21 Jul 2011
- Written by Lucy Shaw
Dear Reader: When we read the newspapers or listen to the news we are hearing about the exceptions to the norm. With thousands of households in Memphis, it is a percentage of them that are burglarized, not all of them! Now if you happen to be one of those persons unfortunate enough to have a break in it becomes very personal and is dreadful. But a part of protecting ourselves is learning to protect our own mental health. Fear can be just as harmful to your health as a break in if you let it take over your peace! Don’t dwell on what is past and get yourself all worked up over something that didn't happen.
I absolutely believe that we should all do whatever we can to secure our homes and property. Closing and locking doors is basic. However, the good news is that you made it safely through the night and will now be a lot more careful. The other great news is that every now and then I think that God reminds us of grace. There is a Bible verse that says, “If the Lord does not keep the city, the watchman watches in vain.” I am so thankful that you and each of us is kept both day and night by a power that “never slumbers or sleeps.”