My beautiful niece, Debbie, was so much fun to watch when I was a young teen. I was in High School and she was a toddler. We loved being outside and when Debbie was over it gave her a great opportunity to play in the yard. She loved my mom and dad and we all worked in our huge garden in the back of our house.

One day Debbie was playing in the yard, while Mom was in the garden. All of a sudden Debbie began yelling “Woom, Woom, Woom.” She could not pronounce her “r’s” very well so “Woom” was really “Worm.” Or was it?

Mom left the garden to check out Debbie’s “Woom.” It was not a worm at all, It was a snake and she was trying to pick it up. Her grandma rescued her from a possible unpleasant experience. This became a funny story we were able to tell for years.

This reminds me of the things we chase in life, like fun, power, possessions, and adventure. We think they are one thing and discover them to be something else. We chase things, thrills and theories to satisfy our desires, but they never do. When I was younger, I bought a new care every three years. Why three years? That’s how long it took me to pay it off. I liked the bright, shiny, new prestigious car. I did not like the payments, insurance or upkeep. Did you know you have to wash them and clean them out, to keep them looking sharp? The desire for new is never satisfied, for shortly after buying “new,” it no longer is.

As a child, family reunions held at a city park was the ultimate fun. As an adult, my little niece, Debbie and her siblings Anna, Diana, and Tommy helped make these family times precious to me. When my own children, Leona and Lynnette were young they thought the reunions were the ultimate fun. Now that my kids are married, with children of their own, I realize that my longing is no longer for things, thrills, or theories, but for relationships. Time alone with God and time with family and friends have tremendous value and satisfaction.

The wooms of life, may end up being a snake. Seek first God and His kingdom and all these things will be added unto you.

Published by People Pastor Dr. Bill Fix

Bill Fix loves people as he lives a fulfilling life. He has written several books and has continued to minister as "The People Pastor" since his retirement as a Lead Pastor. His most incredible thrill is witnessing people excel in their spiritual life. He was a Lead Pastor for thirty-seven years and has equipped hundreds of people to do various ministries in their church and community. Currently, he is a Director on the Board at Community Care Services and is a member of The Taylor Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force. Pastor Bill and his faithful wife Dottie recently celebrated fifty years of marriage. They have two adult daughters married to Godly men, four grandchildren, and are looking forward to being Great Grandparents. Pastor Bill and Dottie are blessed. Pastor Bill Fix began his pastoral career as a children's pastor and has written several children's books. He gives his parents credit for grounding him with principles and truths about life. He knows what good parenting is. His book New Dad Genius is for new dads. Pastor Bill and his entire family have performed illusion programs for hundreds of audiences in and outside the church as a hobby and ministry. He has used ventriloquism, puppetry, art, comedy and more to illustrate a message and put smiles on faces. The People Pastor Bill Fix has a ThD, enjoys education, and has many hobbies like writing, fishing, and spending time with family and friends. This author is a popular officiant at weddings, funerals, home dedications, and other pastoral services. He desires to be a blessing as he lives out Matthew 5:16, his life verse. His books reflect who Pastor Bill is and what he believes.

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