Saturday, August 16, 2008

New Beginnings in August

August is the eighth month and some believe that eight is the number of new beginnings.

Sometimes these new beginnings aren't always "nice" beginnings.

Just think about a few of the things that have happened this month - so far - we're only half-way through August.

  • The Olympics began in China

  • This should be a good thing, but apparently they haven't learned that secrets have a way of getting out. They faked too much in the opening ceremonies... the lip syncing "cute" girl, the fireworks display, etc. The ages of their female gymnasts has come into question (they should be at least 16). As for the effects of the Olympics on China, economically speaking, it isn't good. By the way, I love the Chinese - this is about the handling of the Olympics, which doesn't have any negative reflection to the people of China in my opinion.

  • The Russia and Georgia Conflict - the beginning of - ???

  • The unemployment rate rose in the US. It rose to 7% in South Carolina.

  • New beginnings for those finding themselves searching for a new job.

  • Another church shooting in Missouri.

  • A new beginning of life without loved ones.

  • Bus wreck due to non-maintenance of bus

  • A new beginning is needed to ensure the safety of innocent people as they travel.

  • Aids infection is reported as 40% higher than projections indicated.

  • John Edwards' secret affair comes to light.

  • Secrets never stay hidden forever if you're in the public eye. Here we have a new beginning for John Edwards - a life without politics, a life without respect.

  • Most schools in the US will begin a new school year in August. Let's hope that's a good new beginning.


MONACO said...

Except for a few controversies, this year’s Summer Games is running smoothly. China has been piling up on the golds in the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics Medal Count/Tally since day one. And the US and the rest are having a hard time catching up.

Latest Medal Count/Tally of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics

Given55 said...

Interesting post. In all things, I see a spiritual plan. The one theme that I see running through this post, is evil. And evil does prevail in the plans of men.