My wife, Sue, and I just got home from church, where she lead worship tonight. As we were reading this blog together she says that this is just what she was thinking about earlier and had wanted to say something about during worship, but it slipped her mind. She tries to let the Holy Spirit lead her in leading worship and sometimes her stuff doesn’t get out there. Nevertheless, it was on her mind today.
She is the type to worry. I, on the other hand, tend not to worry. We both trust that the Lord is in control, but she still worries. She worries even now as our daughter is in the red light district of Thailand. I do not worry about her. I am thankful that the Lord has spared me from a worrying personality. Of course, we both pray daily for her and the rest of the WR team she is with, but she still worries.
This blog was good for her to read.
I agree wholeheartedly with the philosophy on protecting our hope. We quit watching the news several years ago and dropped our subscription to the newspaper. I believe that has helped to preserve our hope in mankind. Of course, being a teacher in a secular high school tends to dampen that hope a bit at times, but God has a way of refreshing that hope now and again, such as when we were recently in Haiti.
I couldn’t help but think about our time in Haiti while reading about the people in the beginning of the blog. All the wile I was reading about them I was thinking, “they should go to Haiti, or some other mission field.” It is amazing how one can forget about one’s own problems when helping someone else in much more dire circumstances than our own.
Under the ‘changing friends’ sub title, the comment about teachers not going to the teacher’s lounge to hear all the negativity about the students really hit home. Although I don’t hang out in the teacher’s lounge, I do have occasion to hear the griping, and admittedly, will add my own 2 cents worth to the converstation at times. That is something I need to work on.
This is a good blog for me to read, too.
Thanx. It is always good to read your blogs and apply them when appropriate, such as now.