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There is violence throughout America like we have never seen before. Could it be a preview of what is to come if we hand over our freedom to a socialist agenda? Could everything that has happened and is happening designed to insight fear to make us run and hide, therefore relinquishing everything to the ones that have a plan to take over America and give it a “New Normal”.

They want to tear down and burn down and destroy businesses and homes. Some are being prosecuted for enacting their second amendment rights to protect and preserve their family and home. Ministries are being told how, when and where they can and cannot worship – their first amendment rights.

Many have lost their businesses because of a virus along with the livelihood benefited from them. Children have been snatched out of school and their lives are in a disarray. Some children may never recoup because school was their lifeline for meals and safety from abuse.

Everything has been touched and not in a good way, not in a beneficial way.

There are many thoughts on COVID 19. Some say it is a pandemic and some say it is a plandemic. No matter what it is called or what we think about it, it is here. What about the calculations of the positive and negative results? What about the death count between the actual COVID 19 deaths and the deaths that have been labeled COVID 19 deaths and the deaths were caused by something else unrelated? Who knows the true count? Maybe it is more or just maybe it is less than what is being reported.

What is driving this chaos that we are in? Fear is the answer. Fear is False Evidence Appearing Real. Fear has overtaken the Church and the world. Fear is ruling the lives of many. Fear made many run to the store and practically empty shelves of everything they imagined they needed. Especially toilet paper. A virus that affects the respiratory system but no toilet paper to be found.

The election is coming up soon. There is a choice between being sucked into a socialist/Marxist system or maintaining the present lifestyle. It is not about a promise of free benefits that seem too good to be true. They are. It is not about whether you like someone’s personality or not. It is about what is better for the family life.

In 1 Timothy 2:1 of the Bible there is an admonishment that we are to pray for our leaders who are in authority whether you like them or not. There is a benefit for praying and that is we may lead quiet and peaceful lives. It is known that many do not like the President that is in the office because of one or more reasons. Jesus said in John 8:7 He who is without sin cast the first stone. None of us are sinless so we cannot be throwing stones at anyone.

I am not trying to tell anyone who who to vote for or not to vote for. It is ultimately your choice you must live with. I am just expressing some thoughts I have had about the first half of this year. I am also looking at what the last half of this year might look like according to the choices we have. Maybe we all should try to envision what the rest of the year might look like according to the hand we have been dealt.

May we all see correctly.

Ever Present Help

Yesterday my day was very trying for me from morning until evening. I started the morning eating a piece of cake-nothing I should have been eating for breakfast. The cake didn’t make my stomach happy. Along with the cake I ate a piece of candy. Mistake number two. There was no nutrition for my body in anything I ate.

Chaos overtook my desk. It was as if someone would shuffle the papers and put them in disarray throughout the day. I spent more time trying to reorganize than I did accomplishing my goals.

Another concern of mine was my piano lessons I hadn’t prepared for. Was my instructor going to be able to tell I didn’t practice? Just maybe he’d give me a pass.

At the end of my work day I stayed and talked to my friend. When I looked at my watch I realized I wouldn’t be able to go home before lessons. It was a good thing I brought my books with me. By the time I got to my car and on the freeway I had less than twenty minutes to go quite a ways before 4:00.

I made it to piano lessons with a couple minutes to spare. I had true confession with my instructor and admitted I hadn’t practiced and he said it was alright. An amazing thing happened. I played like I knew what I was doing. I was pretty satisfied and so was he. We even played a duet.

On the way home a friend called to check if I had gotten home safely because the weather was somewhat messy. We talked about other things that were concerns on my mind. He offered comfort and encouragement-just what I needed. It took me to a restful, peaceful place that cleared my mind and I could have a good sleep when I went to bed.

The chaos was gone.

Sometimes our days will go down a path we didn’t plan for it to. It’s usually a path that we have to walk through because it is the only way to come out. But in those moments instead of freaking out wringing our hands helplessly take a deep breath and search for the good that is embedded in the bad. As we recognize the good we will receive a fresh wind to continue down the path to the end. Never fear. Our ever present help is here.

Chaos

This week, let’s embrace disorder and its creative power.

This is the life I live in daylight when I can see clearly to get around. It is dangerous in the dark. Boxes packed and ready to move. Now to find the perfect place to relocate, unpack and live a life that is no longer a chaotic temporary situation.

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