Good morning!


If you’ve ever played a game of chess, you know it is generally a game of matching skill between two players. 
The other night that was not such the case. I took my dad to dinner to the corner cafe.  This is what I saw. A gentleman sitting alone in one of the booths playing chess. With himself.


He was not waiting for someone.  He was there alone. With his glass of tea and chess board and 32 pieces: 1 king, 1 queen, 2 rooks, 2 bishops, 2 knights, and 8 pawns set up on each side of the board. Black and white.

I have never played chess. This intrigued me. I want to learn how to play. In 2016. I shall. 🙂 Most likely just like my friend here. By myself. Off the internet. Watching a YouTube video or downloading an app. Or both. I know it’s a mind sport. I have no intention of taking it much further than understanding the rules. I can hold my own in checkers and backgammon and Pente. I want to know the basics of chess. I know it’s white against black which reminds me of good vs evil. I want to be white. I want to be on the side of the good guys or I don’t want to play at all.

That’s kind of how I look at life. I want others to know without a doubt which side I’m on. I’m not a fence rider. I may be little, but I’m fierce when it comes to knowing where I stand about most things. The only time I want to give up and lay on my side and say Checkmate is to bow at the sight of Jesus.

How about you?

Do others know where you stand?

Does Jesus?

I encourage each of you to pick a side. The winning side. The game has already been won. There is truly only one king. He’ll come riding in on His white horse.
And the world will all bow and it will be the final Checkmate.
It doesn’t take any mind games to know that!

21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Romans 12:21

Love and laughter,



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