Friday, July 30, 2010


I am not sure where I really want to start today.  I am suddenly finding myself facing some puzzling questions.  I try to spend a lot of my time with the flowers, birds, well, nature in general and I find it keeps me grounded.  Today, perhaps because of the gray clouds, it's lacking it's general healing properties for me.

There are so many life "laws" that seem so clear to me.  Yet, time after time, I find that it seems to be only me that they are important to.   Therefore, I wonder if  my expectations are too high.  I know I've always been stubborn but now I wonder if I've become an obstinate, non-compromising "know it all."  Which begs to offer the next question I ask myself, "Am I going to become a hermit due to lack of intolerance?"

So, in order to help clear my head, I'm going to offer up some points of consideration.  Perhaps in writing them down, I will be able to "let them go" and move on.  You  may want to cease reading here, if you haven't already.

1)  Where does the safety of children fit in our society today?
2)  Is personal accountability important?
3) Does a persons word mean anything?
4)  Isn't physical abuse towards a woman unacceptable?
5) Shouldn't one intercede when abuse is happening?
6)  Are good manners a thing of the past?
7)  Do we ever really know someone?
8)  Is it best to ignore injustices and to let "someone else" deal with it?
9)  As a parent, when do we "let go."
10)  Do others take the time to smell the flowers?

These are just a few of the questions I've been asking myself this week.
I think it's time to get my hands dirty and see if nature can spin it's magic on me now.


Anonymous said...

Jill, you will not become a hermit...too many of us love you to let that happen. Let me offer my two cents to some of your questions. I think the problem is that so many people, regular people and people in power....have moved away from God. This means that all those things you are questioning become fuzzy because instead of thinking about loving EACH OTHER....we are thinking about ourselves...that is not the way God intended it to be. I think that we shouldn't give up hope or throw up our hands in defeat....but begin to pray for a revival, revolution or whatever "re" word you would like to use and ask God how he can use us to help brings his babies back home! Kayla

Anonymous said...

BTW, I have always admired your strength and determination to stand up for what is right...even when it wasn't the most popular position or when it may even harm you....just because it was RIGHT!!! Kayla

Jill said...

Ahhh...Kayla....thank you so MUCH! You are such a dear and I agree with you 100%! I will keep on praying and I will always remain a's who I am. It's so comforting to know that other GOOD people get it though! :)

Anonymous said...

Jill - you are a courageous, loyal, smart, funny, intelligent woman and I am proud to call you my friend. Your willingness to fight for what is right is awe inspiring!


Jill said...

Oh Teresa...THANK YOU! Are are such a good friend!