After the fact

“…[W]hen death comes to a man, the mortal part of him dies,
but the immortal part retires at the approach of death and escapes unharmed and indestructible…
[I]t is as certain as anything can be…
that soul is immortal and imperishable, and that our souls will
really exist in the next world.”


(sunset at Rosemary Beach, Fl / Julie Cook / 2017)

It is now after the fact…
The storm has come and gone…
the winds are minimal at best…and the seas are calm….
And it appears that our friend Socrates is on to something….

I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish;
no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father,
who has given them to me, is greater than all;
no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.

John 10:28-30

12 comments on “After the fact

  1. Amen! I am so grateful God prevailed in the storm and not the media. The media was ready to wipe half the country off the planet and rather disappointed it didn’t happen.

    “All will be well with my soul.” Keep in mind I say that sort of thing no matter what is going on around us. “We’re all going to be swept out to sea,” yep and all is well with my soul. 🙂

  2. Angie says:

    Julie, you are so correct here. I’m so thankful these storms passed without catastrophic results to more people. I have family in Houston and in Florida, and they are well. THINGS can be replaced, but people are more difficult to lose.
    I love IB’s remark about the media! She is so right, as usual. We seem to allow them to tell us what we should think, feel, say and do, and as long as we give them the power they will continue to spread propaganda under the guise of truth. That’s really so wrong, but until a person sees it for him/herself, they are abdicating the responsibility of discovering their own truth and accepting whatever someone else decides to force on them.
    Now my aching joints, residual effects of the storms, are going to settle back and recover from this past week of unsettled weather. ❤

    • “abdicating responsibility” that is spot on Angie—and I’m right there with you wanting this weather to settle back down in to a nice calm fall!

      • Angie says:

        I have my sweaters out and clean, my blankets ready to snuggle under, and my brain cell ready to snuggle. All I really need now is weather that will support hot chocolate, some cookies to nibble, a pumpkin for the color, and the first view of changing color on the trees I see out my window! I’m getting impatient with all the changes in temps now, ready to sit back with Kahlil Gibran, the chocolate, a few candles to give the impression of a fireplace, and hang out for a few hours each day with nothing else on my mind! Have a wonderful weekend, Julie.

      • Sounds heavenly Angie– hanging on for fall!! 🍁🍂

  3. SLIMJIM says:

    Glad the storm is gone!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.