I started this silly little blog as a way to pass the time upon retirement and as a source of amusement for my kids and grands. As I became more involved in preparing and had the time to take a long, hard look at the world around us, the blog changed some. I'm still not sure if that was a good thing, but there it is.
To my utter amazement, people actually began reading what I had to say and to my surprise, began commenting on it.
If we take at face value all the ugliness and nastiness of the world as it stands now, especially after the past couple of years with all the insults to humanity, we can easily believe the world is full of horrible people.
But I know better.
I have never met any of you personally. Chances are pretty good I never will. But on several occasions I have asked for prayer and you have stepped up to the plate.
I don't know Gorges personally. I enjoy his blog and I have emailed a time or two. He almost always will leave a comment here. And as I do with all of you, I consider him a friend.
I have heard no more about how he is doing. I hope we will hear soon that he is on the road to recovery.
You, my friends – each and every one of you – with your willingness to pray for someone you don't know, have gone a long way to restore my faith in the human race.
May God bless you – each and every one.
As fellow parts of the Body of Christ, we DO know each other, Vicki, whether we've physically met or not. I know many people on ham radio I've never met before, but that doesn't diminish their worth to me at all. The prayers will continue, though knowing Gorges is a Christian, his "It isn't fatal, but just old age" comment telegraphs deeper meaning than a nonbeliever might discern.ReplyDelete
As for your blog, Vicki, we're thankful you've provided a space where like-minded people can gather, celebrate, commiserate, and learn from each other. As Proverbs 27:17 says, "Iron sharpens iron." Keep up the good work!
Pete...You have expressed just how I feel about all of you. We know one another through our similar interests, but much more importantly, through our faith. And I did catch what may be a deeper meaning in Gorge's remark. Speaking only for myself, when the end approaches, it is with joy, knowing that I am truly going home. I know Gorges believes the same.Delete
Even though, living as quiet a life as I do, it is sometimes a stretch to find something to write about, I will continue as long as is humanly possible. There are selfish reasons involved. I so thoroughly enjoy reading what you all have to say and I have the added bonus of learning from so many. So thank you for the "atta girl." It is much appreciated!
Well, Pete has beat me to the punch, and is spot on, to boot. Okay, then: what he said. :)ReplyDelete
Thank you, Rev. Paul...I just knew you would be smack dab in the middle of the prayer circle for our friend, Gorges.Delete
I am blessed for having found you and your 'silly little blog'.ReplyDelete
Praying for Gorges and you.
SJ in Vancouver BC Canada
Thank you, SJ...I think I am the lucky one here to have found all of you. I know prayers are appreciated by both Gorges and me.Delete
Vicki~ I learned a long time ago that God is my Boss. A person can piss off anyone of this planet, but NEVER piss off the Boss. I've always been in His Safekeeping. When my time comes for this lifetime, He can send me back if needs be. RedReplyDelete
Red...What a great way to look at it. I believe we have been in God's Safekeeping even at times when we didn't realize that we had been saved from harm through no fault of our own!Delete
I wear a plastic band on my left wrist: "God's Got this'. You & I are age kindred souls. Blessings to you.ReplyDelete
Nursejoan...In these times when we look around us at the pure insanity, a reminder that "God's Got This" is a really good thing. So is recognizing kindred souls. God bless.Delete
'mooseintheyard' blog is excellent also known as 'wayupnorth'ReplyDelete
he is a pastor
please read and pray the prayer at the end which is for revival in this nation
deb...I have enjoyed and found inspiration in Rev. Paul's site for a long time. He is truly one of the good guys.Delete
There is a grace in simple living, kindness, and thankfulness for even the simplest of blessings. You have all those qualities, and bless us with your thoughts.ReplyDelete
Thank you and bless you.
I am humbled by your kind words, Jess...Sometimes I think I rile folks more than bless, but perhaps in today's atmosphere, a little of both is needed.Delete
I enjoy reading the words you write about what is happening in our world as well as when you are on the porch, coffee in hand, taking in nature around you. You have a way of making me think and also bringing peace. Thank you for that.
Vicki, I don’t know if you realize just how much of a blessing you are to us. You and Gorges are the first two places I go every morning followed by Rev. Paul. God indeed has all of us, including you, me and George in his keeping as well as all of the wonderful folks who comment here. Continuing to pray for Gorges and for you too.ReplyDelete
Thanks, LTM...I feel like I am the one who is blessed to have all of you stopping by here. I think I have the best group of commenters in Blogland! God does, indeed, have all of us. Blessings!Delete
I pray for you all every day, Vicki. I know God is watching over us all.ReplyDelete
You be safe and God bless.
It amazes me, LindaG, that such a great group of like-minded people could all come together here to pray for one of our own. Take care. God bless!Delete
I just saw that he is home. :) So relieved to read that. You are special, Vicki, and we cherish you.ReplyDelete
Thank you TBravo...I was about to check his blog again when I saw your comment. God truly does answer prayer.Delete
Just about to turn in for the night and am I ever glad I checked your blog before saying my prayers. What wonderful comments! The special message that Gorges has been able to return home is such good news. Thank you, Vicki, for organizing the prayer chain on his behalf. CWReplyDelete
CW...I was really happy to see that Gorges is back home, too. I didn't do anything except ask for prayer. All of you did the rest. But then, that's what friends do, isn't it. :)Delete
I'm home again, though I shouldn't be. My choosing - I just couldn't handle it. I'm not well yet, so please continue praying. Thanks. You're a sweetheart and a good Christian friend, Vicki.ReplyDelete
You just concentrate on getting better, Gorges...Your friends here will continue praying for you. Take your time. We will be here for you.Delete
We'll keep praying--you take care of yourself!Delete
Go with God's plan, Gorges. He always has the right solution. We just don't always understand it. Prayers up...CWDelete
I read you blog a lot, but do not comment. In today's crazy world, it is a small escape to read someone's thoughts and see what life is like in another part of the country. Thanks for taking the time to continue your blog. I miss Frank and Fern, I think that is where I found your blog at, I can't remember exactly. The world, especially the United States have many good folks, it is just a handful of elites that are putting the pressure on so many. May God Bless you and your family and the USA. Thanks again for your upbeat attitude.ReplyDelete
Morning Sun...I am so glad you stopped by and left a comment. I do enjoy hearing from all of you. When we can freely express our thoughts, it is a good thing. I miss Frank and Fern, too. They have a way of getting to the heart of whatever they write about.Delete
Yes, there are those elites who would like to bend us to their will. But there are far more good folks like all of you who are having none of it and who just want to live their lives without so much interference from those who think they can control us.
May God truly bless you and yours, Morning Sun. Thank you for visiting here and especially for your comment.