Upside Down

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The little girl sometimes liked being upside down, but only for a little while. She swung so high on the rope tree swing that her daddy made. Her feet would go way above her head for a moment. Feeling upside down even though she wasn’t, almost touching the oak leaves with her bare feet. But the relief of being feet planted on the solid earth, right side up, was grounding and safe.

She learned to do a head stand up against the basement wall, her head firmly set in a soft pillow. The blood rushed furiously into her pounding ears. The room looked bizarre and unsettling. She could only take a few seconds of this, and then would plummet back into right side up reality.

One day, she got up and everything was upside down in the world. Everything. The grownups talked about a virus. She didn’t really understand. She tried and tried, but she couldn’t get things right side up. People looked and sounded weird, upside down. She felt unsettled all the time, as she tried to make sense of this new world.

But then, suddenly, the thing that had caused the upside-downness, the bad virus, went away. The world tipped back the right way. She was more than happy. She was peaceful, grounded, safe, normal. She smiled, and the whole world saw that smile.

Love, Lisa

*For all the children who need normal to return.*

Unbiased

When a person is analyzing an issue fairly, they look for unbiased truth. No commentary, no opinions, no slant. It is the only way to see a problem and possible solutions in a clear light. One of the most frustrating parts to me of this whole pandemic and the resulting world chaos has been finding the truth. Which news coverage is unbiased? Who has no hidden agenda in their reporting? What can we believe?

I am a person who would definitely like to know these answers. But I truly believe that there are no unbiased news sources anymore, unfortunately. There are news sources that I agree with more than others, but all have their slant, their bias, their worldview.

The only truly unbiased source of truth that I have found is found way outside of the news realm. It is the Lord Jesus Christ, Maker of Heaven and Earth, Judge of all, Savior and Redeemer. He has been here long before we all were, and will be here when the end of this world comes. He will be our God through all of eternity. He will create a new heaven and a new earth, one with no viruses, no bad politicians, no confusion, no pain, no crying. He will wipe away every tear and answer every question.

“I AM the way,

the truth,

and the life.

No one comes to the Father but through Me.” -John 14:6

“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” – John 8:32

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Look for the truth, seek Him, and He will give you peace in these troubled times. Because our times, our histories, our stories, are all in His hands. Love, Lisa