Flooded East Park
View of river from bridge
View of river road we walk along....
all river...no road.
I have strong feelings about our media. Have you noticed the changes in the tone of voice or intensity when the news in reported. I have noticed it in the evening news, and have gone to watching only CBS because I don't feel wired up after watching. I am sensitive to it all, and have noticed that fear, worry, and anger sells......so our news channels work hard that "selling" that to keep or gain customers. This election is an example.
Fall premieres have started this week, with NCIS (original) at the top of our list. There are plenty of new shows but most of them appear to just be more of the immoral, unethical, fast paced kinda junk that fills up so many hours on the tube. Last weekend we tried to rent a movie and could not even find one that held our interest! We do want to see the new movie "Sully". What do you enjoy watching?
Last Sunday we worshiped at a nearby church. It is a nice, but after going their twice we don't think it is for us. Most of the time Joel is filling in somewhere, so he goes off early in the morning to preach to a congregation filled with people he does not know, and I stay home. He loves to teach and preach, and we are both thankful he can, but..........but we are longing for our own church home where we are comfortable and have a sense of belonging. There are lots of great churches........this quest is more about us than any congregation.
Speaking of preaching, we heard this week about the death of a pastor friend. When we met Lane he was in the military with Joel. They were both stationed in Duluth together and we used to have him over for a meal. He played a mean banjo! He eventually left the military and became a Lutheran pastor. Sadly, he died at the young age of 66. It made us think of two friends from the Lutheran Bible Institute where we attended in the 60's, who both became pastors. We have lost track of them over the years. Time for a google search!
Speaking of, don't you just love Google. I can type in a couple of words of a BIble verse and have the verses pop right up. I often do Biblical word searches with Google and get good results. I think God uses Google! Just sayin......
We watched Bethel and the movie Holy Spirit Reborn, shown at Bethel. It was intriguing. I am still reading "Lioness Arising" by Lisa Bevere and have done some coloring this week to relax......it works!
Until next time...............