Thursday, March 12, 2009
I just got back from the library tonight and it was so nice. We are blessed with a newly updated and expanded library and I was pleased to see it very busy tonight. But what really tickled me was seeing these two card catalogs used as book displays now. I wonder if I had asked some of the young people there if they would even have known what these were originally used for? Instead of asking I just grinned big and got out my camera phone to snap a picture.
(And when Keith just looked over to see what I was doing he rolled his eyes when he realized I'd taken a picture of the card catalog in the library! LOL! Really he's used to it by now.)
I will admit that my favorite books are absolutely brand new. There really is nothing finer than opening a book for the first time. I love the feel and even the smell of a brand new book. But the reality is that new books are rather a luxury item now and I am thrilled that our town has a nice library system. And judging by the number of people there tonight many people feel the same way.
Speaking of the economy, if you have some spare time go to Nester's blog and read her entry here. It's a very short entry, but then take the time to read at least some of the comments that people have left, currently numbering 194. I think it was quite an eye-opener for me to see just how many people are deeply affected by what is happening. It was really rather sobering. But above all I was struck by the amount of faith people have and how much they are trusting in God. And that is why I encourage you to read some of the comments. I think I was humbled to read these and so very moved. The news this last week has been filled with stories about how our nation is changing and moving away from religion. Judging by these comments the media is blowing things way out of proportion. Not only are people still filled with faith, but their sense of family and community is still running deep.
And that is very encouraging in these times.
"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." - Matthew 6:33