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Nov 6, 2008

Thumbs Up 2 - Mac & My Trash to Treasure

Today's Thumbs Up 2 goes to Mac.

This is Mac. He works at Crispers. Mac has to be one of the friendliest and happiest people I have come across in a while! When my friend, Vikki, and I went out to lunch on Halloween, he took our order and continued to check on us throughout our meal. Always with a smile.

Maybe he was smiling because of the hilarity of his Halloween costume. Mac came as trash. But under that disguise, Mac's true personality shone clean through. With his friendliness, helpfulness and good humor on display, Mac is a real treasure!

Now I don't claim to know anything about Mac's heart or what his relationship is with God.

But what I do know is this. A long time ago I went from digging through the trash heap of life to seeking the treasure in God's Word. Perhaps you, too, have experienced digging around in less than the best...looking for acceptance, affection and value in a pile of trash. As for me, God's grace picked me up, dusted me off and took me on a treasure hunt. The hunt takes me through His Word where I often find nuggets and, at times, chests overflowing with treasure! God's Word is a treasure trove. Follow it and you will live a rich life. One of depth and Holy destiny.

Listen to this:

Good friend, take to heart what I'm telling you; collect my counsels and guard them with your life. Tune your ears to the world of Wisdom; set your heart on a life of Understanding, That's right-if you make Insight your priority, and won't take no for an answer, Searching for it like a prospector panning for gold, like an adventurer on a treasure hunt, Believe me, before you know it Fear-of-God will be yours; you'll have come upon the Knowledge of God (Proverbs 2:1-5).

Every Thursday I do a Thumbs Up 2 post. Of course, Mac didn't know that. The ironic thing about Mac's pose in this photo is his "thumbs-up" gesture. See it up there?

So, Mac, (even in your "trick-or-treat" trash costume) YOU are a treasure and my thumbs-up 2 you!

What treasure have you found in God's Word lately? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

My friend, Vikki, and me. Out to lunch (literally, not figuratively!)

And if you knew me well, then you'd know I like to take pictures of food. So just for grins, here is what I had at Crispers (Mac-endorsed of course!) The description is below just in case you are menu-challenged like I am...ah...but that's another post for another day.Bistro Vegetable Sandwich 5.49
Crisp lettuce, tomato, red pepper, red onion rings, crunchy cucumbers, fresh basil and spinach artichoke spread followed by smooth red pepper pesto and topped with the nutty flavor of avocado served on our hearty multigrain.


  1. Sounds yummy! Don't believe we have Crispers in Charlotte, if so, I haven't found one. My big 4-0 has me re-thinking my nutritional needs. Gotta eat fresh! But I'll wait till after my big night at Maggiano's. As you say, it's worth the waddle!

  2. One man's trash IS another man's treasure. LOL. Sweet post. Hope you had a GREAT lunch.