The number of illegal immigrants in the U.S. has reached record highs, with an estimated increase of 4.5 million illegal entries under President Joe Biden since January 2021. (The government estimates an additional 600,000 migrants crossed the southern border without detection.) The current December surge at our Southern Border is showing record numbers of apprehensions, with over 12,600 encounters in 24 hours. The Biden administration is not trying to secure our border. They are working to assist and encourage illegal entry into the United States.
My mom passed away this past Monday. Peacefully. Without pain or suffering.
For this, our family is grateful. But she leaves behind a tremendous void.
How do I begin to capture the beauty and the force that was my mom, June Ellen Hurst Taylor, known to family and friends as “Mim”?
Two years ago, God began speaking to me and Tracy that our season in Amarillo was coming to an end. It was quite a shock as we had both envisioned remaining there in our “forever” home surrounded by a great community of lifelong friends. But we trust Him with EVERYTHING and so began the tedious task of packing up our lives and “stuff” from the past three, almost four, decades.
There is something awe-inspiring in the appearance of a rainbow after a storm and it is arguably one of the most photographed and well-known meteorological phenomena on the planet. But beyond the natural beauty, there are spiritual aspects of the rainbow that have major significance. Anyone who believes that God tolerates sin presumes upon His mercy and grace and ignores His holiness and righteousness. The rainbow is a beautiful, yet powerful, reminder that God is both merciful and holy. He keeps His promises. And every rainbow that appears in the sky is our constant reminder.
Faith. Family. Freedom.
Drawing from her experience as a former Amarillo City Councilwoman, Certified Financial Planner, small business owner, wife and mother, Elaine sifts through the vast resources of current information to summarize it for readers. Truth without kindness is brutal. Kindness without truth is manipulation. Finding the balance of the two is challenging but worth the effort.
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