Techie Help To The Rescue

Remember how proud I was the other day about getting my blog up and running all on my own? Well, I found out first-hand (again) how pride goes before a fall. The very first time I tried to log back in, the log-in process wouldn’t work for me. This technologically challenged boomer broke into a sweat and began to imagine having the only one-post blog in the world. I tried a few things, ended up in my gmail, and by some fluke my blog showed up on my screen, open and ready for me to make changes. I added a few extras, closed it out, and hoped that the next time it would magically work again. It didn’t.

I won’t bore you with the whole long story, but suffice it to say that I tried everything I knew — which is not a lot but somehow took me forever :) I needed techie help. Even though they live 2 1/2 hrs. away, my first line of defense is always my daughter Kristin and her husband Shawn (I skip right over my husband because he actually comes to me for computer help!). Not only has Shawn proven to be a terrific son-in-law, he has become my techie hero as well (an all-round superb addition to the family!). This time, however, Kristin came to my rescue. After a long day at work, she got on her computer and discovered something for me to try. It worked! Thank you, Kristin! And since Shawn had an even longer day at work than you did, I’m sure he thanks you as well :)

All of this to say that occasionally we all need some help. We all have help to give, too. We each have our strengths and weaknesses, different God-given gifts and abilities. We need each other — in our marriages, families, friendships, workplaces, churches, and communities. The Bible paints a perfect picture of this when it refers to the church as a body made up of many parts, each part with its own importance. “If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? But in fact God has arranged the parts of the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be.” (1 Corinthians 12:17-18 NIV).

Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. God has gifted someone else to help you. And believe it or not, He has gifted you to help someone else. It’s a blessing either way. So go — bless and be blessed!


  1. Glad to help! But since you have a blog up and running before me, it doesn’t seem that you really need that much techie help! :)

  2. Great job! Way to go!

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