Thursday, April 23, 2009

Doom and Gloom with a Silver Lining

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

Senate passed the Give Act.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/03/18/house-readies-passage-volunteerism-critics-pricey-forced-service/


Abortion


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."