The Toothpick Incident

My feet are pretty flexible! Often they have been used to pick up a variety of things that have dropped on the floor.  This is especially helpful when I just don't want to bend over, or am comfortably lounging on the couch. 

The other day I noticed that a toothpick had dropped onto the floor. I questioned why my husband hadn't seen it since he uses toothpicks! Nevertheless, walking over to that little innocuous toothpick, I decided to use my foot to pick it up. 

This was a mistake! (What was I thinking?) As I grabbed the spiky beast with my toes there was instantly a sharp stinging pain between my big toe and the second toe. As I looked down, there to my surprise and honestly a little amusement was the toothpick now wedged into the skin between my toes.

Most people would quickly pull it out and never again use their feet for such a thing, however, I am a little quirky! My first thought was, "where is my camera? This would be funny for the blog!" When I realized that obtaining my camera would require hopping up the stairs, I came to my senses and pulled out the toothpick!

What I learned
Don't pick up sharp objects with your bare feet! Seems like common sense! 

Sometimes we think we know what is best without trusting God's direction. 
There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death. Proverbs 14:12

"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD. Isaiah 55:8

Sometimes we can forget Who God is
I am the LORD, your Holy One, Israel's Creator, your King. Isaiah 43:15

Sometimes we forget who we are
Yet you, LORD, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand. Isaiah 64:8



  1. The was really encouraging, its thought me to trust God's judgement and depend on Him.

  2. Really appreciate the encouragement.


Thank you for visiting, Praying that you are blessed today. Jann

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