Saturday, July 16, 2016

What do we do with all of this bad news?

It seems as though we are bombarded with bad news coming at us relentlessly.  We don't have time to process one breaking news report before we hear of another.  We can have various reactions to this.  My husband is a "news junky" and wants to know what is happening and the implications of what is happening from every angle.  I'm more of the "I want to be informed, but can't take too much of it" camp.  Some are from the "I don't want to know, just let me focus on something else, preferably something lovely" camp.  (Hence, a flower to go with today's scripture instead of a current news event photo!)  Whatever camp you are from, there are some things that might be helpful to remember as you are watch or hear about current events in our world.  (Join me for the rest of this post on Sunday, July 17th, at Woman to Woman Ministries where each Sunday I share a bit of Sunday Soul Food!)

still following,

Let Us Grow

Scripture and Snapshot

Also happily linking up with the lovely


  1. You're right that everybody deals with these news differently. I like to be informed, but I choose my news sources carefully. And I don't want to get the news all the time, need to hear about it over and over again and most of all don't want to get into arguments with people who don't listen.

    I read your post, it's an interesting approach that certainly works for many people. It doesn't work for me as I have a different philosophy of life, but everything that is non-violent and non-persuasive is fine with me. I think you show a good way for many who believe in God.

  2. For a time, starting when I was expecting my first child and having nightmares, I completely avoided the news. Today, though, it's so very close to home I'm cancelling my kids' dentist appointments to stay away from Baton Rouge again this week. Praying, thinking of lovely things, and hoping for peace to return, I appreciate your words and the lovely flower.

    1. Jennifer, so glad you popped by. Praying that God will protect your city and bring an end to all of this hatred and violence and strife.


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