- At this time, right before elections, aren't we sick of all the
political ads, and phone calls telling us what to think?
I know I am! But writing "The Simple Life", I have to
reevaluate what it is that I will vote for.
We are all sick of the war. Especially when it seems we make
two steps forward, and one backward! We hate the violence in Iraq,
which makes our stomachs turn to watch the news. Daily we are
saddened to hear of more American soldiers who have given their
precious lives. They were someone's husband, father, son, brother,
sister, or daughter. My own son is a Marine serving in Iraq at this
But do I believe pulling out is the answer? No way! We can't
topple a regime and Then leave them in chaos. No we didn't forsee
the violence continuing. But we must remember it took 5 years to
calm the violence after the cival war, which I liken this war to.
It is hard for us to imagine such hatred and violence in a
But we have an election coming up? At a time like this, what
do we vote for, with our heavy hearts? We must vote for simple
I believe most of my readers are Christians. We believe in
wholesome simple living. We believe in growing, and not
destroying. We believe in nurturing, and not violence. We are
peacekeepers, which is, I believe, the basis for entering the Iraq
war in the first place.
We are not in control, but God, thankfully, is. If you grew up
going to Sunday School, as I did, you probably believe, as I do,
that this earth as we know it, has a limited number of days left.
We do believe in an absolute truth, even though we as humans have
What can we do at this election time? Number one, before
anything else, we need to pray. We are a nation of prayer. Our
forefathers all believed in prayer, and even our money states, "In
God we Trust". This is no time to turn against that!
We are not naive enough to believe that the God of the
Universe, who created us in His image, would want us to turn our
backs on unborn babies, some only moments from birth - and for
what? To relive someone's responsibility for their actions. Is
that choice? Choice is a nice word we use to excuse murder. Just
ask a couple whose arms are empty and waiting for a child. Or
grandparents who long for a grandchild. They would be only too
happy to take home a newborn from the hospital. Bring me that baby -
there's room in our home! Can we fool ourselves into believing that
throwing that child away is better than letting her grow, and become
a member of the human race? Have we forgotten that half of all
unborns are women? What is their choice? Isn't allowing abortion
tantamount to giving a child a candy bar, just because she begs in
the grocery store? We must take responsibility for our actions.
when we have sex, we must remember that a child can be the result.
We have a choice to use birth control, or not have sex at all! I
know a mother who was advised by her physician that her life was in
danger if she continued the pregnancy. Her son is now healthy and
in his 20's. Another young lady I know was raped on her college
campus. Her beautiful daughter is been raised in the loving arms of
her Christian family. Mistake? Not a chance. They wouldn't give
her up for any amount of money.
Do we really think that we should take "One Nation Under God"
out of the Pledge of Allegiance of our great nation? Do we truly
believe that we can make it without God at the helm of this great
Do we believe that our children should be taught that all the
intricate designs of creation just happened, or that there was a
loving creator who blessed us with life?
When we believe in simple living, we believe in back to basics
values. Family values. Biblical values. We love all people, but we
do not believe God created us to condone same sex marriage.
We may not always agree with the decisions of our lawmakers, but
we can trust God.
Before you go to the polls, will you pray with me? Pray for
wisdom - as God promises, all we have to do is ask! Pray for
courage and wisdom for our leaders - whoever they may be. Pray for
bringing our country to world leadership by setting the example of
being on our knees in prayer!
And then, when we vote our conscience, and our simple family
values, we can trust that we have done what we can do to strenghten
our nation! And we can continue to pray - daily - for all that
makes our country great.
Keep on Praying!