Monday, January 26, 2015
The life I'm leading these days is not how I would have planned it. Even so, lately I've been thinking about some of the ones I've hung out with or worked with in the past.
The ones I'm remembering were in their early to mid-twenties when I met them, and they've since moved on to different jobs and/or different towns and cities.
At some point, I've ran into these guys again or seen their FB pages, and it's dawned on me that, in some cases, it's likely that at this point in their lives they might not have been as hopeful or have been posting certain artistic or spiritually related things to social media if I had never met them, or if I had been too timid to share my thoughts on life and such things.
With new acquaintances, I continually try to relate my own failures and hardships to things they're going through and how I overcame those things. I also try to remove possible preconceived notions they may have about Christianity's being judgmental, reserved, unrealistic, or unattainable all while standing firm upon the principles I know to be right and true.
I'm in no way trying to brag on myself, because I know I'll always be a work in progress, and I give God all the glory. I've just come to the place where I'm realizing that wherever I am in life is where I'm supposed to be, as long as I trust in the Lord to lead me on.
When you're willing to simply live life that way, and you can then see positive influences you've had on others as a result, it's a feeling that can't be matched, and I highly recommend it.
I'm now just glad that I'm not the final authority when it comes to the direction of my life.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
We now have a visible and consistent pattern of behavior from the speaker of flip-flopping on the issues and inevitably siding with Obama and his liberal lawmakers on key bills and issues.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Though it should now be painfully obvious that the policies of those in our government’s highest offices are initiating a decline in America’s national security and economy, increasing evidence suggests that these concerns are only subsidiary effects of a much deeper, more sinister attack that is being unleashed upon the country.
As evidenced through social media and public polls, a growing number of Americans believe that this national erosion of prosperity and personal liberties cannot be explained away as the result of rampant incompetence in poor leadership, but that it is all a part of an intentional attack on the fundamental makeup of our country.
What’s worse, is that the heart of the attack is focused upon social issues, and more importantly, the traditional family unit.
Throughout a decades-long gradual slope, the size, scope, influence, and power of our federal government has grown by leaps and bounds at the expense of the individual liberties of private citizens.
The progression of this slippery slope has only accelerated, at unprecedented levels, under the direction of the country’s current leadership.
While it was founded by noble but imperfect men, America’s entire system of government, a new republic, was originally based upon Judeo-Christian precepts that became the foundation for our nation’s laws.
A recurring theme in our Declaration and other founding documents was a recognition of Almighty God as the sole proprietor of this new nation, with “We The People” as it facilitators and an honor system of good will toward our fellow man as we endeavored to build the greatest nation on earth, bound and motivated by a universal pursuit of coexisting freedoms and patriotism, and preserved by our Creator with honor given to him and the founding documents that He inspired.
America’s framers were learned men who took into account the lessons provided by history.
As a majority, they conceded that a democracy, however attractive to the citizenry, could never survive as a system of government that both allowed for personal freedoms, as well as to adhere to an unwavering rule of law.
That is why they decided instead that a republic was a more fitting system for this new government. They knew that it could stand the test of time, so long as the federal government, state governments, and private citizens continued to share their vision and worked in cooperation among themselves to ensure the nation’s survival in the form in which it was originally intended.
As we have witnessed, our government no longer represents the will of the people according to the fundamental laws of the land, but simply finds loopholes in laws, ignores them altogether, and/or works in unison with activist judges and slanted media outlets who have been bought and paid for to help them carry out their dishonest agenda.
Over time, we’ve lost the help of would-be patriots to a lack of overall education (especially an accurate instruction in American and World histories) and they have slowly been brainwashed by these united destructive forces to believe the opposite of what is true, as well as reversed definitions of right and wrong.
Although small victories have been won, we still live in a country where far too many believe that innocent unborn life is expendable for convenience, where the God-given traditional institution of marriage is being rapidly redefined, where freedom of speech and expression now comes with a disclaimer of political correctness, and where anyone’s religion or god is honored in the halls of our government and in our public places except the one our nation was first built upon.
What is most alarming to the student of history is that, in focus, this attack is fundamentally one upon the traditional family unit and freedom of religion.
What’s more, this has always been the method used by authoritarian dictators of history who wished to transform struggling countries into enslaved ones.
They know that this tested method will rob individuals of hope, who will no longer draw their strength from personal faith or their families, making their will much more easily broken by the powerful forces of a tyrannical government.
Let’s not forget the lessons of history and allow them to ruin this nation.
It starts with educated involvement in the political process through the polling places and peaceful discourse, and it ends with the will of unified individuals who refuse to surrender their hope.