermon and an Etch A Sketch

10 Feb

“Have no fear of perfection- you’ll never reach it.”

~Salvador Dali


Another drizzly, cold, sock monkey hat kinda morning. Greeting before Mass is always the highlight of my day. I passed out a couple of matchbox cars, and a few bright pink heart necklaces from the Dollar Store to my seniors on the Chateau bus, and one for little Avery. Lots of hugs and smiles this morning.

Today’s Gospel was the story of Jesus going down to the lake, and asking Simon to take him a little way from shore so he could teach and address the crowds. When He finished, He told Simon to go out into the deep water and cast his nets. Simon said they had been fishing all day and caught nothing, but cast the nets as instructed. They caught so many fish that they called for the other boat to help carry the bountiful catch.

Simon Peter and the others fell to their knees and followed Jesus.

“Then Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching people.” When they had brought their boats to shore, they left everything and followed him.”


My take on it… sometimes we have to blindly cast out our nets and trust that God will do as he promised and take care of us. We also each have a purpose in this life, and once we find our calling, talent, or our gift, we need to honor our Creator by using that gift to the best of our ability.


After church, I stopped at the store. I know, I was at Kroger just the other day, but Tom Thumb is right by church and eggs were on sale 79 cents a dozen, limit 2. Egg salad sandwiches tomorrow for the potluck. Tuna was also on sale 69 cents a can. I have two potlucks tomorrow, so I’ll make 10 egg salad and 10 tuna sandwiches. Eggs are cooling now.

While I was boiling eggs and contemplating life, I was going through my photos. Last week, my son Joe asked me if I still had his Dick Tracy lunch box from the 80’s and action figures. I went trough a zillion bins labeled boys toys, and I found the lunch box, but it was empty. I found a couple of random bad guys, but I didn’t sort through every action figure. Mr. Tracy might still be in one of these bins.

Inside bin number 5, I found an old Etch A Sketch. I remember having one when I was a girl… a million years ago. This one is from the 80’s. So, I was curious about the history and how much the toy had changed or evolved over the years. NOT MUCH?

This is from the 80’s. They made their American debut in 1960 and were a big seller.

Wow! Look how far the Etch A Sketch has evolved. They added a plastic string and a stylus. Some even have a little color.

Just goes to show, sometimes you can’t improve on a good thing.

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