“The real problem is not that we are different, nor that we disagree and have conflict. It's that most of us automatically view conflict as something negative rather than as a tool God can use to help us better understand ourselves and one another.

--Robert Ricciardelli”

Friday, December 29, 2006

12/29 Morning Report

Hello, again!

Well, Christmas is over. I’ve played video games with the kids and visited friends and eaten I don’t want to think about how much food…

In return, I’ve been saddled with a problem in the latest version of Mozilla Firefox. I’m still trying to get it to work right…So, I am struggling along on IE for another couple of days because…IT’S BACK TO WORK TONIGHT. Yeah, it’s moments like this I don’t like working weekend nights.

Meanwhile…through it all I’ve…mostly…ignored the news.

I caught a few things. Our family is praying for the family of former President Gerald Ford, of course. Politics aside, he was the Commander In Chief—which for all intents and purposes makes him a warrior. (…yes…for those who are wondering…I would say the same things about Clinton…I may not like him, his policies, or his politics…but he was CIC…)

We are also praying for the Taiwanese, after the earthquake there. And, for Denver to be spared another mighty storm. (…one comment…I noticed on the evening news that the city has hired a consultant to make sure they are better prepared…after having done everything they could in the first place, as I understand it…wweelll…just another case of us making the government rescue us from trouble rather than have to deal with it ourselves…also known as entitlement…we have fallen a long way…)

I to admit it, but I have paid absolutely no attention to Iraq…Congress… Latin or South America…or Israel. I’m feeling like I’ve been under a rock for WAY TOO LONG because of it. But, rest assured, I will be back at it now…and hopefully through the New Year’s weekend, too. (…I hope you’re not holding your breath…I refuse to promise on this one, either…)

As I said before, I hope your Christmas was wonderful. I hope your New Year is more blessed than any before. But, most of all, I pray the grace and peace of the Lord, Jesus Christ, is always increasing in your lives and families though the knowledge of Him. And, may God establish His throne of righteousness and judgment—from which flows the river of His forgiveness and mercy—in our nation.