Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Tuesday Coffee Chat: Do You Trust Me?

A note on this week's Coffee Chat:  Ms. Rory Bore is having trouble with her blog.  First she was locked out of it, and once she was able to post again, no one else was able comment.  Thus i don't know if she will be able to put up a link for Coffee Chat this time, or if she can post at all.  That's okay, i'm going to post and hope that the tech people will help her get things working again soon.

ETA, she has announced that Coffee Chat will resume next week.  Since i have what i have, i will just revisit the topic then.

Rory Bore at Ink Interrupted hosts the Tuesday Coffee Chat, and this week she asks the question,   Who do you trust most?

Trust is an interesting topic.  There can be many facets to it.

Hurricanes and earthquakes and wildfires and floods have taught me not to trust "mother nature."  The only thing we can trust about the weather is that it will change, and disasters may result.

Among other events in my life the failures of businesses that were "too big to fail" has taught me not to trust in mammon.  Wealth flees, economies collapse, people betray and sometimes outright steal, "riches do not endure forever, and a crown is not secure for all generations." (Proverbs 27:24)

People don't always turn out to be exactly who you think they are, and never trust what the sales rep says about the warranty, read it for yourself!

Things you thought you could trust to last break down or aren't always reliable.  We can probably trust the pyramids to last a while longer, but this old house (or even your old house) is another case entirely. 

One thing i can trust is that if i tell the dog or the cats a secret, it will be kept, the dog because he's a trustworthy companion and the cats because they don't care and didn't listen in the first place.

Most of the time when i'm driving i can trust the traffic lights to be against me when i am in a big hurry.  Even more specifically, if i have a really good book i'm wanting to read at the red lights, i won't run into a single one, but if i have nothing to do at the lights, i get stuck at them all.

Yes, i trust my Sweetie, the children, my extended family, my church family.  None of us are perfect, none of us perform 100% of the time, sometimes we are let down or we let others down.  Yet if it's an important situation and i really, really need them, they will be there for me as i am there for them.

Ultimate trust, though, has to go to The Almighty alone.  There's no way to know what the future holds, i have to trust in the One Who holds the future.  Not once have i found that trust to be misplaced.

Today is:

Anniversary of His Majesty the King -- Bhutan

Anthesteria -- Ancient Greek Calendar (three day Festival of Flowers, feast of the dead, and drinking festival; date approximate)

Card Reading Day -- because greeting cards can be fun to just stop and read, can't they?

Day in Honor of Dr. W. H. Lini, Father of Independence -- Vanuatu

Feast of the Feralia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (final day of the Parentalia, with picnics in the graveyard that included libations to the departed)

International Mother Language Day -- UNESCO

National Sticky Bun Day

Remember the Funniest Thing Your Kid Ever Did Day -- in honor of Erma Bombeck's birth anniversary

Sandino Day -- Nicaragua (assassination anniversary of Augusto César Sandino)

Shaheed Dibosh -- Bangladesh (International Mother Language Day/Language Martyr's Day, for those who died in the Bengali Language Movement in 1952)

St. Peter Damian's Day (Doctor of the Church)

Anniversaries Today:

Dudley Moore marries Brogan Lane, 1988
Liz Taylor marries Michael Wilding, 1952
The Washington Monument is dedicated, 1885

Birthdays Today:

Corbin Bleu, 1989
Ashley Greene, 1987
Ellen Page, 1987
Charlotte Church, 1986
Jennifer Love Hewitt, 1979
William Baldwin, 1963
Christopher Atkins, 1961
Alan Trammell, 1958
Jack Coleman, 1958
Mary Chapin Carpenter, 1958
Kelsey Grammer, 1955
Christine Ebersole, 1953
William Petersen, 1953
Olympia J. Snowe, 1947
Tyne Daly, 1946
Alan Rickman, 1946
David Geffen, 1943
John Lewis, 1940
Gary Lockwood, 1937
Barbara Jordan, 1936
Rue McClanahan, 1935
Nina Simone, 1933
Roberto Gomez Bolanos, 1929
Erma Bombeck, 1927
Hubert de Givenchy, 1927
Sam Peckinpah, 1925
Ann Sheridan, 1915
W.H. Auden, 1907
Anais Nin, 1903
Andres Segovia, 1893
Alice Freeman Palmer, 1855
Charles Scribner, 1821
John Henry Cardinal Newman, 1801
Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana, 1794

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Die Physiker"(Play), 1962
"A Woman to Remember"(TV; first soap opera), 1949
"War as it Happens"(TV), 1944
"Green Pastures"(Play), 1930
The New Yorker(Magazine), 1925
The Communist Manifesto(Publication date), 1848
Cherokee Phoenix(Newspaper, first US Native American paper), 1828

Today in History:

