Saturday, July 31, 2021

I'm just being honest here

I hate for people to have to visit my blog and see all that negative stuff about dentistry, although I will leave you with a link that has to do with that subject, and then I'll say no more about it.  I found this item, which tells me I did well to get out of that place. 

I have a confession to make; I have been depressed lately, and I think it's getting worse instead of better.  I have a feeling both politics and the pandemic are contributing to this terrible cloud of gloom and doom that hangs over my head.  I've learned a lot about myself during the past couple of years, and a lot about people in general, too; and very little about myself or others seems good.  

It bothers me that two political parties can't come together and compromise.  It bothers me when an individual can't accept that some of their beliefs might be wrong... as though everything about their philosophy is perfect because they are the only ones who know the right way.  That causes me to be all the more confused about my stance on things, so that I have no place to turn except God.  My daily Bible reading took me to Romans, a letter the apostle Paul wrote to the Church in Rome.  Chapter 14, to be specific.  Here are some of the things I read in the New Living Translation:

"Accept other believers who are weak in the faith, and don't argue with them about what they think is right and wrong."                             "God has accepted them.  Who are you to condemn someone else's servants?"                                                                                             "So why do you condemn another believer?"                                  "The kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of living a life full of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit."

And yet, we have all these denominations, many of them insisting they are the only ones with the truth.  Heaven forbid they compromise in any way.  It's all about their precious rights, I guess.

Maybe that's one of the reasons why Church attendance keeps dropping.

No wonder I'm depressed.  Sorry about the preaching, but that's what is on my mind.  



  1. I couldn't agree with you more! I am unhappy about all the things you are unhappy about.
    Violence has increased tremendously on top of everything else you mention. I too am heartsick about the way people have given up on religion. That's what's wrong with today's morals. I don't think people have been taught anything about morals or ethics.

  2. And don't apologize about your preaching! We can all use a lot of it!

  3. Northern AB gal10:21 PM

    I feel a lot better when I don't watch any news. I don't know who/what to believe so I choose not to believe any of them. I do watch the weather forecast though, lol. I know that most of my friends and I are glad that we are in the latter part of our lives. Don't apologize for preaching, sometimes just sharing our feelings is what we need. You are not alone in your feelings, that is for sure!

  4. I can't bear the political posturing and lying and the Covid news gets worse and worse. I was hoping for a semi-return to normal; instead I've bought more N95 masks. :(

  5. I read that bad news too. But…they all lived. Silver linin* to bad news

  6. I am so thankful we have God to turn to and help us. We had a little Evangelist years ago, Sam Dalton who said, If you go up the label will fall off, if you go down, it will burn off, meaning there are no denominations in Heaven or Hell.
    I hope you start feeling better and this depression stuff leaves you


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