Thursday, April 23, 2009

Doom and Gloom with a Silver Lining

Things that make me so sad... (and mad!)

Senate passed the Give Act.


Things that frighten me...

"If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you." (John 15:19)
"On the other hand, the Republican operatives, led by former Senate Majority Leader Dick Armey’s Freedomworks organization, have been able to tap into a permanent anti-tax minority that, along with religious conservatives, libertarians, and other fringe groups, anchors the right wing of the GOP. These “drown government in a bathtub” zealots don’t need a logical reason to protest taxes, they are against them on principle. Though constantly praising their good fortune for living in “freedom,” they believe they have little obligation to support — through taxes — the nation that makes their life possible."           From a columnist in our local paper. 
I'm not ready to be called a zealot or an anarchist. But it's coming...

Things I am thankful for...

My hope is in Jesus!

Isaiah 55:9  For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
John 14:18  I will not leave you comfortless
Hebrews 13:5   Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
Sent to me from a dear friend via FaceBook.

I am thankful that I am not facing these things alone. God goes before me and He gave me a faithful husband and dear friends to share the burden.

1 comment:

Becky said...

Aren't you thankful for that silver lining? : )

I've been singing the old hymn "Solid Rock" a lot lately and trying to remember that "all other ground is sinking sand."