Dec 16, 2012

God, Save Us

We live in a fallen world.  The Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy only adds to the darkness.  Today we sang about Hosanna in the highest, and our pastor explained that Hosanna literally means God, save us.  He is our light in this dark world.  I am filled with emotions after watching non-stop coverage of the Newtown tragedy.  Our country has turned their backs on God, and following the events on Friday, many have realized the need for our Savior.  Now, more than ever, we are longing for Jesus.  We are a chosen people, and God gives favor to those who love Him.  Second Chronicles 7:14 says "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land." We have a long way to go.

Liza Long's post about her son is the most chilling and desperate cry of help.  As I read it, I felt her fear and her pain.  There are more and more young people who are plagued by disorders and illnesses, and doctors do not have the answers.  While I have seen the photos, the vigils, and the President's speeches, I am hoping the media is careful not to glorify the killer by giving him a memorable exit.  I believe our society must to pay more attention to the mental health of the children and young adults instead of simply banning guns. 

Dec 1, 2012

No Post November

Mostly on accident, I have not posted in six weeks.  Life got in the way, so here is the month all wrapped up!

A: All the trees finally changed to their beautiful autumn hues, along with the cool weather.
B: I turned 27, which was easier than I thought.
C: Holiday snowflakes, greenery, twinkle lights, and Christmas trees fill the villages.
D:We practiced parenting...
E: I spent Thanksgiving with the seven people I knew and 32 of my husband's aunt's in-laws.  Whew.
F: Paper whites--now they have tripled in height!
G: Margaret helped me string snowflakes on the porch.  They are hard to see, but in person it is magical.
H: I am no good at horseshoes, but it certainly passes the time out on the farm.
I: Our quadruple layers got us through the Iron Bowl this year.