A Cat in a Hat


“What do you want to be when you grow up?”

 ©Jeanne E Webster

The age-old question has been bandied about lately and got me to wondering.  I chewed on this for a while and came up with a few possibilities.

1.  A preacher

2.  Professional writer of inspirational topics for women

3.  A chef

4.  An astronomer

The thought process sifted through the diversified hats above and came out like so:

A preacher—not likely; have little public speaking experience, little counseling exposure, not sufficient learning in preacher hood.   Probably a definite no.



A professional writer of topics to inspire women—strong possibility here.  I am older but can still think and write, have had much experience writing and exposure to some dynamics of becoming a successful writer, love to write, inner need to minister to women, comfortable with presenting the gospel to women of all ages.  This hat is pretty close to what I would want to wear when I grow up.




A chef—I love to cook!  I like to feel food, eat food, look at food, experiment with food, food is cool!  I would make a good chef if I were younger.  No longer have the stamina for schooling and training in the fine art of classical cooking.  Most likely a no. 



An astronomer—I would have loved to enter college and study for the wonder-filled topic of astronomy.  Space intrigues me, draws me like a magnet, spins my thinking cap around and around, always points me toward home to heaven, but is too little too late for grasping the dynamics of this detailed topic.  A definite no but only because I am too old and college is too expensive.

So sifting through the above choices, it appears being a professional writer is what I want to be when I grow up.  Sounds good.  Maybe I’ll get there in a few years.

How about you?  When you grow up, what do you want to be?  I’d really like to know.  Really.  So give it some thought and share with us here or write me solo on my email.  Shalom.

Grow Up!



©Jeanne E Webster


Micah 6:8 He has shown thee, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of thee?…but to do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with thy God.


Do:  act, live, perform

Justly:  honestly, truthfully, morally

Do justly = live honestly and morally


Love:  care for, have heart for, be passionate about

Mercy:  kindness, gentleness, forgiveness, empathy

Love mercy = live with a passionate kindness


Walk:  live, follow, trail, enjoin

Humbly:  lowly, realistic, truly

Walk humbly = live humbly before your Creator, knowing you are but dust and He is the I AM


Trying to follow all three steps every day of your life will be  hard, difficult, trying, a struggle and impossible!

On the other hand, as we fade away physically, we must take on spirituality.  Don’t be disheartened!  The physical body will fail you; God knows that.  Just keep winning more battles than you lose.  Learn…grow…take on spiritual muscle.  The Spirit wins hands down!

It’s an exercise–growing pains, so to speak.  As we shed our physical body with its frailness and carnality, we take on grace, power, and might from almighty God. 

While it is day, let go… grow up!