When there is change jingling around in my pocket or the bottom of my handbag, that my friends, is a GOOD thing. It means I will have something to lay on the table at the end of a good meal in a restaurant to let the server know he or she is appreciated. It means I can make a phone call, I think. It’s been a while since I’ve had to make a call from a pay phone – do they have a slot for pocket change anymore or do they have dollar bill slots? I wonder if they exist anymore – everyone these days (except me) has a cell phone.
The changing seasons are good too, although I could do with more mild, shorter winters. I’ve put in that request with my Maker, but to no avail it seems. He does know best in these matters. Remind me again about how global warming is the ultimate doom of us all when there is a pile of snow in my driveway this winter – ok? But autumn – the prelude to the cold and the snow and the cabin fever I know I will endure in the coming months – oh I love autumn. If only we could keep autumn, but it’s not meant to be. We need to keep changing, bending without breaking under the pressure.
It’s difficult to bend without breaking as things change. As the morals around us lower, we hang on to our core values, beliefs and integrity. We pray that God will help us stand strong. We don’t have to be vocal and annoying about things, but there is a quiet strength that will stay with us and help us remember who we are in God. His Holy Spirit is in us and He will be with us to the end.
Change always comes bearing gifts. – Price Pritchett
Gifts??? Seriously? Changes are not always for the best – and just because the majority has gone along is no reason I should go along too. I will not speak out, but I will not break under the pressure to go along either. I may bend outwardly a little – but break – no. God won’t let me break. He won’t let me fail – no matter what is happening around me.
Here in Wichita we will be changing our clocks again. It’s another change I’d love to do without. The people in Arizona don’t have to do it – why do we? Yes, I’m whining – but I will change all of the clocks in my house again… daylight savings time goes away today. We will have very dark mornings and it will get dark earlier now. Sigh – I will miss the sunlight so much. But I will keep smiling – and change my clocks – fall back one hour. It’s not a change I embrace, needless to say.
On November 4th I hope to see a change in the government. I hope to see a Republican senate in office because there need to be some core values, Christian beliefs and integrity in the White House. Someone needs to put the brakes on what’s been going on for sure. I wish the Republicans would give us a clear game plan instead of just saying they are opposed to the status quo. It’s not enough to know they don’t agree with what’s happening – that’s lazy campaigning. They really need to let us know they have a better plan – then spell it out for us. That would be a great change in my humble opinion.
Christians – hang in there – bend with change without breaking. Lean on the Lord – He won’t let you break. He won’t let you fail. 😀