What On Earth Is Going On?

I have not touched base on the latest of events that have been popping up since the election of our President of the United States. The recent loss of soldiers killed in Afghanistan, the headlines of Sponsors fleeing New York City Theater Company over Trump-killing scene, or the latest LGBT rights marchers express anger towards the White House, and the list goes on and on.

I just wonder where we are headed as a nation. I mean, really, is there anything else that could possibly arise to where we as American’s find ourselves scratching our heads and saying; “what on earth is going on!

We no longer have the draft and our military has shrunk. With all these protesters making noise about what they like or dislike about our country, then I am not afraid to say, “If you don’t like this country then get the H— out of here and take the gift of freedom along with you”, and if you don’t believe in God, then fine, the devil is looking for another soul! I have come to see that we as a country allow so much negativity and violence happen before anything is really done. Yes, the cops are out trying to do their job, the new reports as they see fit, and everything that is wrong has to be justified by political correctness.

I am so tired (along with many who probably feel the same way) of the crap that continually makes the headlines for the news of the day. What are we teaching the next three generations? That everything is free in life, that you don’t have to work, that going to college is a right, not a privileged? That the government is weak, or that just because you don’t like the Commander-in-Chief, you cry like a baby and throw tantrums? Its’ all ridiculous and it leaves me to wake up every morning, before prayer to ask God, “please help our country”.

I am certain that if I went to another country and acted out against the government the way that many do here, I’d be thrown out on my ear, or perhaps even arrested. I doubt if the leaders would offer me lunch or a sit-down dinner just to keep the peace.

I have 4 grandchildren that are seeing such turmoil and I wonder what they will face when they are adults. What will things be like for them in 10 or 20 years? I use to hear the phrase from the older generation “Boy, I am glad I am not trying to raise a family now” or “ I wouldn’t want to go back to being young unless I can make a difference which I see is becoming harder and harder to do today!

We allow so much to take place and form that has the potential threat against our country before we take notice. Being a retired cop and seeing what the men and women have to deal with now makes me think; “Would I choose this career today?

What on earth is going on?

I go to Scripture Isaiah 60.22 “the least shall become a thousand, and a little one a most strong nation: I the Lord will suddenly do this thing in its time.”

It is with this Scripture that I know God will intervene in HIS time for the mess we are making of our country and ourselves. But I still hold out hope every day that the tide will turn …..I encourage the youth that I teach to press forward and make the best of themselves in order to make the best for our country.


Lynn Forrester-Pitocco
Lynn Forrester-Pitocco
LYNN is Retired from Law Enforcement as a Police Officer, with a background in nursing and previously a member of the Search and Rescue Team with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, A retired member of the Orange Police Department, she became the first female SWAT member on an elite team while becoming a member of the Olympic Shooting Team during the early years on the department. A mother and a grandmother, a devout Catholic who currently resides in Houston, Texas. Her hobbies include writing, painting, and a contemplative prayer life. She is in love with her faith, but the love she carries for her two grown children and grandchildren who rest in her heart surpasses everything except her faith in God. Since retirement, Lynn has done private investigation, worked as a gang counselor with middle schools, A member of Bl. Mother Teresa’s Order called the (Lay Missionaries of Charity), she is also a pro-life advocate, often called upon to give testimony and speak to youth groups, as well as adult forums. She has published a children’s book entitled “The Children’s Garden” and is currently working on two additional children’s books. She is currently working on the major one focused on her experience in Law Enforcement entitled “Heels and a Badge”. (copyright). Her paintings and sketches, writings, can be viewed on her Pinterest boards (click on the Pinterest ICON below). Her dream is to one-day write a movie for Hallmark. Dreams do come true … See Lynn’s entire collection of thought-provoking Articles by clicking on her byline. Lynn is a contributing author to the inspiring book Chaos to Clarity: Sacred Stories of Transformational Change.

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  1. It can be a sad world. I feel your thoughts but as you I feel helpless as to how to make change. I have always been an advocate that people are different. However as much as I respect the rights of others that does not seem to shared by so many in the world today. They hate you for for exercising your right to vote, to a school of your choice and to live the life that is yours.

    • Thank you Larry for your comment, I understand and feel the emotions through your thoughts, so I would only offer this advice, and that is to do good regardless, stand up for what you believe to be good and true and never give up hope that there is more good in this world than not.

  2. Dear Nightingale, good old Abe Lincoln had it right when he said that no foreign enemy could ever destroy our nation in a trial lasting a 100 years. He said the seeds of our destruction would come from within our borders and sown by ourselves alone.

    It is only through God’s grace and providence that we are still that shining city on the hill and that beacon of hope in this lost world.

    All is not lost just as long as their are many people just like you and me who pray for our leaders and this U S of A that we all love!

  3. Lynn, I know there are multitudes like you who wake up every morning and thank God that he has not removed his spirit from the world. Because the light of the world is still here the darkness of evil is held back. We know who wins in the end, but sometimes it’s easy to wonder..I’m using my phone right now so it would be laborious to type all these verses, but these restore my hope. 2 Corinthians 4:4 says the god of this world (Satan) has blinded the eyes of people. Here are a few more .

    1 Corinthians 4:4-5, Ephesians 6:12, 1 Peter 5:8,
    2 Chronicles 7:14

    I, too, love America but nobody loved people as much as God. As long as there is breath, God seeks the hearts of his created people. They can follow back or not. Free will.

    Thank you for taking the time to write your thoughts.