(with mega-apologies to the movie, The Exorcist*)
Susan: Florida, why did you do this to me? Please, Florida, I’m afraid!
Florida: You’re not my resident!
Janis: Don’t listen… Get inside!
Why is Susan wearing a coat just south of Tampa? We went to Bob Evans for breakfast. What did we see out on the road?
A froze palm tree.
Our air b’nb.
The Empire mistaking Ruskin, Florida for Hoth, the ice planet in the Star Wars fictional universe.
The good news is the human race can learn from nature how to survive. Kangaroos hop away from danger. Giraffes grow their necks long to reach leaves atop trees in the Serengeti. Polar bears bleach themselves white to blend in with icebergs. Down in Florida we learn from its most prolific resident.
The gecko teaches us to wear earmuffs.
Just because things seem hopeless doesn’t mean they are.
Trust God from the bottom of your heart;
don’t try to figure out everything on your own.
Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go;
he’s the one who will keep you on track.
Don’t assume that you know it all.
Run to God! Run from evil!
Your body will glow with health,
your very bones will vibrate with life!
Honor God with everything you own;
give him the first and the best.
Your barns will burst,
your wine vats will brim over.
But don’t, dear friend, resent God’s discipline;
don’t sulk under his loving correction.
It’s the child he loves that God corrects;
a father’s delight is behind all this.
*Regan: [in Karras’ mother’s voice] Dimmy, why did you do this to me? Please Dimmy, I’m afraid.
Karras: You’re not my mother!
Merrin: Don’t listen…Get out!