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LOTD

Filed at 3:26 am under by dcobranchi

Another example of “Life in Fayetteville.”

The question: How has the skyrocketing cost of gasoline affected your summer vacation plans?

Gas is not a reason to worry

The price of gasoline will not affect my summer plans. I praise God for the price of gasoline.

“In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18.

“Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 5:20 (KJV).

If gasoline goes to $10 a gallon, I will still be worry- free. I’m living on the promises of Almighty God and He’s never failed me yet nor ever gone back on His Word.

“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Jesus Christ.” Philippians 4:19 (KJV).

For those of you who always look to Washington or Raleigh, you might want to look to the throne of God.

Have a God blessed summer.

Tommy Tyson
Fayetteville

13 Responses to “LOTD”


Comment by
Nance Confer
June 5th, 2008
at 7:53 am

It must be nice. Just put it all in the hands of someone else and have no worries. And no responsibility. No need to change. No need to think. Must be nice. . .

Nance


Comment by
Bonnie
June 5th, 2008
at 11:14 am

I think the man is coming from the viewpoint that AFTER he has done all he can do to reduce, recycle, conserve, etc. that he refuses to stress over it. He seems determined to enjoy his Summer and vacation time regardless of what gas prices are. A worry-free attitude seems to be what he’s accentuating…not a responsibility-free laziness.


Comment by
Nance Confer
June 5th, 2008
at 1:59 pm

Really? Where do you see that?

Nance


Comment by
Rob
June 5th, 2008
at 3:05 pm

There’s something to be said of the impact of faith in the amount of peace and comfort in someone’s life. But for cryin’ out loud, there are a lot of people that seem to not believe “God helps those who help themselves.” Or “Pray to God, but row away from the rocks.”

Just because I take comfort in beliefs of life after death, doesn’t mean I shouldn’t argue with Daryl over going to war for oil, or whatever.


Comment by
Bonnie
June 5th, 2008
at 5:32 pm

Nance, I guess I can see greater into the man’s faith because I share it. High gas prices shouldn’t have a negative affect on plans for your Summer.


Comment by
speedwell
June 5th, 2008
at 6:47 pm

High gas prices shouldn’t have a negative affect on plans for your Summer.

And people shouldn’t be judged by the color of their skin, and all little boys and girls shouldn’t go to bed with empty tummies, and love is a thing that should never go wrong, and I am Queen Mariora of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, to paraphrase Dorothy Parker.

But pray away; it’s better than wasting the time actually facing reality with effective action.


Comment by
Daryl Cobranchi
June 5th, 2008
at 6:58 pm

High gas prices shouldn’t have a negative affect on plans for your Summer.

Well, assuming that one isn’t either 1) wealthy, such that the cost of fuel is irrelevant, or 2) stupid enough to put their vacation on a credit card, I believe it is quite rational to consider the price of fuel in making plans for the summer.


Comment by
Nance Confer
June 5th, 2008
at 10:26 pm

Nance, I guess I can see greater into the man’s faith because I share it.

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Yep, that must be the reason.

Nance


Comment by
Bonnie
June 6th, 2008
at 8:01 am

All I’m saying is…the letter writer seems to be determined to make the best of a bad thing, and that high gas prices aren’t getting him down. 🙂


Comment by
Nance Confer
June 6th, 2008
at 8:08 am

But that’s not what he wrote. Maybe you can imagine he means all sorts of things, but that’s not what he wrote. He wrote: “I praise God for the price of gasoline. “In everything give thanks:””

Heck, you could poke him with a sharp stick and he’d say he was thankful.

I am happy — but not thankful because who the heck would I be thanking? — that the price for gas was actually DOWN 3 cents at our local pump last night.

The idea that I was briefly happy that I was being charged ONLY $3.98 a gallon is ludicrous enough without having to be thankful for it.

Nance


Comment by
Bonnie
June 6th, 2008
at 1:36 pm

He also didn’t write that he was suggesting that he “just put it all in the hands of someone else and have no worries. And no responsibility. No need to change. No need to think” so the reader can only take what they see from it.

KWYM about the 3 cents…a new gas station opened near the Walmart here last week and they were selling for several cents cheaper than down the street. There were cars lined up for 2 miles! And it was HOT! So, yeah…getting jacked up about saving a few bucks was short-lived. 🙂


Comment by
Nance Confer
June 6th, 2008
at 10:12 pm

No, that’s exactly what he wrote — don’t worry, he’s not going to worry, because God will take care of things and we should be thankful.

Nance


Comment by
JJ Ross
June 7th, 2008
at 4:32 pm

Last week some of us were discussing whether high gas prices should affect not just summer but our homeschooling. Most in that conversation I believe, shared religious beliefs with Bonnie and the letter-writer, but no one quoted Bible verses and almost all said it would indeed have negative effects. The post heading had the word “woes” in in it, as in woe is me.

What’s funny reading THIS conversation, is that I was the one in THAT conversation saying don’t worry, be happy, though I admit not with thankfulness to any supreme being behind my very human reasoning.

Does that make me more or less rational? Not sure it matters but hey, at least I’m happy! 🙂