Monday, May 22nd, 2023
Hello, first things first…thank you for taking a few minutes to check out my blog. I love this space where people from everywhere and nowhere can share their thoughts and ideas. I know there are some who might agree with me and likely some who do not and that’s is okay and probably should be expected if I’m truly realistic. Dialogue and healthy debate can be good and even encouraged.
Opportunities for seeing things from different perspectives can only help not hinder our learning and increase the depth of our understanding. I believe when people express themselves on particular topics that they feel very strongly about, they will be passionate in their delivery. Passion, enthusiasm, expectations along with facts should be presented even expected and in some cases desired to help deliver the message/idea.
The most important thing to keep in mind is to be respectful of your audience, to those who agree with you, the ones who may be undecided and especially to those who disagree with you. Being respectful does not mean you agree or even disagree but it does means others deserve the same privileges and freedoms as you do, we all deserve to be respected.
I recently read a devotional and it was as if God was talking directly to me. And I believe it’s a message everyone believer and nonbelievers alike needs to hear.
“In everything, do to others what you would have them do to you.”— Matthew 7:12a
“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”— Micah 6:8
Find the app here: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/today-daily-devotion/id399087521.
Read the devotional here: https://todaydevotional.com/devotions/the-lord-has-shown-us-what-is-good?embedded#noredirect
🛸🪐 Something Different 🛸🪐
Okay followers, I recently began (re)watching the TV series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. I caught an episode that was eerie and caused me to pause. The particular episode originally aired Jan 2, 1995. A time line within the episode takes place in 2024. How crazy is that(?)! Some of the scenes could easily be on the nightly news today. Watching the two part episodes called, “Past Tense” was frightening in that similar activities are actually happening right now and not only here in the United States but also around the globe. I don’t want to give too much away or even lead you to agree with my feelings, I only wish to share it with you. I felt the Holy Spirit calling me to share this with others.
Our world has many problems, so many that they cannot be fixed over night because they didn’t begin yesterday. I was raised with what I call “tough love” my parents loved me, never abused me and I did not get everything I wanted. Life has limitations, rules and responsibilities. I knew that money did not grow on trees, my parents ensured that I had the things I needed and even some wants. If I wanted something badly enough, I worked to earn the money to buy it.
I know the world is changing and growing, but I urge new generations and even older ones not to forget to learn life lessons that build a strong foundation for yourself as a person, to use your brain and not to rely solely on electronics to think for you. Your individuality is a gift, God created you and blessed you with the gift of life. I myself have fallen prey to the digital age, a decade or so ago I could retain phone numbers, addresses of so many people in my life and now, I rely too heavily on my phone to give me answers. The digital era we are traversing today is wonderful and helpful but I beg of you to remember you made of flesh and bone, you are more valuable than anything digital gadget…You, my friend are a child of the Most High, the King of Kings, the Prince of Peace, and the Lord God Almighty. Please remember this!
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
A transporter accident sends Dax, Sisko and Bashir back in time to the year 2024, when San Fransisco was plagued with riots and social upheaval. Episode aired Jan 2, 1995
- Season 3 Episode 11 & 12
- Past Tense (Part 1 & 2)
Friends, you bless me through your prayers, support and encouragement. Go and be the very best YOU today and always. ~Much love! 🌸☀️💗
~Charlotte, Seeker of Hope — Psalm 62:5