Lord, I am so grateful that you see all that is in me, all that I feel and dream and loathe and love. You know my weaknesses, and it is you who has built my strengths within me. Lord, I hear more and more people talking about the END — end of life as we know it, end of America, end of freedom… and I must admit, things do seem more grim in the world at large than I have ever experienced in my lifetime. Still, I am extremely grateful that I do NOT have to write this story, and I do NOT have to play a major role in it. I am just one of your little sheeps, and you have given me certain ways to help other people — and hopes of other ways to help people, in the future. Your Spirit guides me faithfully in the tiniest of things, from art supplies and techniques that I see no one else doing, to caring for my little bodily ailments and enhancing my bodily strength. It is amazing to know you, and to be known of you, Lord Jesus. As bad as I want to go HOME right NOW, I still want to keep going, keep creating — with you, and for you. I do not desire to watch this country fall apart, and I will strongly resent our government getting its nose even further into my business. It hurts my heart to see how few people have any idea about your true nature, as the “fast food churches” in America further dilute the Truth. Like you, I wish everyone could be saved… and it breaks my heart to see the lost. Please help me to be strong, and never give up. Help me to keep doing the best I can with what I have, and ALWAYS take time to help other people, even when the only thing I can give them is my smile and a warmth in my eyes. Amen.