Monday, June 14, 2010

Bad behavior

If you're from the state of North Carolina, this would be the appropriate time to feel a bit of embarrassment that you voted this man into office. His so-called "apology" (accompanied by statements such as "I've been spit at and assaulted") falls far short of being genuine. It's more in the strain of I'm sorry I got caught. Watch this video and you will see that this college student was both polite, and appropriate in his behavior. Is this who we have making those all-so-important decisions that will have repercussions for generations to come? A bunch of bullies that feel no need to control their impulses (can anyone say assault here?). My kids know better than to behave this way.

*INTERESTING to note: In spite of this video getting many views (it has made the news in many media outlets) youtube is not adding any additional numbers to the views. I'm usually not into conspiracy theories...but give me a break. I'm not buying the technical difficulties here. No doubt there are those (who will remain un-named of course) who would rather it be thought this is NON-news. If youtube "fixes" it, and the numbers are adjusted, I'll admit I was wrong. Maybe ;)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I have once again found my voice

There was a part of me that was just a little bit intimidated after the results of the last major election in our country. While I suppose it's natural that those moments in time cause one side or another to makes claims of doom and change (does that last word ring a bell anyone?), I have to admit that my own feelings were less than positive.

Talk is cheap. And there are some claims too impossible to deliver.

Well, I didn't want to stick my neck out too much. After all, once your words are on the world wide web (is it actually called that anymore?), they're out there for all to see. And you can't exactly take them back. Not to mention the fact that they can be used against you. Need I say more?

Well, I have found my voice once again. I am more than disappointed. I'm downright irritated. Watching the Politicians of today (from both sides I might add) messing up things for our future generations is infuriating.

Not to say that I have all the answers. But it's very apparent that these same politicians don't have the best interests of their fellow Americans (especially the tax-paying ones) in mind. It just makes you wonder whose interests are taking up that space?

That's all for now. If you think a Christian, homeschooling mom should keep her nose (not to mention her blog) out of things, stopping by here may not be the best idea. Everyone has their interests, and this happens to be one of mine. Hiding my head in the sand won't make a difference, but maybe adding my voice will.

To be continued..:)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

This day will pass me by

This day gives me yet another reason for being glad I don't own a television. No doubt it will be non-stop inauguration updates.

Truth be told, if Ronald Reagan came back from his grave, I wouldn't want to hear about it non-stop. Although I'd definitely at least watch the evening news, because that would be truly historic ;)

I'm not going to grumble or complain. What's done is done. The people have spoken, and I can respect that. Not necessarily their choice, but the process. Whether you feel like you won or loss with this election, we still live in a great Democracy (albeit one that needs to seriously fix some things within itself, and I'm not talking about the economy here).

I love America. I love Freedom. Freedom to say what I think and feel. Freedom to believe as I wish to believe. Freedom to worship my God. Freedom to raise my children in the way I firmly believe it should be done.

No man, woman, political party, or terrorist can single-handedly take that away.

And so, although I will most definitely avoid all the fanfare, I will on the other hand take time to pray for my country; her people, and her newly sworn in (by days end) President.

May God who has smiled upon us in days long past still see fit to bless America.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Time for a new post

I have to say that the main reason I haven't posted on this blog in so long is because right now I prefer to be an ostrich with my head in the sand as far as politics goes. Have you ever felt like the only way you can deal with the stress from something is to completely ignore it? Well, that's just how I feel.

I have a sense of dread as the day approaches in which our next President will be sworn in. I couldn't care less what color he is, what charisma he possesses, ect. It's what he believes that truly worries me.

And I have to admit that I worry about our freedom of speech in the near future. Though I've never been aggressive or severe in my words, I'm still tempering what I do say.

I suppose some will think I'm simply crying wolf. Maybe so. I hope so.

But for now I simply don't want to think about it. The day will come soon enough.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

A noteworthy prayer

A good friend forwarded the following to me via Email: Thought you might enjoy this interesting Prayer given in Kansas at the opening session of their Senate. It seems prayer still upsets some people. When Minister Joe Wright was asked to open the new session of the Kansas Senate, everyone was expecting the usual generalities, but this is what they heard:

Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask
Your forgiveness and to seek your direction and
Guidance. We know Your Word says, 'Woe to those
Who call evil good,' but that is exactly what we

Have done.

We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed
Our values.

We have exploited the poor and called it
The lottery.

We have rewarded laziness and called it

We have killed our unborn and called it

We have shot abortionists and called it

We have neglected to discipline our
Children and called it

Building self esteem..

We have abused power and called it

We have coveted our neighbor's possessions
And called it


We have polluted the air with profanity and
Pornography and called it

Freedom of expression.

We have ridiculed the time-honored values
Of our forefathers and called it


Search us, Oh, God, and know our hearts
Today; cleanse us from every sin and set us free


The response was immediate. A number of
Legislators walked out during the prayer in
Protest. In 6 short weeks, Central Christian
Church, where Rev. Wright is pastor, logged more than
5,000 phone calls with only 47 of those calls
Responding negatively. The church is now receiving
International requests for copies of this prayer

From India , Africa and Korea

Commentator Paul Harvey aired this prayer on
His radio program, 'The Rest of the Story,' and
Received a larger response to this program than any

Other he has ever aired.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Standing Strong

This subject is something that has been bothering me for awhile now. And I truly hope I don't offend anyone with my words, that is absolutely not my intention.

I am hearing this phrase "God is in control" more and more from Christians as election day nears. And I have to say that I think with many (not all) it is a coping mechanism to deal with the fact that Obama will most likely win the election.

We all know God is in control. He has been so since Creation, and even before that time.

He was in control during Hitler's time. True, we won the war, and thus were not ruled by that crazy maniac. But horrible, unspeakable crimes were committed against an unbelievable amount of people. ALL while God was in control...

He was also in control while Christians were hiding in the catacombs and being fed to lions, or burned at the stake.

My point is this: If you're a Christian, you already know this statement to be true. If it makes you feel better to voice it, fine. If it drives you to your knees in prayer for our Country, even better.

But don't give up the fight. And that is most definitely what we are in for if Obama gets into office. Even more so if there is a Democrat majority in the House and Senate (very possible).

No, I don't think we'll become like Germany mindlessly following a crazy dictator. But I do think that many of our freedoms will be threatened. And I plan to be ready for that fight.

As Dr.Laura says (and I paraphrase here): Some of the best, kindest people in the world stand by and let evil happen. They are so concerned that they will offend. So afraid that in doing the right thing, they will appear badly to others. (Believe me, she says it much, much more eloquently).

Don't misunderstand me here. I am glad God is in control. And I believe it. But that doesn't mean I'm going to ignore the danger I see coming. Or pretend it isn't there.

Or we as Christians may soon find that we need somewhere to hide.

I leave you with a well-known fight phrase: "If God be for us, who can be against us?"

I agree; He's the first one I'd pick to be on my team.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

An article worth reading

I found this link over at Brandi's blog. I admit I've been concerned that the present financial crisis would be enough for Obama to slide into the White House in a few short weeks, but maybe the mostly liberal media will actually do some real reporting for a change... we can always hope.