I've been actively avoiding the news or anything resembling it, and it's amazing how upbeat I feel. There's a lesson there, I think.
Am I in denial? Of course not; there's plenty of bad stuff in the world. But as a Christian, I have this instruction:
For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them]. (Philippians 4:8, AMP)
That's ALWAYS good advice. No real surprise, considering where it came from. :)
Our weather remains unseasonably warm. It's currently 44° F., with south winds at 18, gusting to 34 mph. There's rain in the forecast for mid-day, along with slowly falling temps. At least that part is acceptable.
We're heading out for our usual end o' the week shopping run. Y'all take care of yourselves, and remember to pray for those who are still recovering from tornadoes and floods.
I hope your new year is off to a solid start. Thanks for stopping by, friends.