Thursday, November 8, 2012

Moving On

***Here's an entry I put on Facebook this morning:

Something to keep in mind as we lick our wounds - did the Democrats give up when they lost it all in 2000 and 2004? Nope, and we can't, either. The damage Obama and the Democrats have done and will continue to do is going to take a long time to repair, and it's not going to be done if we despair and say "Why bother?" I know it's tempting when you see so much of the population apparently approving of such a bad man and bad President. It is what it is. We have to do what we can to educate and inform. The media certainly isn't going to do it, so it's up to us. We've had a couple of days to grieve for our country, now let's pick it up and do what's needed.

 It's not easy "getting over it." If we can't beat a candidate with as bad a record as Obama has, it's hard to see how we can ever be in the majority again. But...a pessimistic outlook isn't going to do any good. We have to pray hard and work hard.

***I think one thing we will have to do is figure out how to educate the massive number of people who rely in the evening news for their information. They don't know anything about Benghazi, barely anything about Fast and Furious, I could go on and on. The ignorance I encounter when I try to educate some of my friends and family is just amazing. If you know people like that and they have an email address, I would suggest forwarding Fox News updates, Town Hall columns, anything that is good information that they won't get via their newspapers or CBS. True, many won't bother to click through because they like their little liberal bubbles, but some will. I would only forward very relevant articles and videos, don't overwhelm them or they'll just turn you off completely. This is something I'm committed to start doing immediately. Same with Facebook. Rather than bombard people with information overload, I plan to only post that which I think is very important that I know their liberal sources aren't going to cover. That's one place to start.

***And it starts - Harry Reid moves to limit GOP filibusters.


Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday that he will try to push through a change to Senate rules that would limit the GOP’s ability to filibuster bills.
Speaking in the wake of Tuesday’s election, which boosted Senate Democrats’ numbers slightly, Mr. Reid said he won’t end filibusters altogether but that the rules need to change so that the minority party cannot use the legislative blocking tool as often.

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And so while elections have major consequences, one thing remains crystal clear to me as the sun rises on a new day.

It's time to rededicate ourselves to the mission of the moment: to rebuild the American family and renew our hope in the God in whose hands we rest, "safe and secure from all alarm."

It's time to continue our effort to make sure that every person, however small, is protected under law. It's time to again remind those who support abortion that life is the better choice! It's time to recommit ourselves to championing adoption and reforming a broken foster care system. It's time to be bold and stand stiffly into the wind of popular culture and point to the extraordinary benefits of children being raised in homes with one mom and one dad.

Simply put, it's time to be the hands and feet of Jesus.

No vote, however contentious or disappointing, can weaken the foundation of my Christian faith as I strive to serve families.

The Lord told his followers, "In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)

Read the whole thing, it's a good one.

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GREAT TRUTHS...
ABOUT GROWING OLD

1) Growing up is mandatory; growing old is optional.
2) Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.
3) When you fall down, you wonder what else you can do while you're down there.
4) You're getting old when you get the same sensation from a rocking chair that you once got from a roller coaster.
5) It's frustrating when you know all the answers but nobody bothers to ask you the questions.
6) Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician.
7) Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.

***"Life has a way of presenting problems, difficulties and challenges that far supercede our own abilities but with the help of God through prayer, these issues can be put behind us." Byron Pulsifer, A Story Of Guardians

***Have a great day!
 

1 comment:

  1. Jennifer, they don't even watch the evening news. They watch Netflix for all of their tertiary (third-hand) movies or secondary (second-hand) television shows, or even their HBO/Showtime style television (which they are doing; a US version of the UK's "House of Cards," along with a revival of "Arrested Development" are Netflix Originals), buy 99-cent pop tunes from iTunes or Amazon, or steal everything via an illegal stream. My widowed mother prefers the steal-by-stream way of television.

    They don't even watch news, and most of what they read is entertainment. Others watch "reality" TV shows all the time with some Modern Family included.

    And the Obama Administration campaign was built around entertainment media. Ignore Fox News but go on Comcast's E! channel and Access Hollywood, CBS' Entertainment Tonight, and every entertainment show, appear on MTV's Daily Show, Colbert Report, and have an MTV special (Comedy Central is an MTV network), and dominate the people who ignore news and support an "everything but news" mentality.

    They do not need to read. Their minds are numbed by what is on the entertainment media and that's it.

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