I guess it has been a long week... the Presidential debate, working on my food options, sorting through so many piles of papers to clear out the old stuff, praying still, and getting way behind on my prayer journal. :-( -- I don't know if I can catch up with this one... OCTOBER starts new books for both of my prayer journals... USA and personal. Maybe I can just try to keep up with it this time. I will have to think about this...
I think the biggest thing for me right now is going food shopping on Sunday... GOD willing. It's been a long haul trying to live on what I had stored up. I guess we learn lessons along the way, like figuring out new "meals" from random ingredients. :-) Some worked out really good... others went into the compost container or the trash! I would never search for these things if I didn't have to. I go for the easiest, fastest, simplest food solutions for each meal... with a small thought to my nutritional goals.
My minimum goal is 2 fruit servings and 3 veggie servings, plus the carbs and whole grains. Sometimes I get that worked out, other times it's OVERLOAD! (Eating too much.) I think being a senior citizen allows us to splurge, within reason. We don't have all that much time left, so we can indulge.
I was going to make a poster item, but it just didn't work out... so I tried the postcard option. I had to re-make it maybe four times because it kept disappearing from my screen and wasn't saved automatically... "warning" for you if you try it. Buying the first one is relatively expensive in shipping ($3.25 I think), but if you order more (at $2 each) you only pay 5-cents each for the added cards to ship... at least, that is what the site says.
The process of creating a design again showed me I need a better computer, better internet access, and better software... ADOBE, I think. That is growing on my priority list. Big Bucks for me --- about $60 a month if I remember right. It's going to be necessary, so I have to deal with it. :-(
In sorting through so many of my older papers, I have rediscovered so many great things. Memories. I have tried to be ruthless and shred as much as I can. I tend to go through these things in stages... first stage - as much as possible, second-stage - as much as possible, third stage - as much as possible... :-) It is just so hard to let go of memories, and things I don't have time to really read/review.
This election has made me realize that AMERICA is at one of those seriously historical pivot points. This election seems like the line in the sand... and who gets elected will decide how much of the heritage of our nation will remain.
No one is a perfect person, so they both (all candidates in an election) have their issues and their strengths in different areas of experience. But, given their agendas for the country, only one option is available for godly foundations to continue at least four more years, GOD willing.
I hate to think of the country if Biden and Harris win.
The Democratic Party is fighting hard because they think their goals are right for everyone. The Republican Party is doing the same. This year is a very different year than any before, and the many historical events that have happened THIS YEAR ONLY make this election unusual and suspect and dangerous and frightening.
My view is linked to PROPHECIES in the Bible and what GOD has told us the world will become. Is this the turning point for Christians? No one knows what the future will bring us, but we can all see the problems are increasing, becoming global, and not easily solved. It seems like the Antichrist is just down the road... maybe another 20 years or less...maybe. GOD seems to allow so much time before He judges anything, because He wants us to find our way to heaven. So, our ideas of how long it will take aren't the same as His. Only He knows when the Antichrist will get here. In my personal life, I think he will get here tomorrow! :-)
We need to figure out some strategies to protect the ones we love, those in our communities, and how to build safety into our global ministries. Maybe this election will push this on us.
Until next time,