A Bahamian Rhapsody

As we were blessed with the opportunity to travel around the Bahamas during the holidays, I was reminded once again of the privilege of residing in a land where most needs are met without exception. The economy on the islands of the Bahamas is suffering. Tourists are spending less, and in the words of one elderly man, “Our livelihood is dependent on them.” Another young man explained the situation in these words, “America sneezes and we catch the flu.” Continue reading this post here at Christian Blessings.

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Seeking the rest that is only promised and found in Christ Jesus, along with my treasured wife of more than twenty-five years, we seek to grow in our relationship with our Heavenly Father, walk with the Holy Spirit as He moves our hearts, loving others always as Jesus loves us, and carry the news of His glory, the wonderful gospel, that gives light and life where there once was only darkness.
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5 Responses to A Bahamian Rhapsody

  1. Steven Sawyer says:

    Hey, folks, I just got around to reading “Who’s On First And Other . . .” It was FANTASTIC! I have to admit I have been guilty of talking football or other trivial stuff at church. I know I should be fellowshipping in a way that shows my concern for others and asking them what God has been doing in their lives. And I’m going to make an effort to start doing that. Thank you so much for your “Who’s On First?” blog. I would LOVE to repost this on my blog, give you credit and include a link and photo of you two. I would be honored. Plus, my readers need to hear these admonitions. And so do members of my church family. This blog was timely and important. I look forward to reading more of your posts. Your titles make me laugh. And you are an excellent writer. Your style of writing, in my opinion, is kind of like mine. It’s serious stuff, but written in a person-to-person conversational tone. I love it. BTW, I couldn’t find a place to leave a comment on your “Who’s On First” blog. Did I miss something? You sure got lots of good comments on it.

    • mtsweat says:

      Good Morning Steven. You’re welcome to re-post this article, friend. I’m encouraged and thankful for your reading here. Yes, I have a feature turned on that shuts down comments after a period of time. Actually, it was on when I began my blog, and I have never needed to adjust it. Maybe now I should. LOL Thanks and God bless.

  2. Scott Sholar says:

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. Hank says:

    The last time we were there the “tour” guy we happened to get actually offered to take us to parts of the area that folks usually don’t see. We actually toured the areas where the “regular” folks live. You are right, very poor. We were told not to be frightened because no one would harm us because it would be bad for tourism. I didn’t take his word for it of course and kept my guard up. It is really quite hypocritical like most vacationing places in the area. The main parts the tourists see are “beautiful” whereas the real life conditions for the “regular folk” are quite the opposite.

    • mtsweat says:

      Hey Hank! Good to hear from ya’ll. Yes, I think it’s amazing how disguised the reality of these ports are when wandering a little further beyond the tourist centers. Take care brother, and tell Dawn hello.

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