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?


Was George Washington — or God — unclear? July 3, 2009


“I am sure that never was a people, who had more reason to acknowledge a Divine interposition in their affairs, than those of the United States; and I should be pained to believe that they have forgotten that agency, which was so often manifested during our Revolution, or that they failed to consider the omnipotence of that God who is alone able to protect them.”

~ George Washington, 1st President of the United States of America


Want an adventure? Pray for our nation today — that we would represent the integrity, commitment, purpose and love which we were established upon, both within and beyond our borders. Pray for Truth.

Happy 4th of July.
We are blessed in order to be a blessing.