img_0725There is always something to write about, some little thing to share and the pew is always open to people and thoughts that give hope and direction to this sometimes very conflicted world.  Took the Thanksgiving week off and just took a rest from the computer, did some reading and yes, I did look for some subject or material for the December opening blog. So much has happened this past year and these last few months have seen good people saying bad things and bad people just being bad. This is a short one this week with a lesson in it for us all. A lot can be said in just a few words.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7 

The past few weeks have been difficult for everyone and while looking for a topic for this week’s blog, I took a break and opened Facebook. I encountered a post from Ms. Stephanie and I knew I had found this week’s post. This is a special lady who spends her days  with “special needs” adults. If you are thankful for what you have post this on your refrigerator. The next time you are discouraged or feel let down by people, remember this. There are good people everywhere, yes they walk among us. I still go over to school to see the students. Nice day with nice people makes the world a nice place. Stephanie Royer is the lead teacher at my “happy place”, Trousdale School.Here is Steph’s post……

Stephanie Royer

November 25 at 8:56pm ·

 The pain of the past few weeks has been overwhelming… hurtful words and fears over politics, wildfires, the loss of and injury to precious children, shootings, and then those silent hurts; the ones felt by those missing loved ones during this time of year, struggling through hurts and situations that seem unspeakable, and for those who find themselves alone while watching the world go on around them. I am so sorry if you are hurting, grieving, alone. I pray that hope, comfort, peace, and yes, Joy, would surround you. I pray that God would place his arms around our community, our country, our world, and provide us with shelter, protection, and comfort so that healing might begin.

Thank you to all who work so hard to protect us; who rush in when called, who stand on the front lines so selflessly, and who continue to serve and protect long after the cameras stop rolling and posts stop spreading. We are so grateful.

Much love Facebook world. 🦃🍁

If comfort food came in words, this would be at the top of the list. Good to be back in the pew, see you next week.  jk