Garrison Keillor. (???)
The Grabber-In-Chief tweets out accusations about Joe Scarborough, Andrew Lack (the head of NBC News), and other TV executives. Like he should talk!
Convicted of war crimes, Bosnian Croat military commander, Slobodan Praljak, drinks suicidal poison in court!
And then the Tweeter-In-Chief re-tweets anti-Muslim videos that may be fake news from some far-right Britain First website.
I’m sure I got some of that out of actual historical order, but it was all happening so fast! That’s just today! Before most of us finished our first cup of coffee!
The hits just keep on coming…
Missiles are flying out of NOKO again!
And the State Department doesn’t have any senior leadership in that theater.
It’s a crazy, crazy time and I just want to share with you one of my coping mechanisms.
Turn off the news.
My phone doesn’t blow up with notifications anymore. I’m actually getting through the day enjoying that first cup of coffee, and the second. No morning TV. I just added a new devotional to my morning Bible reading. Maybe I’ll start journaling again…
…because the hits just keep on coming. It’s exhausting. And please don’t think I’ve stopped caring. I still care, a lot. Too much, probably. But I’ve gotta compartmentalize this stuff because it’s just too much!
Read some fiction.
I just finished Killers Of The Flower Moon which isn’t fiction, but it reads like it. Great book about a horrible blight on my home state of Oklahoma. Scores of the Osage Tribe are murdered for the mineral rights to their fortunes in the early days of Oklahoma statehood in the teens of the 20th Century. It reads like a thriller.
Next, I think I’m going after The Girl Who Takes An Eye For An Eye. Oh wait, that sounds a bit like Matt Lauer. The book is fiction. Matt Lauer is not, unfortunately.
You know what Advent means, right? Latin adventus is the translation of the Greek word parousia, commonly used to refer to the Second Coming of Christ. So, you can look at Advent in two ways. The incarnation of the long-awaited Messiah, or the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Savior.
He just keeps on coming! In the crazy, crazy times. Year after year.
Maybe we can just focus on that.
I’m gonna turn off the news and focus on that—
Because that’s the kinda news I can live with.
Grace & Peace,