Well, you can't say 2017 isn't interesting, anyway!
I found the inauguration, awesome. I cheered a lot, especially over the Bible verses, prayers and mentions of Jesus, and Daniel would look up as if to say, "What? What's so exciting? I don't get it."
And like Daniel The Cat, lots of people don't get it, either. We really do, I believe, live in two different America's (as I heard on the news this early morning).
Since 2004 I've shared tons of posts warning us all to prepare for spiritual battles ahead, to keep our armor on, to spend time with God getting to know Him and His ways. The preparation, I've said, will someday matter Big Time.
Now, is one of those times.
No, really. We're being asked (I feel) to take a stand for our basic beliefs--stands which will cause us (more) lost friendships in the weeks ahead. To which I say--oh well!
See, in my 12 years of blogging, I've lost friends because of my words here, words I used to hide in social settings. And today (I'm thinking) the days have died when we could easily step silently upon a fence. We're now at the threshold of Boldness Required Days, with all fences tipped over, left or right.
Yet can I tell you something? Be not afraid. With each friend I've lost via blogging, God's introduced me to one (or two) new friends who, in turn, help me stand stronger than the gone-away-ones ever did.
And united we stand, after all.
Especially when we stand with that 'third cord' who binds us together and makes us invincible as we walk-out what His Word so clearly states.
And He'll never leave us alone.
" ... then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve ... But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord." ... Joshua 24:15
You are only going to be as good as the people . So be brave enough to let go of those who keep weighing you down." --Unknown
"Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might." ... Ephesians 6:10
I'm feeling all new-year-and-new-purpose-ish, so something's gotta change with my out-of-date blogroll.
Too many blogs over there ------->
.... haven't been updated in months or no longer speak good, relevant things to me.
So, well, it's snip, snip, snip time. And I'm going to probably hurt some feelings. (Hate that.)
But you know? Grace is always lively and pertinent and I wish to keep my blogroll the same.
So please, if you have plans to return to blogging, let me know. I'll keep you there for now-- I'm all about giving people a chance to do and become better! (Hint, hint re: our present administration, also.)
And do you have terrific blogs to recommend? Please leave links to them in my comment box or at Facebook. I'm always excited to find uplifting blogs!
We all need each other's stories, as well, in these turbulent times.
And no. What we're seeing today is not just about politics. It's about more. Far, far more.