• Jenny Lynn Keller


Touchdown! No, not the football score, the airplane type. I watched this butterfly take off, circle, and land on the same purple coneflower umpteen times in quick succession the other day. Resembled a student pilot practicing takeoffs and landings at an airport. Poor thing, he was in a dither as my grandmother used to say, hem-hawing around and going nowhere.

Been there, done that, discovered a better way in the tried and true advice offered in Psalm 16:7-8. “The wise counsel God gives when I’m awake is confirmed by my sleeping heart. Day and night I’ll stick with God; I’ve got a good thing going and I’m not letting go.” Touchdown, in the rough and tumble game of life.

Now let’s open a can of worms (not really, just figuratively). Speaking of going nowhere—if your map or GPS device fails you, do you stop and ask directions or keep on driving around?