Saturday, July 14, 2012

Think on these things

Calligraphy by Michael Noyes

So much bad news.

Yesterday in the area where I live, the body of a little newborn baby boy was found among the trash at a recycling center.  My heart hurts...with so many couples longing for a child, someone considers a baby just so much trash.

The Penn State scandal shows perversion and abuse of innocence can be allowed to go on unchecked. People that are in power, that are in a position to stop it, simply look the other way.  How many children could have been spared if Penn State officials had done the right thing?

So much political turmoil.  What's going to become of our nation in the next few years?  Will we lose the essence of what America is all about?

We can't ignore tragic, frightening or ugly events...nor should we bury our heads in the sand.  But there is an antidote for every child of God.  Phillipians 4:8.

 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

[I love the calligraphy above, by Michael Noyes (you can purchase that print on his site).]

I'm committing that verse to memory and have made it my life verse.

As a radio news person, I have to often call on that verse for comfort and hope when the news gets too ugly, sad and depressing.

And I want my life to be about highlighting all the good things in that verse.


Anonymous said...

Amen! There is so much sadness and perversion... And crimes against babies and children make me especially angry.
I often have to remind myself and my family to 'think on lovely things'.
Thank you.

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

One of my favorite verses that I remind my students of a private Christian school I can do was a heavy week for me as well, but I know that God is in control of all things. Have a blessed Sunday tomorrow, Cindy!

helen tilston said...

Hello Cindy

I am sorry for he sad news happening this week. I join in praying for a solution to this mayhem and abuse of the helpless.

Helen x

Anonymous said...

Good advice even if it's not a written verse. Knowing that we have a choice to be in control of what we're thinking is so important to know. Many of us don't know the power we have over our lives just in the way we think.

(just a side note, it's much easier to leave a comment when you set your profile at "comment moderation" rather than verification codes that are so hard to read.)

Cecelia said...

That's why I hardly ever watch the news - too depressing. All I find I can do is pray.

~Cecelia Dowdy~

Anonymous said...

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This is such a shocking news. Its heartbreaking. The baby don't deserve to be thrown in trash. They're just a fragile innocent angels. Tsk!

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