|Aug 30, 2012||Under the Chocolate Trees|
|Aug 29, 2012||Chip|
|Aug 26, 2012||Say Uncle|
|Aug 24, 2012||Hate Crime Victim Forgives|
|Aug 21, 2012||Up|
|Aug 20, 2012||Clowning Around & Around & Around|
|Aug 15, 2012||Honey Bees|
|Aug 13, 2012||Barbie Lobster|
|Aug 11, 2012||Good Neighbors|
|Aug 9, 2012||A Good Read|
|Aug 7, 2012||Hey Baby|
|Aug 6, 2012||When in Doubt|
|Aug 5, 2012||Not For a Million|
|Aug 3, 2012||Strengthener|
|Aug 2, 2012||Angry Jesus|
Title: Honey Bees
Date: August 15, 2012
Our theater troupe drove into Las Vegas from the desert, hoping to arrive at our hotel in time to catch some z’s before our next performance.
Instead of riding in the van with the other twelve performers, we three sat in the back of our pick-up truck that was pulling a trailer of costumes, props, electronics and lights. We were Montana State University students and that week we were performing at Sin City’s public schools and at the University of Nevada.
We three, sitting in the hot sun in the back of the pickup, were enjoying the Sin City sites when we stopped at the first red light. A flatbed eighteen-wheeler rumbled to a stop next to us. It was heaped with beehives. A thousand honeybees suddenly swarmed around us. A thousand bees buzzed our knees, elbows and toes. Exposed, we three froze. The light changed to green. Our driver, in the air-conditioned cab, floored it. We laughed and laughed until the next red light. For seven blocks of red lights, we buzzed. The pick-up cab was full, our van had driven too far ahead, and the traffic was too heavy to pull over.
At the eighth light, we turned right, and left the bees behind.
From time to time, through no fault of our own, we get caught in an alarming state of affairs. The best we can do sometimes is be brave, stay calm, and wait.
Let’s Pray: Dear God, if we ever find ourselves in alarming situations, give us patience and fortitude, and counsel us to make the right turn. Amen.
Today’s Thought: Pray for patience and fortitude.