Sunday, January 29, 2012

(Heavy) Random Thoughts

Thinking about the upcoming primaries. Floridians, don't forget to mark your calendars for Tuesday, January 31 to go and vote. We have Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum left. Do your research. Although I do think Newt Gingrich's debating skills exceed the other candidates, our family stands behind Senator Rick Santorum. Ron Paul's Foreign policy stance is scary to me and Mitt Romney's Romney Care is too similar to Obama Care, just on a smaller scale. I know he says he would support appealing Obama Care, but that still leaves me uneasy that he would put these practices into action in his own state. I've watched every debate with the exception of one and the most important thing is that we defeat Barack Obama. America was moulded and shaped by people that had a vision. People who gave their lives and the lives of their families for a chance at freedom. What are we saying as a nation if we say "no" to freedom and "yes" to free government hand-outs? Regardless if you're the wealthiest person in the USA or the poorest! Let's think big picture here folks! Our country is at an EXTREME risk of loosing our freedom and four more years of Barak Obama will crucify this nation like we've never seen before, and there's no going back.

I've been doing a lot of researching, soul-searching and praying for the Muslim people as a whole. For some reason, I'm drawn to them presently. My heart aches for them, putting all of their trust in one human man that had a dream (Mohammad). However, the more I learn about other faiths worldwide, the more I learn that such is common. One man declares to have a revelation from God Himself and thus erects a "religion" or faith from it. That's why Christianity (to me) is so easy. The Bible gives us countless event after event on Jesus' miracles, prophesies that were declared in Isaiah (even before Christ came!) came to be (even Muslims believed Christ was born of a virgin birth) and prophesies that are still coming to pass in our modern time. Our faith is of love. We can see God moving, shaping families, answering prayer, even present-day miracles. God is so good and although statistically we see Muslims converting to Christianity, in my book, it's not enough. Let's reach as many as we can.

"For those who disbelieve, garments of fire are certain to be cut out for them, with boiling water being poured down over their heads, with which all that is within their bodies, as well as their skins, is melted away." Sura 22:19-20 (Koran)

"Fight against those among the People of the Book who do not believe God and the Last Day" Sura 9:29 (Koran)

"God forbids you to take them for friends and guardians. Whoever takes them for friends and guardians, those are the wrongdoers." Sura 60:9 (Koran)

"As for those who are killed in Allah's cause, He will ever render their deeds vain. He will guide them. He will admit them into paradise that He has made known to them." Sura 47:4-6 (Koran)

Again, my heart just aches as I think of small children being dropped off by their own parents to war camps where they are trained in the name of Allah to kill. These children need Jesus. These men and women need Jesus. I pray daily for them.

On a lighter note...

(sunset over the dairy farm)

We had a fantastic weekend at the dairy farm with two amazing families. Friends new and old. Eight adults and sixteen children riding four-wheelers, jumping on a trampoline, chasing chickens, riding bikes, shootin' BB guns, snuggling with seven baby calves, bottle-feeding baby calves, talking about growing barley, milking cows, feeding cows, climbing giant hay bales in the pitch black night, helping with the entire dairy process from cow to jug, eating, laughing, singing, praying, talking, sharing dreams, holding babies, encouraging, catching-up, giving singing lessons, devouring homemade ice cream and cake, relaxing and watching the sun melt into the country landscape like I've never seen before (and I've seen some sunsets in my day, living here in Florida). It was a place of serenity where time stood still. Both kids and adults made lasting friendships and we drove home tired, but beyond blessed to have spent the day with our friends.

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