Feb. 8, 2017

My Sabbatical

I will be taking a sabbatical from sharing my blog. I am beginning to work on my second book; one that I am extremely excited about co-authoring. Truth is – I’m angry. I’ve tried to deny it, share it, scream it, squelch it, and ignore it but I am angry. Very angry.  

I am angry that in the year 2017 we are where we are as a country. This isn’t an issue of parties or personalities – it’s the policies that anger me.  

I’m not angry one side lost. I am angry that my brothers and sisters bought into childish stupidity. I am angry that common sense and common decency were not and will not be national practices any longer.  

Past presidents have ticked me off. One president in particular made me angry when declaring two simultaneous wars as if our military and defense budget could handle both of them. But, this new anger is an intense level of anger. It’s not disappointment or disagreement. It is pure, hard, cold, red hot anger. The Bible gives me permission to “be angry but do not sin” in my anger. The only way I can “be nice” is to stop posting my blog on social media. 

I don’t think we’ve ever coined the phrase “fake news” until this person ran for the highest office in our land and the most respected role in the world. I shudder at the thought of living in a country where the press isn’t given the space to operate freely – even when they disagree with leadership. That’s just wrong and we are wrong to buy into it.  

I’ve never heard the name calling that has transpired over the course of the year. I’ve never witnessed an adult that was supposed to be grown up behave like a child when others treated him as he treated them. The high road no longer exists. My spiritual belief is that our country is now on the highway to hell and Christians are leading the march to doom.  

Am I depressed? I don’t think so, but then again depression has been defined as “anger turned inward.”  If you haven’t noticed, my anger isn’t turned inward.   

I’m tired of hearing things like: 

“We didn’t have a choice.” 

“We had to vote for the better of two evils.” 

“We all need to just accept it and move on.”  

I think those are the things that anger me the most.  I expect an immature idiot to act like an immature idiot.  I never believed God’s children would dance the idiotic dance with him.  

Am I a Democrat in hiding? Absolutely not.  I am a Christian wanting my light to shine in order to proclaim God’s kingdom as being one of inclusion, freedom in Christ, reaping what we sow, caring about the oppressed, setting the captive free, expanding His gospel, and loving our neighbor as ourselves.  

My sabbatical begins right now. I will most likely continue to write my blog because that is the only thing that prevents me from slapping people. I simply will not share my blog on social media because our form of “social” is very screwed up these days.

“But My people did not listen to My voice, And Israel did not obey Me. So I gave them over to the stubbornness of their heart, To walk in their own devices.” Psalm 81:11-12 

If you are interested in reading my blog from time to time, you can find it at www.armymom80.com. May God help us all. Everyone. Every person God created. Every person God loves.

*The artwork entitled, "Shattered," is copyrighted along with this blog.