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Old Cowbelle: I WONDER.....

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columns Ellsworth, 54011
Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

The world is in such a tumult! So many "Big Things" are happening in so many places, here at home in America and everywhere across the earth.

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There are wars, always wars, everywhere. Then the earth quakes and tsunami tragedies overshadowed the wars for a little while.

Then the lovely royal wedding overshadowed all of that for a few days. It was a nice respite from it all. But the storms that took place in the southern states continued to overshadow the wedding festivities.

Then the capture and death of Osama bin Laden overshadowed the storms and the wedding.

And always.....politics, which seem to bring out the very worse in people. Why can't they just emphasize what they could do for our country instead of running down the opposition. And not only those in the limelight, but also those standing by, taking sides, with arguments and snide remarks, causing discord everywhere. Uff-Da!

Maybe it's always been this way, but the rapid methods of relaying these things puts us closer, sooner to all that goes on around us.

When I watched the destruction wreaked by the storms making such devastation, I wonder ... I refuse to believe they are "acts of God." I think they are acts of the evil one, hoping that victims will blame God and draw away from Him. (Like Job's trials) But in the aftermath, God is right there to comfort and give strength to endure.

And His great love is shown further by the wonderful response of other people, giving of their time and resources to help wherever they can. Doesn't that make sense?

But even in this "crazy world" we can still have peace in our hearts. Jesus said in John 14:27... "My peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you, not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."

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I really enjoyed watching the royal wedding! In spite of the affluence, they seem like a nice, down-to-earth couple, a bit more relaxed than those who came before them. I got a kick out of the clergyman who did a cartwheel at the front of the church when guests had gone. And the young newlyweds' cruise around in the convertible, with the sign "Just Wed." Such a story book wedding. I hope they stay together.

It was fun watching all those horses, marching in precision. Later, looking it up on the internet, it showed one of those black horses fell while going around a curve. I didn't see that on television. It stated that the horse and the rider were alright.

Prince William's grandmother, (Elizabeth) and Phillip were married in 1947, the same year Husband and I were. I remember listening to the royal wedding on the radio, and chuckling about the difference in their wedding and ours. Ours was such a simple affair in comparison.

They too, remained together all these years. I never heard of any unfaithfulness in their lives, and if there had been I am sure it would have been broadcast far and wide.

So, I wonder what "Big Thing" will happen next. Life sure isn't boring, is it?

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