Good morning guys! It’s great to be alive and well, isn’t it? We sure hope this post finds you all in the same boat.
Today we’ll change up just a little and talk about the fate of our Country some, and touch on our religious beliefs as well.
For all that didn’t know Deb, you missed out. She truly was a good Christian woman. She believed in God, she loved God, and she’d profess her faith in God to all that inquired, “How can you stay so happy and upbeat dealing with your cancer?”
Her answer was always the same. She’d point skyward with that little finger of hers and state, “HE…shows me the way.”
And he did. Of this I have no doubt. Deb used to tell me, “He talks to me.”
In the beginning I’d have reservations of this ACTUALLY taking place. I’d think, “Well, maybe she dreamed that he spoke with her.” As time passed, I became convinced that Deb did in fact hold conversations with our Lord.
After living with Deb our last 14 and a half months together it was so apparent to me, and anyone else that had contact with her, we just knew this woman was indeed living, and having, a very, very special relationship with God. He smiled on her daily.
Before carrying on with this post this morning I’d like you to stop for just a moment and ponder, “Is God living in my life?” If so, you know what I’m talking about. If not, I only wish you would take just a moment and ask God to come into your own life. He’s there for us, we only have to ask him in.
In my own regard, I personally struggle every day in my attempt to live a better, more fulfilling life as a Christian. It ain’t easy, and I come up short far too many times for even my own liking, but fortunately for us all…we have a forgiving God. He loves us each and every one!
Now, in regards to our Country today, we know as Christians, things aren’t looking too promising, are they?
We see our Christian beliefs, our beliefs in our family units, are belief in a good, solid work ethic, our beliefs in helping each other instead of our government getting their hand into this, our beliefs in raising our OWN children, all being taken from us through what they call “political correctness,” or their not wanting to offend others.
Offending others? What about offending US? Which by the way,we happen to be the majority in our Country. Two words stand out to me in that last sentence…OUR Country!
We’ve let our own government, ELECTED officials mind you, to take away, or at the very least water down or dilute the very principles our great Nation was founded upon. In many cases adhering to, or what I call, “kissin butt,” to put it mildly, people in our Country that have NO right to be here in the first place.
Why? Well maybe because they’re here…ILLEGALLY!
They give them shelter in OUR Country, they feed, clothe, educate, and GIVE medical treatment to them.
What’s up with this Obama care debacle…I mean those people are getting it FREE anyway, right? Our health care on the flip side was costing us $1,900 and some change per month. Since Deb’s passing, it’s only a mere…$1,200 a month, yet, most if not ALL, illegals get it free.
This on top of ALL the others that ARE citizens but have not worked a lick for generations now! Why?? Why good gracious folks, that’s simple enough to answer, it’s because they’re…ENTITLED!
ENTITLED??? ENTITLED to WHAT?? OUR hard-earned money?? Gimmee a break here people!
You know what I’m entitled to? Let’s start with an EMPTY belly at night if I don’t work! I’m ENTITLED to live in a tent somewhere if I don’t make my house payment. I’m ENTITLED to no electricity if I don’t pay my power bill.
I’m ENTITLED to no cell phone, no TV, no hospital care, and in many cases today no job…if I don’t take a DRUG TEST! That’s the ENTITILEMENT program I’m on.
Oh, one more thought on this.
I went to renew my Florida driver’s license a couple weeks back. I tried to renew online, but since Deb had renewed our license that way last time, I had to go to renew at the license office.
I had to produce my birth certificate. I was like, “C’mon guys, I have two picture ID’s, my tax returns, my proof of residence, AND I have had a Florida driver’s license for…40 YEARS! 40 years!!
They go, “Nope…you have to produce a birth certificate.”
Well, I explained that Deb had passed away, and I know we have a copy of my birth certificate, and I’ve looked, but haven’t found where she’d put it as yet. Again, here’s ALL my other information.
Long story short, I have to send off for another copy of my birth certificate?? A taxpaying citizen of the US, born and raised here in Florida, holding IN MY HAND my old Florida license with MY photo on it along with other ID, yet…I can’t get a license without a birth certificate??
Kind of ironic isn’t it? I can’t renew my Florida driver’s license, which I’ve had for 40 years, without a VALID birth certificate, yet I could be President of the United States of America…and not have one! Well, I couldn’t obviously, but there are some that can. Go figure that one out??
Honestly, why aren’t WE entitled just the same as these other people? In reality, if our elected leaders are givin OUR, once more, OUR money away so freely to illegals AND people who won’t work, no, no, I didn’t say didn’t want to work but can’t find a job, I SAID, WON’T work!
Then why aren’t we getting an equal cut ourselves. Once more, it is OUR money!
Big difference here, so don’t let the liberally twisted, I mean minded, continue to feed you that crap. Let me make this quite clear…WE ARE FUNDING, through a political agenda that we’re not even part of the equation in, OUR OWN DEMISE! Yep, our politicians are using, well, a better description is, TAKING OUR money…and destroying us in the process.
They don’t give one hoot in hell for us, or the “poor oppressed people” they claim to be fighting so hard for! IT is about only ONE thing…THEMSELVES! Their power, their greed, their friends and cohorts, and their staying in office.
Anyway, my point to this today is that unless we stand up and start being JUST as vocal, and JUST as goal-oriented as our liberal counterparts in regards to our own beliefs, we are in fact going to lose our Country, our rights as citizens, and our religious freedoms.
With that being said, let me share with you guys a prayer I received last night from a dear friend of ours. She too is a fine Christian lady and I think the world of her.
I had seen this prayer before, and many of you may have already read it as well. But last night I had the time to stop, read this, and let it sink in as to what the prayer was about, and just how appropriate it is in regards to our Country today.
I also had time to send over to this friend a return e-mail with a description of a “platonic relationship.” This being and inside joke between the two of us, and I couldn’t resist the opportunity to “gig her” one more time this morning on this topic! LOL!
Too many times we are so busy and tied up with other events taking place that we only “skim over” things sometimes, and I am guilty of this far too much myself.
It is supposedly written by Rev. Billy Graham, but in today’s world far too much you read on the internet is not always what they seem, or were actually written by whom others claim did write it.
With that being said, I did not “Snopes” this for actuality, but to be honest, I’ve gotten to the point I don’t ALWAYS believe everything “Snopes” claims is fact or fiction either.
Nevertheless, I would truly like to believe this is in fact a prayer by Rev. Graham, and if someone can verify this to be factual, I’d appreciate it. Even if it was not written by Rev. Graham, in my own belief, this prayer is so “right-on” in its meaning and so descriptive of the happenings in our Country, I could not fathom not sharing it with you all today.
If you have read it previously, please, re-read it, and then share it with others.
Please, don’t skim over this as I did the first time this was sent to me. Take the few minutes to sink in and contemplate its message. I was very glad it had been sent to me once again…
“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 welfare. We have killed our unborn and called it choice.
We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable… We have neglected to discipline our children and call it building self-esteem.
We have abused power and called it politics. We have coveted our neighbor’s possessions and called it ambition.
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 enlightenment.
Search us, Oh God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from sin and set us free.
Thank you all for stopping back by to visit with us again. Please take care, God Bless, and for heaven’s sake…keep a smile on your face, and one in your heart.
Dub and Deb