Tuesday, October 25, 2011


   After a visit to North Dakota Mommamindy wrote about signs.  I have been struck by the signs here, too.  This one, seen everywhere, is my favorite:

   Another I like is this one at Goose Lake just north of Harvey --- where Lee has been working with a road crew to eliminate the need for taking turns:

   Near our house is a helpful sign not to be ignored when the snows come:

   Just so you know that North Dakota is part of the world, and is not the heaven some of us wish it were, I must add that with a few exceptions the billboards here (as everywhere) are disappointing.  Billboards are always a distraction that mars the beauty of God's creation.  But they are also a sign of the times.  There is no need to go out of your way to read the temperature of the world.  It is written on our highways.  The billboards are a true reflection of the essence of the world:  The lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life.  

   Sometimes we are so grieved by the signs that depict the lust of the flesh that we are relieved and even pleased by those that portray the pride of life.  Let us not be deceived into thinking that the pride of life is less part of the world's system or less dangerous to the soul than the lust of the flesh.


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