From Pitiful to Purposeful ( Board Games)

Posted: July 26, 2013 in Wicked Pissah

As you probably know, I’m known as the Game Boy Geek and I love playing and reviewing board games. Nerd alert (whooop whooop whooop)! Some people have wondered why I spend so much time playing board games and think it’s down right pitiful. Well, in addition to using and exercising your brain for healthy development, and using it a for creative and mathematical thinking, it gets people away from the electronic gizmos they are tied to, puts them in front of you and it’s great fun human interaction. Human Interaction? What’s that? Oh it’s something we used to do before iPhones and iPads came out, Son…..

I often get asked from people ” How do you find your purpose in life? Where do you find it?” I usually reply with “stop spending so much time looking for your purpose and start living it.” Almost all the time your purpose is right under your nose. It’s going to be in the areas you have a strong passion and/or God has gifted you with. Immerse yourself in those, and your purpose will become obvious.

In last week’s blog I talked about how our house guest overheard us talking about the kids we sponsor and it inspired him to also sponsor one that night. Well right after that, he saw one that said his favorite activity is “Playing Board Games”.

Has anyone heard of a country in Africa called Chad? Oh good. I’m  not the only one feeling like an idiot 🙂

chad-africa

Anyway, as we looked further, we found that about 80% of the kids there had “Playing Board Games” listed as their favorite activity. So I felt the urge to sponsor one. Meet Narcisse.

narcisse

Since I now review board games for the Dice Tower, I have an interesting opportunity to get my hands on more board games than you can shake a stick at (over 600 get reviewed each year). I have contacted World Vision, and they indeed are very open to getting donated games after we review them and send them to the village in Chad Africa for the kids to play with.

Maybe someday if/when Denise and I go there, we will have an instant bond, and who knows what other larger and more dire needs we might see there that we could help fill (bathrooms, running water, etc).

Only God can take something that seems pitiful to some, and make it a blessing to others beyond belief.

Just remember “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”

Formula of the Week

Pitiful = Purposeful with God

Question of the Week

What is something that God used for a blessing to others that most people would have overlooked? Drop a comment and let us know!

Comments
  1. Gary says:

    So very cool! God will only continue to use your passion to bless the lives of others near and far 🙂

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