My time in recovery from alcoholism and drug use has caused me to be aware of the significance of the morning hours. Here is the time of day where I place myself in the care of God, and petition His help in staying sober one more day. This is vital to the suffering, no matter their addiction, no matter how powerful their hang-up, or how determined their habits, or how deep their hurt. We surrender our will to Him, He lays out the days direction where we walk. As we continue to follow this plan, our path or direction in life becomes evident, for He lights the way.
"The path of the just is like the shining sun that shines brighter unto the perfect day." Prov.4:18
I have always loved the mornings, but more so today as I follow Christ. I nearly dread to see midday approach. The time of quiet contemplation in solitude, absorbing the ancient text with the determination of a miner panning for gold until at last...He arrives and speaks to me through His Word, a daily advent. He comes to those who search for Him.
"And you will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. And I will be found of you, says the Lord"...Jer.29:13,14a
That time of the morning is a spiritual time where putting God first in my day, ahead of my need for food or anything centered on me, and enthroning Him in the rightful place of first, brings the awareness of His daily mercies and great faithfulness. this daily advent, his coming to my call, whether in worship, or in need, opens my eyes to the Eternal Presence that thinks only kindness and love toward me, and wants me to linger there waiting His arrival. This special time I can be so intimate with Abba.(Daddy) David knew the importance of the morning when he was in the wilderness of Judah and wrote this psalm:
"O God You are my God: early will I seek You; my soul thirsts for You in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water...because Your lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise You, thus will I bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands unto Your name." Ps. 63:1,3
To experience advent, (defined: the coming or arrival of someone important), I must hunger and thirst for His presence. The best I know how to do so is in praise and in adoration that He sent Christ Jesus to us Emmanuel, God with us. The morning hours are a precious time to experience advent, to realize His omnipresence.
"Morning has broken, like the first morning,
blackbird has spoken like the first bird.
Praise for the singing, Praise for the morning!
Praise for them springing fresh from the Word!
Mine is the sunlight, mine is the morning
Born of the One Light, Eden saw play.
Praise with elation, praise every morning,
God's recreation of the first day!
Thanks for reading, God bless and keep you all
What is advent? It is simply defined the coming of a notable person. In Christianity, it is the nativity of Christ Jesus that religious groups recognize, actually the season up to the nativity. There are different ways that people celebrate advent, and there are many Christians who do not recognize the season at all. If you honor the season, it is a good thing, if you do not, it is not a bad thing. What I want to do is recognize the event, but not traditionally this year. This "coming" is THE coming of the promise foretold throughout the Old Testament of the One who would banish our sins and reconcile us to the Almighty God through His shed blood...all of this prophesied centuries before.
If this is true, if this actually happened in history, why are we so quiet about it? Shhhh the neighbors are Muslims, or atheists, or Taoists, do you have to type about it so loudly? I am talking about a God that loves me even though I snubbed my nose at Him in rebellion, and thought why would I serve you the way you treat us? He only created a possible trillion galaxies, and knows each star by name. He only created the human being with who knows how many cells man contains, and each one of these invisible boogers has 66,000 moving parts in it. Yet He cares enough for man that He gave His best, taking on human flesh, and tempted as we are so none of us can say to Him, you don't understand us...He became us. He lived and died like us, was resurrected as we will be as we believe on Him. We must celebrate advent, in thanksgiving, in praise, in gratitude, and in recognition that we created in beauty, the Imago Dei, the image of God.
As I gave thought to this post tonight, I was in a recovery meeting with a man from Yugoslavia, whose father was killed during that conflict, as well as other close relatives. His mother was raped, home was destroyed, everything that he held dear ripped away, and only a memory. His gloom remains to this day. He came to America, thrilled to finally have a chance to improve his life. His life did improve, he began to have possessions, and in fact things became so much better that he drank to celebrate. He celebrated so much, that celebrating possessed him, and he became an alcoholic. His life here was no longer worth celebrating. He is now clean and sober, but stuck in the past. I began to see similarities between the two of us. I can take the same approach regarding my past life of alcoholism and the loss of possessions, friends, and what could have been, or I can take a different approach and see the advent, the glorious arrival.
