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WOD Challenge 3-18-22 Balter Like Elaine

Any other Seinfeld fans in the house?

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As soon as I saw the meaning of today’s Word of the Day- Balter, all I could picture was Elaine in that famous scene where she is dancing to an Earth, Wind, and Fire song, and now every time I hear that song, that is all that comes to mind.

Have you ever danced with careless abandon, like no one is watching? Jay-lyn I’m talking to you, 🤣😂

Similar dance move 🤣

Seriously though, I used to be like that. So much so, that I did the high kicks and everything, thinking everyone was as into watching me as I was having the time of my life while doing it. It wasn’t until I went to a club one night with my brother that I was told I looked like a fool. I didn’t care! I definitely didn’t look like Elaine, but I DID have my own signature moves, and when I was in the service, guys always wanted to dance with me.

Maybe it was cool at the time, or maybe I was the butt of a secret joke, either way, I didn’t let it change me or the way I danced. Plenty of guys wanted pictures with me after seeing me dance, and I still have them. They don’t look like they are making fun of me as far as I can see.

To balter is to “dance clumsily with no particular skill but usually with enjoyment.” Well, I certainly enjoyed myself back then but I thought I had skills and still do. But isn’t enjoyment the bottom line, the real reason we dance to begin with? I like to think so. I sure embarrassed the heck out of my brother, though, and that kinda makes me laugh to this day.

Changing gears and speaking of my brother, yesterday, he invited me to come to his house for lunch and we ate and had a good talk…some more grief therapy for me-and maybe him-too. Then, we got into a sort of biblical conversation and as we were talking, he told me about a very cool app called Verse by Verse Ministry that you can download from the app store that “teaches you God’s word, clearly and boldly in it’s proper historical and theological context, and for the purposes God has ordained: to persuade the unbeliever of the truth of the Gospel.” I am a believer by the way, but it’s good to study the Scripture in any case.

I started on it today with the current chapter and verse, which was Mark Chapter 2:18-22. I don’t know if I want to keep going with that or dive into Revelation, but the beauty is, you can start where you want to. It’s free, and let me tell you, it breaks each scripture down to the point where anyone patient enough to get through each lesson will come away knowing more than they ever thought they would! My lesson today was around an hour long, and I really enjoyed it. I did it while I was doing my Diamond Art instead of watching something on Hulu…certainly a more wholesome choice! (not that watching Hulu is bad)

I encourage anyone who wants to learn more about the Word of God or just wants a spiritual experience to check into it. I have read the Bible, but not this way. This is studying the Bible, there’s a difference! I’m so glad my brother shared it with me, therefore, I’m excited to share it with you.

Have a spectacular weekend everyone! May you be blessed by the grace of God.

Word of the Day Challenge

2 thoughts on “WOD Challenge 3-18-22 Balter Like Elaine

  1. Dancing like no one is watching is the best!

    Thank you for sharing the verse by verse reading! If I was not doing my Bible recap right now with Christina I would totally check that out! Can you listen to it? We are listening to the Bible in chronological order and listening to a corresponding podcast for a year. We are on day 242! We are still and the Old Testament and I know the Old Testament is just as important as the new but I am eager to start reading the new. Although I keep praying for God to give me his wisdom, knowledge, and understanding as I read his word! I am actually learning a lot though, more than I think.

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