As a baby boomer, I did not grow up with the Internet. Sometime in my late 40’s, I got "bit" by the online bug. It was all brand new to me, and I learned, and am still learning. I do like to keep a diary offline, and now, beginning again, to journal online.
Sitting down at my diary this morning, I realized just how bombarded I have been with Black Friday adverts [mostly US influenced television.] Wait a minute, I thought. Psalm 107:1 comes to mind. Yes, we are, for the most part, a consumer driven society, yet, why not put a bit of a study together about Thanksgiving? Just a few links, nothing biggie nor major.
And so there you are. Black Friday may be on its way. Cyber Monday soon to follow. Not a lot of shopping days left until the end of the year celebration [on that, check back for my opinion, controversial, I am sure.]
Yet, today, in the US at least, it is Thanksgiving Day.
So I was having a good conversation with my middle child today. We had decided to have a “crafty” day, and as she was working on a gift, I was working on my baking. And we began to talk.
She had been talking to one of her friends, who had a question that my daughter felt inadequate to answer. She tried to deflect the friend to me to ask, friend would have none of it.
Question to me from darling daughter, “Who really made God?”
I was all set to answer my daughter, of course. “No one. He just, was.” Exodus 3:14. Quoting Scripture is a Mother’s prerogative, right?
Digging deeper into her beliefs and questions, we had a really nice conversation, my middle child and I. Part of it was, “why does God allow bad things to happen to good people, or to kids?” Well, dear, the world as we know it [as we have heard often in the news] is degenerating, so to speak. And, according to the Scripture I read, it will get much, much worse before it gets better.
Difficult to explain these types of questions, to anyone. Yet, so happy to hear that our daughter [dubbed “the missionary one” by me] is, in her friendships, going out to the world and making a difference.
So, what do I believe. Who made God?
Well, as I said, no one made the Creator. He Himself told us “I AM that I AM”. I AM eternal. Self existing.
Hello and welcome to my blog’s first “real” post! I must admit I have been keeping a diary online for a few years. I have written my thoughts, ideas, trials, triumphs, I basically just wrote to my heart’s content. You can read more about me here.
So as I said, I have kept a diary of my life, especially as I age. I call it, Life in the Grey Zone. [been letting my natural grey hair show forth for about 3 years now].
— Heath changes through mid life and early senior life. I journaled what my body was doing – and not doing. — Emotional changes as well. I questioned who I was, what legacy was I leaving behind, now that I was becoming “The Older Generation”. — Spiritual changes through mid life and early senior life, too. For instance, I have, since 1988, been a Christian believer. Had read through the King James Version of the Bible one more than one occasion. Yet, I found myself asking if “that” Bible was the truth? After all, it IS written in English, not Hebrew.
I also began to put to paper more intense thoughts, like the proverbial “what is this world coming to?” How can I take my wisdom [by virtue of my age, I have wisdom] and make it available to others?
And so, this blog. Here, you will find information I have gathered on a variety of my interests. Some of it is first hand knowledge, some of it is first hand studying.
ALL of it is from my perspective. My take on things. None of it is “professional advice”.
All of it is, imho, words of wisdom from a 60+ years old woman, who has been married 40+ years to the same man.
I have birthed and raised 3 children, (and helped raise a few more). I have learned how to bake. How to cook and clean. How to give back to my community. How to pray effectively. How to be a blessing to those less fortunate. How to be happy and content.
Allow me to impart to you, some of what I have learned.