…in tribulation

by baldilocks

In light of horrible events, both national and international, I present the following from Philippians 4:4-9.

4 Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.

5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.

6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

We should rejoice for God’s grace while it’s still relatively easy. The Bible says that there will be a time when there is a famine of the Word of God. For tens of thousands, that famine is occurring now, but there is no guarantee that we of the First World will be spared this.

In order to do this, we need to…ahem…renew our minds each and every day. Else we get bogged down in the horrors of this world and begin to be fooled into thinking that there is no escape and that the good guys don’t win in the end.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2009; the second edition in 2012. Her new novel, Arlen’s Harem, is due in 2014. Help her fund it and help keep her blog alive!Baldilocks mini



As a Catholic I’m not big on fortune-telling but I suspect you won’t lose a lot of money betting on this.

As a general rule we tend to mourn those who make us laugh more than almost anyone else because everyone loves and needs laughter and how to do pay back someone who does that for you?

Robin Williams personifies that statement.

As you might guess it is wall to wall coverage, the Williams story has trumped absolutely everything else.

At a time when war is going on in Ukraine and we wonder if Russia is going to go into in and turn the new cold war into a new hot war,

At a time when Hamas is launching rockers and Israel is fighting back while anti-Semitism is openly running rampant in Europe to the point where people are invoking Hitler & the ovens without shame,

At a time when a suburb of St. Louis is preparing to explode over a confrontation between a police officer and a young black man,

At a time Ebola is preparing to spread

and At a time when Iraq falls apart while Isis is slaughtering those who do not convert and starving millions on a mountain.

The apparent suicide of a comic, however funny would seem unworthy of such coverage, and I tweeted thus:

And then I saw this at Twitchy:

‘So bizarre’: ISIS supporters tweeting about Robin Williams, Jumanji


Go and read that post but not just the post take a look at some of these twitter accounts like this

os profile

That normally tweet this:

Took the time to tweet this:

And then there is Abdullah whose profile looks like this

ab pro

and normally tweets stuff like this:

Who tweeted this:

which resulted in this:

and this:

and this

and this

and finally this:

After seeing these tweets etc I have come to this conclusion

and it is worth all of the coverage it has been getting.


Closing thought? What would Robin Williams say about all of these tweets about his death by Isis & Jihadis? I don’t know but I suspect it would be hilarious.



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