Monday, April 27, 2020

So Do All Who Live To See Such Times

“I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo.
"So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

 I have not had the heart to post lately.  I have spent a lot of time reading, thinking, and praying.  And I have come to the conclusion that life will never be what it once was.  Now I certainly could be wrong and I hope that I am but I don't think so.  Time will tell, I suppose.

I have written and rewritten and then deleted what I'd written about the current state of affairs.  There really isn't any point in discussing that further.  I think it is best to make the best of our situation and put our faith in God to lead us in the way day by day, moment by moment.


In the posts to follow, I hope to be an encouragement in sharing my faith and homemaking journey during these troubling times.

12 comments:

  1. What a stroke of genius to apply this time to the Tolkien quote! I know that for me, things will not be the same ever again.

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  2. I said the same thing after 9/11. We aren't the same and yet we are the same. We will all find a new normal one day soon, I hope. That is certainly my prayer!!

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    1. We will find our way individually, Terri. Tho as a country I don't know.

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  3. Thinking of you, Gina! I look forward to reading your future posts! Thank you for sharing each time you post!

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  4. These are certainly very strange times indeed, Gina. Like you, we all have so many worried thoughts about how things could ever go back to normal. It does seem like a line has been crossed in our world, and it's hard to imagine going back to the way it was. I pray that things change for the better, and not the worse. We can pray! I like your attitude, about posting about things to encourage. I think that is what we need to focus on. God will see us through! Much love to you!

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    1. I agree, Marilyn. Praying along with you! xo

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  5. I believe we're living in very difficult times. With this said, I know those who have a relationship with the Lord have hope of a future with Him. So I get up, put on His armor and face the day as best I can. The words from Tolkien certainly fit today.

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  6. It is a rough time now that is for sure, you certainly find out more about people when you see their reactions when times like these happen, can be shocking. A big thank you to your daughter for the work that she does.
    Hope you stay well and have peace!

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    1. Thank you, Connie! I pray you are well too!

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