Hello dear friends! Just popping in to let you know that I will not be posting this week. I wouldn't be able to post without addressing the big elephant in the room- the presidential election, and I do not care to do that. I try not to write about my political views on this blog, which must be working because I have received e-mails both congratulatory and commiserating this week; so I guess few people know my true political leanings. And that is the way I like it, because I have learned arguing politics is an exercise in futility, as is religion. As they say, discretion is the better part of valor. To those that voted for Hilary, here is my response to Kathy that I wrote in the comments:
As to all the nastiness (you'd
think this was a military coupe rather than a presidential election) of
the week, I would say just give the president-elect a chance. Rarely
have I ever voted for the winning team (and I've been voting since the
mid-70s) so I understand disappointment when your candidate is not
elected. However; that is the beauty of our system, there is a checks
and balance system, so no one person is given too much power. What I do
is write to my representatives, sign petitions and when I'm
disappointed in how they vote on key issues, I vote and campaign
against them the next election. Rarely does an incumbent get my vote!
Ha! And I pray! I pray that God's will is done. We see through the
glass darkly, so sometimes it is difficult to fathom what is God's will,
so acceptance is also part of my walk in faith.
Hope that gives some of you peace! I'll be back next week with something fun. Until then .....