Covering my angst with the soothing wisdom from my mother's prayer journals

A Spring Break Visit: Captain America, Discovery Park and a Treasure Hunt



Two weeks ago one of our grandsons came for Spring break. The school district ran ahead of the calendar so the weather required us to spend Monday and Tuesday inside playing Monopoly and watching movies. One was the action packed Captain America.

This WW I hero has an experience that enhances his abilities and extends his life to the present time. He possesses a special shield that rests in a holster on his back at the ready should he need protection from an enemy assault.

Wednesday, the weather was perfect for a trip to Union City and a visit to Discovery Park of America.  It is aptly named. We made a multitude of discoveries about outer space, the sinking of the Titanic, the military, vintage automobiles, geology and ecology. We only had a day so we will make more discoveries another time.

Thursday was rainy, and we decided to spend it inside Butler’s Antique store. Fearing that might sound awful to a ten-year old, I described our outing as a Treasure Hunt.

Before picking up my friend who joined us, I told Maston (the grandson) that I felt comfortable letting him roam freely in the antique store and challenged him to search high and low until he found something special for the money he had in his pocket.

Taking my advice, he burst through the front door like Indiana Jones looking for the lost tomb. When he resurfaced twenty minutes later, he was the proud owner of some impressive loot and money to spare. Apparently he’d done a little haggling with the proprietor.

Tired and hungry after our adventure, we took a lunch break and Googled his find. It was selling on Ebay for twice what he paid.

After lunch we had time and money for another stop, and that’s where he unearthed the Captain America shield. Our outing was a success and we headed home.

The rest of the break sped by.  I sat down for my quiet time the following Monday and read Psalms 91:4,

“His truth shall be your shield”.

Images of Captain America flashed through my mind. Raising his magnificent shield, he warded off any attack: throwing it, he knocked out foes; resting in the holster, it protected his back; just knowing he possessed such a weapon gave him confidence.

God, in His infinite wisdom, provides a shield of protection for is children. With it, we can withstand any attack the enemy launches against us.

In her journal Mother wrote, “Doing the impossible is everyday business with God.”


Author: marymcleary

Grateful for so many things, especially the peace He gives and the opportunity to tell it to my kids, grandkids and anyone else who wants to listen. Many read my first book In My Mother's Words, and I have recently published my second book, Heart Whispers from the Old Testament. Both are the result of the prayer journals my mother gifted me her last Christmas. Those journals were full of the wisdom of a Faith Walker and had to be shared.

4 thoughts on “A Spring Break Visit: Captain America, Discovery Park and a Treasure Hunt

  1. As always you see God”s hand in everything.


  2. Even the rain is ordained by God for His specific purpose. That one was for you and your grandson. There’s a business man in the makin’!

    It’s good to catch up. Your mother’s words never cease to inspire and remind me of how wonderful and sovereign our Father really is.


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