Las Vegas Tragedy


I believe the saying is being proven more true each day…  Pogo’s quip was a pun based on the famous quotation “We have met the enemy and they are ours” — one of two famous quotes made by American Navy Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry on September 10, 1813, after defeating a British naval squadron on Lake Erie during the War of 1812. (Perry’s other famous quote that day was “Don’t give up the ship.”)

Yes, I also believe the enemy is within… it is us. As long as we remain unrepentant, unsurrendered, and hold tightly to our selfish wills we will never walk humbly with our God… or love one another. As long as we remain this way we can count on tragedies like this continuing to happen. I wonder, was there a time when some word of encouragement would have turned Paddock to see some light rather than deeper darkness?

Pray for us all… but especially the people immediately affected by this tragic event.

Grace and Peace


2 Responses

  1. Miss you so much. Tragedy has a new meaning in my life and I still struggle, but your courageous words help me find peace. Avery is almost 14 and ready for chores and more responsibilities. If there is ever any need you have for help around the house or yard, Avery is a hard worker and misses you guys, too. Please don’t hesitate if you need any maintenance. I’m happy to drop him off and pick him up. I might even send a pie…but I can’t promise it will be edible!

    • Shela, Don’t know why I am just now seeing this comment… probably has something to do with OLD age and its wonderful way of dealing with the human mind and body. I am so sorry you are having to go through this ordeal and hope that the surgery will bring about a healing cure. Give me a call when you get a chance and we can talk more about what is happening with you. Keep the faith.


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