For those who don’t know this is not my first blog. The first one lasted over a decade and frankly it had gotten massive in nature and had too many bad memories. Then yesterday I saw a blog post from a blogger that I first started reading over a decade ago. Then this morning I saw another one. Old blog friends are truly like a warm blanket on a cold winters night.
There are times in your life that makes you wonder what is going on? Well even if you don’t understand God does. A prime example of this has happened in the last few weeks. Walking malls is something I have done since the early 1990’s and I have see so many different things that this old man’s brain lost track of all the weirdness. This is something different that I don’t understand and my faith teaches me to let God control things and not me! What I noticed that there was this woman who was selling remarkable artwork. I couldn’t figure out why she didn’t have long lines of people wanting to buy her work? So I decided that at some point I would stop by and purchase some of her work. This went on for a few weeks and every time I was going to stop to speak to her she was busy or not there. Well I did stop by the other day and what I discovered was a woman who is truly talented and what is sometimes called a ” gentle spirit”. The kindness of her heart shines through to for all to see. She is one of those people as you go through life that makes you feel that even if you never have any further contact your life is better for that interaction!
If the founding fathers came back today it’s fascinating to ponder what they would think?
I think the first thing that would surprise them is the size and magnitude of the central government. Along with the fact that people have turned their positions in Congress into lengthy careers. That was never their intent. They wanted people to come serve for a few years and then go back home! You see nowhere in the constitution are political parties mentioned. There was however the understanding that people with the same kinds of thoughts would get together.
Another thing that would surprise them how states rights have been ran over. The 10th amendment of the United States Constitution basically says that any power that is not given to the federal government is given to the people or the states. Being a states rights person this is a big one for me. The less centralized national government the better.
There is a saying that goes ” the two most misinterpreted things in the world are the United States Constitution and the Holy Bible”. I hear say things about what they think the constitution says and wonder where they got that from?
Several months ago when Life Christian said they were closing all of their bookstores it was another nail in the coffin of retail bookstores. From a business point of view it probably was the right thing to do.
Something that has gotten lost in all of these bookstores closing is one undeniable fact. Years ago it was believed by many that the days of physical books would fade away and be replaced by e-books. The reality is that to a large degree it didn’t happen and the reason is pretty simple. There is something special about the smell and holding of a physical book. In reading a book that you hold in your hands allow you to be engrossed into what you are reading. An e-book can’t give you that same sensation.
So here is a question for all of you to ponder. What is your favorite book and why?