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Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Freedom.  Does freedom mean that we can do whatever we want, whenever we want, to whomever we want?  Does it mean there are no rules and no consequences?  Do we see freedom as the absence of boundaries?  What is freedom?

During this election time (which is wearing on me) we face this question.  Especially since our government is trying to little by little take our freedoms away.  Our leaders who are to be servants of the country, are focused on their own agendas & wants.  I grieve over the division in our precious UNITED States.

We have the right and the left and those who stay in the middle.  We have the liberal media promoting and pushing their ideals and fueling the fires of confusion, discontentment and fear.

If you know me than you know I am a devout Christian, Republican, Conservative.  I believe in God, traditional marriage, family, less government, small business, small town America with an appreciation for big city America.  I love the arts and education.  I abhor abortion but I have compassion on those who have been deceived into having one.  I love people no matter what their beliefs are.  I think we should all be givers but where to give should be a choice not a government mandate.

When our freedoms interfere with the freedoms of others, then it is a problem.  That is why we have laws and police and courts and jails.  We should as Christians make sure that we show love at all times. Even when we disagree with others. My Bishop always says that we never have the right to be unkind. We can disagree without being unkind.

I say all this because of the scripture this morning.  Galatians 5:13 NIV says, You, my brothers and sisters were called to be free.  But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. 

 If we are busy serving one another, putting others first than we will not have enough time to focus on our differences.  Let's focus on what unites us.  We are Americans enjoying freedoms that most countries do not have.  We are (right now) free to express our beliefs as long as we don't infringe on others freedoms.  We are a country built on Judeo -Christian convictions and beliefs.  We love our Country and are proud of the stand we take against dictators and those who wish to rule with hate and fear.  We want to see our country prosper and all people to have a warm place to sleep and full bellies.  I think most people feel this way.  So let's continue to be the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and not what the media tries its best to mold us into as the Divided States of America.

Last Christmas Eve…everyone coming together for Candlelight
service…Silent Night 

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.-1 John 4:7

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