Skip to main content

Upcoming Long Weekend [for me]

For I am the Lord, I change not; -Malachi 3:6a

I haven't posted to this blog in some days because I have been so very busy. In my last post, I mentioned that my boss had died after a lengthy battle with a cancer of the blood. We are all dealing with the sadness and aftermath of that experience. I do have a hope, however, that he left this world for a better place with Jesus. He may have made that decision as his life concluded.

The situation at work continues to be rough (as I know it will be for some time to come) as we struggle to pick up the pieces and put everything back together again. As we all know [who have been on this planet for some time] nothing remains the same. Things in this world are constantly changing. In that regard, I am reminded of how grateful I am for the One who never changes.

Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. -James 1:17 (NASB)

I am leaving here shortly for a long weekend away enjoying the fall color of the Berkshire mountains in Massachusetts with my wife, brother and sister-in-law. In fact, we will be spending a couple of nights with them. That will be different-- and I am looking forward to a couple of days away and a change of scenery. One of the things I will miss is going to the church we have been attending with our new found family of believers that go there. We are impressed with the warm, welcoming attitude which we have experienced there. However, we will attend my brother's church in Southwick and the folks there seem to be really nice. I am pleased that he has found something he is comfortable with where the Lord and His Word are honored.

This is supposed to be one of the nicest foliage seasons in a few years. Hopefully, I will get lots of decent pictures and will post a couple of them here.

Has anyone noticed that I have completely avoiding commenting on the recent Democratic debate (or the previous Republican events)? All I can say is I try to keep the fact that God is in charge in the front of my mind! Keep praying for America!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Just a bit of DISGUST...

I've got to admit I expected more from the do-nothing body we call Congress with its GOP majority at present. Instead, we got more of the same old tired rhetoric we have been getting for the past 7+ years now about how terrible Obamacare is.

The plan they managed to produce after all this time (Paul Ryan's) is not much better than what is in place and apparently leaves a lot of middle-class people financially screwed. I understand it polled with a 17% approval rate. All I know is the many votes over the past few years to repeal it were nothing more than political grandstanding --  a waste of time and taxpayer money. All the Republicans seem to be able to do is criticize and come up with little to offer themselves. They cannot even seem to reach a consensus among themselves (a problem they have had as long as I can remember).

Personally, I have felt for a long time that they should simply fix what is in place so it works better and offers more flexibility with lower costs. I th…

Think, not react...

The 'action-reaction' scenario that has been playing out between progressives and conservatives is a situation that is becoming increasingly counter-productive and harmful. This is obviously not something new; the battle between left and right has been raging for a long time and those flames were also well-fanned by the previous administration and ineffective congress. Sadly, what happens is a loss of focus on issues that we should be working together to solve and increase in counter-productive squabbling. The level of immaturity being witnessed as coming from our 45th president is unfortunate. Less use of Twitter would serve him better, provided he actually took the time to build better relationships with key figures in the media. Some of it has been nothing short of childish and the sort of thing I might have engaged in as a 12 year old, were Twitter in existence then.

President Trump's tendency to engage in knee-jerk reactions is unfortunate. A case in point is his exec…

Remembering Why

I was watching Bill O'Reilly this evening as he interviewed Tony Orlando, who has agreed to perform at the Armed Services Ball. Not only is he doing it for the veterans, he is doing it for America -- out of respect for our tradition of a peaceful transfer of power. He made it clear that, had Hillary won and asked him to perform, he would do the same. It is not a partisan thing. It's about America, not an individual. Bravo, Tony. A true patriotic American.