If you can’t say anything nice

I have really resisted this. I am still resisting this. I really want this blog to be a place of peace, and rest. A place where you can leave the cares of the world behind as we look to God as our true source of everything good. I need to go to my happy place. I do not want to rant about our current Government. There are plenty of people ranting and raving out there. So I will just post some of my favorite things instead, like Seagulls.

I will dream of the sound of the sea, and warm breezes. I will dream of vacations I have taken, and quiet moments of joy in my yard, and in my place of prayer…..

It all started last night when Elaine informed me that she had to go through the infamous TSA screener. I thought I was over that, but I guess I am not.  This woman, my best friend looks like anyone’s favorite Aunt. She has a face you can trust. Old people and children flock to her. So why does our Government insist that scanning ordinary law abiding citizens, children and handicapped  people keeps us safe? Because it is one more thing that has happened since our President has taken power. It is all about control. All about giving the Government more power. The scanners are not the issue. Just my opinion. The issue is I can no longer travel freely in my own country without being unlawfully searched…..

……….to go to places like this…..one of my favorites, in Carmel, California. The Normandy Inn. Happy place, happy place. Now the President is saying that he will not give U.S. officials guns for protection in Mexico. He is also saying that he is doing all he can to make the border safe. I think he should move his family to El Paso. Once again, he was on TV apologizing for America, just like he has been doing all over the world since he came into office. Sometimes I wonder if he really likes his own country. This is just my opinion.

I love this country. I know it is not perfect, but I also don’t think we have anything to apologize for. The memories are still alive for many, memories of those who lived through unbelievable evil in Nazi Death Camps, hoping against hope, and then grabbing the hand of an American soldier who brought them freedom, and a second chance at life……
I will not watch the news today……I will retreat to my place of peace. Read some Scripture, get my balance back. Realize that God is still and always in control and His is the real Government and the only lasting Government. I will count my many blessings today and try my best to help and uplift those around me, in word and deed. I will realize that disagreement with certain things in our Government is a freedom and a privilege others fought and are fighting for. And any problem I think I have pales in comparison to most other people in the world…….
This is as close as I get to a rant. And it is the first and last time I will post anything about politics. As for something nice to say, he is just about the best I have ever seen with a teleprompter, and he has a very good smile.
”Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this.” Isaiah 9:7

5 thoughts on “If you can’t say anything nice

  1. It is a difficult thing indeed to hold it all in. I think we all feel the need to rant on occasion. I try to stay away from politics as well but I've had my moments. I share your views and concerns. What gives me peace is knowing that He is in control. He IS our peace… but we are human after all.

    You have a beautiful blog. It is very peaceful and welcoming. If everyone else could share their opinions as peacefully as you do… the internet would be a much nicer place. 🙂

  2. I get a little frustrated when I hear that gasoline will be over $4.00/gallon before Memorial Day. Hmmm…I'm thinking we ought to start tapping into our own oil supply, and not be so dependent on the oil of countries who do not like the U.S. Well, that's my little mini-rant.

    We have much to be thankful for in this country, and, to be honest, sometimes I wonder why God continues to pour out his blessing upon the U.S. when we are SO defiant to His ways. We ought to praise Him and thank Him often for being merciful and holding back from giving us what we truly deserve.

    Well, Lori, have a great weekend NOT watching news and NOT dwelling on politics! 🙂

  3. Hi Lindsay, I agree with you about tapping into our own supply, I know people in the business and they say there are huge wells capped all over the US, as much as in the middle east…..Yes, I plan to enjoy the weekend and get outside and thank God for this wonderful Arizona weather! Have a good one too! Lori

  4. I must admit Lori, when I read the title of your post and saw the picture of the seagull I thought you were going to complain about those birds! I agree with you and love how much you care abour our Country. These are tough times and you're right, the thing to remember is that God is really in control of it all. We must trust…. Rant away…hope you were able to find your peace again.
    Andie

  5. Yes, Andie, I did find it! It always rests in Him, and I know where He is. Have a wonderful weekend, now I am going over to your blog! Lori

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