Friday, March 13, 2009

Better News - March 13, 2009

Good Friday morning! The headache is fading a bit and we have more good news today. Yes, the Sidney boys basketball team has moved on to the semifinals of the state tournament. Jeff Einspahr's son, Eric, is on that team and we wish them well in the next game tonight against Ralston. Scottsbluff won their first round game also. If you haven't followed the local sports, you won't know that Sidney and Scottsbluff have played tough games against each other all season and might very well meet in the championship game down in Lincoln.

The economic news has been better this week than we have seen for quite some time. I pray that the upward trend continues. Mr. Madoff pled guilty yesterday and moved into somewhat less luxurious quarters last night. The question of justice might be raised here: should the man spend the rest of his life in prison as punishment or would it be better to put him to work to make restitution to his former investors? Some sort of book and movie deal might get at least a little of the money back, although the chances of one man being able to repay some $50,000,000,000.00 is remote. I typed that figure out just to see what it looked like with all the zeros; that's a lot of money to, um, misplace. I heard this morning that investigators have been able to find about 1 of those billions. If the 50 billions were invested in the same funds as my 401K, I can tell them where about 25 or so of the billions went. :-) We all have looked with despair at our shrinking retirement funds, don't stop praying for the rebound!

I am not being too serious on this Friday morning, the headache is partly to blame for that. Whether we feel good or not so good on a particular morning. God is still God, and Jesus is Lord! I am glad that what I feel does not change the fact that we are saved by grace through faith in Christ Jesus!

Have a wonderful weekend in Christ!


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