Sunday, February 15, 2015

Love vs. Glitter Hate Mail

"But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you..."   ...Matthew 5:44


Speaking of sending Valentine's (yesterday's post), awhile ago did you read about the Australian-based company which began selling envelopes of glitter for you to send anonymously to your enemies (or 'frenemies')?

Eegads. Seems lots of people hate lots of other people, for the company immediately became swamped with orders. Within days, the creator got sick of the whole thing and put his business up for sale.

Turns out, he wasn't even the first with this idea--another older company says they'll gladly accept your orders to send glitter hate mail and no way are they gonna stop providing such a lucrative service. They're prepared for millions of orders if necessary.

Good grief. Yet one more sign of the times.

And you know? This, below, is partly why I'll keep sending friendly Valentines each year:

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."

Whenever we do the good which God asks of us, we--even unknowingly-- stop a sort of Evil Gate from opening wide, all the way. It's as though we help keep it, if not shut, then partially-closed a bit longer, holding back the full force from escaping.

But only if we do our God-given part.

Whatever He asks us to do is important, vital and meaningful in the grand scheme of Life. And we won't even realize the full importance until we reach Heaven, thus, we keep walking by obedience rather than feelings. By faith rather than sight.

At least, that's how I see it.


Our Buffalo weather outlook this week. Oh dear! 

Color me thankful that I took my own advice and stocked-up on groceries, for who knows when I'll get over to the supermarket. And color me especially grateful that both Target and WalMart deliver canned cat food right to my pretty red door!  :)

A typical late afternoon, below. Sometimes I close the curtains early because I just can't bear to look anymore. heh.


Uh-oh! I just now heard from Tom that he was up sick all night and still isn't well today. Whenever I ask you all to pray with me, miracles seem to happen, so if you'd pray for Tom this time, we would both appreciate it much! Thank-you...


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lorie said...

Sending up prayers for Tom.

Anonymous said...

Debra, Prayers for Tom and also for you. I'm praying that Tom will feel better very soon, and that you won't have any weather related problems or power outages during the nasty winter storms you've been having. You're a smart cookie (as my mother always used to say!) for stocking up prior to the bad weather!

Pam said...

Tom's recovery is on my list. You, too, as you brave the storm. Hopefully, you can stay warm and safe, inside, until the worst is over. We've had 7 inches of fresh snow in the last 12 hrs, and more expected. I'm stocked up, too!!:)

Robin in New Jersey said...

Hi Debra, I pray Tom is better today, which is probably already tomorrow in Africa!

Glitter bombs~~I have never heard of them before. How nasty.

We are experiencing the same cold weather here. I think it's blowing across from Buffalo to us here in Jersey. The wind was awful over the weekend. Church was canceled yesterday due to high winds and below zero temps!

Stay safe!