When I began this blog nearly three years ago, I wasn't sure if anyone would find me, or be interested in my words. All I knew was that I was receiving a strong prompting to reach out to others who might be feeling the deep and growing concern I had about my faith, my culture, my country, and the world. Now, with over 1,000 posts logged, and nearly half a million views of this site, I have decided that maybe I had something worthwhile to say after all. (Actually, it is the Lord who has something to say through me. I guess you could say He decided He was able to use me). So I am announcing the publication of my first book, titled Salvation and Survival: Defending My Faith, Freedom & Family.
In short, this book is 230 pages that reflect my personal opinion on the social, political and spiritual path America has taken in recent history. It is a compilation of my essays, presented in chronological order to give you a picture of where we've been, and where we're going.
You will see my thoughts and views on everything from the Economy, to the wars in the Middle East, to our culture and societal woes; to our Spiritual foreboding -- and everything in between. Primarily, it is the perspective of an average American woman as we enter the second decade of the 21st Century. In case you are wondering why anyone would care what I had to say ... It is my sincere hope that future generations might get an idea of what we were thinking; and the people, events and ideas that influenced this unsettling time.
Since I am a lover of history, you will find discourses on the principles of the founding of this nation, as well as how we've changed; whether for the better or worse. You will read of how world affairs are threatening the peace and laws of our country, and what I think our future looks like from this particular vantage point in time. And you will hear my worries about preparing for an uncertain future and how to make sure that the truth of our children's heritage is protected. In no way, do I expect people to agree with me on every subject; in fact, it is my hope that this book will encourage discussion between people of different ideologies, faiths, and social backgrounds. After all, this is my opinion -- what is yours?
If you have been a faithful reader of this blog, then this book will be a collection of the highlights of our common experience; a reminder of how far we've come. If you are new to my ruminations, then I think you will find this book a refreshing departure from "talking points" prognostications; an "of-the-people" review of our times, so to speak.
Needless to say, these essays of mine will not affect history, but they are a de facto record of history-in-the-making. History may actually prove me wrong on any number of my opinions, but the passion for my faith, my freedom, and my family can never be called into question.
So, I hope you will join me on this journey through our recent history and follow our path, as we tread these troubling times. Share my thoughts of fear and anxiety, my shouts of triumph, and my ever-present hope in the mercy of God. We're all in this together!
Romans 15:4 "For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope."