Michael Colunga (6 May 2011)
"RE:  Fay--your post, "What a mess""

Hello, John and Doves,
For a quick pick-me-up when you're feeling depressed about world events, I recommend reading Psalm 22, Psalm 23, and Psalm 24 straight through.  It takes only about 15 minutes, including the inevitable quick meditations and prayers we go through whenever the Holy Spirit quickens the Word to our hearts.
Psalm 22 starts out woeful, then progresses to hope.  Psalm 23 is full of confidence.  Psalm 24 is outright victorious!
May the LORD keep you and yours in the palm of His hand [John 6:37, John 10:27-29] until we meet in the air,
Mike C.
Fay (5 May 2011)
"What a mess"

Hi John and Doves,
After all the news regarding the slaying of Bin Laden - the absolute confusion over White House press releases etc. Even Euro News was  'Okay.......what???? (Not a direct translation, you understand) America - you not only have a liar in the Whitehouse........he's an incompetent liar. My sympathy is with all the American Doves. I feel your pain. Zimbabwe had gone through all the race issues etc. Everything was cool for a good 18 years. Suddenly, when Mugabe faced ousting, he used the race issue to garner popular support. Obama is using the so-called 'race issue' for every criticism he faces. If it's not the race issue, then it's the 'hilarity' of the birther issue..........blah, blah, blah. Every sane person (particularly Christians) are being put on the back foot. Obama has got to be the most destructive president America has ever had. It is so weird to see American (1st World) politics go the same way as banana republics, in Africa. It's a retrogression that's almost fantastical - surreal.
No matter how hard people try to vote this insanity out of office, I believe that it's too late now. We, in UK, have a vote tomorrow re a new voting system. I am not interested. David Cameron has proved himself to be an enemy of Israel. The coalition government is a joke - a very sad joke. I watch them on TV and they repeat themselves - mouthing the same old platitudes over and over again. It is so obvious that they are all jostling for power in the soon-to-be 'one world system'. There's an 'EU' day called for on the 9th May (I think) and they want us all to fly the bloody EU flag from every government building etc. As you Americans put it  (so delicately) , "Pass me the barf bag". The British people hate everything about the EU. Genuinely. And yet - here we are - still part of it and paying the vast majority of the cost to keep it up. This is ridiculous. I would call it apathy but that's simplifying it to suit their agenda. We're all too busy making a living - concentrating on our families, communities etc., to have the time or energy to get out there and raise hell. We're exhausted, over-extended and stretched to the limit. This is exactly why we yearn - so desperately - for our beloved LORD to come.......PLEASE come....... And take us away.
I'll admit to feeling angry. Angry and frightened. I find all the current violence on a par with pornography. It's too much now. All the casual talk about 'water-boarding', torture, rape. How much more does our LORD expect us to endure? How much more? I can understand that Israel had to learn the hard way - in the early days. Things were pretty primitive. I understand why Israel is going through hardship now - not having recognized their Messiah etc. WHY do we Bible believing Christians have to suffer through all this 'guess work'????
Understand that I love and adore my LORD - my faith will NEVER wain. I still have the right to ask.....why??
Be gentle.