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Bernie Tries to Fly

I wrote this several years ago when I still gave a birds butt about politicians and their lies. I used one of their names in the title, but the name can be changed to suit your own opinion/affiliation. Almost everyone chooses a destination, what flight path they will take, and the “leader” they think can get them there, and there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s the love-or-hate, my-way-or-the-highway, thing we’ve evolved to that caused me to step aside, and that, my friends, is pretty much the point of this sordid little tale.

Bernie Tries to Fly

It was a crazy idea, and I refused to have anything to do with it. I said, “I’ll watch, but that’s it. I want nothing to do with your feather-brained scheme.” Read the rest of this entry »

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You Say You Want a Revolution?

I used to view the political strife in this country as a series of revolutions; when one side is in power, the other side revolts and regains power, and then the other side revolts and regains power. But… it suddenly occurs to me it isn’t a series of revolutions, but a constant one. After all, a revolution is when we go full circle and wind up right back where we started. Right?dog-caught-tail

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Go Ahead, Make My Day

9 quoteThese days, people are fond of labeling their adversaries as sheep, inferring—among other things, but in most part—that they are following their political favorite out of blind loyalty. In many instances, people follow a candidate or elected representative without truly knowing who they are, or what they intend to do with the power vested to them. And, more importantly, people put their hope and trust in government or government hopefuls, giving no thought to the moral and godly character the person does or does not have.

In general, we are bombarded daily with ungodly messages, and everything we see going on around us attempts to tell us God is no longer relevant Even our government and those who strive to become a part of it smile and promise they will take care of us, while, at the same time, they allow God and anything that recognizes Him to be removed and/or banned from public buildings, schools, and so on. They use excuses such as fairness and diversity to defend their actions, while the truth is they do these things for votes so they can remain in office, or gain office, and hold on to or garner for themselves power and monetary gain.

In the Bible, when God’s people were going into battle, many times they sent the worshipers out in front of the warriors. When we choose to be thankful in the midst of our battles, we’re making a way for Him to lead us to victory! We should not fear what is going on around us, nor should we feel harassed and helpless. We should keep our eyes, minds and hearts on Jesus, and do the best we can to show others God is alive, God is still in charge, and ultimately, God’s goodness and love will overcome the evil running rampant on this earth.

Go ahead, make my day and call me a sheep. I will readily admit to being one. But, know this; I follow no man—certainly no politician. My shepherd is Jesus Christ, and I will follow Him anywhere.

When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.  Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” Matthew 9:36-38

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Shades of Gray

We often see the world as being many shades of gray, when the reality is things are more clearly black and white than we want to admit. Read the rest of this entry »

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White Noise

scenery 14 quoteI’ve noticed when it comes to politics there are basically two types of people; those who get involved and try to encourage others to get involved, and those who are being encouraged to get involved and want nothing to do with politics. Both groups will occasionally drift toward the other group, and some from each group will jump from one to the other, then, return to their former group. Me, I’ve been the virtual ping pong ball, frequently going from one side of the proverbial table to the other and, to be honest with you, I’m physically, mentally, and spiritually exhausted. Read the rest of this entry »

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Things Certain

As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man

There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.

That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,

And the burnt Fool’s bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;

from The Gods of the Copybook Headings ~ Rudyard Kipling

 

The following poem was inspired by Jack London’s short story, The Law of Life. As I read it, I could not help but draw a parallel between the death of the old indian, Koskoosh, to the state of—possibly the dying of—our country. Read the rest of this entry »

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What’s In Your Closet?

At the grocery store the other day, I ran into a guy I used to work with. He has a slight lisp, and his ”s” sounds like a “th” sometimes. You know; lisp becomes lithp. Anyway, he’s the type that likes to get your dander up by bringing up subjects he knows irritate you, and he immediately asked me what I thought about a certain hot political topic. Read the rest of this entry »

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