2.13.2009

Pray Hard

If I have any readers left at all, just wanted to let you know I'm still here! Things have been a bit crazy for the last couple of weeks, but hopefully I'll get back on track soon.

I don't know about you, but I'm not a big fan of the 24 hour news channels, like CNN and Fox News. Aside from the fact that they tend to repeat stories ad nauseum (because seriously, how much news happens within a 24 hour period?), most of the daily news is, well, depressing. And in the grand scheme of things, there's not a whole lot that most of us can do except continue with our day-to-day lives.

Take, for example, the economy. It stinks right now. Some call it a "downturn". Others, a "recession". Most of us don't care what it's called. We just know that prices are higher than they used to be, and more people are out of work.

In our family, we're more frugal than we used to be. We put off purchases, try to spend our income more wisely. Which, in any economy, is really a good thing. We are spending more time at home. For example, Friday nights have become family movie night. Microwave popcorn and a movie from Blockbuster are a great way to spend time together without leaving the house and dropping about forty bucks! AND you can talk and laugh during the movie without fear of offending fellow viewers. And it doesn't hurt that you can pause when you have to, ahem, use the facilities. :)

But what about these politicians and media outlets that warn us of impending doom? Now, don't get me wrong. It's not that I'm not concerned about the state of things. I just don't think it does any good to get all freaked out and worried when I'm really doing what I need to be doing. I'm watching my pennies. And praying. Prayer always helps.

Maybe if our elected officials did a bit more praying they wouldn't feel the need to spend money to save the economy.

Dearest Lord,
In these times of uncertainty, You are here.
In the times of plenty, You are here.
Remind us again, that nothing has really changed.
You are still here.
And we are still here.
And that, as always, is good.

Enthusiastically,

5 comments:

heartreflections said...

Hang in there! It's good to take a break isn't it? It'll refresh you're writing! =)

Stephanie said...

This post reminded me of a career advisor at a different college that told a friend of mine.. "don't plan on having a decent-paying job at all for the next year or so." This has caused her to into a slight panic and see her graduation date as a start to a bleak future. The news definately goes beyond with their repeated, overwhelming messages of recessions and job losses.

Octamom said...

Amen--it is certainly one of those seasons that makes me appreciate anew that we can lean on our Father--

Blessings!

Scribbit said...

I hope you're feeling better!

Toni said...

Hey Ellebee!
What a beautiful prayer!!I love your blo!I must admitt,I do not stop by as often as I should and I`m truly sorry for that.It`s so hard to find time for everthing there is to do on the computer!It can get pritty overwhelming if you let it.I will be by more often in the future though.
I hope you have a blessed weekend!
Love and blessings,
Toni