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Saturday, June 20, 2009

The Loser Cruiser--by Linda Kozar

When Babes With A Beatitude releases in December, you'll get to read all about my Loser Cruiser! That's a VAN to the uninitiated. A standard Mommy mobile!

Mine is a 2000 Toytota Sienna with lots of mom miles on it. I drove the girls to soccer, basketball, baseball, swim and tennis practices, gymnastics, dance, art and music lessons, movies, the mall and everything in between.

I'm quite certain there are runaway French fries and Cheerios in the dark chasms between the seats. Milkshakes and orange sodas left permanent stains on the carpet. The leather seats are worn and cracked. The door handle on the left passenger side comes right off! There's a picture of me holding it in my hand! Take a gander at that!

Don't get me wrong--I've loved every minute in my loser cruiser, but feel that it's time to think about trading it in. My kids are grown up and I've grown out of the need to drive a van. I'm ready for something sporty, fun and RED! Maybe polka dot! Or Leopard! WOOHOO.

But not quite yet. I'm still teaching my 16 year old to drive. That's where owning a loser cruiser comes in handy!

The thing I love most about my cruiser though are my RAPTURE READY FISH on the back of the VAN. That's right. Like many other Christian families out there, I express my faith to the world by attaching a silver metal fish, one for each member of my family, (the Biggest One represents Jesus) to the rear bumper of my vehicle. HOWEVER, with me, there's always a twist!

I pointed my fish facing upward. WHY? Because they're ready for Jesus to come back and RAPTURE them! Do I hear an AMEN???

So let me know what you think. I hope that many of you will feel inspired enough to slap some RAPTURE READY fish to your vehicle.

WOO HOO! Jesus is coming back!!!


Kate said...

I love the way you think Linda~! You are sure to start a new trend of fish placement :)

Jillya said...

love it! I've wondered why your fish were facing that way before, and now I know

Linda Kozar said...

People ask why I have 5 fish and only 4 members of our family and I always tell them Jesus is the BIG fish leading the way!

Devon said...

I can't wait to see your new car!

Please pray for my mom. She was in a bad car wreck. I believe a drunk driver hit her and her husband, Donald. Her name is Barbara. She has a broken arm and ribs. and a small fracture in her spine. I'll be going up to Dallas next week, my sister is there for this week.

Please pray for quick healing. She's an on-the-go type and I know this will be hard on her. She is 75 and in good health.

Thank you for your prayers.

Much love, Susan

Susan Hersch said...

Dear Babes: For some reason Devon was entered for me. I changed it. That is me above, Susan.

Much love, Susan

Anonymous said...

oh sweet Susan... we are praying for your mother let us know you girl..

and ging to gt fish : )

Dannelle W.

Anonymous said...

My "loser-cruiser" is one year older than yours.(220,000 miles and counting) The thought of trading it in brings tears to my eyes.

Linda Kozar said...

Susan, we're praying! love you!

Linda Kozar said...

Your loser cruiser is older than mine? Well bless your heart! Maybe it'll be harder to part with it than I thought!

Anonymous said...

Susan I am praying for you and your mom. I remember when I got rid of my mom mobile. It is a time of change. Jesus is coming soon. The following will inspire pleasant thoughts of His coming. Dorothy

You are in your car driving home. Thoughts wander to the game you want to see or meal you want to eat, when suddenly a sound unlike any you've ever heard fills the air. The sound is high above you. A trumpet? A choir? A choir of trumpets? You don't know, but you want to know.. So you pull over, get out of your car, and look up. As you do, you see you aren't the only curious one. The roadside has become a parking lot. Car doors are open, and people are
staring at the sky. Shoppers are racing out of the grocery store. The Little League baseball game across the street has come to a halt. Players and parents are searching the clouds. And what they see, and what you see, has never before been seen.

As if the skies were a curtain, the drapes of the atmosphere part. A brilliant light spills onto the earth... There are no shadows. None.From every hue ever seen and a million more never seen. Riding on the flow is an endless fleet of angels. They pass through the curtains one myriad at a time, until they occupy every square inch of the sky.

North. South. East. West.

Thousands of silvery wings rise and fall in unison, and over the sound of the trumpets, you can hear the cherubim and seraphim chanting, Holy, holy, holy.. The final flank of angels is followed by twenty-four silver-bearded elders and a multitude of souls who join the angels in worship.

Suddenly, the heavens are quiet. All is quiet. The angels turn, you turn, the entire world turns and there He is. Jesus....

Through waves of light you see the silhouetted figure of Christ the King. He is atop a great stallion, and the stallion is atop a billowing cloud. He opens his mouth, and you are surrounded by his declaration:

I am the Alpha and the Omega..

The angels bow their heads... The elders remove their crowns.. And before you is a Figure so consuming that you know, instantly you know: Nothing else matters. Forget stock markets and school reports. Sales meetings and football games. Nothing is newsworthy.. All that mattered, matters no more.. For Christ has come.

Susan Hersch said...

Thank you everyone for your sweet notes regarding my mother. I loved the devotional from anonymous.

My mom is now in a brace and she is coming home from the hospital.

I hope to see you all soon!

Much love, Susan

Linda Kozar said...

Thanks for the update Susan! Please keep us in the know about your sweet mother.

Jillya said...

Thank you, dorothy, for your lovely comment. That's so encouraging. Will be praying for you, Susan.