Today’s blog entry is kind of a “grab bag” of topics.
First, let me thank all of you who took the time to comment within the last few days! For the first time, our comments are outnumbering the posts. And we are closing in on 600 views since the end of October. Maybe not as many views as other posts, but not bad. Ask Pastor Bill how many times I came in to his office and said, “Well I think we need to stop the blog – no one is reading it.” He kept up with the encouraging words, so thanks, Pastor Bill!
As always, if there is something YOU want to talk about – something you’ve been wondering about, an interesting topic you heard on the radio or read in the paper – just let us know!
I heard about a story that supposedly took place on Christmas Eve in CA. A grocery store was accidentally left unlocked at the end of the day. By the time police officers showed up, they found people shopping in the store and money left on the counter for groceries other people had bought. After checking things out, the owners could find nothing missing nor any vandalism. Nice to know this sort of thing can still happen.
I was listening to the radio the other day and they were giving the results of a recent survey. The question, “What is it that you treasure most, or what is your most treasured posession?” was asked only of women. Although not the top answer, a woman’s best friend beat out diamond rings, boyfriends / husbands, purses and cell phones. (I don’t know about you, but my cell phone would never have even made my list.)
So, we’ll give you a couple of days to think about this, and on Friday we will ask for your answers to the question: “What do you treasure most / what is your most treasured possession?” (And in case you were wondering, the top answer was “the relationship they had with their mothers.”)
And finally, most people seemed really ready to bid 2009 goodbye. I caught the tail end of the results of a survey in which I think about 56 percent of those polled where glad to see the end of 2009. And I think it was something like only 38 percent were optimistic about 2010. So let’s take our own little poll and see what you think: