36 thoughts on “Our Daily Thread 1-28-22

  1. Good morning! Beautiful winter scene on the header. A perfect place for a cardinal to land for a photo shoot!

    It’s still cold here. I was up at 5:30 and already did my Bible study for today. I have been praying for the Covid afflicted. Also, still feeling conflicted about what to do about church. I guess it’s good that it matters to me.

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  2. It’s Green Pond frozen over, with some snow on top.

    We are supposed to get another 3 inches or so today into tomorrow, so I’m heading to the store in a bit. 🙂

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  3. Good morning. I finally got to the store yesterday, although not for groceries, after a couple of weeks. I always buy enough to be stocked up on most items.

    Good morning to you, Chas!

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  4. The clerk at Sprouts said it was light traffic in the store today. She had expected more considrring how cold it will be tomorrow, with wind chill it’s suppose to feel like the single digits. So glad I got in there early before the crowds.

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  5. Now that I am out (sitting in the parking lot) I feel like rambling . . . but Covid. I shoild think, But God, but alas, I think the other. A reminder to pray the prayer of my friend hospitalized today, “Lord, release us from the bondage of Covid.”

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  6. So glad to see you, Chas! Stay warm. I am glad you have that generator. Such a wise decision on your part!♡ Actually, a God guided decision because our wisdom comes from God.

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  7. It looks cold up there in that picture.

    Looks like many of you will be hit by that storm moving in later today, stay warm and dry.

    I just have one story to write today, I think, and all the reporting for it has been done for a few days, making it all that much easier. I hope, as long as the notes aren’t too stale. Lots of photos to process for it however, which is always time consuming.

    And something else still may pop up later today, but I hope not.

    Good piece today in the WSJ (the link should work?) about the performance of the CDC and some of its missteps along the way during this pandemic:

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/embattled-cdc-rethinks-pandemic-response-after-criticism-of-guidelines-11643371202?st=sh22bnpbwblh8w4&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink

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  8. In case anyone here would like to write a story about their rescue dog to go into a compilation:

    “Here’s a new call from my [Jeanette Littleton] friend Carmen Leal for a book she’s working on. You’ll need to direct any questions to Carmen . . . I don’t have any involvement with this one. =) Please feel free to share this with writers groups (it’s not a Christian-based book).

    I Chose You

    Imperfectly Perfect Rescue Dogs and Their Humans

    Do you have a rescue dog you couldn’t live without? Was there are special one in your past that you still miss? If so, I’d love to share your story so together we can raise much-needed money for rescue organizations around the country.

    My name is Carmen Leal and I am writing a book about rescue dogs and their humans. If your story is included I can’t give you anything except a copy of the book and my gratitude that together we will be able celebrate those amazing four-legged buddies who bring so much love and joy to our world. You’ll also be creating awareness about adopting instead of buying and helping wonderful organizations rescue more dogs from high-kill shelters throughout the United States.

    Instead of writing my narrative exclusively I’d love to also share experiences from others. I want your unvarnished truth, your heartwarming or humorous stories, and those adventures that no one is ever going to believe. You don’t need to be a published writer to share your story but if you are I will happily include a bio with your website or contact information so that people can learn more about your books.

    Stories should not exceed 750 words but there could be some flexibility depending on the stories selected. Stories should be submitted by email with a Word document attachment and sent to [carmenealwrites@gmail.com](mailto:carmenealwrites@gmail.com).

    I Chose You is being jointly published by Wag Away Publishing and EABooks Publishing. We are looking at a mid-October 2022 release so I am hoping to get stories in before March 31, 2022 to meet my deadline.

    Here are a few questions to get you started.

    Where is the best place to find a rescue dog who needs a home?

    Was rescuing a rewarding experience?

    What have you learned from your dog?

    How does having a dog improve your life?

    What crazy things does your dog do?

    What’s the most destructive thing your dog has ever done?

    What do you wish you had known before you adopted?

    What is the single most important piece of advice you would give someone looking to adopt a dog?

    What I am looking for are stories about the good, the bad, and the priceless. Readers want those unique, heartwarming adoption stories that can show why you fell in love with your dog and how they’ve made your life complete. Or not.

    Here are a few of the topics that will be included.

    Who rescued who?

