Custard’s First Stand . . .

On Friday night, I finally felt hope after a long time without it.
Unfortunately during this crisis, I’ve struggled to find anything to write about. Part of it was that I perceived I had nothing new or enlightened to say. The other part was the creative section of my brain just hasn’t been “feeling it” the last month or two.

Anyway, back to Friday night. So myself, my daughter, and my Golden Retriever (who has been living her dream life since the virus hit) – got into the car and headed to our local Andy’s Frozen Custard to reward ourselves for whatever reason. When we arrived, I felt a tiny spark of light inside my heart. 

We had to wait for our turn behind five cars in the drive-through – people were out supporting the economy in a small but powerful way.

The four workers were hustling and bustling inside to fill orders – people were at work again.

A “Now Hiring” sign was prominently displayed – people are hiring.

The walk-up counter was open – people were in groups talking (while practicing social distancing of course).

And finally, when we drove away. I kid you not – the drive-through line was at least twelve to fifteen cars deep! I had a brief flashback to the final scene of Field of Dreams.

There was hope. Community, socializing, work, business transactions, and happiness were all prominently on display at that little custard stand. 

And this hope will not lead to disappointment . . . (Romans 5:5)

Thanks for reading – the creative gene is slowly making a comeback 🙂

Blessings,

Dave 🙂

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About David Rische

Christian, husband, father, grandfather, principal, teacher, writer and encourager. David lives in Keller, Texas and has been in public education for over 19 years. He enjoys family time, biking, reading, NFL and MLB, magic, board games, movies and making people laugh.
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7 Responses to Custard’s First Stand . . .

  1. Vicki McElroy says:

    Andy’s is the best!!! What is your go to item there?

    Sent from my iPhone

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  2. Joe Arciniega says:

    Thanks David. Glad your creative genes are returning. I always enjoy and inspiration!
    Stay safe & patient. Normalcy is in sight!

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  3. Gail Rissche says:

    This, too, shall pass…..:) 🙂

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  4. Kelly Davisson says:

    God is so good. He gives us hope just when we need it the most. ❤

    Kelly Davisson

    On Sat, Apr 25, 2020 at 12:17 PM Still Waters Blog by David Rische wrote:

    > David Rische posted: ” On Friday night, I finally felt hope after a long > time without it. Unfortunately during this crisis, I’ve struggled to find > anything to write about. Part of it was that I perceived I had nothing new > or enlightened to say. The other part was the creative” >

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  5. Sandra Waters says:

    Good one Dave!❤️

    Sent from my iPhone

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