Friday, July 18, 2014

Two Mug Morning

Well this post will only prove that everything around here is subject to change — time of posting for example. 
< insert wry, sheepish grin >

John has just left, kissing me lightly on the forehead as he always does before walking out the door. I thanked him for our time together. It was a two-coffee mug morning while we sat here discussing what God has been showing us, Israel, children on our country's doorstep, and now on New England's. There were some weepy moments and a prayerful attitude. We don't know the answers to all these dilemmas, but we know The One Who does. We have to leave it with Him and do what He says in any given situation. We find our hearts softening even as our resolve hardens. We are no fans of the current administration and think that much of the chaos goes on by intent and design. Yet we know that God Himself is in control.

Watching tv with John is interesting. He makes me laugh (I like gallows humor). Last night, we were watching C-SPAN when someone commented that Honduras has the highest murder rate on the continent. John said, "No, that would be Chicago." Amusing unless one lives there.

We are blessed to live in a relatively calm area of the country. Aside from the difficulties that go on with an imported group of people who have no intention of assimilating, we are "out of the fray." We choose not to subject ourselves to that corner so what was once "ours" has become "theirs."

Scripture asks us this: Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned? (Proverbs 6:27) I'd add, can a country? Praying for those in responsible positions to make the right choices and praying for the children caught in the middle — it's the best thing we can do. (We also support those whom we trust, write letters, educate ourselves [hence the tears this morning], and make phone calls.) And we are listening for that trumpet! 

I am closing comments today as I do when I discuss anything political. The reason? I don't want anyone to become a target for anybody or thing. It's really that simple. If you have any comments, feel free to email me. 

A blessed day to you...

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