Tuesday, May 18, 2010

America definitely needs CHANGE!

We need leaders with integrity, love of the Constitution and the law, compassion for the people back home, loyalty to their families, and the love of truth! Seems most of these is missing in most of our leaders in Washington D.C. today.

We have heard about so many marriages going on the rocks because of a politician cheating on his wife. I know Washington does not lay claim to all of the adulterers, but they have their fair share. It just seems, during an election year, they come out of the woodwork.

So do those who cannot seem to tell the truth, or realize the truth shall find them out. Case in point -
Attorney General Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut. Seems he had 5 deferments from the military, ending with him getting a spot in the Marine Reserve in 1970. This was during the Vietnam War. He used that to tell people that he served in the Vietnam War, which is untrue. He never left the US while in the Reserve. But he apparently felt comfortable telling people he did on several different occasions. But it finally caught up with him when he had an interview on Monday.

  • In an interview on Monday, the attorney general said that he had misspoken about his service during the Norwalk event and might have misspoken on other occasions. “My intention has always been to be completely clear and accurate and straightforward, out of respect to the veterans who served in Vietnam,” he said.
You can make a mistake, but when you deliberately twist the truth, then it is a lie. How can one be 'completely clear, accurate, and straightforward' when the truth is no where to be found in the comments? I think Blumenthal was very misleading in his statements to the veterans as he has been over the years.
  • In 2003, he addressed a rally in Bridgeport, where about 100 military families gathered to express support for American troops overseas. “When we returned, we saw nothing like this,” Mr. Blumenthal said. “Let us do better by this generation of men and women.”
When he made the statement above, he knew that he had never been in Vietnam and that he certainly was not in the Vietnam War.

Hopefully, change will come in the November election. Today, in some of the primaries, we saw change coming! People are outraged at things going on in Washington with their total disregard for what the people of America want. They get in office by saying things people want to hear. Then, when they get in Washington, they do what they do best - forget the people back home and do what they want to do!

Not all politicians are without integrity. Some even READ the laws before they vote for them. But, for the majority, they need to be replaced with true conservatives - those that believe in the sanctity of marriage, pro-life, Constitution, smaller government - not those with a forked tongue. The problem is they speak what they think you want to hear during a campaign and then become turncoats upon winning the election. That is why we need to really pay attention to what they say, and learn all we can about each candidate. Then use our wisdom to pick the best candidate we can to do the job in Washington.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Pray or not to Pray

I have always been under the notion that, if you want to pray, doesn't matter who is around, you pray. You don't need to take a survey to see if they agree with your beliefs or you agree with theirs. After all, you are praying to GOD, not to the people around you. HE is the one who hears your prayers and answers them or doesn't answer them. Only HE can make a difference, no matter what you are praying about, not another human being.

Seems Janet Porter of Faith 2 Action was criticized for praying at the Lincoln Memorial on May Day. Apparently, she didn't follow protocol as some thought she should. She prayed with people with whom she wasn't in full agreement. It was said that some of the things she had prayed for 'wasn't in the Bible'. I would say there are lots of things not in the Bible but that doesn't mean we can't pray for them, such as our states, our families, and all the things with which we come in contact in our lives daily that have an influence on our lives.

It would do every Christian good to pray for our country which is in dire need of prayer and help from God! He tells us in 2 Chronicles 7:14, if his people who are called by his name, would humble themselves and pray and 'seek HIS face', he would hear from heaven, forgive our sins, and 'heal' our lands. Thank goodness there are still those that are not afraid to stand up for the gospel regardless of the consequence like Janet Porter.

Romans 1:16, "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek."

I commend Janet Porter for 'sticking to her guns' and not letting the actions of others slow her down or stop her from doing what she felt called to do. She may have lost her job at the VCY America network, but God has something better in store for her!

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Saturday, May 08, 2010

One Day at a Time

As we grow older, there comes a point where we can't do things we used to do. We just aren't '16 again' like I told my husband today. We want to do things, but we just aren't able to bend or maneuver or even hold out long enough to do them.

It is so easy for an older person to strain a muscle or pull something in their back when trying to pick up or throw things. We were putting out Decoration flowers at the cemetery today and my husband picked up a limb and threw it. Of course, he somehow threw it in away to hurt himself. I am not supposed to bend completely over, but, instead, stoop to do things near the ground. I caught myself bending over from the waist. I often do this without thinking. When I broke my hip 9 years ago, I was told not to bend from the waist, but habits are hard to break! So, when we do foolish things, we pay for them. We hurt.

Tomorrow is Mother's Day. I stay with my Mother during the day 5 days a work. My brothers take over on the weekends. But, today, my husband and I put out the flowers for Decoration which always falls on Mother's Day, the 2nd Sunday in May. I decided to go to my Mother's and give her the Mother's Day gift and card I had bought. My son and his wife is taking us out to eat after church. Then I will go back to the cemetery and take pictures for her. I had forgotten my camera today.

And, just talking about all this makes me tired. We just stay going all the time and never really have time to sit down and rest. I do what I feel like doing in my house and have learned how to not worry about it - that is, until someone is coming! Then we are busy beavers! But nobody is coming to my house this weekend. My daughter's daughter has to work tomorrow, so they aren't coming. They live over an hour away, and it would be late by the time they would get here.

Right now, I have clothes in the dryer and clothes in the washer. When they quit, I have more to put in. Seems we never get through. My husband spends every minute he can when he's not working cutting grass, weed eating and taking care of our cars. He was going to change the oil today, but we haven't been at home long enough for him to do that. So I guess, we will wait for another day.

How about you? Are you in a run all the time like us? Do you ever get rested before you have to start something new?

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