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Happy 4th of July

Dwelling on Good Things in Bad Times

Yesterday, many people put aside their differences in order to celebrate the birth of our country, and the freedoms it provides. Thanks to this freedom, we are able to agree or disagree, to speak what we want in the newspapers, and to worship who you wish. Whether or not those words are good or bad, words that build up or break down, whether they do harm or hurt, we are free to speak them.

It seems difficult to imagine that there is anything worth celebrating in this country, considering the moral issues this country is facing at this time. Of course, if you think of nothing but the horrible things this country or individuals do, then you can’t dwell on the good things.

Our God is a good God. He has showered us with numeral blessings, including the country we live in. Whatever happens to it is beyond our control. The only thing we can control is what we do and what we believe.

short rib dinnerSo instead of thinking of the bad things, I chose to enjoy the good things this weekend. I watched a good movie, played video games with my husband, and cooked short ribs for the first time (they were pretty good, if I do say so myself). I also played some patriotic songs with the Starlight Symphony Orchestra, and watched fireworks.

If you’re curious, here’s a picture of my culinary attempts at cooking ribs.

I hope you enjoyed this weekend, and did not let the supreme court’s ruling on gay marriage keep you down.


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