I hope everyone is keeping cool these days. If one more person asks me if it's hot enough for me, I'm going to...well, I don't know what I'm going to do, but let's just say I've heard it enough. And then that question is usually followed by, "It's not the heat, it's the humidity!"
Hey, it's summertime, people! It's supposed to be hot! Go pour yourself a glass of iced tea (the table wine of the south), and just be happy. As fast as time is flying these days, it will be winter before you know it...
Observations from watching the news last night…
…of course it’s unspeakably tragic…but aside from that, how absurd is it that a man who thinks it is immoral for a church to promote women’s rights and gay rights, to decide to make his statement for morality by walking in to a service at that church (while the children are performing the musical Annie, no less), and just begin randomly murdering people?!! It’s one thing to have a difference of opinion about the standard of morality…but to murder innocent people for the sake of that morality? It just doesn’t make any sense. It’s like those people who gunned down doctors who performed abortions in their clinics because they were, in their opinion, killers! Unbelievable! If you’re really pro-life, you shouldn’t be out destroying life! If morality is really important to you, you should obtain moral authority by being moral!
I understand that morality is a complex issue, and I do believe in having standards…but when I hear about the insanity that comes from rabid intolerance, especially among religious people, I want to embrace the “work out your own salvation with fear and trembling” concept more than ever…
…on a lighter note, did I hear correctly that gas prices are the lowest they have been since May? They’re still high, but at least there’s a little good news in that department.
And did I also hear that we have had more rainfall in July than was predicted…and more than we have had for the same month in the two previous years? The drought isn’t over, but things are at least better than they were a few weeks ago in that area!
And then there was all of the nasty political stuff. All I can say about that is... just pray for the presidential candidates. They need it!
More than anything, I was just glad to hear a little good news. Does anyone else have any to share?
Also, it looks like Phillips, Craig and Dean aren't going to be able to participate in the GPF, but they may be replaced with David Phelps. You may know him from the Gaither Vocal Band. He has an amazing voice. And please keep posting your acts of kindness so that we can reach our goal.
If you haven't checked out the Barney Fife video from yesterday, go look at it and tell me what you think (Donald, your observation of his smugness at the end was my main point). Aside from making the point, however, I think it's just hysterical...and a merry heart does good like a medicine!
One thing I love about YouTube is that it has so many things like that which always make me laugh (like the newsroom scene from Bruce Almighty, when Jim Carrey takes over Steve Carell's voice, or Bugs Bunny in Hillbilly Hare). Just being able to see them easily and at any time is very cool to me.
Anyway, I command a blessing on all BLOGINTHENOW bloggers today, and I believe that all things are working together for your good. It's hot outside, but you're alive...you're going to make it...choose to be happy. Count your blessings, and don't waste this Tuesday on bitterness or pettiness or worry or fear.
That's what was on my mind today...what's on yours?