Fog

Photo taken by Mandy Sweigart-Quinn

Lord God, as fog and confusion are increasing in culture, may we be reminded that Jesus is the Light and the Holy Spirit Guides to the Glory of God the Father.

Lord God, thank You that even when we cannot see what is right in front of us, we can trust that You are still there, that we can make decisions based on who You are.

Lord God, so many today are trading Truth for lies. Lord, may we never forget that while Satan is a defeated foe, he will bombard us and distract us and disguise himself as antichrist, a false light. Lord God, may Your people point the whomsoever to the Light of Christ. May we grow in our love and devotion to You and Your Word.

Lord God, while we are NEVER to worship creation may we take time to look at the trees in our midst or hear the birds in the sky and reflect that You called this “good.”

While this earth is perishing and fading away, we know that Your Word remains forever, it will not perish or be destroyed. It will exist forever and ever. Lord, help us to be agents who break the darkness and fog that plagues this society. Lord God, may we obey You, being in this world and not of it.

Thank You Lord for this reader. For those who are in Christ may they hold to the Truth that Jesus loves them and for those who are far from Christ may they seek You while there is still time. Lord, fill this reader with the Peace of Your Presence. In Jesus’s Name I pray. Amen.

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My name is Mandy Sweigart-Quinn, I live in Lancaster, PA and I am a “Blue Collar Theologian.” I love Jesus! I am passionate about His Word (The Holy Bible)! I come alive when I can encourage others in their walk with Jesus (whether by writing or speaking). As a “Blue Collar Theologian” it is my aim to live/practice/work out my Christian hope with sincerity, authenticity and genuineness. As a “Blue Collar Theologian,” I strive to meet people right where they are (“Incarnational Theology”). I graduated in May 2019 from Capital Seminary and Graduate School with a Master's in Biblical Studies. I am a passionate, excited and enthusiastic person! I love flowers, sports and sunsets. Since January 2, 2018 I have had the privilege of being married to Nathan.

59 thoughts on “Fog”

      1. You are right, Mandy! That looks like the Vietnam war movies aside from it looks like the Riverbend of our hometown. Likewise, great to see you, Nathan, and PQ! Yep, was sleepy back then and had a good nap after.

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      2. We fell asleep right after, woke up at 1am our time with the carbon monoxide detector SCREAMING! I had the thermacell lit to ward off mosquitoes. Lesson learned! I remember being on a riverboat in Vietnam we were headed back to land and it was one of the most beautiful peachish yellowish sunsets and the fog started to rise, amazing!!! I would LOVE to see pics of your area until I see your area in real life!!!

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  1. Thanks for this prayer, Mandy. Yes, great, great fog and darkness in this world and getting worse. Praise God for shining His light and opening the eyes of the blind.

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      1. Thanks, Mandy! I’m sitting on a lawn chair in the front yard watching the movers. Argh! I forgot to bring my library book. It’s great to be outside and not in the house (windows wide open for the movers and rest of house closed off).

        Favorite colors? You’re scaring me with that question. Blue for me and anything for Corinne. Hope you’re having a good start to your day on the boat. When do you return it?

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      2. Oh no sorry to hear about your book!!! Hope it goes quickly!!!!!! No worries about the color I like to write cards in peoples favorite color or if I see small little mementos in folks color that reminds me of them I send them. It’s not a big deal don’t be scared!!!!

        Yeah fog burned off so we are casting! Fishing truly is an excellent analogy for winning and discipling souls!!! We will return the boat NO later than 10am Friday, totally NOT paying late fees!!!!!!!

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      3. Me too! So I will blog on this as a whole but since you are my Papa Tom and Mama Corinne I will fill y’all in now. So, I MUST confess in certain ways I can be Princess Mandy. I have a standard of clean which I expect of myself and others. This boat did not meet that standard or any level of tolerance. I was irate to put it mildly. I don’t know when they cleaned the top deck which is part of the reason I picked this boat! Anyway, so when Nathan says there’s coyotes and I start worrying about PQ and fixating on the lack of acceptable cleanness I didn’t think I would make it to Friday!

        Nathan and I have been married for 3.5 years and this is our first vacation. I was either in seminary or we were moving so we’ve never had a time where we just got away. Anyway, I am SO thankful for this time and how God changes and humbles us to see Him and His goodness. I was wanting a beautiful boat to see His Beautiful Creation but what I learned is that Nathan loves me and cleaned our surroundings while I more than sulked! It is only fitting that in return I am praying and doing my best to give Nathan the best week off possible!

        As I type you a storm is brewing on the horizon which is exciting Nathan, only God knows if my next post will be a Jesus literally calming the sea/storm/waves post haha!!!

