Palin, on the other hand, commands attention. Lots of it comes from people who dislike her, of course, but she definitely gets people talking. Many of her detractors have a surprising ability to quote her verbatim, stretching back for weeks. Obama’s critics need Google searches to remember what he said yesterday. They can only recall that it was boring, and expensive.”
Do click on the above link for the rest of this informative piece. I guarantee your understanding of the current political scene will be improved.
Ecclesiastes to the Rescue
A friend at church handed me this and he was right; I can use it.
“I have often wondered why it is that the conservatives are called the ‘right” and liberals are called the “left.
By chance I stumbled upon this verse in the Bible:
“The heart of the wise inclines to the right,
I had previously noted some strange markings on the pavement of the bottom road this week but didn’t fully understand their meaning until we drove to church this morning. The first bike I passed was not unusual. The second and third piqued my curiosity. Shortly there after, it dawned on me that we were in the middle of some sort of event. Given the rural nature of the route, their collective carelessness may have been excusable. However, riding three and four abreast on a narrow rural road seems like a risk which greatly exceeds the benefits of the exercise as a whole. A bike and rider don’t stand much of a chance in a conflict with a 4000+ lb. SUV.
By extending as much courtesy and latitude as possible, we managed to cover the seven miles without killing anyone only to find the finish line was on the road in front of and across the street from the church. In spite of the rousing welcome extended to each finisher who crossed the line, the sound did not carry into the sanctuary and the service was as peaceful as our enthusiastic preacher would allow. We also have an active congregation. They love the Lord and are more than willing to raise their voices accordingly.
Life here on the ridge is busy as we prepare for the cool weather in the offing. We are both more than ready for a little relief from 90° + days. The hummingbirds are busy packing for their trip south. The lawn is becoming leaf strewn with the produce of the pin oaks. It may now be safe to observe that this has been a nearly “snake-free” year. Personally, I haven’t seen a copperhead or other poisonous variety all year. I think they are there but either I am getting less able to see them or somehow, they are blessedly absent. If so: it’s proof enough there is a God, that, and the blessing of living in this little patch of wood.
In His abiding love,