Wednesday, August 05, 2015
What's Whirling 'Round My Brain Today
When we first moved to Hobbit Cottage, Tom was out of work and we had 'baby cable'. I'd wake up early, make my hot chocolate and upstairs, watch the Canadian show, Steven and Chris (we live just a handful of miles from the Canadian border--did you know that?).
Anyway, I knew the two men, Steven and Chris, were a couple, but I liked and appreciated them and their decorating/style talents and health tips. Chris, especially, could crack me up and make me laugh out loud at 5:30 am--no easy feat, that. Tom would wake up and I'd tell him the hilarious things Chris said. And I'd pray for Steven and Chris, that they'd come to know Jesus.
But later we got 'real cable' and I watched the local news while helping Tom get ready for his new job. It's been awhile since I've watched Steven and Chris.
Then this morning I read that, on Monday night, Chris was found dead in a Toronto alleyway. No other details are being released at this time.** Oh wow. This puts a pall over my morning and makes me sad on many different levels. And sad for Steven and their families.
I'm grateful I prayed years ago, though, when God nudged me to. Oh, the responsibility once we've fallen into the hands of the living God. How costly to ones very soul, over time, to ignore His nudges. How weighty all the things we could have done, but didn't.
Remember the big hutch Tom bought? Here's a photo of it in our office:
I'd planned to place some of my collectibles behind the glass, but turns out it had room only for Tom's car collection and a few African souvenirs. Yet that's ok, honestly, because it all looks 300% better than the shelves we had there before. And also, the bottom cupboards have room for some of my emergency supplies.
Speaking of which, I'm not sure where I've been that I didn't hear this till yesterday, but tons of people, Christian and non, are forecasting a major economic collapse in September or soon after (you'll find pages and pages of links there). Yes, next month. You know, having to do with the biblical Shemitah thing and the previous economic history of our own Country.
Now, I have felt an urge to speed-up my emergency preparedness, so I'm glad I obeyed that. And of course, perhaps nothing will happen after all--and if so--then we can all have a hearty laugh while Tom and I happily eat from our stocked shelves.
So do what God leads you to, of course. I simply wanted to mention this bit of news, just in case. The 'responsibility of falling into the hands of God' thing again and holding nothing back which may help others.
An article I found super interesting? Things You Must Do Before Economic Collapse. The author gave specific details about how people survived The Great Depression and my vintage-loving, pragmatic personality enjoyed reading about preparedness from that perspective.
God will enable us to do whatever must be done and do it with joy, even. That's one of the things I love most about Him.
"The sluggard does not plow in the autumn; he will seek at harvest and have nothing." ...Proverbs 20:4
“It is not often that a man can make opportunities for himself. But he can put himself in such shape that when or if the opportunities come he is ready.”
― Theodore Roosevelt
** It looks like a very plausible reason for Chris' death has been found. Here's an article with quotes from his mother, for whom I feel so sad right now. I'll be praying for all involved as the days go by.
Free Kindle Books:
Good Enough For a Princess
Death Takes a Trip
A Heart Renewed