It is a sad commentary on society today when being rude, mean, and vulgar is equated with being honest and courageous. Sometimes it often seems that common courtesy, being thoughtful in decision making, and mutual respect are lost. Many say we are a Christian country, but I don't see Christian values reflected in their lives. I do see and hear people with an angry, impatient, me-first attitude. Fear seems to be ruling our lives, rather that kindness, patience and reverence for the individual. There are people out there spreading untruths and venom, doing their best to divide us. Times are difficult and there is reason for concern. There is a choice to be made. Do we live in fear and anger, or do we live in love and unity? Thank goodness there are those who choose to live in love.
To Powerball players picking your own numbers, be sure what is on your ticket before leaving. When you get home you'll be disappointed if the numbers are switched or different than what you picked. I had this happen. I wouldn't have won, but I'd been really upset if someone else had won with my numbers.
Mississippi is last on almost every list, but not this time. We share last place with five other states that do not have the Powerball lottery. Can you imagine the hundreds of thousands of dollars that went across the state line this past weekend to purchase tickets? For some reason our legislature thinks a lottery is in direct competition with our casinos. I do not spend one nickel at the casinos but I sure spend my $4 a week buying two lottery tickets. Naw, I didn't win either!
I think it is appalling to the country when congress' approval rating is 9 percent. I would like to meet those 9 percent of people that say they are doing a great job. Rep. Steven Palazzo is going to present an order to have the president censured for putting back in place what had been gun laws two decades ago up until 2005. Why would any sane law abiding gun owner be against that? The last time a president was censured was Andrew Jackson in 1834!
With the Powerball lottery soon to possibly hit a billion dollars, Mississippi continues to lose money to Louisiana and Florida. Mississippi residents are driving to these states to buy lottery tickets! This is a known fact. We already have gambling in Mississippi, so why not have a state lottery? Being that Mississippi is last in education, among mostly every thing else that's important, all this lottery money could go to fund education.
Work to eat
Jesus also said, if you don't work you don't eat! 2 Thessalonians 3:10