I will be away from my computer for the next few days, but will post some passing thoughts, as I view our changing world. I know I should probably just announce a brief "break", but it's hard not to stay in contact with all of you. So, please excuse the shorter dialogue and I'll be back in full swing at the end of the week.
I woke up this morning still reveling in the sweet taste of victory that the American citizens won through our brethren in Nevada over the weekend. I'm not naive or foolish enough to think that the battle for Liberty has been won; I know that it may become even more difficult to hang on to now. And I realize that freedom and security are not just American ideals. That became especially clear as I perused the headlines of just one single website early this morning .... 'Dangerous' Escalation in Ukraine Crisis ... Boko Harem Islamists in Nigeria Kill 68 in Village Attacks ... China Seizes More than 10,000 Illegal Guns in Crackdown ... Rockies, Midwest Brace for Wintry Blast ... MI6, The CIA and Turkey's Rogue Game in Syria ... Satanic Temple Launches Campaign to 'Protect' Children and Allow Them To Pray to Satan ... and on and on. I didn't even have to leave the page to read about all this chaos!
And I'm not sure why, but you and I have been chosen to live on the earth during this crucial time. If you are reading this blog, then you know that you are not simply to "trespass lightly" during this temporary stay. You intuitively understand that we all have a purpose and we are part of "the grand plan." Whether you are religious or not, we are entering the season of redemption, when the action of regaining or gaining possession of something in exchange for payment is made apparent.
We have been fortunate enough to be born in the United States of America; a land which has allowed more self-determination and civil liberties than any in history. The question has become, can we hang on to it? And what will be your part in preserving these freedoms; freedoms that have been bought and paid for by others before us.
Take another look at the headlines from today. It is clear that forces are growing which will threaten all the peace of mind and confidence that we have known in our lives. Now is the time to determine how you will respond. We can let our hearts linger for a moment on the win for the "good guys" in Nevada this past weekend ... but only for a moment. I have a strong feeling that each day from here on out is going to determine our future. We must strengthen our courage, our principles, and our faith. Stay strong!
Joshua 1:9 "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."