Thursday, October 26, 2017

Signs are Everywhere

Election Day is only 12 days away. There are signs posted all over my town, ads continue to show up in our mailbox and our ballots have arrived. Although I am not going to discuss candidates or who I may or may not vote for, I AM ready for the signs to go away in both public and private areas.

When I take walks around my neighborhood, where the current Mayor lives, there are signs for her and lots of signs endorsing her opponent up and down her street.

I envision an awkward moment if someone were to knock on the Mayor's door asking to borrow something. "Can I borrow a cup of sugar even though there is no way I'm voting for you?..." 

A friend of mine mentioned she and her husband never put any political signs in their yard. Why? They don't want to post anything that might act as an immediate turn-off to some of their neighbors.

"The second is this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these." Mark 12:31

What if we found out what we have in common with who we live by before we delve into topics of how we might believe differently...

This isn't the first time I've had negative feelings concerning signs. When I was living back in the Midwest seven years ago I wrote a blog entitled "Reading Yard Signs" and you can read it here.

In other news... a couple Fridays ago I went out to Happy Hour with some girlfriends for dinner, and when I returned I walked into a bit of a crime scene... I wish I'd taken a photo, but just picture this; glass all over the living room rug, glass all over the kitchen floor, and some splatters of blood on the cabinet door. No butter was left anywhere. What?!

I put my "detective hat" on and concluded that my naughty kitty Thor had hopped up on the island and knocked the butter dish down whereupon his accomplice, Sydney played a little soccer with the remains, attempting to get every little bit of butter. I never did figure out whose blood was spilled. Both my pets seemed fine and showed no remorse.

Kinda hard to ignore the SIGN of broken glass even if I was impressed that my pets worked on the same team in their campaign to enjoy a treat.

If you drive by my house you might catch a glimpse of a sign. Just trying to keep my naughty kitty Thor safe...

I also love the sign/artwork that hangs by my back door. These words speak to my heart, bring me joy, and help me put everything into perspective~even politics.

"Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God." Romans 13:1

How do YOU feel about political signs? Thanks for reading SJL and enjoy the last few days of October!

In His Grip,
xo Jane

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