        Hope all is/went well with the movers!!!!

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      4. Corinne is also very particular about cleanliness, at home and any public facility. Glad you’re enjoying it after the initial disappointment. I wonder why the owners wouldn’t have it pristine for the next rental.

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      5. The move went well, thanks, but my dementia sister is now hospitalized in Florida with a bad infection in her arm. When the three of us attempted to catch her nasty feral cat and put it in the carrier bag, the cat bit and scratched one of her arms. I wrestled with that cat several times but it didn’t bite or scratch me. It also bit the vet when she administered the sedative prior to the flight and also bit one of the other sisters in Florida today when she tried to move the cat to another room. She had to go to Urgent Care because her hand was swelling. Time to euthanize the animal. Both cats must be filled with disease from that environment.

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      6. No offense/disrespect, Nathan and I were talking about that yesterday in regards to the conditions of her cats. I have worked with people with all kinds of skin and limb problems due to cat bites, scratches and licks. She isn’t able to care for them properly and with that many people being bit euthanizing sounds like a logical conclusion. Is she staying with your sisters or at a retirement community? I would hope the retirement community would see she is unfit to care for animals. I am glad this situation is closer to being behind you.

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      7. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and experience re: cats and sickness and your opinion. I completely agree. Sue sounds great in phone conversations so my 3 sisters in Florida were convinced she could start out in independent living despite what Corinne and I told them. They’re going to get a crash course. The facility will evaluate Sue first thing and they will determine she needs assisted living. Nope, she cannot take proper care of cats. Doesn’t maintain and change litter. The family is already talking about getting animal control to pick up the feral cat and have it euthanized while Sue is in hospital.

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  2. Thanks for this prayer, Mandy.

    Living on the ocean I am familiar with fog, and this time of year it is frequently foggy and we can hear the fog horn sounding.

    Yes, ‘foggy’ is a good metaphor to describe these times. As another blogger pointed out today, truth is a person, and his name is Jesus.

    Blessings to you and Nathan and your adorable doggie. 🤗

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    1. That is a GREAT point, thank you for mentioning this!!! Also, I hope my email yesterday didn’t offend you, I can be a very passionate person and sometimes it is just too much! I value you so much, Alan! Love and blessings to you and Susan!

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      1. Mandy, thank you! Sorry but I forgot about your email which I had seen earlier…I am sure you didn’t offend me, but I will read it tonight. My memory issues embarrass me in such things.

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      1. I was able to read your blog 🙂 But now I’m not feeling so good. I took a fever reducer and ate some fruit.

        I’m okay, though don’t worry. I think these are the normal flu symptoms. Hugs!! I’ll text you when I can 🙂

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  3. Amen and Amen to your prayer Mandy. Thank you for praying for your readers. You are one of a kind. The Lord bless you and Nathan and PQ. How is the fishing going sis?

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    1. Beautiful! I have made 1000 casts and Nathan even more than that and we have caught nothing! We’ve got live bait and every kind lure you can think of yet nothing. When Jesus talks about fishing for people He’s referring to discipleship more than evangelism as we think of it today. Whether one is casting with a net or a single rod and reel, discipling or evangelizing one thing is for certain this isn’t for the faint of heart! I am so thankful for you! What are the kinds of fish y’all like to fish for?!?!

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      1. How’s the fishing going ? 😀
        It’s true Jesus said to make disciples . This is why we ask people we talk to to come to church . We spoke to this young man yesterday for a long time sharing the gospel he had so many questions . He promised to come to church tomorrow . Praying 🙏
        In my fishing days Mandy when the children were younger we used to catch whiting from the beach or go out on a boat and catch whatever 🤣. Many times my fish were poisonous and I had to throw it back .
        Have a blessed weekend Mandy🤗

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      2. That’s so great, praying he will make it to church. You are such an inspiration to me!

        We are home now. Didn’t catch a thing. The weather this weekend is muy mal so no fishing for us. Wow, poisonous fish, that is scary!

        Bendiciones a ti y su familia este semana también! Te quiero mi amiga y muchas abrazos!!

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    2. Nathan said something that was really profound and you might like or already know, “if you don’t have a line in the water your guaranteed not to catch any fish.” I am SO thankful for your heart for both evangelism and discipleship! Praying for our loved ones to know Christ! Love and blessings sweet friend 🤗🤗

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      1. That’s so so true what Nathan said and it applies to evangelism as well . May the Lord bring many fish for us .
        Praying for our loved ones.
        Love and blessings to you and Nathan lovely sweet Mandy .✨🌸✨

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