Adventures AWAKE

A pithy little blog encouraging creative adventures of the Christian spirit

Simple lessons from Fred Flintstone July 7, 2009


Don’t try to take this too deep or too seriously, but we all need to lighten up our perspective from time to time. Today’s insight comes from one of my favorite childhood cartoons: The Flintstones. So just what can be learned from old Fred?Fred_Flintstone


He left Arkenstone for Bedrock – Fred needed to get away from the rut of his little world so he set out for Bedrock (see previous post). Like Fred, I need to want more.

Mr. Flintstone made his work about the rock – He worked as a bronto crane operator digging daily at Slate Rock and Gravel company. Despite his frustrating boss, Mr. Slate, in his own bumbling way Fred got it done. Whatever I’m doing, my highest calling is to “be about (the) Father’s business”, too. (Luke 2:46-52)

His daughter’s name was Pebbles – as his child, she was a “chip off the old block”. I affect those in my care. Whether it’s a child, a spouse (God bless the forever-patient Wilma), or a best friend like Barney Rubble (the name says it all), if my life is based on rock-solid Truth, those close to me will bear with me to bear witness and ultimately reflect the truth of my life. (Ephesians 2:18-20, The Message).




Want an adventure? Consider this: What bedrock do you need to get to? Is your occupation (or pre-occupation) about that? Who are you affecting with the Truth?