My mother, sister, cousin, and I were fixing to eat when I took this picture. We planned to enjoy both our food and this great view of Lake Cumberland.
When we are fixing to do something, we are getting ready to do it.
In the southern United States, we often say, “fixin’ to.” However we say it, we mean we are:
- About to begin
We plan to do something. For example, we may say we are fixing to:
- Cook dinner
- Start a new semester
- Go shopping
Sometimes people rush us to do something.
- Children doing their school work
- Teens cleaning their room
- Husbands or wives working around the house
Are we fixing to do what matters most?
Will what we are fixing to do:
- Make life better?
- Help anyone?
- Have lasting value?
“You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him” (Luke 12:40 NIV).
Thanks to Carol York Patterson Brangers for the idea.
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