Sadly, today I had to choose to no longer read a certain Christian country-living blog. It wasn't a blog I read daily, but whenever I did read it, (it seemed), the author described how the old days are better than these. And how most people today don't know how to live or care for their children or do anything 'right,' actually.
Once she saw young people shopping for 'green products' and she stated they were only doing that because it was a fad, not because of any personal convictions about the environment. She wrote that months ago and it still horrifies me... To judge motives of strangers like that! And well, too many posts were like that one. I've felt for months I should let that blog go, but I kept giving her blog one more try... and one more try because I do like the way she writes (just not often the what).
I don't care to read blogs, even Christian ones, where the author concentrates on what is going wrong in our world. Don't we already know what is wrong? Isn't that what the nightly news tells us each evening? Don't we get enough bad news from the newspaper, from online and from just living Life?
I need blogs which point out the creative ways in which God is moving upon hearts and in neighborhoods. He's still alive, He still touches us with His compassion and hope and He still spreads that compassion and hope through us to others who so need it.
I want to be reminded of how good God is, not of how bad His children can sometimes be. And for those of you still there on my blog list, I thank you for reminding me of just that.