Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Ask More Questions

The reason this blog is posted a bit late today? Because I didn't know what to write.

We've all been caught up in the recent election. I'd write about it, but then I might have people milling around outside my house, chanting, carrying signs, perhaps... well, never mind. Let's just say this has been as fractious an election cycle as I've gone through in my recollection. I thought we were done when we voted, but obviously I was wrong.

What about the holidays? Well, some of the stores began putting up Christmas decorations, even playing songs of the season, right after Halloween. Folks, we haven't had Thanksgiving yet! But the merchants are anxious to start moving merchandise. I'm frustrated with the way the holidays are beginning to jam together, although it is nice to see one retailer announce that they will be saying "Merry Christmas" instead of "Happy Holidays" this year. Perhaps eventually we'll see a revival of the real reason behind our celebration.

And so it goes. Finally, I decided to ask you, my readers, what you'd like to talk about. So go ahead. The comments section is yours--just keep it civil, if you would. I'll read all of them, and respond where appropriate.

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8 comments:

EM Griffith said...

This was the most volatile election most have ever experienced; I naively hoped once it was over things would settle down. Protests, riots, beatings and violence over the results have made me ill. I trust God, and have been praying, "please save us from ourselves" while trying to remember how many good, kind, decent people there are in the U.S., so I guess I'd like to hear/read more about the good our Lord has blessed us with. Whether random acts of kindness, church outreach programs making a difference, lists of things we're grateful for... just anything positive shared to uplift one another.

Richard Mabry said...

Elise, you see the problem I had deciding what to blog about. I don't want to get into politics, but your suggestion that we focus on the positive is a good one. Thanks for your comment.

Gail H. said...

A very Happy Holydays to you Richard! I have a cute cartoon where the turkey, pilgrims, etc are chasing Santa, snowmen, reindeer, etc. Saying "it's not your time yet!" So appropriate.

Richard Mabry said...

Thanks, Gail. The days run together enough as it is, without pushing them.

Jackie Smith said...

Ditto to Elise's remarks! And lol at Gail's cartoon. I need humor today 'cause in bad pain with discs problems!
Prayers appreciated.

Richard Mabry said...

Jackie, sorry to hear about your pain. Been there, done that.

Patricia Bradley said...

I love this idea and may borrow it for the prologue to my mystery question blogs. :-) I like Gail's cartoon and have several friends who already have their trees and indoor decorations up. Once upon a time I might have grumbled about this...but I finally realized it didn't matter when decorations go up--if people enjoy them and want to put them up, so what. Christmas...and Thanksgiving, too is all about Him!

Richard Mabry said...

Last night, when I stepped outside to look at the moon (large and pretty, but not worth all the fuss), I saw that the house across the street looks like it had been decorated with colored lights. I had to check my calendar to see if maybe I'd pulled a Rip Van Winkle and slept through Thanksgiving. But perhaps you're right. It doesn't matter when we start celebrating. Thanks for your comment, Patricia.