There is beauty to be found, it isn't even hard to find.
I do not think I will be BBQ'ing this holiday weekend. There is a mess of spinach, crisp and ready for quiche today. I'm going to the Everett Farmers Market after church. I'm sure I'll find something to add to spinach and eggs to create an impressive dinner. We would like to do a traditional BBQ, but it is so wet that the ground squishes under my feet. My parents should be either at or arriving at the Grand Canyon today. Maybe the sun is shinning on them today.
These are dangerous times for America. It isn't just the unpopular wars or the oil that is killing the Gulf (while everyone who is newsworthy wants only to blame one another instead of working together). It isn't just the Eastern floods that America ignored. It isn't just the way we devour our children and the citizens of our country that are beaten down. (Who was it that said you can tell the temper of a country by how she treats children....on a show about the sexually abused). These are dangerous times because of how America has come to despise Israel as official policy (while one of the policy makers has brought his son to Israel for his Bar Mitzvah) I expect to see Canada sore in the grace of God. Their Prime minister warmly and genuinely welcomed the Israeli Prim Minister to his country. A comment was made about how the Israeli Prim was grateful for the warm reception to build him up before he goes to see President Obama who is unbelievably and publicly rude to Israel. Oh, Canada!
"Let us go across to the other side of the lake." So they set out, and as they sailed he fell asleep. And a storm of wind came down on the lake, and they were filling with water and were in danger. And they went and woke him, saying, "Master, Master, we are perishing!" And he awoke and rebuked the wind and the raging waves; and they ceased, and there was a calm. He said to them, "where is your faith?" Luke 8:22-25 RSV