"When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars which You have ordained, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him?" Ps.8:4
"I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made, marvelous are Your works." Ps.139:14
"And the Word became flesh and dwelled among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth." John 1:14
I want this year's recognition of advent to be different this year. I want to have a total realization of how marvelously mysterious the working of The Holy Lord is. How wonderful His love and grace toward man to send His very own son to give His life's blood for a being He created that ignores Him. What kind of love is this? I cannot comprehend it, but I am drawn to it. I want to speak faith, and joy, and in hope of advent arriving in my heart each day through this season, and in honor of His sacrifice in leaving the splendor of heaven to dwell among the fallen. I do not want to dishonor Him speaking negatively and how awful times are, what I don't have...when He owns it all. And I want to live inspired, putting positive things in my mind, watching "It's a Wonderful Life," and living one too. Above all, I want to take C.H. Spurgeon's advice, and wash my face in praise each day, praising Him daily, throughout the day, throughout the season. A new way of viewing advent.
Thanks for reading, God bless and keep you all!
Still in a fog from years of self-abuse and addictions to alcohol
and drugs, a newcomer cannot see hours ahead, let alone planning all of the
daily activities they must eventually return to. They include: finding a job,
looking for a place to live, recovery meetings that are a must, and perhaps
doing for others…this is the hardest to see for them. So many of their friends
and family feel that now that the wayward family member is inrecovery, everything is normal again. Not so. This early part of staying clean and sober is where they need the most help…even more so than when they were actively using.
Here’s where so many quit and get right back in the dung heap
they just escaped from. Someone very close to me has been dealing with this
issue for quite some time. They were the go-to family member, no matter what the
problem in the family was, until an injury, then prescribed medicine, and
suddenly the prescribing MD yanked the medication away, and the result: pain
meds were bought off of the street until they were no longer affordable. Heroin
was cheaper, that’s where my friend found the pain relief and the feeding of the
you for me please!
Of course, the family wanted them clean again to help them with
their problems. Within a few weeks of recovery meetings they asked, “do you have
to go to a meeting again tonight?” That makes me want to cry and laugh
hysterically at the same time. The truth is that the family needs rehab for
their self-centeredness. They don’t do this out of not caring for the one that I
speak of, they want their “fix” administrated by the only family member who can
fix them, they think. Ego-centric.
The addict and the alcoholic have this one thing in common,
finding themselves and their purpose renewed. They both feel meaningless and do for some time after sobering up. Though some snap out of it fairly quick, some
The Big New
The fix isn’t made by a week of recovery, or 28 days in rehab.
Time, listening, and prayer, lots of prayer, that is the direction of finding
yourself. It is better, no matter the situation, that you stay away from family
if necessary to discover yourself again. They will not like this at all. They
will act like little babies, and say they wash their hands of you again. You may
be tempted to cave, and take care of their problem, but it is better if you
allow yourself to heal and bring real help to them in
You can very easily become the go to person for them again, in a
very different way. You can set boundaries that you will take them so far, they
must complete actions to solve their own problems. The flip side of that is that
if you do not set those boundaries, they will never get better. You will be
helping them lifelong, like my friend. You see, to find yourself and your
purpose, may only happen as you allow them to do the same without your
It is a tough decision. You can rediscover yourself and purpose
once clean and sober, but you must realize that recovery has to come first, and
sometimes those that you love can be the biggest hang-up to your recovery. Yeah,
this is true, but the kids have practice, I have to help my spouse out with this
and I really want to see them practice. I admire people that want involvement in
their children’s activities. But if you do not get the help you need, you may
end up where you were before, addicted and hopeless…again.
Thanks for reading, God bless and keep you all.
The latest installment of "Breaking Dawn" comes out today surrounded by more hoopla than the previous episodes. This is to be the last of the series, which explains the hoopla. I have watched the previous segments and halfway through the last one I went outside to watch the grass grow, finding that much more interesting. Well, that's just me, movies can hold my attention when they seem somewhat interesting. Of course, I am really not a sequel fan. Very few have beaten the original. I say Rambo 1, Rocky 1, were great movies. The Karate Kid 2, was better than 1, I thought. Don't ever, please try to make a sequel of Cool Hand Luke like the attempt of Gone With the Wind. This generation of movie makers are lost without making a film without sex, foul language, and some absurd chase scene.
