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The last time Mrs. Jenny gave us the letter Z as an assignment, I expounded on Zimmerman's Famous Pig Wilber from Charlotte's Web.
Mrs. Jenny? Can I get extra credit for using a big word in that last sentence? Oh, and also extra credit for using a literary reference? I just want to be sure because I'm going to be talking about a cartoon show for the rest of this post and I don't want it to lower my grade.
Zoinks! - An exclamation. Made popular by the character Shaggy on the television show Scooby Doo. Often used by itself to express fright, panic or fear.
Zoinks! It was the first word that jumped into my head when I started thinking about this week's post. Shaggy would usually say it right before he and Scooby would run from a scary situation.
I am dealing with a scary situation and though I am not panicking or frightened, "zoinks" was what I was saying to myself on Friday afternoon when I found myself without a job. I probably would be like Shaggy, but for the fact I've been through this before and the Lord has always provided. Hubby and I have even lost our jobs the same week. Princess was a baby and Son was in elementary school.
Even though we couldn't see it at the time, the Lord provided a series of opportunities that lead to us a couple of years later to moving to Arizona where Son could find a loving, Christian wife and Hubby could start his own business...all because of that one moment in time.
Now, instead of saying "Zoinks!" about the situation, I'm saying "And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose." (Romans 8:28) and "For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works." (Ephesians 2:10a)
So, I am going to take this opportunity to see the good works I can perform in service to Him.