Lord, I don’t know if it is just me, but it really seems like these are very depressing times, like even our nation is in a state of despair and poverty, on so many levels. Perhaps it is even a worldwide phenomenon. Darkness, gloom, disease. On a personal level, I have been so busy with work and other things, that I have not had a single day to work on this website in what seems like months. I still CAN possibly finish writing my two versions of my life story in time to publish FIRST DRAFTS by my birthday, just seven weeks away now, but all the OTHER plans I had — for video, visuals, new products, and everything else — is all on hold for now. Kinda makes me feel like crying. All I can do is just keep focusing on the things I CAN change — my OWN attitude and behavior. I have a good paying job, and after I finally pay off my debts, I can perhaps start saving for winter travel. Feels like there is a vice around my neck, or rather more like a collar, but as long as there is YOU, there is HOPE, Lord Jesus. I give you my heart, my mind, my faith. I still trust you completely, Lord. Help me to remain faithful, humble, and teachable. Amen.