My Thoughts

Over the past few months, many people have asked me my thoughts on God, prayer in school, politics the middle east, the pledge and many other things. Well, here are a few thoughts. If you don’t agree good, it’s America and you don’t have to.

I am not a perfect person but I am a saved child of God and I love the fact that I have been forgiven, even though I don’t deserve it. But that does not give me the right to shove anything down anyone’s throat if they don’t want it. The Bible strictly states that we are to be sowers of seeds. We are not to tend to the garden, the people we share Jesus with, in any way. We are to sow the seeds and prepare for rain. Only God can call a person to Him and only He can transform a life if we accept Him. If we do anything else, we risk turning that person away from God for eternity. That’s not something I want on me when I am judged by God himself in eternity.

I do believe in the fact that the Constitution does grant the seperation of church and state but nowhere does it say we have to have a Godless government. I do not like the idea that prayer was removed from school the way it was but you know, the way I see it is that only we can totally remove prayer from the school. Nobody can stop us from praying for our children and teachers in school. I think it should be fine for a teacher to pray with their kids without any fear, if asked. I know you are supposed to be able to but trust me, lawyers have made this very uncomfortable for teachers to practice. The school should have no say in any religion but I believe both creation and evolution should be taught for the sake of teaching ALL ideas. Remember, creation takes in account for ANY God people believe in, it’s not just a Christian teaching.

As far as the pledge goes, I don’t care. Take Under God out, leave it in. It doesn’t matter to me. The way I see it is I don’t have to pledge to God anything while staring at a flag, I’ve already pledged my life to Him. I respect the flag and think it should be saluted in an honorable way but I will NEVER put a flag above God.

I don’t know what the future holds for America but I can tell by Biblical reading, it’s going to get interesting. We are not mentioned in Revelation so that tells me something right there. I do believe that there will be an Anti-Christ but I can tell you there’s no way it’s Obama. Obama is nothing more than a politician and I don’t like politicians. I thought John F. Kennedy and Ronald Regan were as good as it gets in the past 50 years and Lincoln was probably the best we ever had. But none of them are God.

I also believe the government can’t fix the economy. Only Americans working together for the greater good can do that. It happened once in America and if we would just allow ourselves to succeed, we could. We can’t buy our way out of the mess we put ourselves in and I don’t think the government has or will ever give me a job or fire me from one. And yes, this includes the President. One man can’t fix everything but he/she can get enough Americans thinking in the right direction to get this place fixed. The middle east, as stated in the Bible, won’t see peace whlie I am alive on earth but I know we have to be on the side of Isreal. But I know at some point we won’t be.

All I want to do is love God with all my heart and share what He as done for me. I will follow the laws of the USA because the Bible says to follow the laws of the land, that’s reverence unto God. I will pay my taxes, as I believe churches, businesses and people should do, becasue the Bible says to. I will respect the office of the President of the United States of America because damn it, it’s right. The office should be respected but the President should not be thought of as a Savior but as a man who is going to make mistakes as we all do. I do not have to agree with every decision made nor do I have to sit and gripe about it either. I have been given a brian and the ability to share what I believe without bashing others or showing disrespect to anyone. I think before talking, I research before stating and I stand on my beliefs. Something I wish more people did. But oh well. 

May God bless you and your family. And please remember that sharing God’s love isn’t shoving it down people’s throat, it’s living it out daily.

I love you all!!

The Wonder Years

The Wonder Years is perhaps one of the best TV series I can ever remember watching. It was based in the 1960’s and focused on a kid named Kevin Arnold and his “Wonder Years”. As I sit and watch these episodes now, I think back to when I was in Junior High and High school. (I know, it’s been a while but I do remember these years.) What I remember the most is why they are called The Wonder Years.

During this time, I started wondering about so much and trying to figure out what was going on in life. And as I wondered, I learned. I learned so many things like how to play football, basketball and many other games. I learned the value of keeping my mouth shut, though I didn’t do it much. I learned the big guys on campus fall harder than most and they fall for many reasons.  I learned what new food and drinks tasted like. And I learned what a hangover feels like. I found out what a first kiss is like and it’s something to remember forever. I wondered what it would be like to fly, so I jumped off a roof or two. I didn’t fly but I learned if you act on your wondering, there are times it hurts! I got to find out the meaning and value of family during a rough time and how to lean on your family for strength. I found Jesus but ran from Him. Then I went back and then away again. I wondered why He took me back and through reading scriptures, I found out why. I wondered what it would be like to sleep in the mountains of Colorado by myself and got to find out. What a great time! But mostly, I wondered why my parents were pretty crazy and I found it was because of my wondering!

Throughout my wonder years, I learned plenty of dos and don’ts but mostly I found love. Love from Mom and Dad, my brothers and friends. I wondered what a best friend would be like and found out. But also I found out that the wonder years should never stop. I don’t believe our learning can ever stop and neither should our wondering. Wondering about stuff that makes sense already or stuff that makes no sense at all. I still wonder about stuff that makes no sense to some but stuff I just want to know about. I have found when I stop wondering about this and that, I stop learning about new stuff. Learning is a great thing and it’s something we should all keep doing.

So, don’t lose your wonder years. If you have lost them, find them again. Wonder about stuff that makes no sense to others. Wonder about things like what a rainbow would actually taste like if you could taste. Where is the plane going that you just saw take off from the airport. Where is that family next to you going on vacation. Where do people work when you meet them. Just wonder. It’s not a bad thing, it just makes you think. When you see something that reminds you of a good time, remember that good time like it just happened. Don’t stop learning or wondering. Because if you do, life, or worse, you could get boring!

Love you all!