Saturday, November 21, 2015


We've had some beautiful sunsets and sunrises lately. I love the brushstrokes in this sky.

It's been a week of ups and downs. I drank too much coffee on Wednesday and had a rant on fakebook. I was inundated with one too many political re-posts from 'friends' and I flipped out. On one hand, I'm still trying to deal with my embarrassment for hurting people's feelings with my bluntness. On the other hand, I'm tired of feeling used by 'Friends' and their political propaganda agendas, both left and right. I know all about the little arrows to hide this and block that, but seriously...? The bottom line is; I'm not on fakebook to talk politics. I just want to see posts of rainbows and puppies... and photos of grandchildren.

Yesterday was half a day spent cleaning up after someone who wasn't feeling too well. I won't say any more on that subject.

On a happy note, the kids are all coming home for Thanksgiving! They'll begin to arrive this weekend and trickle in through Wednesday. Our texts this week all began with, "I'm so excited!!"

We will have as many as five different countries and four faiths represented by the guests at our table this year, including Muslim and Hindu. We will celebrate our commonalities and ignore our differences. If only the world could do the same. Our Christianity is something we must live. It is should be evidenced in our every inhale and exhale. It is a gift we've been given to be able to live this way; it's for anyone who desires it. Sure, we fall short (and offend people on fakebook) but we have such a forgiving God! Every single day I am thankful I am forgiven through Christ on the Cross, once and for all eternity.


  1. I sort of wanted to read the post that sent you over the edge! :) I actually admire you for doing that - don't be embarrassed.

    And it's lovely that they're all trickling in this week - so nice. Happy Thanksgiving, my friend.

  2. I so agree with you about the political carp on Facebook. I do not think Christ is a democrat or a republican. He is perfect; he is Christ. We do fail often to be like him, but the point is to keep trying and trying, so that we can make this world a better, more peaceful place, and that absolutely does mean treating everyone with love - people of different faiths, cultures, and backgrounds - everyone!

    I am so glad your family is arriving. Family is the best gift.

  3. Well, I'm not falling asleep as I hoped I would. Good reading here. Facebook is so very different than I thought it was going to be. Every time I look at it I say " this is enough", but there are seemingly to many people I enjoy there. I have to reevaluate it all the time. The political stuff ruins all the cute pictures I see...