"And don’t be afraid of the people, for I will be with you and will protect you. I, the Lord, have spoken!” --- Jeremiah 1:8
So after Tom and I returned from our local Happy Days-type school this morning, I stuck my 'I Voted' sticker to my flyaway sweater then walked to the cafe.
For nearly an hour I sat there relaxing, dreaming, and only toward the end did 2 other customers appear. Only two! Not good.
Now, this was to be my only cafe visit this week because, hey! If Trump wins the election, THEY (who are THEY anyway?) have told us the crazies will freak-out. Burn, break, kick things. Scream, shake their fists, make threats.
And well, all along I've believed Trump will win. So yeah, Tom's and my chicken-like plan was to hunker down here at the old homeplace for a week or two or seven.
But do you know what THEY also said for months? That going to our voting place could be dangerous. We'd be standing in lines and thugs in long black coats and gator masks might surround us and make threats if we didn't swear we were voting for Biden.
Yet Tom's and my voting experience was the opposite. No lines, for one thing. We just meandered down the indoor hallway past lockers (I smiled, recalling my own school days) then upon reaching a doorway we heard, "Come on in, Folks!" from 6 or 7 kind-eyed elderly men and ladies. "Step over here first to get started," they said. "Be sure to take an I Voted sticker home with you!"
Was it all smooth sailing? Nah, because of my mask, my reading glasses kept fogging up. Oh, and the guy sitting near the door tried to give me a second I Voted sticker. シ
Anyway, back to the cafe. Before leaving the warmth and Nat King Cole songs, I gazed out the large window glass and decided this: "No, this will not be my only visit here this week. Unless it looks like Rome burning out there(!), I'm coming again. Amy will be here running her shop and I'll be here supporting her just as God has asked me to."
As for me, I'll not make decisions based on what THEY say might happen. Especially in this always-shifting 2020. Unless God whispers, "Stay home today," I'll go where He leads and expect the best while I'm out there in our crazy, confused world.
God leads with tons of wisdom and as long as I courageously follow Him? Everything's gonna be all right.
"Be it unto you even as you have believed." ---Matthew 8:13.
Sometimes we must pause and ask ourseleves, "What are you believing for? Much more bad or much future good?"
The answer might surprise us, show us that our minds have wandered, become a little lost.
Do you ever watch the Somers In Alaska family at Youtube? I like to check in on them weekly to see how they're doing. If you've ever wondered what it's like to live in North Pole, Alaska, now's your time to find out. ツ
Well, I was gonna skip my yearly visit to Dollar Tree, especially since wearing masks there is mandatory (and the clerk is the only truly crabby one I've met in all of New York state), but I didn't want to spend an extra $15 dollars at Target (or Walmart) online.
So although I pushed my cart along feeling like a sell-out, a defeated one in fact, I did come away with things I needed, plus, this hanging Believe whatchamacallit, below, which I knew would look perfect on our hutch, even year-around, I'm thinking. Love it and no, life at Hobbit Cottage is not as blurry as my camera insists upon making it appear. ツ
"Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." ---Isaiah 41:10
"For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses." ... Matthew 6:14,15