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Thursday, March 19, 2020

UNDERSTAND THIS

I find it heart warming that the majority of the time, the very best of us comes out in moments of extremes.  Extreme disasters such as 9/11 showed us we could work together for the good of us all.  In all my reading of historical fiction, I have been amazed at the resilience and courage of our great countries in the hardest of times during the World Wars.  Everyone went to work with the common cause of preserving our freedom which was being threatened.



We CAN learn from history!  Understand this---above all else---how you respond to the current crisis is writing your history---the history of your family---the history of our country and most specifically the history of YOU.  I refuse to even acknowledge the selfish behavior of those who refuse to forego their own pleasures and those who see this as an opportunity to profit.  They will NOT be allowed to cloud the history that is being written at this very moment.  

Instead, I will focus on the history being written by those who are working for the good of all of us---even when at personal risk; those who are checking on their neighbors; and those who have put the good of us all above the good of just one.


I look at this picture of #1 Daughter's family and know this~  They are making their history.  Forever they will remember this time of sitting at the table with Dad and everyone working on their tasks.  She is home schooling and they are quarantined.  Dr. Daddy was sick and in an abundance of caution, they are staying away from everyone.  These children will forever remember this time as a close family unit.  No outside activities, no play dates, no school--being at home and learning the importance of family.  Understand this, they are writing their history.

It is all over the daily news and the WWW.  We are stepping up and doing our part to help our communities.  Whether that be staying at home, or ordering take out from our local restaurants, or dropping off groceries to the most vulnerable, our response to this crisis will forever be our history--our legacy.  The importance of this time is highly evident when watching the news--we are not discussing or disagreeing about politics, we are reporting on the responses to this pandemic.  IT IS THE NEWS OF THE DAY!

Don't mess this up---understand this ---your actions RIGHT NOW will become an integral part of your history.  You never go wrong placing the interest of others above your own.  I'm proud to be an American and looking forward to seeing what history says about us after this is all said and done.  I'm betting on another bright moment for the USA in the history books.  All we have to do is our part!

Your life in Christ makes you strong,
and His love comforts you.
You have fellowship with the Spirit,
and you have kindness and compassion for one another.
I urge you, then, to make me completely happy by having the same thoughts,
sharing the same love, 
and being one in soul and mind.
Don't do anything from selfish ambition or from cheap desire to boast,
but be humble toward one another,
always considering others better than yourselves.
And look out for one another's interests,
not just for your own.
The attitude you should have is the one that Christ Jesus had"
Philippians 2:1-5

2 comments:

  1. Every part we play now, in the interest of others, will definitely make the history books, Lulu! Stay safe, and keep prayers flowing.
    Blessings!

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    1. All day everyday--taking every thought captive and praying!
      Blessings, My Friend!

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