When my son was just a young lad, we gave him some Tonka trucks which allowed him to spend hours digging up dirt and moving it from one place to another. Not only did it fill the time, but he nearly excavated a small portion of our backyard. I also enjoy digging in the dirt and attacking the weeds – pulling and tugging as the long roots are lifted from the earth. There’s something about digging in the dirt that gives great satisfaction.

We’re in prime time dirt digging right now and the mud being slung is probably going to hit record numbers before it’s all over. With the year we’ve been having so far, I don’t know if I’m ready for all the back and forth. 2020 will go down in the history books (if we ever see them again,) as a year everyone would rather forget.

We’ve seen it already in the investigations occurring on a regular basis in Washington, DC. Anger, hatred and malice fuels this activity and turns a simple dig into a huge excavation with holes everywhere.

Debates can be good, but who knows what will happen in this election? We have an incumbent president, who has achieved success by telling everything like it is – whether it hurts another person doesn’t seem important. On the other hand, we have a candidate who has difficulty communicating in full sentences and often drifts off to other topics. To top it off, we have social media, which is filled with personal opinions without fact checking. We have a news media that seems to be hell bent on creating turmoil, so they have something to write about. We have the entertainment industry, spewing their opinions and using their popularity to change people’s minds.

Digging up dirt is usually intended to make room for something new and different. When we’re talking about slander and character assassination, it takes on a whole different meaning. Instead of building up, it is designed to tear down.

With the coming election, we can count on being bombarded by negative advertising, news stories that bring up things from a long time ago and a public that is being led into making a decision based on these dirty stories.

The truth is hard to take some times, yet when that truth is bent on someone’s downfall, it’s downright nasty. We need to do our homework as voters. We can’t sit idly by and listen to the lies and twisting of the truth and base our decision on those things. It’s our obligation to make our own wise decisions, based on facts.

“For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?” Matthew 16:26


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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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12 Responses to DIGGING UP DIRT

  1. At the beginning of the 20th Century, journalists and writers digging through the dirt were referred to as muckrakers. I am sure people on both sides of the street had differing opinions about what they wrote.

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  2. hatrack4 says:

    So many thoughts: 1) John MacArthur said that no Christian should vote for a member of a party who advocates euthanasia and abortion, regardless of the lies being told. That probably went over like a lead balloon among some church goers. 2) Besides muckraking, there was yellow journalism, but now that it is all “yellow” will we need different colors for the media who blatantly contradict themselves versus those who just conveniently lie so well that you cannot tell the difference? And 3) David Robertson had a news clip from China in his third episode of the book review of Hidden Hand. The communists have arrested the English-speaking news anchor for the Chinese government TV station, without trial under house arrest for six-months. She might have “told the truth.” Yikes!!! 4) His article also talked about how Biden was so deeply into the Chinese pockets, that if he were elected, the geography of the world might change. Trump has holdings in China, but he is standing firm against Chinese aggression.

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  3. hatrack4 says:

    And I forgot to add. I was an Army Corps of Engineers officer. I bought every Fischer-Price earth-moving equipment toy that was made (bulldozers, dump trucks, road graders, etc. They loved rolling them around on the floor, but when we got our first house, I took the toys into what would become our garden and showed how they worked. Both boys were bored with the toys digging in the dirt. And our OCD older son became agitated. He took the toys back inside, carefully cleaned them, and put them back in the toy chest, destined to never get dirty again. He was five-years-old, and already a neat freak.

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  4. ok so why is “digging up bones” ringing in my head??? Is that a song?

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  5. oneta hayes says:

    So true. I’m just so happy we have a great Commander who comes up with some mighty strategic plans sometimes. Imagine Him choosing Donald Trump to get us out of this situation. Sort of tickles me to read of some of the plans God told his Generals to use when they went to battle. Let’s just say, he can pull some surprises. That I hope for and pray for. All this trickery the Dems use to defraud an honest election is scary, at least until I again consider who our Commander is.

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      So true. God uses the ordinary to create the extraordinary. It’s evident in every aspect of our lives. We need to remember that He is in control and good will come from all this evil.


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