|"Memories of my Grandma"|
© Karen Kyle Ericson, all rights reserved.
Guess I'm not the only one going bonkers over the elections this year. I just saw an ad from JetBlue. They are offering free flights out of the country, if our candidate doesn't win the election : ) One thing I love about the USA is the sense of humor.
We agree budgets need to be cut. All the nations seem to be struggling with their economies. Our President will be making military budget cuts, before the soldiers come home. Sometimes my mind goes into a loop trying to understand the thought processes. Bring them home and no budget cuts will be necessary... Maybe I'm too simplistic. My husband yells at football on TV. I yell at the politics. The cats go upstairs and sleep... err hide?
I had a hard time sleeping last night, worrying about the future of the world. Oy! God has a plan and I need to keep the faith. His shoulders are way more capable of carrying the weight of the world than mine. This morning I prayed again for the military, and all these verses came to mind. Guess He knew I needed to quit worrying!
18 Do not remember the former things,
Nor consider the things of old.
19 Behold I will do a new thing,
Now it shall spring forth;
Shall you not know it?
I will even make a road in the wilderness
And rivers in the desert.
I shouldn't dwell in the past. Yesterday is gone. I don't want to miss the new stuff today. I can shoot photos on the same trail and come up with something new everyday.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
13 Do not lead us into temptation.
But deliver us from the evil one.
Focus on today. Make it the best today ever. I thank God for all we have today.
34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Tomorrow isn't here and what I do today, will impact tomorrow. I need to get some paintings done. Gotta keep shooting those photos. Still praying for Israel and the military.
My Grandma was good at keeping busy. She watched sports while knitting, crocheting, or tatting. One game on the TV, another on the radio. She was born in 1896. I don't remember seeing her worried. She didn't seem to have time for that. Yet, she experienced some real adventures in her life. The first man on the moon, a world war, the depression, the first TV sets, the hippies...
11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Things will work out for us too. Here on earth, or in Heaven.
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