If You Build It…

I am linking up for the Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung over at our Five Minute Friday website. Today’s word prompt is “build.” We would love to have you join us.

“If you build it, they will come!”-from the movie Field of Dreams. Since hearing the word prompt, this quote has been replaying in my head.

The movie Field of Dreams was filmed in Dyersville Iowa. It was not very far from where I went to seminary in Dubuque. Some friends and I would go spend time at this historic site once in awhile.

I remember one time in particular when we were working our way through the corn maze answering the trivia questions along the way. The boys got bored and split off from us girls. Then they decided it would be fun to scare us and attack us with corn stalks. We laughed about how there was probably hidden cameras and we were going to get in trouble. There were no hidden cameras!

I have always loved this movie. There is something about the promise that if you build it they will come. The field is built and the baseball players do come. What are you going to build so people will come?

And a shout out I need to share: This morning, I am especially thankful for electrical workers who braved forty below zero temperatures to restore power quickly and efficiently.

20 thoughts on “If You Build It…

  1. Hooray for those workers! WOW! Hoping to stay engaged in “building” right here in my space, my home, my neck of the woods…..so that others will be desire to come. Come for encouragement, for rest, for retreat, for fellowship, to find Christ. Thanks for your post this morning!!

  2. Well, Tara, what you’ve built is…this blog. People come. We need your wisdom.

    As opposed to…(composed especially for this comment):

    Long ago I thought me wise,
    a guru of the heart,
    but life taught me otherwise
    and my wisdom was a fart.
    I thought that I could guide
    others to Nirvana,
    but I broke my ass in pride,
    slipped on a peel of banana.
    So I then called out to Christ,
    “I really want to be
    one whose words could be embraced
    helping others see!”
    And so malignancies He sent
    and grace to my heart He lent.

  3. “What are you going to build so people will come?”

    Fantastic question, Tara. I want to build solid mentoring relationships with the young ladies in my life so that they will come to know and love the Lord deeply.

  4. First off… I’m so thankful for those workers, too! Praise God for power! Secondly… my post started off thinking of the same quote –because, of course! LOL!

  5. It’s quite hard to top Andrew’s “wisdom was a fart.” Great question … I admire people who have the vision to persevere in the face of opposition and negativity. I’m proudest of my children. Not sure as a builder I kept the right angles firm and the lines plumb (is that the right terminology LOL?) but I hope I gave them a strong foundation.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.