This week I’m linking up with the Five Minute Friday. The prompt is ‘Breathe.’ If you’d like to join in the fun, press this link


PEACE. Hold up a hand, with the first two fingers in a ‘V .’ I wish people would just breathe when it comes to the state of our political/social issues. So many marches, sign waving, shouting, protests, angry rants on blogs, etc. I grew up in the sixties and seventies and I feel like we’re right back there again. The thing about this that bothers me the most is people stating their opinions in the news and on social media. I used to think my beliefs were pretty black and white, but lately that isn’t so for many. It’s one thing to have a strong belief that you are following what Jesus would do. I am disheartened by Christians, hurling bible verses at one another like flaming arrows to try to justify why they feel the way they do and why everyone should believe the same. I don’t think we’re supposed use the bible this way. They’re on both sides of issues, and many think they’re right in God’s eyes, even using evil words and actions. It makes me sad and I don’t wonder why unbelievers think we’re a bunch of hypocrites. I’ve consciously tried very hard to stay out of the political arena by not liking or posting anything political. I know I’ve made mistakes too. It’s really hard to get away from the bombardment.

Together now, 1,2, 3, 4, please take a deep breath in and blow it out. Breathe.


About Myrna Folkert

Myrna is an author who desires to use her gifts to glorify God. She's created this blog to tell stories of her childhood, musings about life, motherless daughters, grief and loss, faith in God, her family history, and facts about the Long QT syndrome. She also has a hearing condition called Tinnitus. Doing interviews with motherless daughters like herself are of great interest. Join in discussions by following this blog and commenting. She would love to hear your stories about life. Myrna is a Christ follower, wife, mother, sister, friend, aunt, and cousin. She was an elementary school teacher for 27 years; now works in her church, and a few other volunteer activities such as Hospice doing "Life Reviews" and Vigils. Myrna loves to read, write, listen to music, go to concerts, and take pictures. Her favorite pastime is boating with her husband near the beautiful shores of West Michigan.
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6 Responses to Breathe

  1. Lesley says:

    Great post! I agree, we need to be careful about what to say and when to say quiet. Even when we disagree with people we’re still called to show love and it is really sad when the way Christians behave puts others off.


  2. Hi there paulakaye! I appreciate your comment. I know I need to let opinions bounce off from me better. I also need to be kinder.


  3. rosebudmama says:

    Thank you for this reminder. We need to remember that just because someone disagrees with you, does not make that person an enemy. We each should be allowed to have our own opinion. I hope you have a lovely weekend!

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  4. paulakaye says:

    I grew up in the 60’s too! I think it is so much worse today because of the INTERNET. People say some of the meanest things because they d aren’t saying it to your face. A lot of ugliness out there. I think it is important to have a say in the political arena. But we first need to get back to basics of being kind to one another. I wonder how many of us today were stirred with this prompt! I know that I was. I’m your neighbor on the link!

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