Archive for December 5, 2008

Well, it’s started again . . .

December 5, 2008

. . . Or, shall I say, continues. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not surprised in the least. Disappointed, dismayed and disgusted –yes, but surprised no.

What am I talking about? The incredible ooze of political correctness which overwhelms our nation. UNC-Chapel Hill has removed all the Christmas trees from its library. This decision was made because of complaints about the “Christian display.” I never realized Wal-Mart was such an evangelical organization.

We are moving ever closer to the condition described by C.S. Lewis in “The Chronicles of Narnia” where it was “always winter and never Christmas.”

I’ll not give up, Merry CHRISTmas!


Trusting God for Guidance

December 5, 2008

On a recent trip to the mountains of NC, I came face to face with one of my greatest fears. No, it wasn’t a bear – to me it was worse. We were driving down the mountain in the dark and the “fog” rolled in on US 321 between Boone and Lenoir. I say “fog,” because down here where we live, when you have “fog” 3000 feet up, we call them clouds. Another difference is down here in the flatlands, you may run off in a ditch or in someone’s yard. Up there, if you run off the road – you may wind up in Tennessee.

On this particular night we were in an area of road construction so many of the lines were not up to DOT specs, and you could not see from one reflector to the next because of the thickness of the fog. It was awful.

But, the truth is – that is way it always is for many areas of our lives. We don’t know what lies ahead, we don’t know where the next “bend in the road” is for us. No matter how talented or smart one may be – no human knows what the future holds.

In Proverbs 3:5-6, God has promised if we will rely on Him, He will get us safely home. He certainly did that night!