Our desire for the super-human has completely possessed our modern thinking. To live for centuries, amassing wealth and possessions, with only having to take blood for food is intriguing to people these days, especially if you are anorexic. Nevermind that vamps have always been evil murdering creatures in history, today they are swell creatures you can get to know and have a personal relationship with. They can even grant you eternal life, but you have to die first. Does that sound remotely familiar to you? It is to me, another attempt to replace humanity in the place of God, the sacrifice of Christ, and our dying to self to live. There is something else to consider, because this post will be very unpopular to fans of the movie, (which I am not running down), and that is being aware of the times. The time we live in of sequels in motion pictures seems to be promising of a sequel never to be repeated.
In the first episode, the hero was treated badly, despised by leaders and even his own family. He went to the poor and downcast and gave them what he had. He taught them how to live, and how to serve each other. The ones that found him detestable finally got him, and though he could have gotten out of the dire strait he was in, he gave the ultimate service to mankind, and sacrificed himself to cover their obstinate rebellion. The news is that he didn't stay dead, he rose from death. and left to return to his home and work on the sequel...his return. I believe, for those interested, it is due out any day now. The difference will be, the sequel will portray Him as He really is, King and Lord. Here's a breakdown of how it went in part 1, and how He is portrayed in part 2:
PART ONE: The Coming of the Lamb
"Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in the appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death on the cross." Phil.2:5-8
PART TWO: The Return of the King
"Therefore God hath highly exalted Him, and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow, of those in heaven, and those on the earth, and those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of the Father.
I watched the many people lining up for the movie, dyed black hair, tats everywhere, so excited about this flick that is created in someone's mind, just a story, mere fiction. I saw their children in line with them talking about the movie and the previous parts as though it was all that mattered in life. The real show is coming, the star has eyes like flames of fire, His countenance is like lightning, and in the opening scene he roars out of Zion to gather His bride, those covered in His blood, that didn't just stand in line for Him, or have His name tatooed on their arm, but they gave their hearts and will over to Him, and trusted Him that this day would come...I can hardly wait!
I would love to see everyone and their children in line for this event, but they aren't, yet. I think it sad that the little ones know all there is to know about werewolves, vampires, and all that is evil, but their parents have no intent of teaching them about the King. As the day approaches for this sequel to arrive, we must let them know. I'm asking God to help me present Him to everyone around me, in word and deed. It isn't dawn, it's 11:55pm, midnight approaches...are you ready?
Thanks for reading, god bless and keep you all.
I read an article in Charisma Magazine, a Christian publication, about Billy Graham's latest venture. After last weeks national elections, Graham turned 94, then heard from God. What God spoke to him about is in regards to you and me, how we as the body of Jesus need to pray for those we know living outside of the grace of God. Many of you who read these posts grew up in church and I know some of you are still very involved in church, but a good portion of you are not. Graham's message is that you who believe in Jesus should make a list of those we know who are not believers, and pray for them regularly. Then pray for our neighborhoods, the city in which we reside, and then our state, and national leaders. Ditto. I am sorry to say that I do not do this with any regularity, other than praying for my entire family, and extended family, I pray for those I work with, as well as those programs at church I'm involved in and sponsorees in AA I work with, but not nearly with consistency. Bully for me.
To the Followers of Jesus.
You and I know the importance of prayer, and we know the difficulties associated with consistent praying. We are continuously hit from every side with distractions and obligations that hinder a specified time of prayer. We have a persistent enemy that does everything possible to ensure our prayer life remains in the constant state of "limbo." We also battle with doubts that prayer works in every situation, and we struggle with what to say when we do pray. How do I know what to pray for? What is God's will for me, for my family, friends, community, state, and nation? Where do I find the time to even consider a specific prayer time?
To the believer that is basically uninvolved.
You believe that Jesus is Saviour and Lord, and you aren't ashamed of it. You and God get along fine...but His kids you don't care for. You do not attend church because of hypocracy in churches, and the way they have adopted the worldly attitude of the unbeliever. It is just not how you believe, you have to walk the line. Of course, you could not walk it, so you quit church altogether. You want everyone who follows Jesus to have a sense of personal righteousness, you know, staunch, rigidity that makes all around them know they are "holy." What about your children? Because you do not like certain things about churches, you have taken Jesus out of their lives, and given them a belief you think is right but not based on the Word of God. I've been there, done that. So we take a chance on our children's eternity because we "know" what living the life is. Deceived is the word. Well then genious, what's the answer?