England begins the trial against Joan of Arc, 1431
John Wilkes is thrown out of the English House of Commons for his pornographic poem "An Essay on Woman," a satire of Pope's "An Essay on Man," 1764
Freedom of worship is established in France under its Constitution, 1795
The first locomotive, Richard Trevithick's, runs for the first time, in Wales, 1804
The first Native American Indian newspaper, the "Cherokee Phoenix", begins publication, 1828
The first known sewing machine in the US is patented by John Greenough of Washington, D.C., 1842
Sarah G Bagley of Lowell, Massachusetts becomes the first US woman telegrapher, 1846
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels publish the Communist Manifesto, 1848
The US Congress outlaws foreign currency as legal tender in the US, 1857
Edwin T. Holmes installs the first electric burglar alarm, in Boston, Massachusetts, 1858
The first Roman Catholic parish church for blacks in the US is dedicated, in Baltimore, Maryland, 1864
Lucy B. Hobbs becomes the first US woman to earn a DDS degree, 1866
Benjamin Disraeli replaces William Gladstone as English premier, 1874
The first telephone book is issued, to 50 subscribers in New Harbor, Connecticut, 1878
Oregon becomes the first US state to declare Labor Day a holiday, 1887
The North Carolina legislature adjourns for the day to mark the death of Frederick Douglass, 1895
Dr. Harvey Cushing, the first US neurosurgeon, performs his first operation, 1902
Gustav Mahler conducts his last concerto, 1911
The Battle of Verdun (WWI) begins, will last until Dec. 18; over a quarter of a million casualties, half a million injuries, 1916
The last Carolina parakeet, Incas, dies in the Cincinati Zoo, in the same cage that had held Martha, the last passenger pigeon, 4 years earlier, 1918
The Constituent Assembly of the Democratic Republic of Georgia adopts the country's first constitution, 1921
Great Britain grants Egypt independence, 1922
The first issue of "New Yorker" magazine is published, 1925
The first instant developing camera is demonstrated in NYC, by E H Land, 1947
The British government, under Winston Churchill, abolishes identity cards in the UK to "set the people free", 1952
Watson and Crick discover the structure of the DNA molecule; according to legend, they walk into the Eagle Pub in Cambridge and Crick announces "We have found the secret of Life," 1953
The Peace symbol is designed and completed by Gerald Holtom, commissioned by Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, 1958
Malcolm X is assassinated, 1965
The Convention on Psychotropic Substances is signed at Vienna, 1971
The Soviet unmanned spaceship Luna 20 lands on the Moon, 1972
Former United States Attorney General John N. Mitchell and former White House aides H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman are sentenced to prison, 1975
Steve Fossett lands in Leader, Saskatchewan, Canada becoming the first person to make a solo flight across the Pacific Ocean in a balloon, 1995
Euro zone finance ministers agree on a second bailout for Greece, 2012
Scientists discover that bumblebees have the ability to sense electric fields around flowers, enabling them to identify specific flowers for pollination , 2013


  1. I like what you have shared, especially at the traffic lights. Ultimately, we trust fully in The Almighty God.

  2. Trust is a very important thing to have and when we lose it, it's very difficult to get back. I trust in my God faithfully and everything else will continue. Isn't it that they say " In God in Trust " That is true.

    Have a wonderful Tuesday Mimi. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  3. Very well said. It's the ultimate trust.

    Have a blessed day, my friend. ☺

  4. Great post, so well said! From stoplights to the ultimate trust, so much wisdom.

    One thing that aging has helped me with: I used to feel personally betrayed when I put my trust places where it had no business being and sure enough, I got shafted. Now I'm way more aware of when to trust and how to let go when I've been mistaken. A lot easier that way!

  5. This was a great post, Mimi! It is said that "nothing lasts except the grace of God", and I have learned that to be so very true over the years. Like you, I trust those closest to me - my children and my husband, and a very few friends, beyond that, anything is possible and all earthly things are fleeting. That doesn't make us cynical, just realists. I think we tend to appreciate what we have even more when we realize it could disappear in an instant. I also find it a bit amusing how God sometimes humbles the proud and mighty. I am more cautious of others as I grow older, but inevitably I will give them the benefit of the doubt until proven wrong. I feel for Rory Bore, ornery websites can be so frustrating!

  6. Who was it said you can rely on Death and Taxes? I suppose that's not really "trusting" them though!

  7. How wonderful that your faith and trust in God sustain you through life's ordeals. Take care.

  8. MessyMimi,

    I went ahead with my post yesterday, too. I like your spin on Who Do You Trust. I kept mine simple. I really need to dig a little deeper the way you did. I really enjoyed the way you pulled it together and like you the Almighty is the only one to totally trust. Have a good day!

  9. Great post, and very funny that cats don't pay attention to what you are telling them so you can trust them :)

  10. The flowers are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing them. As for trust...I will link up with Les, if and when she gets that link up. Trust is something that I have had issues with. It is hard for me to trust...but not to love. Hugs.


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