It seems like it has been a very long time since I last posted an entry... and it has. I was going to try two posts a week, but my internet access died on Wednesday and didn't come back until Saturday... late on Saturday. I guess GOD had other ideas...
I am never sure how these situations rate in spiritual terms, but I feel that GOD has the final word and is allowing the opposition to feel as though they are winning battles when they are actually accomplishing His Will... like when GOD used Satan to kill Christ, thinking he was preventing Him from rising up to be King of the Jews when the death of Christ was making it possible for both Jew and Gentile to be saved from the penalties of sin.
There wasn't much I could do about my situation, so I had to accept it. It was a long holiday weekend... I did what I could. There was Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday to think about.
It may be hard to conceive, but I don't think I have ever shopped a Cyber Monday. I really had no concept of what it was, how to find the deals, if Cyber Week specials were the same as Cyber Monday sales, and all that important money-saving information. :-)
I haven't had much experience with Black Friday or Small Business Saturday or Cyber Monday. And now there is Giving Tuesday to discover. (You can find out more about Giving Tuesday at the web link I discovered and shared here.) And don't forget about World AIDS Day, which is the first of December every year.
It is getting very expensive to live in the world and have some level of compassion. I heard on a news program that many billions of dollars change hands on EACH of these yearly sale days -- and Giving Tuesday has joined that club. I hope this is a good thing. There are billions of people in the world that need help. I want to believe those dollars are spent wisely.
I don't know when I will talk with you again... I haven't quite figured out the best solution for my time issues. Blogging is good, newsletters/emails are good, and so are other communication options. I have to resolve other ongoing conflicts as well. It has been a long prayer journey... and one of these days the hidden things will be made known. Until then I just have to keep going and do my best.
Until next time,
Much love in Christ,