Mother Nature’s Plumb Line ©

Yesterday afternoon I had a very comforting thought as I rode around the farm on the golf cart, parked in the pasture awhile and just watched “Mother Nature” on display. The cattle were chewing away at beautiful green grass to their heart and belly’s content while the Canada geese were following them around, half in the pasture and half in the lake. It was such a peaceful and calming scene that I thought I should write about it this morning.

So what do cattle and geese have to do with seniors? Their “Plumb line”. Let me explain.

If you’re anything like me, you can easily get aggravated and stressed out at the nightly news and headlines that highlight everything wrong with the world. It seems they delight in spotlighting the deviant behavior our generation could never even imagine, let alone celebrate as they are wont to do.

Here’s the latest example I heard last week of our values being hijacked by Converse® sneakers which used to be the envy of every ®, now owned by Nike®, has decided they need a new, provocative spokesperson to get the marketing attention they want. So who did they choose? Here’s the headline itself:

On Monday, Converse® announced that they have “partnered” with folks “connected to the LGBTQ+ community” to promote their new line of shoes known as the company’s “Pride Collection.” An 11-year-old child named Desmond Napoles, a so-called “drag kid” who goes by “Desmond is Amazing,” is one of the featured promoters.

Had Converse® tried this 20 years ago, the company would have been bankrupted by the public outcry by Christians, but today, Americans just shake their collective heads and hope that by ignoring it that it will just go away. In my opinion, the corporate leaders ought to be jailed for child abuse and exploitation. And where are the boy’s parents in all this?

Well, I truly believe that it’s not going away if we just try to ignore it. and that’s exactly why I’m writing this column this morning. My grandkids, and yours, have to grow up in this culture. It was hard enough for us to come into adulthood as solid citizens who love what’s right and abhor what’s wrong. In today’s world every conceivable institution, including the Boy Scouts, who have officially embraced sodomy, is trying to corrupt our kids. We can’t just sit by and let them get away with it. It’s time to speak up, seniors, or we’re going to lose our grandkids to this perversion!

As you can probably tell, I tend to get very worked up over these kinds of issues that are threatening the values that made our generation what it was and is: God fearing and America loving.

That’s why I found such consolation to my soul and spirit yesterday as I watched the cattle and geese do exactly what God taught them to do. By the way, did you know those geese are monogamous (one spouse) for life? And they protect their young with a vengeance; they never abort them!

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If we could only learn from their “Plumb line”, everything in the world would be in line with the truth; not with wrong trying to be spun into right.

Thanks for reading All About Seniors…..see you next week!

Bill Milby is a Director of Visiting Angels® of Central Georgia, a non-medical, living assistance service for seniors. If you have questions or comments about this column you can reach him at

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