There is so much "ugly" going on in our nation and in the world right now. It's hard for me to not get discouraged thinking about what the future holds.
Those of us who believe in God and in a limited government and free enterprise are a minority.
On the horizon we see greater taxation, more powerful government and limited freedom - the very things our forefathers fought to free us from.
And as if that's not enough, it's Halloween today. We don't "do" Halloween at the troops. But you can't go in Wal-mart or anywhere else without being exposed to it.
For me, it's enough that everything about it is dark and frightening - so opposite of the Light of the World, who is Christ Jesus.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.
The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
May the Lord grant you His wisdom, His angels to watch over you and may he give you the grace to be His light in a dark and dying world.