Improvise. We learn to Improvise from an early age. If you don't have the proper tool, make something else work. If you can't afford the "going thing", don't despair, Improvise. You know, the "cardboard in your shoe" type of thing, to keep the water out going to school. I remember when, "Brill Cream", for men's hair, was popular. "a little dab will do you", "they'll love to put there fingers in your hair!" Of course we couldn't afford that luxury, but that sure sounded fun! But "Improvise" kicked in, and I found that a dip in the pan of left over "bacon-greese" made it look almost the same. Well no girls ran their fingers through my hair, but I had dogs that followed me all the way to school....A great thing, that Improvise. You might remember in the 60's when the "white Levi's" first came out. My sister Vicki, was growing up and got a job at the Concession stand at Harmon park, she bought her a pair of those. They were for girls, and had the zipper on the side. I wanted a pair of White Levi's so bad, that Improvise showed up and I talked her into letting me wear them to school. Although the zipper on the side was a little problem, but I just left my shirt un-tucked, it was worth trouble. But I was thinking that there are some things we can't afford to improvise with. The Word for example. I've heard it told me many times, concerning some Bible doctrine, "That's non-essential to salvation." or simply, "that's non-essential." I'm not wanting to sound mean or smart, but "..all scripture was given by the inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, instruction in righteousness".. (II TIMOTHY 3:16-17); and, another place in the bible, it says that "..for this prophesy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spoke as they were moved upon by the Holy Ghost.." So, just a thought; when you feel like something in the Word is non-essential, why don't you ask the Holy Ghost if what He wrote is "non-essential". Yes, some things may seem not to be essential to salvation, but they are essential to something. One doctrine by itself, may not seem to be much, but doctrine "builds upon itself". One thing leads to another; the little revelations build to greater understandings and so on, if that makes any sense. An old analogy might make it a little clearer: "for want of a nail, the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe, the horse was lost; for want of the horse, the rider was lost; for want of the rider, the message was lost; for want of the message, the battle was lost; all for the want of a nail." Ok, so I like improvise, but not when it comes to this precious Word. Love you all.