Thank you for your thoughts and prayers, Whirlibird, Mountain Biker and GeorgiaSaint. God has brought us through many hard times, and I trust Him for those that are coming.

What all of you write is only too true. I appreciate the awareness and analytical thinking evident on this forum. It makes me wonder how Jeremiah felt as Jerusalem was besieged, knowing what the future held and yet being despised, mocked and imprisoned for his warnings. When in high school (many years ago ;) ) I wrote an essay on Patrick Henry’s statement “Give me liberty or give me death!” The reality of that choice playing out is increasing…

And yes, MB, I could only wish that we were physically neighbors to some of you. More later…