Month: January 2017

Leaning on the Everlasting Arms

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God is Still in Control

Good morning family and friends! This is not a political rant nor is it the intent to turn it into one. However, I awoke this morning with these thoughts on my mind and felt impressed to share them with all of you.

With all of the hatred, tumult, and confusion that exists in our nation, nay our world, at this daunting hour, there remains one important fact that so many people seem to have forgotten or overlooked. That is that God Almighty is still on the throne and in total control. He did not relinquish His power or authority to any individual or group of persons on Inauguration Day or any day for that matter. He is still God Almighty – the Lord God Jehovah.

He is the Alpha and the Omega. That is to say, He is the First and the Last – the Beginning and the End. In Hebrew, He is the Aleph and the Tau. He was from the beginning, and He will be in the end. He wrote the beginning chapters of this story, and only He knows what the ending chapters of this story will say. He spoke all things into existence. Therefore He alone knows the end to all things. He is the Author and the Finisher.

When all is said and done, it will not matter who I voted for, who you voted for, or if there were those who did not vote at all. Lest we forget, those who have human authority over us have only been dealt the measure of authority and power that God will allow them to have and not one thimble full more. Lest we forget, they, like you and I are mortals. And like you and I, they will one day stand before the Eternal Judge and give an account.

Therefore, as for me and my house, we are not going to use what precious time we have to worry and fret about the things that are happening at this moment. Why? Because we are leaning on the Everlasting Arms – Jesus Christ – and not the arms of flesh.

No President, Vice President, nor even the Supreme Court justices or any other elected officials of the land will have the final say. The Lord God Almighty and He alone will have the LAST word. And as long as I have my complete trust, confidence, and faith in Him, I know that everything is going to be alright. Amen!

Standing Firm in What You Believe

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These are my final comments. Before I begin, I want to humbly apologize to anyone who for whatever reason felt that they had been offended by a few of the things that I wrote in my post on 21 January 2017. The post in and of itself seems to have created a “fire bomb” as far as some are concerned, and that was never the intent.

In re-reading what I wrote this morning, I made the following comments, “Honestly, I know kindergarten children who act more mature than some people are behaving at this moment. Some people need to grow up and act their age and not their shoe size.” These statements were analogies and general comments. Nevertheless, I have been accused of mud-slinging, calling names, and causing divisiveness among people. Again, that was never the purpose nor the intent.

I did not call anyone a kindergartner. I was merely making the comparison that some little children act more mature than some adults have behaved throughout this whole election and inauguration process. I find it astounding that people only read and hear what they want to read or hear when they are angry and frustrated.

The acts that were done on the streets of Washington, D.C. even on inauguration day by supposed protesters were deplorable and inexcusable. That was not a protest by any stretch of the imagination. That was a riot. If anyone believes or feels differently, that is your prerogative, but I do not, cannot, and will never support your views.

There were more peaceable ways of showing their dissatisfaction with the new administration than what was displayed.That is my stand on the matter, and I will not back down from it. Hence, my analogy and general statement based on what my dear departed parents and grandparents used to tell me, “Act your age and not your shoe size.” Again, if anyone felt offended or that I was degrading them in any way, I humbly apologize, but that is what YOU read into it as it was never the intent. I have far better things to do with what precious time I have than to insult, degrade, demean, or otherwise belittle other people.

I still believe and will forever stand firm in the belief that hatred only begets more hatred. I still affirm that the hater often suffers more than the hated. You cannot extinguish a raging inferno by continuing to fuel the fire and fanning the flames. I still believe that peaceful resolutions are not wrought through obscenities and acts of violence. Whenever acts of violence are introduced, it is no longer a protest but rather a riot, and riots, if not brought under control, can quickly become war-torn blood-stained battlefields. I believe that if there is something worth fighting for that we should speak up and let our voices be heard but do so in a rational, calm, and civil manner. People will be able to understand you better and be more willing to listen to you when you are not screaming and shouting at them or using accusatory tones in your elocution.

I made the statement in another comment last evening, and I make it here again. It appears that the nation is in a terrible state of tumult, confusion, and unrest. Too many people are walking around like ticking time bombs that could explode at any moment. That is scary to me. There needs to be more understanding and compassion from both sides of the aisle, and sadly I don’t see that happening at this moment in time.

For What Are We Protesting?

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Trump Election Protestors

I am just going to put it out there, and people can like it, love it, or ignore it. They can like me, love me, or hate me for saying what I am about to say. But, here it is!

I am so fed up with all the nonsensical rhetoric, temper tantrums, whining and crying that is going on because the candidate that some people had hoped to be our President is not the one who now sits in the Oval Office. I cannot wrap my mind around and even pretend to understand what people hope to or think that they will carry out by all of their protesting and messages of hate that they are posting throughout social media channels, in particular, Facebook. The bottom line is that they are solving, and will solve absolutely nothing by their behaviors. Whether people like it or not, Donald John Trump is now the 45th President of the United States.

Yes, we are supposed to be the United States of America, but instead, we are acting more like the “Divided States” of America. Never in my young 58 years, after living under the direction of 11 Presidents, starting with Dwight David Eisenhower, have I ever witnessed such turmoil, mud-slinging, and undeniable hatred, as I have seen with this entire election process. When Barrack Obama was elected President (twice) people did not respond in such fashion, so why now?

Honestly, I know kindergarten children who act more mature than some people are behaving at this moment. Some people need to grow up and act their age and not their shoe size. Some people need to stop and think about the message that they are sending to the young generation now and the generations to follow. When the current “video” is played back, the message that will be conveyed is that if we are angry or disagree with an issue, the best way to resolve our grievances is through boycotting, protesting, and outward displays of hatred.

I want to set the record straight that I did note vote for Donald J. Trump for President. Nevertheless, as a citizen of the United States of America, I will support him as the President and Commander in Chief. Barrack Obama was given a chance to prove himself, and I believe that the very least that we can do is settle down and show President Trump the same amount of respect and give him an opportunity to prove himself. Hoping and wishing that he will fail is a ridiculous way of thinking.

Ladies and gentlemen, we are all in this together. Continuing to fight against one another will solve nothing. Continuing to spew out obscenities and hatred toward a person who you may not particularly like or agree with will solve nothing. We need to work together and resolve our differences peaceably. Remember that “Together We Stand, but Divided We Fall.” In my humble opinion, with some of the erratic behaviors that are taking place, we are showing the world that we are not as united as we once were and should be now. And believe you me, the world is watching!

All I am saying is give President Donald John Trump a fighting chance. Don’t be so hasty to write him off as a failure. Again, he was not my candidate of choice. Nevertheless, I will give him the respect that is due him as President of the United States, and I hope and pray that everyone else will do the same.