“I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,  eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”  Ephesians 4:1-3

As I watched and listened to the words of our President last night, I saw a tapestry unroll, showing the vision of the United States from a time when faith in our elected officials did not falter, nor did we have any reason to believe it was being corrupted.  As guests of the President and the First Lady, we heard of brave men and women who have conquered great odds in service of their country.  We met those who have changed their lives while incarcerated for the better. We saw those who lost sons and daughters in war.  We were given a glimpse of what our country used to be, what it has become and a plea for unity in the future.

There are things we have no control over, when it comes to government.  When we place our ballot on election days, that is our voice.  The decisions made by the people, will determine new or past representatives.  Because we are a democracy, the government is still run by the people. When we see injustices, it’s our duty to reach our representatives and voice our opinion so they can go to work for us.

I do have a renewed optimism after hearing the State of the Union Address last night.  President Trump was confident, chose his words and spoke them with zeal and determination.  His call for a unified congress and senate is necessary so we can move forward as a nation.  We have two factions, who have let personal differences get in the way of proper governing and it’s become a joke in the eyes of the world and our own citizenship.

The United States has been divided before and it led to a civil war, which took the lives of 620,000 souls.  Was the price worth it?  It was a war that never should have taken place in a united country.   My prayer is that it never comes to that again.

We are a nation of diversity.  Each individual has an important role to play in its operation.  We’re all unique and that’s what unites us. We each have something to bring to the table.  We have a responsibility to do so.

The words spoken last night should give us hope for the future, but we know tongues will wag in contradiction today and beyond.  This stalemate within the walls of congress must be broken so our country can move forward.  We, as their employers – the ones who pay their salaries – must stand firm and united. It’s time for everyone to start acting like adults.





As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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  1. The Eclectic Contrarian says:

    “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
    ‭‭2 Chronicles‬ ‭7:14‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    This promise is still in effect IF we take heed to it.

    That “If” is a very big word.

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    • says:

      That’s the dilemma. The children of Israel were often far from God. Sometimes it even took catastrophic events or wars to have them call on his name again. President Obama stated that we were no longer a Christian nation. If that’s the case, those of us

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    • says:

      Sorry I hit the send button too soon. Those of us who are remaining in the faith need to talk twice as much about our salvation with others.

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  2. I hated missing it but we were busy getting the Mayor and everyone ready for bed as they have to get up so early — but from what I’ve read it sounds like he did a great job!!! And given the faces of the hateful, he must have done a very good job

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  3. hatrack4 says:

    In the Presbyterian Church, as the liberals gain victories, more churches leave the PCUSA for more conservative branches. The church polity is that the presbytery (PCUSA) owns the church building. In past times, the congregation has had to vacate the building and build their own building, leaving a near empty building. And strife ensues. Now, the PCUSA usually allows some kind of monetary buy-out. One local church left by paying what they owed in fees to run the Presbytery. They had refused to pay those fees for years. All about money and property, but the leaving church left due to beliefs.

    Being from the South, I agree with you that the War (I love calling it War of Northern Aggression) was unnecessary for different reasons than you may have. If the North had just let them secede, there never would have been a war. But the North had looms and fabric mills that depended on the southern cotton. Our textbooks today talk about slavery being the only reason for the war. We have lost the truth, but it always seems to come down to money.

    This division now is over power, but money also has a hand in it as well. I fear that many of our elected officials have no desire of keeping the nation together under its present constitution, and that constitution is the only reason our nation has lasted this long.

    There are articles on line about a Scottish (I think) philosopher who said 200-300 years ago that democracies last no more than 200 years, because a generation will come along who gets the idea that the government belongs to them. They get the idea of entitlement that leads to apathy, which ends up with a totalitarian state taking over. I am glad I don’t have much longer on this earth.

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  4. Well, I am proud of our President and the best SOTUS speech I’ve ever heard. I believe we moved one step closer to ‘unity’ as a country last night, even if it seems divided today. Trump won’t give up, like the Ever Ready Bunny, he takes a licking but keeps on ticking, but even more so, God is in control. Evil and corruption is being exposed, and God is draining the swamp and turning hearts back to Him, but the battle for unity has only just begun. We must be diligent in prayer and alert at all times. I was greatly encouraged with our Presidents speech…


    • says:

      I thought it was an amazing speech too. He made all his points and then some. It will take more than one term to drain the swamp, but with God all things are possible. Thanks for your comment 😇

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  5. I did not get to hear the speech as I was gone. My husband listened and was impressed. I confess I get so tired of having the media tell me their spin on the speech. I am old enough to figure out for myself what the President did or did not say and mean.
    This is a great post!

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    • says:

      Thanks for your encouragement. The president was confidant and presidential. I was very proud and inspired by his words. The next day the back stabbing began in earnest. I think the house democrats ought to be ashamed of themselves. There acting like children who stubbornly refuse to budge because the don’t like him. How can that serve the good of our country?


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