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I get angry at injustice.
Did you know that God loves justice, and it is mentioned over 500 times in the Bible? The foundation of God’s throne is righteousness and justice. According to scripture, He is displeased when there is no justice. Jesus, Himself, called it “the weightier matter.”
I’d say justice is extremely important, wouldn’t you?
Politics 2016…definitely going to be a two ring circus, complete with clowns. Ol’ Bernie is trying to make it a three ring, but I don’t think he’ll succeed. I hear crazy rumblings that both parties will be tossing in a last-minute candidate…and if they do, they’ll get what they deserve. Unfortunately, American citizens will get what they do not deserve.
I never found circuses entertaining. They are too chaotic…not unlike the world these days.
The media circus…Oh. My. Word! Can we believe even fifty percent of what news outlet clowns toss at us?
The Blogosphere…a circus! There were an estimated 152 million blogs in 2013. I expect there are several more by now. I have noticed, though, that many blogs haven’t been updated for years. You know, the ones with the web address that I want.
When your life feels as if it has become a three ring circus, you are too busy. In the long run, half of what you are holding on to won’t matter. Prioritize and let the less important things go. Family is too important and time really does zoom by.
Husbands draw a blank when he says one thing, but she hears another…he asks, “Why did you do THAT?” she hears, “You are so dumb,” and a fight begins. Heaven forbid he mention something about her clothes on a day the scales say she gained half a pound.
I draw a blank when, after all my doodling, I sit down to actually sketch something…but…nothing. I stare at that blank page until I realize I’d better go back to doodles.
I draw blanks at my computer screen, as well. All those great blog posts in my head? That’s where they still are.
Many draw a blank about Memorial Day. Memorial Day is about our men and women in the armed forces who gave the ultimate sacrifice:
625,000 Americans killed in the Civil War.
116,000 Americans killed in WWI.
405,000 Americans killed in WWII.
36,000 Americans killed in the Korean War.
58,000 Americans killed in the Vietnam War.
2,300 Americans killed in the Afghanistan War.
4,500 Americans killed in the Iraq war.
And all the other Americans killed in other wars.
It’s not just a day off work…but spending time with your family and friends is a great way to celebrate it. Remember those who sacrificed so that we can eat our barbecue, burgers and hot dogs in peace in our country.
…A teenage girl in a high school dressing room knowing at any moment a boy could walk in while she is undressed. Isn’t being a teenager hard enough?
…People demanding that everyone think/act like them. We cannot change others by rewriting history, banning words, labeling others a hater, racist, or ignorant because their religion, politics, or thought process is different.
…Trying to make everyone the same. We. All. Are. Different. And that is okay. We are males and females, and indeed, we are different. Diverse cultures make people unique, as well. No one said we have to be friends with people we don’t like or with whom we disagree, but they have just as much of a right to be themselves as we do. They just may be right, and you just may be wrong.
…Government micro-managing citizens. The United States is a Republic, and power is held by the people, not the elected officials.
…Apologizing to a country for a period of time in which they starved, tortured and killed our own people.
Countless are the times I said things I wish I hadn’t.
The countless times I’ve thought of just what to say…after the fact. It’s usually when I’m holding on to some unforgiveness, and having conversations with the offender in my head. Forgiveness is always better than one-sided conversations.
Countless comments I didn’t type, and I’m glad I didn’t. Ah, but countless are the ones I did type. Nobody has all the answers; thinking you do might make you look a little trollish. There comes a time when we need to learn when to hold ‘em and know when to fold ‘em…comments and comebacks, that is…not the Gambler’s cards.
Countless Words With Friends games I’ve won. I’ve lost a fair share, too. But, please don’t challenge me to a game and only play three letter words if you are going to publicly whine on Facebook about people who cheat when I score 200 points on you. If your best scoring word is 15 points, no one needs to cheat on you. (That’s one of the comments I didn’t type, but I did send her a private message politely explaining why I was forfeiting the game. She and I do not play WWF any longer.) Ugh…more of those one-sided conversations!
Oh, the countless fat grams, calories and carbs I’ve counted. Even more countless are all the ones I ate.
Countless blessings in my life…some I recognize daily, others I take for granted. For those I take for granted, God forgive me.
This phase of political unrest sweeping across our country is a bizarre time indeed. We have a generation of extremely self-centered people who fully believe society is indebted to them, and they are unwilling to let opposition have a voice.
But I can sense a growing hope in the midst of the chaos, proving that we aren’t going to hell in a handbasket just yet. I worry, though, that the people who are weary of Washington so desperately want change that they are putting their hope in a man who is, after all, a mere mortal like the rest of us. Placing all of our confidence in another human being usually garners disappointment.
What did we learn from recent history? I remember eight years ago, then again four years ago, when America was promised change, and voters chose our current administration. We did see change. It wasn’t the change most of us wanted, but it was definitely a change…almost a revolution, in fact.
Something I didn’t expect on the Democrat front was the opposition to Hillary Clinton. The biggest surprise from the democrats, however, was their support of an admitted socialist. I never dreamed Bernie Sanders would still be in the democrat race, just as I didn’t think Donald Trump would be the frontrunner for the Republican Party.
I halfway expect some nasty late surprise, in either or both parties. It would be a foolish gamble, I believe, but the insane choices of the people we have elected to office is disturbing.
this peculiar phase in political America.
I comfort myself by remembering God really is in control. He’s God, you know. He hears the prayers of His people, and His people are praying. The remnant. For the sake of ten, my friend.