Loving One Another

S.O.S.


What does S.O.S. mean to you?
It’s an urgent message for help.
But yesterday, a Facebook friend said,
“It means Same ole Shit!”

Oh my! I had not heard that before!
She was referring to a message I posted
On Facebook about the U.S. Postal Service.
She is convinced it’s all legit – not “shit” at all!

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The post received 66 responses within a few hours
And it deteriorated to the point where I
Called a “Truce” and wished I had not started it.
But, hey, ya gotta stand up for what you believe, right?

And we have a responsibility to fact check.
Yes, some of the removed boxes were being replaced.
The guy in charge of our postal service now, DeJoy,
Has spread his “S.O.S.” and intelligent people believe him.

Other equally intelligent people weighed in on the conversation.
“I worked for the P.O. and I know these claims are false.”
“The sorting machines being removed are not being replaced.”
“This has been going on routinely for decades. Why blame Trump?”

I don’t care who is to blame, I just care about our U.S.P.S.
And I want to speak up to defend our right to vote by mail.
I need all the boxes protected and all the sorting machines left.
I need to know our election in November is not being compromised.

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So, I came out of my box of comfort and said, “Stop!”
I came out and expressed my outrage at what’s happening.
Enough other people have expressed their concern that DeJoy
Announced he will stop this nonsense until after November elections.

Jeremiah 29:11

“I have good plans for you, not plans to hurt you.
I will give you hope and a good future.”

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We need to TRUST God’s Word and expect the best.
We need to pray to God for His wisdom
And for our courage to step up to the plate
When His perfect time comes.

But, before we grab the bat
And swing at the falsehoods,
We need to ask the SUPREME COACH
To guide us, teach us, and give us TRUTH.

We need to persevere in the face of the S.O.S.
People throw at us – and don’t be deterred.
We need to listen to His voice and grasp
As clearly as we can His purposes for our stand.

STAND UP FOR WHAT’S RIGHT!
Silence is no longer a viable option!!
I love you, even if you think I’m wrong.
Let’s exchange ideas with respect.

Some GOOD people will disagree with me.
May my optimism about a brighter future be contagious.
Let’s draw on the Word and promises of God.
Stand up and carry on with perseverance!

Hebrews 12:1

“Let us run
with perseverance
the race
marked out for us.”

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Send me a love letter!

In my Guideposts Mornings with Jesus today,
Jolynn Strandberg wrote:

“Even when I am surrounded by people
who do not understand my convictions,
I hope I will always have the courage
to stand up for my beliefs.”


See ya tomorrow.
Love,
JanBeek

Comments on: "S.O.S." (14)

  1. Elaina Colby said:

    “Even when I am surrounded by people who do not understand my convictions, I hope I will always have the courage to stand up for my beliefs.” It’s very hard to do that via social media. There are too many nasty people out there who get abusive and start things just for the sake of argument. I usually keep my opinions to myself (on social media) to avoid the “drama”. The days of having healthy discussions and debates (face to face) seem to be gone. 😕

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    • I clicked the “like” button because there’s no “sad” one. Silence is not a viable option in my opinion. Not anymore. Not when our basic rights are being threatened. I just have to speak up. Can’t bite my tongue any longer. Tired of the taste of my own blood!!!

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  2. Fran McNeill said:

    Ditto Jan!!! Thank you! Our very way of life, values, and country are in peril! God help us all.

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  3. Janet Duncan said:

    Jan, you are an inspiration! Thank you for these wise words and encouragement to speak out. I agree that Facebook posts have become an avenue for hateful speech and hurtful comments. However, your insightful blog today inspires me to speak my truth.

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  4. The Postal Service has significant financial problems, but these can be addressed after this election. This whole process is like reforming the rules for the Daytona 500 during the race.

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  5. S.o.s is a clever.
    I’ve decided I’m using Facebook for the original intent- photos and keeping in touch with others. I’m ignoring opinions, points of views, and rage. I might have an opinion, but who wants that negativity in your daily life. I don’t. Love you❤️

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    • Yup, this was a rarity for me. I generally only invite and respond to the positive, too. Have a good day, Jodie. Love you lots! ❤️👍🏽

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  6. I agree. We need to defend USPS & our freedom to vote safely , and mail should be it. We spend so much billions on war and other interests of the politicians and the rich and powerful , yet we can’t spare enough for our postal service and education even at the peak of the pandemic . Underfunding and understaffing the very institution that will help all Americans ensure a better future via voting by mail is a political scheme and tactic, but whoever is orchestrating this has underestimated those who will go to the polls despite of COVID-19 pandemic because what happens in the next 4 years is worse than what can possibly happen in a day. Me, I will drop it off myself , with mask of course. I will even line up because enough is enough since the lockdown. Take care and stay safe my friend.

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  7. I don’t have to agree with you on everything to know that you are a kind, genuine person. Keep being the you that Jesus wants you to be. I’m praying for leaders at all levels of our government and for all our citizens to make decisions that please and honor God.

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    • Thank you. I pray to God for help with patience, kindness, and faithfulness every day. And I will join you in the prayer for our leaders and for citizens to make decisions that please and honor God. Thank you for your thoughtful comment. 🥰

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