|Mom and I at her laptop.|
fter you finish scraping the bottom of the barrel .....what you have left is a politician. ~ There's a lot to be angry about in the world. Some idiot you don't care about calling you a name isn't one of them. ~ The most important thing in listening is hearing what isn't being said. ~ Why are you so long in the bathroom? What not give someone else a chance? ~ Just wait a minute, you and your sister can lick the mixer beaters. ~ Never be the one who starts the fight but always finish it. ~ You must never forget to pray. ~ Donate money to Acoustic children. I'm pretty sure she meant Autistic. ~ If you can't say anything nice then don't say anything at all. ~ There, there, you'll feel better when you eat something. ~ Don't leave anything you can do today until tomorrow. We never know about tomorrow. ~ If you don't eat your greens you will never grow up to be big and strong! ~ If you can't figure out what you want to eat, you are not hungry. ~ Never run after a man or a bus because there's always another one coming. ~ Remember who you are and who's you are. ~ There were plenty of others but one thing most of us will agree on is how that moms do have a continuing influence in our lives. They should. God made it that way. Amen.
Well, Super Tuesday has come and gone and the primary results have left some happy and others not so much. Yet, even those who lost are spinning the results into as positive a result as they can. The most attention was focused on the presidential candidates but our ballot was filled up with many other primary races for local, county, and other congressional seats. In terms of the presidential candidates, the wife and I voted our conscience in marking our ballot for the person we thought closest in representing God and country. We didn't use pragmatic reasoning. We were again advised that our vote was wasted. I've never seen it that way. Believe me, I know how the rationale works. If you vote for someone who has no chance of winning then you are in essence voting for the other side. Sorry. That may be the end result but it certainly is not how I think people should decide upon a candidate. And, may I quickly add that folks have the freedom to come at it any way they choose. I continue to be surprised by the number of pastors who are openly endorsing particular candidates. I realize they too have the right to take a stand for a moral governing principle in our nation, but doing battle down in the trenches for particular candidates seems to be somewhat out of bounds within the context of their calling. I saw one older pastor make a comment on Facebook to a younger pastor advising him to put as much time in soul winning as he has in the campaign and he can be certain that God will bless his efforts. Subtle hint and good advice. At least that's the way I see it and while it's not my party, it is my blog, therefore I do share what I think about things. I do. You knew that already? Good. Notice I didn't say anyone had to agree with me. And, yes, I have been known to be wrong. It's true. I really have been wrong before. Here's a closing thought: You will never go wrong by putting God first. Amen. ....More later.