Brian and I watched the Inauguration this morning, a momentous occasion in history no matter your political inclination. I was thankful to see President Barack Obama sworn in safely, and pray with the official "invocators" for his continued safety. The crisis our country and the entire world would be thrown into should he be assasinated would make the L.A. race riots look like a daycare squabble. I am not naive enough to think that mere mortals, no matter how intelligent and idealistic, can fix all the problems in our country. Indeed, the Bible says things will continue to go downhill until Jesus comes, destroys Satan and all those that cling the devil's principles instead of to God's, and recreates our world into a peaceful paradise. Still, I believe that while we are here, we are to follow Godly principles, the greatest of which is the kind of love described in I Corinthians 13, and do our best to combat evil in all its obvious and less obvious forms until "all these things pass away."
In honor of Inauguration Day, I have jumped on The Cutest Blog of the Block bandwagon. I've admired other blogs which have used their backgrounds, but the website was down for awhile. How fitting that it worked this morning! I am not a person who is always looking to "mix things up;" I put my furniture where I think it works best and leave it there, for example. And I consider decorating my house for every holiday and season too big an investment of time, money and storage space - although I certain enjoy the homes of others who do. But decorating my blog takes no money or physical storage space and very little time, so expect to see occasional changes of background scenery to go with my photos and ramblings.
That's it for now at . . .