My Box

Am I vanilla or is the world a bit mad?

Am I mad?

I might be a bit out of my box. 

Where’s my box!? 


What did she just say? 

I don’t know what that even means!

Where am I? 

I think I just teleported to a different reality

Where’s my box?

Backs away slowly.

Those words aren’t computing


I don’t have a clue

What should I say? 

Don’t say anything 

Pretend it never happened.

Ah, my box. 

Hey, who’s shaking my box?  

I don’t think I’m ready for this!!! 

I’m feeling too vanilla!!!

Maybe isolation is good. 

No, seriously. Maybe I was wrong about spreading my wings.

There must be a Bible verse to go with this…

Tina S.W. 

May 21, 2020 

That’s probably when I fell off the sofa and produced these two photos. No worries, the box cushoned my fall!

Now for that verse…

“The Lord our God said to us in Horeb, ‘You have stayed long enough at this mountain. Turn and take your journey, and go to the hill country of the Amorites and to all their neighbors in the Arabah, in the hill country and in the lowland and in the Negeb and by the seacoast, the land of the Canaanites, and Lebanon, as far as the great river, the river Euphrates. See, I have set the land before you. Go in and take possession of the land that the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give to them and to their offspring after them.’

Deuteronomy 1:6-8

Oh man, I really hope this isn’t the right verse. That’s way out of my box! I know what comes next too… (Gulp.)

“Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”

Deuteronomy 31:6

Yep. That’s the one alright, but Hobbits don’t journey beyond The Shire! Well… there was that one adventurous gang of misfits. It doesn’t help that I’m part Elf. They enjoy traversing some, but they prefer to stay the same.

Galadriel: I pass the test. I will diminish, and go into the West and remain Galadriel.”

At least my Hobbit side has some spidey sense…

Frodo: “Then I know what I must do. I’m just afraid to do it.”

Galadriel: “Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.”

Yeah, sure Galadriel, leave it up to the smallest person to tackle the biggest mountain. Why am I always so intimidated!?

“Because you’re not yet taking God seriously,” said Jesus. “The simple truth is that if you had a mere kernel of faith, a poppy seed, say, you would tell this mountain, ‘Move!’ and it would move. There is nothing you wouldn’t be able to tackle.”

Matthew 17:20 (MSG)

Hmmm… I guess sometimes I am that mountain. Move ’em on, head ’em out, rawhide! Keep movin’, movin’, movin’ Though they’re disapprovin’

Keep them dogies movin’, rawhide…

The hill country You say? 

Jeanne knows what I mean! 😃

Because I want to beat Matt to it. (smirk) I just know that he’d recommend this song. Yup! Beat ya!

When in doubt listen to what God says ——> “You Say” by Lauren Daigle.

(Photo credit goes to user chowbins.)

17 thoughts on “My Box

  1. I can’t tell you how much I love this, my dear Tina. Your tackling of fear with humor-complete with both Dr. Who and Lord of the Rings references and the wonderful You Say!- is a lovely treat. I love my box, too, believe you me. But, yes, indeed, He calls us lovingly out of them. All for our good as well as the good of the world. Thanks for the reminder. I don’t fear the venturing out near as much when it’s brought to me with such a smile. 😊 Bless you.


    1. Thanks Bridget! Yes, it’s a great song! It’s funny, when I first heard that song I liked it, but not nearly as much as others did. I guess it wasn’t speaking to where I was. Then when I heard it more recently I really needed it so it moved me to tears. That has happened before with another one of her songs. It’s a matter of what you need to hear I suppose.

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  2. Tina, Thanks for the shout out! I didn’t expect you 😊 to be the surprise in the cracker jack box! What fun! I am still giggling! Glad you are moving forward, and the box cushioned your fall. Be strong and courageous God is with you and loves you!❤ Have a blessed and lovely weekend! 💕🌺


    1. Hehe. I didn’t expect that either. I’d written this piece a while back and was wracking my brain for what to use for the title photo. A cat in a box came to mind, but then when you mentioned the Cracker Jack Box the plan blossomed. 😃 You have a lovely weekend too! ☺

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  3. Hahahahaha that’s quite funny Ma’am…😀😀😀 look how much I smile after reading that, this was just as beautiful as you…😇 Such a creation u found in that situation, 😁😁
    Keep smiling
    Keep shining…


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