October 23, 2006

The Old School Way Is Looking Good Right About Now

Deep breath. Open door. Tall laundry basket in front of me. Large fly swatter in hand.

Another deep breath.

I am not kidding that it took me several minutes just standing there looking into the basement, door open, lights on… breathing.

I actually spoke outloud, “This is silly! Lord, I am scared!”

It’s been days since I’ve stepped foot in here, meaning it’s been days since any laundry has been done. I don’t think hubby will appreciate drying off with a hand towel in the morning.

Deep breath again. By now (since minutes have passed!) I would have seen one buzzing by the light or something. It should be safe.

Fly swatter still in hand, I make my way through with the laundry basket and begin sorting. What’s that sound? Oh, nothing.


The only way I get through the rest of my hurried sorting and toss a load in the washer is by singing over & over Proverbs 18:10 “The name of the Lord is a strong and mighty tower. The righteous run in and are safe.”

Fear literally paralyzes you. At least it did me- my silly fear of yellow jackets in the basement. I am bigger than them. They are probably more afraid of me. But that couldn't move my legs or stop my heart from beating so very fast!

Faith cancels fear- I know this. Faith and fear are mutually exclusive, they cannot live together in the same heart.

I am not afraid, and will do my laundry with courage and faith- AMEN!


  1. Amen to that.

    So? what happened? are they all dead?

  2. Well, let me just say that I am calling the exterminator first thing this morning.

  3. First I have to laugh because I am SOOOOOO like you!!! I would be jumping at the slightest noise.

    Second....look at it this way....could me a mount of ANTS instead!!!!! (Had to slip that in)

    GO AWAY, WASPS, GO AWAY!!!!!!!!

  4. OH NO! They are stil there??!!!That stinks! Does the extermionator charge if they have to come back?

  5. Bless your heart.....but this is a funny post....I would act the same way........probably break into a cold sweat

  6. Ok, I know it's not funny to you, but it sure sounds funny in this post!!! It sure made me laugh :)

  7. God is with us everywhere...even the basement! :-)

  8. Me again- I called the exterminator TWICE today- I think the receptionist is really annoyed with me already.

    I think we'll be using Wiggles and Pooh towels in the A.M.

  9. It is crazy how fear does that to us... I'm the same way.

    Last year we had mice and even though it was dead in the trap I had to put on rubber gloves and call a friend to stay on the phone with me while I used thongs to "dispose" of it. Pests are just ick!!

  10. I understand your fear. This past weekend we had a snake fiasco at our house. One of the cats brought it in ALIVE! Oh my, I almost had a heart attack!

  11. Are you having nightmares yet?! I'll be praying that you're invaders leave you alone! I'd be catching them all and putting them back outside!:)

  12. The recptionist is annoyed? Well!, how would she like drying herself off with paper towels since her exterminator guy didn't exterminate the yellow 'coats' left on the driveway?


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