Stripping away the rose colored glasses of denial concerning my reality. Getting in touch with truth. Reaching out to others in empathy concerning their reality and their walk to truth.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Here today, gone tomorrow

An old phrase yet so descriptive of issues that float through my mind. What is here, that can be gone tomorrow? We all could go with an outstanding blow... we don't know, do we?

An often posed question: “Why do bad things happen to good people?” I've heard this question many times over the years. It's not like I know something and want to brag. It's more like a revelation that, when remembered, brings me peace and a measure of faith.

A verse from the Christian Bible states that God causes the rain to fall on the wicked and the righteous. Whether or not you enjoy rain is not even a consideration... you get it just the same. With the verse in mind I thought, well, so car accidents, cancer diagnosises, airplane crashes, falling buildings, earthquakes, and everything else might be shared as well. How can that be? Isn't that stuff only for the wicked?

There's an abdominal spirit that arises in extreme crisis. Call it what you will but once I read about “The Comforter” who would teach me all things... life changed for me. I ventured to think, maybe bad things happen to good people, so bad people can observe something they need; or good people receive a piece of faith that they needed. For me only God has the right to judge anyway. So, really none of this matters; it's all vanity. Men and women deciding who is being 'punished' with an earthquake, etc. Presumptous?

I look at the state of the world, the USA, my own home state, and wonder how much longer will humanity exist. Humanity as in freedoms bestowed by God. How far we've allowed governments to stomp all of that into the ground. We've had a lot of help being distracted from important issues.

The wonderful thing about this is... you can completely disagree. You are under no obligation to think, speak, feel, act, or write as I do. I only offer a lesson from the dandelion. “I may be here today, gone tomorrow, but somewhere there's a seed that keeps going. A seed of hope, love, charity, and immeasurable faith.” Just think of how difficult it is to rid your yard of dandelions!

I'm through shaking cobwebs from my mind. Thank you.


  1. Well said.
    All that matters is "here and now".


  2. Blogger had some kind of problem and inadvertently deleted the last posts of several blogs; mine included.

    It's taken two days for them to restore the post, but unfortunately, they could not restore any comments.

  3. Comment received from:


    "Well said.
    All that matters is 'here and now'."


  4. Hi Desp,

    This deletion/disappearance of my post spoke volumes!!

    Yes-sir, here today, gone tomorrow.

    I'm truly grateful for the comment.


  5. Hi. A thought-provoking post. All that you have said underlines the reason why I am unable to believe in a devine creator. I envy those who have real faith; there would be no point in my faking it.
    My family background is Jewish but it's nothing to do with that specifically because I find all religious belief hard to take on board.
    But at least I have a lot of respect for those who do.
    I hope Blogger let's me publish this!
    Click here for Bazza’s Blog ‘To Discover Ice’

  6. Dear Dixie,
    I left a very long comment recently, but "blogger" decided that it couldn't publish it, so instead I will just say that your post inspired many thoughts, and although I don't share your faith, (for me science is as awe-inspiring as any deity), I hope that it continues to give hope, meaning and solace to your life.
    Yours in friendship,

  7. Here today.Gone tomorrow.Realized that day after tomorrow.

  8. Desperado, I see your comment finally arrived from blogger-zone! :)

  9. Bazza, I apologize for being late answering you. I spent Friday in the hospital but still it gave me time to think. Not to worry, as I feel fine now.

    I must say that 'religion' does not describe what it is that I'm willing to accept. In my research I've found one claim by all religious and non-religious groups throughout time: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." (Feel free to Google search; you'll be amazed.) It's an ancient saying. Interestingly, when the statement is 'attributed' to Jesus, He adds, "on this hang all the law and the prophets." So what is 'religion' that we should be mindful of it? I'm willing to accept this.

    Please try not to envy any one for any thing. It will only cause you pain. When something bothers you, try blessing it.

    I wasn't sure how to answer your comment; know that I appreciate your visiting here. :)

  10. Dear David,

    Please excuse my delay in answering. I contracted a virus but I'm feeling better now.

    I dearly love science. Some of the greatest discoveries are still to come. I rely heavily on science and physical evidence to guide my journey. I was going to be an archaeologist until I broke my back.

    In the Bible are many examples of science and how our universe operates. It very plainly says that the earth is a sphere. So why were ancient scientists saying it was flat? There are writings left out of the Bible that render great physical knowledge regarding the sun, moon, and star operations/alignments. "The Books of Enoch" come to mind.

    One of my favourite sayings is: "Guard your heart with all diligence, for out of it, come the issues of life."

    I'm happy you felt inspired by my ramblings of that day. Know that I always appreciate the honesty and encouragment you share. There's always room to learn something new.

    In friendship,


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