There is an old adage~

I always think of this adage when I recall a great story from a dear friend.

She worked back in the woods for one of our local plants as their accountant.  Her hubby asked to borrow her car one day, which meant she was forced to drive the twenty miles to work in his old truck.  Said truck decided to break down on the way home from work on a hot and steamy Louisiana summer day on the interstate.  Fortunately she was near civilization since the local watering hole was almost directly across the access road from where she stopped.  Before calling for help, since hubby was out of pocket, she climbed the cyclone fence barrier between the access road and the interstate and ordered a frozen daiquiri to cool off--figuratively and emotionally. Side Note--YES, in Louisiana we have drive through daiquiri stores.  It seems as long as the paper is still attached to the top of the straw it is not considered open container--Louisiana logic at its finest!  Drastic times call for drastic measures.

Many of my desperate times have been saved by a roll of duct tape.

A must carry along on any hiking trip, I would venture to say it is a good idea to not only have a roll at home, but to keep one in your automobile also.  I recently viewed the movie "Skyscraper" (which involved being bodily dragged along by a couple of friends--NOT my cup of tea).  The hero should be paid huge royalties by the people that make duct tape, for he proved its worth over and over in a 90 minute butt clinching display of brute strength and brutality.

Note the duct tape on his hands

Each of us--sooner or later--will meet desperate times head on.  The test of who we are is answered in how we react to our desperate times.  Where will we turn, what measures will we use, and who will we call upon for help?  Are we going to run for cover, climb the fence to the oasis, or meet the challenge face on?  Where does your help come from when you are desperate?  Who can you call upon in desperate times?  

Over and over in The Word, David shows us from whence our help comes.  What a comfort to know--He is always by our side!

And call upon me in the day of trouble; 
I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.”
Psalms 50:15


  1. Another great post, smiles. Have a beautiful day friend. smiles

  2. In desperate times, God is our oasis. Great reflection, Lulu!


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