10.5.12

15 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. 16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.

Mark 16:15-16

 

Today was a very sweet day for me as I was able to witness my children share the gospel with their friend.  They did a great job.  They kindly spoke the truth.  It was a very precious moment and I was blessed to be a part of it.

Leaders

Just a few questions…if you can offer some logical answers I would love to hear!  🙂

*  Why should my children be raised to not be proud of their country?  Isn’t that what are leaders are portraying if they are making excuses for those killing our people and burning our flag?  Shouldn’t we be raising our children to stand up for their beliefs?

*  When Hillary Clinton spoke of our country’s tolerance with all religions from its start, did she remember that our country was built on Christian values?  Did she think that she just may be more tolerant of the attackers on our soil than many were to the owner of Chick Fil A?

* If these attackers truly attacked because of this film (which no one really knows) isn’t that proving the film’s point?

 

Leaders of this country…I want my children to grow up in a country that has enough defense funds to protect them.  I want my children to grow up in a country where they do not need to apologize for being American or for flying a flag on American soil.  I want my children to grow up in a country where they can continue to praise God and not be thought of as evil for being a Christian.  Leaders of this country…how do you plan to protect our freedoms?

Research and Vote

I have a plea for the American people…Don’t just vote…research and vote!  Find out what kind of world you want your children, spouses, siblings, grandchildren to live in.   Find out what kind of world you want to live in.  Then find the candidate that represents your values.  Also, please find out what is in the constitution…for real…not what is implied or completely false.  I am hopeful that you know that separation of church and state is not anywhere in the constitution…but I know many are unaware of that.

Last election many voted for a candidate believing that they voted for someone who held their values, but in reality did not.  They liked how a certain person sounded or they heard what they wanted to hear, but at the end of the day, did not agree with the candidate.  I am not solely addressing the presidential candidates, but every person on your ballot.  Yes, it will take time.  Yes, it may get confusing separating truth and lies.  YES, it is worth it to vote for the RIGHT person for the job.  Each job is important.  Many laws are passed that we do not get to vote on…big things…but the people we elect choose whether or not they pass.  This means we need to vote carefully for every office.

Last election many Christians did not vote…PLEASE VOTE and PLEASE VOTE VALUES!  Remember what our country was founded on, remember how people lived, think of what you want the future to be.

This is a big election…make your vote count!

The Cross at Ground Zero

(Photo from http://goodenoughmother.com/2011/09/should-a-cross-be-on-display-at-ground-zero/)

The message I heard at church today willed me to post this today.

The cross at Ground Zero…offered hope to many when found…now is cause for controversy in our country.

A small amount of Americans do not want it in the 9/11 museum, because they claim it gives them headaches and makes them physically sick.

It is not shocking to know that I am partial to having it in the museum, because I know the hope of the cross.  I know that Christ is with us during trials.  On the premise of the museum itself, it belongs within.  The museum is a collection of images and remnants of the Ground Zero recovery.  If nothing else, the cross belongs in the museum because it is found from Ground Zero.

While on the topic, the majority wanted the cross in the museum, and the majority did not want the mosque built near Ground Zero.  In some future posts, I will be posting on other issues that the majority wants or does not want, what our country is built on, and how that seems to mean very little at times.

http://www.groundzeromuseumworkshop.com/?gclid=CN-Oyu7dhbICFYMRNAodn2AADA

A Voice in the Wind

I just finished this fiction book written by Francine Rivers.  She can write!  I was drawn in.  The first few pages made me second guess the recommendations I received and then…I was sold!   A long book which is hard on the busy mom…I want to read it more than time allows, but I did read it all, loved it, and am ready to start the second book in the series.  Rivers is an incredible writer.  Her descriptions and imagination are skillfully tied in with facts of the time period.  Through the whole book her main character is a reminder of how we need to live.  She is strong in her faith, humble and full of respect.  I highly recommend this book.

4.29.12

35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

Matthew 25:35-40