My husband, Peace-Loving Warrior, says that I've gotten so serious in my posts. That I and my readers need an occasional break from my heavy dissertations.... perhaps more blogging on recommended products and books; at least a more positive subject matter from time to time.
I agree with him. I search for those heart-warming stories and motivating testimonies that will encourage all of us, and rally our lagging spirits. Heaven knows we need them! And I promise to broaden my quest. In fact, you'll see some departures from weightier news items in the upcoming days.
The truth of the matter is that I WANT to lighten up .... I really do! Nothing would give me more pleasure than to see a brighter future for this nation and to be able to write about increased prosperity, greater security and privacy, and the restored protection of our rights and liberties. Here's the problem: I can't find evidence of any of that! And believe me, I so want to see it!
Yes, I would love to change the mood of my writing. And I am indeed becoming tired of finding so little to praise. But as I say in my bio, I will speak boldly and plainly about what I see happening in the world .... unfortunately, what is happening doesn't fall into the category of "sunshine and lollipops."
From the moment I received the vision for this blog, I have tried to "listen" to what I am supposed to say to all of you. I don't think I am wrong in discerning that we are on the precipice of some great metamorphosis; we are in the process of changing from one condition of human existence to another. All my spider senses tell me that it's in stark contrast to God's desire for mankind, and His specific will for me.
So what is my responsibility as a chronicler of our times? I can't help but be honest about where my head and my heart are. I will always be on the lookout for those stories that refresh our hope. They're out there and they're what keeps me going, so I know you need them, too. But I will also continue to give you a sincere and frank account of the issues and events that concern me and that I feel need our scrutiny. You will not always agree with my opinion, or the subject matter, but that's OK. We just need to agree on the importance of knowing what we're facing.
I've tried to explain my thought processes in writing the way I do, and I hope I'm not sounding too melodramatic. But I feel so strongly led in my musings and I'm not sure to what end. So I will just say that, in no way, do I compare myself with the great American patriot, Thomas Paine, but I can certainly identify with his desire to communicate with his fellow citizens as they confronted the perils of their time. His words echo down through the centuries, and exemplify my strongest motivations .... These are the times that try mens' souls ...
John 16:13 "When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come."