Since Sep 14, 1998
I know God exists, and that He created all, because
- cats purr
- zebra longwings have red dots on their undersides
- of Gaudi-esque passionflowers, fuschias, ...(insert your favorite)...
- of our sense of humor (FR being great showcase)
What our liberal leaders want for us:
As Emerson wrote, "All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen."
Despite man's best efforts -- and they are really outdoing themselves in these obvious efforts to effect evil and chaos right now -- I can be at peace within myself because and only because God is over all. I am, or will be, able to be content regardless of circumstances (as Paul wrote); able to be flexible and to find joy in nature's tiniest details. Btw, yes, I expect to have this assertion tested.
All of Romans 8 fits our present situation, but in particular verses 37 - 39:But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.
For I am convinced that neither death, nor life,
nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come,
nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing,
will be able to separate us from the love of God,
which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
I am convinced that in the worst situation, God -- knowing me as He does! :o) -- will provide some detail, some new insect or a tiny flower in the most improbable place to bring me, if not joy, then at least a reminder of His Providence both internally and externally.
I remind myself of these facts in the midst of the chaos and sorrow. I "pray without ceasing" (because I am human, and I must!); "in prayer and petition for all the saints", for those who seek Him (Heb 11: 7), and yes, for leaders at all levels and those crazy and downright evil situations they put us into.
Consider the universe in a grain of sand, or in the most humble "weed" -- in this case, not only nectar, but also larval plant for the White peacock, the Buckeye, and the Phaon crescent. ...and it makes a dandy ground cover....and btw, (untreated) dollarweed and Spanish needles are edible.
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Benghazi. 41 lives IGNORED by obama and minions. Obvious in-our-faces media coverup.
Electorate chooses the pirate flag (TigersEye imagery). What if we all demanded our obamaphones?
We are in uncharted waters.
AAACH! The FR eagle and the Bush in Santiago clip have vanished into the cybermist!
Thanks always, Jim
ABOVE: Terri Schiavo responding to her mother's care and teasing.
BELOW: Terri responding to requests to open her eyes -- by opening them very wide indeed.
"A person with a 'profoundly atrophied' brain needs profound care and love. Terri did not die from an atrophied brain.
She died from an atrophy of compassion on the part of her estranged husband
and those who helped him to have her deliberately killed."
Frank Pavone, Priests For Life.
While Terri Schiavo was being denied food and water, our FL state senators were reminded by Jim King about a free luncheon, and -- unbelievable irony -- debated cock fighting. Hey, can't be cruel to living creatures, dontcha know.
We need always to be reasonably and prudently prepared, whether for a hurricane or worse. Start with at least 3 days (acc. to Red Cross and gov't preparedness websites), go from there as you perceive the need.
"The proof that we are rightly related to God is that we do our best whether we feel inspired or not." -- Oswald Chambers; from jagusafr home page
"Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act." -- Dietrich Bonhoeffer; from bayouranger home page
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