Wednesday Musings

“I have a great need for Christ: I have a great Christ for my need.”

English pastor and author, Charles Spurgeon, was born on this day in 1834 (died 1892)

Today is Juneteenth, officially Juneteenth National Independence Day. It commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States. On this day in 1865 Major General Gordon Granger ordered the final enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation in Texas. Ironically, this only applied to the former Confederate states. There were enslaved people in states who did not withdraw from the Union until the ratification of the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution on December 6, 1865. Juneteenth became a federal holiday in 2021.

I’ve told y’all it would be good to learn some history.

But I’m not writing a history lesson today.

One, because I’m not a history teacher, and two, because Juneteenth is not my story to tell.

I have plenty of my own stories to tell, and I’m working on them.

No, seriously.

We’re more than halfway through June and I’m here counting down the days until retirement from the day job.

That also means that I’m in this transitioning phase to figure out what I’ll be doing after retirement. I plan to keep working. But so far, this blog isn’t paying the bills.

So I jumped on a webinar yesterday. Much the same story. I did take notes and there was some good information. But the best information, of course, including the “freebie” she teased about at the beginning, would cost me $177 for the next three months.

I’ve ranted about this before. I understand that people have to make a living. But so do I.

I’m sure that some will invest in this program and be successful. I wish them well.

It’s like those “do this before bed to cure diabetes” or “drink this every morning to lose weight” videos that

Published one year ago today, and still available for your purchase on Amazon.

are on social media. You have to watch an extended video on the social media site, and then when you get to the webpage, there’s another video before you get to the sales pitch for the product.

Or you have to hear about a toddler’s life history before you get the final ingredients.

Just post the recipe Amber.

I may not always give you quality content, or brilliant writing. But I won’t make you wait for it.

In this process of transitioning, I’m reexamining this blog and the reasons I write here.

I can’t tell you exactly what that means yet. Mainly because I don’t know.

But rest assured, when I do, I’ll tell you about it.

It won’t cost you a thing.


Baseball legend Willie Mays dies at 93
ABC News
Willie Mays, widely considered to be one of the greatest baseball players in the history of the game, has died at 93.

Henrico Schools’ theater teachers raise concerns about after-school pay
Henrico Citizen
“I feel utterly disregarded and devalued as a professional, and I’m really disappointed with the lack of movement on something that is clearly in desperate need of attention,” she said. “I understand things take time in public education, but two contract cycles must be time enough to rectify such an egregious inequity in compensation.”

Governor Glenn Youngkin Releases Statement After Senate Democrats Fail to Consider Changes to VMSDEP
Governor of Virginia
“I stand with our military heroes, first responders, and their families today who are stunned that Senate Democrat leadership failed to even consider a simple bill, supported by a bipartisan majority of Senators, to reverse the changes to VMSDEP by fully repealing the language, and addressing this in the full light of day. These men and women deserve so much better,” said Governor Glenn Youngkin.

Scientists Torn On Whether To Blame Heat Wave On Climate Change, Trump, Or White Supremacy
The Babylon Bee
Though arguments were made within the scientific community on the legitimacy of each cause, no consensus had been reached, leaving researchers to look for ways to maintain climate change, Trump, and white supremacy as joint causes for the hotter weather.

Also born on this day:
1914 – American bluegrass singer-songwriter, guitarist,and mandolin player (died 1979)
1915 – American actor Pat Buttram (died 1994)
1939 – American miniser and theologian, John MacArthur
1947 – Indian-English novelist and essayist, Salmon Rushdie
1948 – American Actress, Phylicia Rashad
1954 – American Actress, Kathleen Turner
1962 – American singer-songwriter, dancer, actress, and presenter, Paula Abdul

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