The 1970’s were turbulent times for our country. We were still reeling from the Vietnam War; we had a President and Vice President who resigned from office rather than face impeachment.  there was a huge movement to get better salaries for women and more jobs in the workplace; and there was a continuation of the sexual revolution that started in the ‘60s.
The average salary was about $23,000 a year and the price of the average home was $26,000. Unemployment was at 3.5%, eggs were 62 cents a dozen and you could buy regular gas for 36 cents a gallon. Times, prices, politics and morals change over time.  Some people believe this is all part of our evolutionary process.  I wonder if you might instead call it a devolving of sorts.  As our time on planet earth pushes on, we have seen so many changes, reforms, reinventing, reversals, revisions and still we come to the same truth.  This world isn’t getting any better.  In fact, as King Solomon once said, “I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind.”
Out of the nineteen seventies, there came some great music including lyrics written by Carole King in the song, “You’ve Got a Friend.”
“When you’re down and troubled and you need a helping hand and nothing, nothing is going right. Close your eyes and think of me and soon I will be there to brighten up even your darkest night. You just call out my name and you know wherever I am, I’ll come running to see you again. Winter, spring, summer or fall all you have to do is call and I’ll be there, yeah, yeah, yeah, you’ve got a friend.”
When we feel pain or sadness; when nothing is going the way we planned; when we feel totally lost or out of control; we have a friend. Our friend is Jesus and I know we can count on Him to bring light to a dark existence. Times change, but our God remains the same. Through the centuries of time, there will be innovation, but there really is nothing new.  It’s all been done and said before.  Still, God remains the same.  He is steadfast.  He won’t leave us when we’re in trouble. He is our protector and defender.  He loves us unconditionally and the truth of His heavenly home is waiting for us.  What a friend we have in Jesus.


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
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  1. Linda Lee/Lady Quixote says:

    Lovely post. It’s funny, just last night I was thinking about the oil embargo of the 1970s. Two of my three children were born in the 1970s. So long ago but in some ways, it doesn’t seem long at all.

    You’ve got a friend was one of my favorite songs at that time. Yes, Jesus is that perfect Friend!

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  2. oneta hayes says:

    What a Friend. We need no other, but the blind do not see.

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  3. K.L. Hale says:

    What a beautiful and encouraging post! No matter the year, the changes, the DECLINE,…I feel the power of my best friend, Jesus, more and more each day. May what brings us to our knees bring us closer to Christ. Thank you for your testimony,…always. Love you. 💕💕🙏🏻

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    • says:

      I have been feeling at the end of my rope lately. Paul is home and getting better, but not fast enough for him. He has a deep and strong faith, but when he’s sick, he often loses hope and I’m not sure what to say to him anymore. Continued prayers for you and those you love.

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  4. Hi my name is Maria DeFraga i live in Rhode Island and im at the end of my rope please pray for me that I’ll find the right apartment first floor with a walk-in shower pet friendly and if possible furnished i have to leave the house where im living by March first i know that God’s timing is perfect but im human and under a lot of stress my landlord sent me a document from the Providence district court if i don’t leave on that date he’ll take me to court and evict me.
    Thank you and God bless you

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    • says:

      I will definitely pray for you. God will never desert you so keep the faith. About 30 years ago we went through bankruptcy and thought we might be homeless. God gave us a second chance and provided a place for us at just the right time. Even if you don’t think he hears you, he has a wonderful plan for your life. Don’t give up!


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