Hiya Dear Readers,
I have to write today, because I have to share a brilliant message that I read today on FaceBook. It is written by Laura (Carlson) Elliot. Laura is the daughter of two of my very favorite people ever. This piece so eloquently expresses reason in this chaotic and often frightening time. She writes today:
“Guys. The take a knee thing started a year ago. Trump is fanning the flame to be divisive, fire up the base, and distract from other issues. Don’t fall prey. Racial justice is important. Our national defense is important. Freedom of speech is important. So is affordable health care, tax reform, immigration reform, and the little matter of impulsive national figures vainly puffing their chests with nuclear weapons at their fingertips. Stick to the issues. Work toward compromise. Love your country. Love your neighbor. Honor our military. Stand for justice. Be mature. These things are NOT mutually exclusive.
Don’t fall prey.
And Christian, remember. Our ultimate citizenship is in heaven. People are hurting. People are dying. People need the gospel. Stick to the issues.”
Did I tell you? Brilliant! A true voice of reason in this crazy time. Something to aim for. Something to hope for. The voice of reason.
On a lighter note: I am 44.2 pounds down since my stroke. I am eating way more vegetables and way less sugar. And I feel much more energy…finally! I keep hoping that as my energy increases and the summer temperatures fall, I will be able to walk again. I would love to take a walk outside every day, but all in God’s good timing. I will be patient and wait for his direction.
Soon I will write more about our planned 2018 trip to Walt Disney World. Lord willing and the creek don’t rise.
That’s it for today. Love and happy thoughts are sent your way. Meet you at the Kingdom.