I went to start my car to go to work this morning. It didn’t start. We just took it to get fixed yesterday! So I found myself standing outside in the 0° F weather using several (maybe not so) Christian cuss words. After the frustration subsided, I was overcome with nostalgia. Maybe when you were a teenager getting your license you had rich parents who could buy you a fancy new Volvo or Saab or something but that certainly was not my situation. My first car, i mean van, was a standard transmission 1988 Plymouth Grand Voyager. It was a real piece, but I loved that van! I spent many cold mornings in the driveway yelling at it for not starting, but it was certainly a love hate thing. The engine eventually caught on fire sitting in a parking lot and the old van was sadly taken to the junkyard, but for those 8-10 months I drove it, that van gave me my first taste of (ill-used) freedom. Do you have fond memories of your first car? Did it inspire you to cuss up a storm (Christian or otherwise)? Tell us about it and you could win this set of 8 postcards:
I got a really great response to my Christian Cuss Word Flowchart which I was really happy about. I think it is good to look at ourselves sometimes and see the silliness of some of our opinions and actions. Well, in light of that response, I thought it may be fun to have a little contest. So, here’s the plan:
- Leave a comment on this post
- In that comment share about your first car
- If I get at least ten entries over the next two weeks (ending 2/25) I will put the entrants names in a hat and randomly select one
- That person will get a set of eight postcards with the Christian Cuss Word Flowchart
So, yeah, have fun and good luck.
*BONUS: if I get over 25 entrants I will up the prize to a mug… so tell your friends!