Friday, January 20, 2017

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”

~ Charles William Eliot

It is a historic day for our neighbours south of the border, indeed for the whole world. Some are celebrating, others are protesting; some jubilant, others afraid.

Without faith how easy it would be to get caught up and tossed asunder by it all. Without grace–well sadly, we are all too willing to stop extending it even though we ourselves are the recipients of grace in abundance.

In my lifetime I have not seen such division there and, in some circles, here. Social media makes it worse. Much of what I see hurts my heart.

Today might be a day to take refuge in a book.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. Your words speak for many of us. I’ll be reading, lunching with friends, then playing golf today. I do, however, believe each leader deserve an open opportunity to succeed. Somehow we must each show the integrity we expect in our leaders.

    1. “We must each show the integrity we expect in our leaders” Yes. Well stated, Letty. Have a wonderful day.

  2. I think your words ring true Linda…I too believe social media makes things worse. I was brought up to respect those in charge. It’s a sad and sinful world. I’m so thankful for the grace that our Lord freely gives. I’ve just come across your Blog today and I’m looking forward to following you! Your writings are a breath of fresh air!

    1. Sharon, thank you so much for stopping by. Hope to “see” you here often! ?

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