"And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one's work, conduct yourselves throughout your time HERE in fear; knowing you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver and gold, from your aimless conduct received BY TRADITION of your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as a lamb witout blemish or spot." 1Pet.2:17-19
It is understandible for the way people feel who have left the body of believers for various reasons of bad conduct, and it is understandible how the body of believers struggle in prayer. Both the active member and the inactive have issues. Meanwhile, there are multitudes that sit in darkness all around us that we completely ignore...what about them? We have decided that our thoughts and feelings are what matters, our kids will find their way in life, our neighbors, well, that's up to them. But it is when our kids come home announcing they are pregnant, but unsure who the father is. Or the police are at the front door with a warrant to arrest the son for breaking and entering, and the reason for his crime was to pay for his heroin addiction. When the neighbor has guests at all hours of the night, and you discover they have a meth lab going, you wonder where is God in all of this mess?
To both groups.
We need to understand our part in this troubled society, and how we have had so many drop out of church a generation ago, that we have young Americans who know absolutely nothing about God or church. I would not have ever believed this would happen in a country founded on Christ's teachings...but it has. We as active believers, are too busy to share the gospel, and the inactive are not in a position to, spiritually speaking. What we can do is pray, pray as Graham suggest, but also for each other. If you don't know how to pray, and you are a believer, just say "God forgive us, forgive our nation, forgive our children, neighbors, but especially forgive me!" Then at the top of your prayer list, pray for the prodigals of the family of God, that He would have mercy, and call them to return to Father's house. And you who are inactive, pray for the thing that disturbs you the most in churches, their hypocracy, or whatever it is that keeps you away and allows you to play Russian-roulette with the souls of your offspring. Let us all seek forgiveness, and mercy on this nation...one more time.
I really didn't answer all of the questions, because I don't have all of the answers. But I really sense the consumation of all things, and really feel it is past time for us to be bold in our faith and rescue the perishing while there is time. This is our purpose. When I see church people getting involved in programs like Celebrate Recovery, when 2-3 yrs ago they would have looked the other way, my suspicions of the final days are realized all the more. Also, when a man of Billy Graham's stature and full in years is calling for the church to pray and repent, not the sinners, that intensifies my thoughts on end times.
Thanks for reading, God bless and keep you all.
There are many self-help and 12 step programs that avail themselves to the public free of charge, and in my humble opinion, can do as much or more than rehabs and professional counseling. I do not mean to down play the need for professionals, they are vital to many, and these programs like AA, NA, Celebrate Recovery cannot handle certain situations that arise within their meetings, i.e. threats from individuals to end their life. What I feel these programs offer is group help and the understanding that we are not alone in our problems. They also keep individuals problems within the confines of the group, what is heard and happens in these meetings stays there.
I have been somewhat familiar with Celebrate Recovery for the past few years, but now am becoming very familiar with the program because the church I attend has begun this program, a Christ-centered program of recovery. Stratford Heights Church of God has placed this as a priority, realizing the epidemic of alcoholism and drug addiction in our society, as well as the hurts habits and hangups, followers of Christ face in today's world. What I find somewhat disturbing is that so many believers choose to remain in denial rather than choose to be free from their personal hangups. Why? So many do not want anyone to know that they need help, people may think I am not so spiritual, seems to be the main cause for their denial. Also, many think this program is mainly for drunks and addicts, and others may think they are addicted if they attend.
We already know you have a problem, we all do. If you are human, clothed in flesh, you can use this program. Depression, control issues, codependency, poor self-image, porn, gambling, overeating, smoking, and on and on it goes, and you either deal with one of these, or have family members and friends who do. If you are living "at the foot of the cross" and have no issues whatsoever, you can still attend, and help, you know, be Jesus to the suffering. The fact is that so many people want to be serving in a ministry, but not this, thinking, "I don't know anything about this." Some also want the up-front ministries like singing, teaching, or preaching, things that draw attention. Believe me, those people that are in the forefront, have a certain humility that God can use, at least most do. They didn't necessarily intend to be up front, so God put them there. Be willing to do anything to serve and God will promote you. But serve, don't sit.
"Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself wil be exalted." Luke 14:11
"...but whoever desires to be great among you, let him be your servant. And whoever desires to be first among you let him be your slave_just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many."_Mat.20:26-28
This is the ministry of Christ to the broken and downcast. I don't feel most Christians feel they are too good to minister to the lowest, but they really don't know how. Celebrate Recovery is designed to teach you to teach the, and to reach them who have come to believe that nobody cares for them. Everyone has value in God's eyes. We need to get a glimpse of what He sees in the creation He loves.The answer to the title of this blog is simply...we all need it, but for different reasons. And I can say with confidence that every church should have this, or a similar program in place to handle what lies ahead. Do not think for a moment that your family is exempt from issues of the streets and back-alleys of society. Addictions, mental health problems, and sin is a part of our world. But be of good cheer, Christ has overcome this world, and has inspired these programs for all who suffer, that includes you and I. Consider this and get involved. You can make a difference.
Thanks for reading, God bless and keep you all..
A dream that is reality.
I had the strangest dream this morning. I wanted to share this with you. I have been asked by people if I thought dreams came true or if they may be a sign of the future. I do believe there can be many explanations for dreams, some are very spiritual in nature, some may be a warning, some could mean that you shouldn't eat before bed. Nightmares, for me, are normally resulting from a combination of poor eating, lack of sleep, and personal stress from issues I have been dealing with. In working with others in recovery, as well as my own recovery, the topic of dreams come up from time to time, especially for the "newbie" in recovery. Many early in recovery have "using", or "drunk dreams," that seem so real that they have to deal with guilt anew.
This morning I dreamed that I kept bumping into people and each person i encountered, i said to them, "you know what? All things work together for the good of them in Christ...and that's me!" And this went on over and over with each person I ran into, and some of these folks in the dream were people who have died years ago. Their significance may be their influence on my past, and how they prayed for my coming out of my drunken stupor and following Christ. That wasn't my only statement to them, however. I continued, "I am the righteousness of God in Christ, I have what the Word says I have and I can do what the Word says I can do because greater is He that's in me than he that's in the world!"
Needless to say, I woke up in a spirit of worship, for as I realized this dream, I realized it's scriptual truth. Because of the completed work of Christ, I am exactly as this dream portrayed. It is nothing I have done, but what He accomplished through His death, burial, and resurrection. I needed this "boost" of faith, having been so beaten down spiritually and mentally from activities in recovery, the concerns of promoting "Under The Influence," working 48-56 hours each week on a dangerous job, you know, the normal, but stressful stuff of life. I feel that God spoke to me in this dream, that I can rest in the fact that I am in Him...hidden from harm and the onslaught of the enemy, no matter how I feel or think, or who says this or that, or what big name in recovery acknowledges my book. I have the biggest name in the universe that supports the books effort, Jesus, whose name everyone will bow to. According to the passage in Romans, "If the same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead dwells in you..HE will quicken your mortal body!" (8:11)
I woke up realizing that I'm not full of care and worry, I'm not full of sickness or disease, I don't have to be moved by what i see or what others think, I am full of His life, quickened from my spiritual death, and made alive in HIM! I'm in His family, an heir of God, and joint-heir with Christ!
"The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life, of whom shall I be afraid? Ps.27:1
I want to say the dream wasn't just a dream, but a jolt to my allowing circumstances and people to lord over me in various situatuations, instead of allowing the Word of Truth to overrule the deceitfulness of the enemy and his gang. This is my reality only because I believe the Word above all else. And this is true for you too. If you are going through some real junk in life today, think in today just who you belong to, and lay hold of that above what you see, or think. It is true for we who are His...do you believe that? Or is it a dream?
Thanks for reading, God bless and keep you all.
Fear can rule you.
If you pay attention to the reactions of so many after yesterday's election, you may get very angry, or get a real kick. The one thing I noticed about both candidates last evening was the grace they both displayed toward the other, and toward the people. The loser stated that he, though disappointed, would support the president, and pray for him. The president was also cordial and stated he would get with his opponent and talk together about ways to fix our problems here in the USA. But the voters didn't have the same thoughtful reactions. Negativity is fear driven. Those extremely upset about the results are fearful as they look behind at the first four years, and the seeming endless problems that remain unsolved for this nation. Will anything be done about the unemployed other than keep renewing their benefits...they want to work. What about gas prices, Obamacare? What will become of this country?
I want to tell you that all is well, there will be no worry about our problems in days to come, but you know that isn't true. Your concerns are real. But don't let fear rule you. You may hate the outcome of the election, but what was your part in it's outcome? Did you merely go vote? Did you campaign, or actively study the issues and discuss them with the undecided? Did you pray for this nation, its leaders, the candidates? Voicing your opinion doesn't convince anyone to change the way they vote. Reason with knowledge may help the undecided, and that takes effort. Fear is an effort killer. Being full of terror of what may happen can paralyze one's drive to see solutions to problems. If this is you, start today, and begin looking for ways you can get involved and make a difference, or die trying.
