Saturday, May 21, 2011

Caught Up in the Rapture

From Matthew 24—6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but do not be troubled, for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet…   36 No man knows that day and hour, no, not the angels of heaven, but God only.

As these marchers await the end of times in New York City, my daughter is getting ready for prom. Not hers. She was asked to be the date of a senior. She and my niece are at the hair salon getting their hair did. It was she who first alerted me that the world is supposed to end today. The last time the rapture was supposed to come, my daughter had just been born. I wonder what miracles are in store this time?


  1. Nice post, you write very well.
    a pleasure to spend for your home.
    you have a happy weekend.
    a hug.

  2. What I DO NOT UNDERSTAND is where all the money for these billboards and marches have come from. It's one thing for some crackpot to predict the end of the world, it's another for so many people to believe it! Are we past the point of reason here?
    On another note- I hope your daughter has a wonderful evening.

  3. Fantastic post -- and I love the photos. I hope your daughter has a smashingly good time at the prom. I can't wait to see those photos!

  4. This whole thing was a publicity stunt for Family Radio. I'm sure the radio station paid for the ads -- despite all those stories about people spending their savings -- and they got such a buy-in from the media that everyone heard about it. I never knew about Family Radio or Harold Camping before, but now I certainly do!

  5. Looks like we all lived to tell!

  6. For some reason people fall for it every time.

  7. Love this. We don't believe in ends, we believe in the beauty of beginnings.
    Thankfully we are all still here. As I knew we would be.

  8. Ricardo, welcome! Pull up a chair.

    Ms. Moon, see Steve's comment. It's all a big publicity stunt by Family Radio and Harold Camping, who brought us the last supposed rapture in 1994. Worked once, I guess.

    Elizabeth, i posted a couple of prom photos, but there are so many more. I am trying to exercise restraint.

    Steve, one media person to another, the media are sheep. The 24/7 news cycle will be (already has been?) the death of substantive journalism. INHO (in my humble opinion)

    Gradydoctor, I called my daughter at 6 pm just in case, LOL

    Kristin, every time... I think people secretly hope they'll get to miss work on Monday.

    Rachel, i like how you think. We're all in this together. xo

  9. guess you can expect these folks back in october...since old harold got his dates mixed up!

    oh my!