Seriously, I love Facebook. The reunions, the encouragement, the prayer requests, the Bible teachings and the goofy cartoons I can't help but share.
Yet what grieves me there? My Christian friends and relatives who allow the political and just plain bad news to sour them and turn them into old bitter, sarcastic Scrooges.
It's especially disheartening when these people are only, like, 25 or 30. Or older, of course. Any year we're given is too precious to hand over to The Ugly Side.
Come on, People. Let it go.
Daily we must release anything that keeps us from seeking to know God with all our heart. God wants us to become so close to Him that we begin thinking like He does and is He becoming an old bitter, sarcastic Scrooge?
I think not.
Each day, instead, we're told to meditate upon whatever is:
"... true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent and praiseworthy..."
... and to love and pray for everyone, enemies included. Also, to use words sparingly and wisely, keeping in mind that our words reflect what our heart's most full of. Words are our 'tell.'
So again, let it go. Move on into Real Life With God. Everything looks differently over there and we're each given such a short time in which to see it all and to do what we were meant to.
"Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you..." ... Ephesians 4:31
As of last week, Tom and I have lived at Hobbit Cottage for 4 years. Can you believe that?
I read over posts from the early days and yikes! Trouble City. Tom had heat exhaustion for 2 weeks and no job for the next 7 months. For weeks we had no refrigerator, our milkman couldn't get anything right, our savings dwindled and our bank account got deleted(!) Naomi gave us her cat, Sammy, then she moved to Nashville and Sammy and Daniel fought and had to be kept separated. Daniel almost died. Twice.
Good times. heh.
No, but those are the kind of times that 'try men's souls' and--if you're not plugged into God, can make you doubt and wonder if you took a wrong turn somewhere.
Fortunately, though, I kept listening to God rather than Doubt (most days, anyway). And peace remained in my deepest parts while some days, my world shook like a jack hammer.
Peace and Truth will always rise to the top when we're willing to keep doing the right thing--not wavering, not resenting--but trusting and believing that all will be well, in time, because God is wise and good.
He does not lead us into dark, boggy ditches.
Oh, and Georgene asked which of the Kindle prepper books I've found most helpful.
My favorite so far has been this set of four books which sold for only .99 cents when I bought them, but have gone to 3.99, though if you have Kindle Unlimited, they're free. These have tons of specific details. Love that.
Another favorite book is Urban Prepper Guide. It was free when I found it, but is now 2.99.
But again, here's a list of other prepper books for kindle, some are free for those of us without Kindle Unlimited, others are not. I would just keep looking at peoples' comments about the books and also sending for the free previews (look to the right of each book's page) to help decide which books would best answer your questions.
What's Cooking in My Crockpot today? Nothing. :) We'll probably have leftovers from the past few days.
But yesterday I made tamale pie.
Free Kindle Books:
Snow Sometimes Falls
To Be Free
The Mulligans of Mt. Jefferson
Get Super Focused
A Heart Renewed