"For God has not given us a spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." 2Tim.1:7
Build your faith.
Faith is real, fear is false. If you believe that, you are on your way to developing an attitude of faith, confidence it what will be as you put forth an effort to change your thinking and outlook. This life is a rolller coaster with ups and downs, joy and sorrow, victory and defeat. If you are full of faith, you face the future knowing this, but face what may be with your canfidence in God, knowing He is in charge when we place Him on the throne of our hearts. It does not matter who the president is, Christ is King. If you are out of work, fear can blind your vision and hope. But when you're full of faith, today and tomorrow looks bright, and you learn from yesterday.
You say. "that's what I want, I hate being fearful, how can I be full of faith? If you are a follower of Christ, the first thing you do is ask God in prayer to give you insight and help you change your way of thinking. Then begin to fill your mind with his Word. Read it aloud to yourself, hear what it is saying to you. Your staep in the direction of faith does not go unnoticed by God, things will change, you will begin to believe again. You will grow in confidence, and begin to have ambition once more.
..."being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of the Lord Jesus Christ." Phil.1:6
"Let the word of Christ dwell in you RICHLY"... Col.3:16
The future is....
I remain concerned for what will be the direction of this country with the thoughts of socialized medicine, continued reliance on the middle-east for fuel, the continued slaughter of the unborn, and living under a socialistic administration for four more years. But I also know that my part is to do my best to help those suffering from addictions, and keep my side of the street clean, and getting rid of my bad habits too. The body of believers, (me included), need to repent of our personal sins, and seek to walk in the light of the gospel, not live like the world, look like the world, and accept the garbage of compromise to principles we hold too loosely. But above all of these things, we must trust that God rules, by Him the leaders are in their office. He is our confidence, so walk by faith in Him, not by fear of tomorrow.
Thanks for reading, God bless and keep you all.
The one consolation that most Americans enjoy is that we get to go back to normal commercials for a while. The non-stop mudslinging will come to a close tomorrow evening around 8pm Tuesday...thank goodness. The decision will be made for the next four years of the president to continue changing the face of everything, or we will have a new president bringing new programs and ideas.
Yep, tomorrow things will be different. Everyone will live in peace and safety with their neighbors, we will be on our way to the fulfillment of the candidate promises. Jobs for all, healthcare for the world. Illegal aliens will be legal, no more predjudice, no racism, food on every table, two cars in the garage of every new home for every American. Everyone will be judged strictly by the law of the land, whether rich or poor, we will all be the same. I have really looked forward to this, my wages are gonna soar! We will be the envy of all of the nations again, their people will be able to sneak in and get free healthcare too! O joy of joys, day of all days!
I figure it like this: first, the senate and house of reps can meet and immediately start passing legislation for all of our new promised benefits. Then they can pass the hate-speech bill, and enact the human decency law that makes everyone like each other by rule of law. Then they can pass the law to make the rich people do a little more paying taxes. No body should be so rich from starting a business and giving their heart and soul to its success, that money should go to the people, right? Then they can pass themselves a law to have their own health insurance programs, and a nice fat raise since they worked so hard before their 8 week vacation in the Carribean courtesy of the lobbyist. After the vacation, they can fix all of our other woes.
The good thing is that all of this "explain yourself" will be in the past. They will not have to deal with why our high dollar educational system has allowed our kids to drop to 26th in the world in overall education. The scandals swept under the rug in Libya and in the middle-east countries, will be behind them. Ah! What a great country! But the best news is...no more political ads!
Please take this in the spirit it is given. Concern? Fear? Scornful? We have become so passive ans accepting as a people, that we have totally forgotten the past, and go along with things many Americans gave their lives to preserve. Some think we have to change everything and be accepted by the world community. Not so, we have had some wonderful traditions, now lost to the ages because some didn't think them important. I read in Charisma mag the other day that Planned Parenthood "celebrated" their 6 millionth aborted child recently. Just think, 6 million souls that didn't get the chance to live, that have no posterity in the earth. That is something to celebrate.
Thanks for reading, God bless and keep you all.