FINDING THE RIGHT WORDS

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 “Our society strives to avoid any possibility of offending anyone, except God.”  Billy Graham

Our nation has become so politically correct that we’ve almost become numb to the evil  insidiously wheedling its way into the fiber of our existence.  Nothing shocks anymore.  We’re exposed to corruption, scandal, violence, immorality, excess, addiction and the breakdown of the family.  We have been led to believe that we must tolerate the things that others do – no matter how distasteful.  We’re expected to accept all beliefs and behavior.  We’re told to be open to every opinion, action and belief – except to the One true God who created the World.

Our political arena is filled with name calling and “he said, she said” truths or untruths. We used to believe the news media, but over the past fifty years or so, that has been tarnished along with everything else that once was believable.  Today it seems that our very tolerant society has no qualms about slandering others.  They have no problem destroying another’s reputation with innuendo and suspicion.

Schools are inciting young minds.  The workplace has turned into a “protected” environment where every word can be judged against us.  The family can be anything from two male partners raising children – to single, unmarried parents – divorced or separated couples that create even more confusion for the children – and even parentless families, where children have to take on the responsibility of parenting. The days of Leave it to Beaver are long gone.

We as a nation have put God on the back burner.  To many He simply doesn’t exist because He isn’t visible and there’s nothing tangible to prove His existence.  To some, they’ve turned things or beliefs into gods.  Unfortunately, the God upon which our nation was founded, can’t even be spoken of in the political arena, the legal system, public schools, the entertainment business or sporting events without criticism – however, there seems to be an insistence that we tolerate every other god out there, except the One True God.

As Christians, we’ve been pushed aside and often persecuted for our beliefs.  It’s really time for us to take a stand.  We will have to choose our words wisely, so that we don’t offend.  We’ll need to rely on God’s Word, the Bible, to guide us.  We must call on the triune God to help us. The world seems to be gaining more and more strength each day, but we have a defense that has no boundaries.  End of the story – God wins!

Lord, I know you can conquer any evil that inhabits this planet.  We, as your people, need to be strong and courageous in our faith.  Help us to stand up for you and your precepts.  Gives us the perseverance to uphold your truths.  Even if we face ridicule or death, help us continue to keep you alive in a society that doesn’t seem to need you anymore.  Your will be done.  Amen.

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As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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11 Responses to FINDING THE RIGHT WORDS

  1. A clarion call, Kathy.

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  2. Lifetime Chicago says:

    Yesterday, my husband went to the grocery store. Now he is probably one of the most God inspired men I have ever known and always helps others. The women behind the deli counter that serves him loves when he comes in because he greets the staff by making up a different voice….like he will be an English man. He knows her by name…in fact, they all gather to hear him. She asked him what voice he was going to do yesterday and he said that he would be a southern gentlemen saying hello. A woman, that was a customer overheard him and thought he was offensive. She told him so and went to the manager to have him banned from the store. The manager came back to the deli department…he knows my husband because, he too, has enjoyed his sense of humor and attention. He asked my husband if he would consider apologizing…my husband was very kind but said no…he was not speaking to the one who complained. I don’t know how it ended but the manager understood.

    Loved reading you thoughts!

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      Good grief! A similar incident happened to my husband a couple years ago when he was teaching archery. A woman wearing a burka. She had her children with her. Paul asked if they had ever used a bow and she immediately became defensive, claiming he was offensive. He then asked if the children understood English as he was about to e xplain the rules of safety. She

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      • atimetoshare.me says:

        She was enraged and said she was going to leave and tell her friends or to come to the archery. He was only trying to help all of them. I wonder if they’re taught the phrase, “I’m offended by that” when they move to our country.

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  3. hatrack4 says:

    I think you touch on something that I have had trouble in “finding the right words”. We are politically correct only in the view of the far left, yet we are the least politically correct that we have ever been. Regardless of your position, we fight rather than discuss – thus politically incorrect. Our protected working environment is the least protected environment of all. Christians are persecuted with verbal abuse and not allowed to express who they are. Is it that the “right words” keep having their definition changed? Or have I reached a point where I just don’t belong here anymore?

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      I sometimes feel the end must be coming very soon. Everything seems upside down. The bad guys are heroes and the cops are the enemy. People don’t know how to communicate face to face – they don’t know how to debate with respect – nor solve differences in a civil way. I keep wondering how bad things will get before Jesus returns.

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  5. “…giving an answer for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence,” and “speaking the Truth in love” both come to mind as I read this outstanding post, dear Kathy! God bless you, my inspiring friend! ❤ ❤

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