Lucy and Ellie practice the "relaxing" part. As usual, Lucy has plopped on Ellie and taken most of the bed, gradually shoving Ellie under the chair.
Now at least Ellie has the bed, but what a price. Lucy is using her for a soft pillow.
If you have read a newspaper this week you are no doubt surprised at what we Americans seem to think constitutes "news." We seem to have lost our common sense, paying undeserved attention to such superficial things as who wins on "Dancing with the Stars," or whether that person was fairly chosen. It's even getting political. There is more interest in the details of the upcoming Royal Wedding than there is in our economy or the suffering of our fellow human beings. We are following the wrong things, folks. And we are praising the wrong actions.
I don't often wax religious for several reasons. But this is my blog and so I can drift in whatever direction I so desire. I grew up Southern Baptist and consequently I know the Holy Bible through and through. Why, in fifth grade I won the Bible Sword Drill competition and I attended church camp every summer. In spite of my Baptist background, I converted to Catholicism when my older child was a toddler. Now, why would I do that? Very simple. I wasn't all that religious a Baptist despite my thrice-weekly meetings at church. My husband, on the other hand was a devout Roman Catholic. And feeling that religious experience is good for children no matter what, if any, religion they choose to embrace in the future, I became a Catholic. That said; do I believe and follow all the tenets of the Catholic Church, and believe all the dogma? Not by a long shot. Neither did I believe and follow all the teachings of the Baptist Church. Truth be told...there is only one church I can totally embrace. That would be the Eternal and Truthful Church of NCMountainwoman. And I must be the sole member, because you might have even one idea that differs from mine.
In watching the things we are focusing upon these days, I have often thought of one of my favorite Bible verses. Doesn't matter if you read or believe the Bible. These words from St. Paul ring true. Read them, and follow them.
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.
Let's hope we can turn away from all the things that distract us from the truth and think on these things.
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!
Now look at that! That NCmountainwoman has done gone to preaching and meddling.