Saturday, August 20, 2011

Life's Fleeting Moments

When we were children, we thought that a long life was in front of us. We never gave a thought to dying. Of course, we would reach those great ages, as we saw them through our young eyes, sixteen and twenty-one. At sixteen, we knew we would be able to drive. And, when we reached twenty-one, we were considered adults. We never got beyond the thought of growing up and living a long life.

As we grow older, we realize days pass by quicker, the week isn’t as long, and the next year rolls around ever so quickly. I’ve noticed that the year now passes very quickly for me. We’ve always heard people say ‘it’s Christmas in July’. Well, now, seems even Christmas in December comes around twice as quick as Christmas did when we were children. I know the time is the same, but life is much busier as we grow older and time does seem to pass quicker.

Our neighborhood, which is like other neighborhoods, has lost many older people. It’s hard to turn loose of them, having known them for so long. Looking at their home when we pass by reminds us that life ends some day for us all. Perhaps it is quicker for some than it is for others. But none of us are promised tomorrow. James 4:14 tells us that life ‘is a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.’

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Monday, August 01, 2011

Will our nation survive?

What are your feelings toward the way the failing economy of the USA has been handled by the Obama administration and the Congress?

Do you agree that the bill just passed in the House will help us rise from the vast debt they have gotten us into? Do you actually believe there are no tax increases among the pages of that bill? I have yet to see a bill passed without some concessions made. So much is done behind closed doors. We hear one thing and they do another. It's hard to believe most any of the congressmen anymore.

We live in the best country in the world. Yet, our government has gotten us into the biggest mess we have ever been in and it's happened in the past 2 1/2 years! Of course, they love to blame it on the Bush Administration since they do not want to accept responsibility for the things they have done. But the American people know what is going on. We aren't as stupid as we are perceived to be by some in Congress.

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