Posted by on March 4, 2014


(The snow threw me just a tad, plus a weekend road trip and my schedule not being normal, so I’m a day behind this week. Here’s Miscellaneous Monday’s post!)


Last week, I was struggling with something on my website. I couldn’t get a picture sized correctly. It was huge, and I needed it smaller. I resized and picmonkeyed and tried everything I could think of, but nothing worked. As soon as I pressed insert, it was the same unreasonable size.


I was very frustrated.


It didn’t make any sense, and I had exhausted all my problem-solving ideas.



I even asked for help from some of my clever friends. But nothing worked.


Miscellaneous Monday - Scroll Down 1And then. . .


I scrolled down.


I scrolled down and found out that there’s this little drop-down menu that lets me pick which size I want the picture to be.


Isn’t that handy?


Now, I wish I could say this is the first time I have failed to scroll down or across when I needed more information, but it isn’t. You might think I would know to look for that little bar to see if there’s more to the window than I’m seeing on my computer screen, but nope. I just get so caught up in what I’m doing, and I expect it all to be right there in front of me with arrows and bows and a special note guiding me to the drop-down box of choices .


I do that with life too.


I assume things.


I assume that what I know is the whole picture, but that’s rarely the case.


I assume that if I need it, it will just appear, and I won’t miss it. 


You know what happens when we assume, right?


Well, evidently scrolling down in life can be super helpful also. 


Because when we scroll down, we find that we are not alone, that there’s more than what we immediately see, and that sometimes things don’t have to be as hard as we make them out to be. Sometimes the answer we’re looking for is already there. We just aren’t looking in the right place.


So, here’s a gentle reminder to slow down, take a good, long look at the screen of your life, and scroll down. You may discover that you’re not alone and that God has already given you the answer. 


Do you ever forget to scroll down?

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Fred Larmore
Fred Larmore
10 years ago

This is brilliant, Mary Beth. So timely for so many, especially me. Thanks.

Cynthia Howerter
Cynthia Howerter
10 years ago

Profound. Thanks, Mary Beth, for letting me ponder my approaches in numerous areas of my life.


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