    Choosing the right dog at the right time

    How to not regret adopt a puppy

    The joys of choosing a senior dog

    How dogs help us heal

    Rescuing a dog with special needs

    What dogs can teach us about courage, companionship, and compassion

    The unbreakable bond between humans and dogs

    Saying goodbye

    Thank you for being willing to share your rescue dog stories and I look forward to crafting a book that will change the lives of dogs and humans for years to come.”

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  9. I remember praying down the prayer chain for the astronauts.

    It was terrible, years later, to learn they were still alive as they fell from the sky.

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  10. Among other CDC problems— of which there are many more and confusion in this very article— is when they make a change to their recommendations, they don’t tell people or make it easy to find on their web page.

    People don’t know the difference between a virus and disease, and continual testing makes it all worse.

    There’s a story for you— find out how the poor school officials are managing it all. It’s a nightmare here.

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  11. For schools and parents alike, I’m sure. I can’t even imagine, just seeing the lineups at schools on the evening news. Mass chaos.

    Teacher friend was out waiting for district test results to come back — she had a cold but who really knows, right? — which took days. It came back negative so she could return to work but it’s all so cumbersome. And she said something like 70% of the students have been out since the start of school after the winter break.

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  12. M Anon, I am in a Facebook group, Jim Bell’s Compilation group or some such that had the copy and paste I did here. I don’t have any other link, but you could make contact through the email address listed in what I posted.

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  13. By her own admission, she tends to over-think things — she was checking for her results online every 2 hours as results were only supposed to take that long. She actually thought of going to another outside test site she was getting so frantic for the results

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  14. Me, I would have just been happy to be getting so many days off work.

    When she finally got her results and said she’d be going back to work on Monday, I asked her if that was the good news or the bad news?

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  15. Today was Little Miss’ 3rd day of preschool. She got to pick something from the treasure box. She got a red ball and had to show it to me as soon as I got home. We sang our ABC’s and she did quite well.

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  16. Just went to a yard sale and got a few things. At this point I don’t need anything so mostly just things to give away.

    I did get a small waffle iron. Someone gave me a recipe for pumpkin waffles so now I can make them. Actually they left some in my freezer when I was in quarantine and I loved them so have been wanting to make them

    I even got a suitcase as someone volunteered to take one home for me. What a way to move.

    I also got a couple of polar fleece blankets, the cozy kind, I will probably give one to Jediel as he is supposed to come home from the hospital today.

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  17. And now I wonder how this officer will be treated by his co workers? Who was the prejudiced numbskull to pull such an atrocity against this officer? Whomever it was they should be fired post- haste!

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  18. Surprise visit from D3 tonight. She was in the area for some medical reason, and her friends were busy, so she came over here for supper and to spend the night. Don’t know how long she’ll be around tomorrow.

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  19. Long day, but story is in.

    Dogs are fed and — surprise — Cowboy even ate all his pills embedded in the ground beef I’m now cooking for the dogs every night.

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  20. I actually didn’t see that he was in uniform mentioned in the article. I did get some further into in another article in a local newspaper where it is stated he wore a coat over his uniform and could not be identified as an officer….

    Matthew Schrenger, a 13-year veteran of the Louisville Metro Police Department, stood with his father and prayed outside the EMW Women’s Surgical Center in downtown Louisville at 6 p.m. 6 in the morning of February 20, 2021, two hours before his shift began.

    Mr. Schrenger wore a coat over his uniform and could not be identified as a police officer, said his attorney, Matt Heffron of the Thomas More Society.

    “The unfair discipline revealed undeniable content-based discrimination against Officer Schrenger’s personal views on life and violated his rights to the First Amendment,” said Mr. Heffron in a statement.

    According to Mr. Heffron was the praying policeman “treated very differently from other officers who had undeniably engaged in genuine political protest and activism while participating in LGBT and Black Lives Matter demonstrations.”

    The Thomas More Society claimed that open registry requests to the Louisville Metro Police Department revealed that the uniformed officers who demonstrated for Black Lives Matter and at gay rights events “suffered no suspension, and in fact no discipline at all.”

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  21. I would say it also was unwise to wear a uniform to a BLM event (though apparently more acceptable during the months when that was all the rage).

    Just suggesting it is also a matter of using wisdom in these situations.

    Coat or not, he was quickly identified as a police officer.

    Changing into street clothes and using his own car just would have been the wiser course.

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