Feb. 4, 2016

Good answer! Good answer!

My family has been selected to audition for Family Feud. Eeeeeeeek! (That’s me screaming!) Can you believe it? We are so excited! That’s not exactly true – a few of us are excited; a few of us are rolling our eyes but willing to go along with the rest of the family.

I’m practicing shouting out really quick answers. On one hand, I think I will make a really good “Fast Money” player for our team. On the other hand, being able to answer quickly (one of my strengths) does not always result in our best answer. Yep. I can hear some of you laughing out there.

The Bible tells us in Proverbs 15:1 that “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” On Family Feud, you have to think on your feet and shout out your initial thoughts. In life, a really good answer is one where we think before we speak. We ponder. I like that word “ponder.” We put a great deal of thought behind each and every word. Otherwise, our hasty words can make things worse instead of better.

During the audition, we will encourage one another with the typical, “Good answer! Good answer!” Family Feud response. In life, God is encouraged when we really make our answer a good one by hesitating in an effort to keep the peace.

With my ability to respond quickly, I’ve got this Family Feud thing down to an art. I won’t ask if you agree. <Smile>