Monday’s: Ducks

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all to the glory of God

I Corinthians 10:31

Idiom:  have / get one’s ducks in a row
• get well prepared or organized for something that’s going to happen

During yesterday’s early, foggy walk I saw a string of turkeys waltzing down the road. This growing family continued cruising down the middle like a car would, until I drew neater to them. Finally they headed to the corn field where breakfast awaited them. The event had me considering certain phrases we use in our conversation with others. I thought of “get your ducks in a row” and wondered of it’s origin.

The most popular idea, from the phrase “get your ducks in a row”, was that it came from the world of bowling. I had to laugh. I would have thought it was from hunting fowl. Early bowling pins were often shorter and thicker than modern pins. They were named duck pins and would be manually set in place between bowling rounds. The bowling pins needed to be organized in their proper place before the next bowler. Therefore, organize the pins for the next person.

What are your plans for the week? Are your ducks, or should I say turkeys, all in a row? Does part of that planning include things God wants you to do? Whatever we do should be for His glory.

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