Thursday, October 13, 2011


This post is brought to you as part of Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday.  Click the button on the right to join the fun.

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.


  1. You are so right. This too will work out for good. It is especially easier to accept you have a history with God and what he has brought you through in the past!
    My son is really into Scooby and Shaggy right now. We have been reading the chapter books and watching some videos.
    I also want to say I love your blog title and sub title. That sums up what my life is like right now too.
    Have a great day!

  2. Scooby Doo is my boyfriends favorite cartoon !

  3. You have the right attitude! Thanks for visiting me:) I have another one for you: Jehovah Jireh! Write me back if you need a translation:)

  4. I love Romans 8:28, so anytime I have a 'zoink' situration I will just remember that verse. Great post! I'm your newest follower, see you again soon!

  5. Oh my daughter would go nuts over this post...she has to be the biggest Scooby fan ever...I'm not kidding....this was really fun! Thanks!

  6. Great ‘Z’ post!

    Happy Alphabe-Thursday!


  7. zoinks is a good Z word for alphabe-thursday. and I'm glad to hear such moments as yours. it's so easy to give up when face with a touch situation.

    have a lovely day.

  8. great z word Hope everything works out for you I like the Bible passages

  9. Hello.
    I remember watching Scooby Doo way back when.

    There's always added stress to life when you have a family to support & it would be easy to just give in. You already know the strength of Jehovah God's power. Continue believing with your whole heart & putting your trust in Him...He will make your path clearer.

    Best wishes to you & your family.

    Thanks for sharing.

    The Evening Zephyr

  10. Great post, and I hope everything works out for you.

  11. I love that word!

    What a perfect Z post!

    And geez, those big words! I think they are definitely worth some extra credit!

    This was super cute Lisa!

    Thanks for the smile.

    Z you soon!