Christianity, Racism, Hate, Love

I posted the following on my personal Facebook page and feel like I am supposed to share it here as well.  (I did edit it a bit and added a few more thoughts before posting it here.)

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My Thoughts on the USA’s Elections

To be perfectly honest, I didn’t want either Hillary or Trump to win this election.  When I vote for a candidate I do my own research.  I look into their past and what they stood for before they start running.  How they lived their lives in and out of public light morally and ethically. I don’t vote for a specific party.  I never have and I never will.   Continue reading

Wildflowers

My heart aches as I look at our country and see the fear.  Fear and distrust towards those who are different than us. Those who may have a different religion, language, skin color, clothing, eat different foods, etc.  As I ponder on this I think of my Savior. What did he do? Did he eschew those who were different than him? No, he embraced them, ate with them, went out of his way to walk through their towns. Would he have built a wall? Made laws to close his borders to them? No, he would have washed their feet, invited them into his home, and listened to their stories. Fear breeds racism and division. In our country’s past fear led to internment camps, reservations, and unjust laws that separated families. We must not let fear rule our lives. Fear leads to rise of dictatorships and slavery. It leads to more government regulations and chips away at our constitution. We must open our eyes and see our fellow humans beings for what they truly are — God’s wonderful and diverse flower garden. Below is a poem that I wrote on April 24, 2014.  It’s about our world — God’s flower garden.  Enjoy

Sue's Nook

Beautiful, dainty, unique
Dancing in the gentle spring breeze
Each dressed in a different colored gown
Their individuality adding majestic beauty to God’s canvas

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Self-care

As parents we often put our children’s needs before our own.  We are constantly giving and pouring out.  Running them to music lessons, sports, youth group, friends’ houses, work, etc. Our lives are focused on their needs and activities.  What little spare time we have goes to our jobs, churches, communities, and friends.  Our leftovers often go to our spouses.  (This is a blog post for another time!)  If we are not careful we become exhausted.  We’ve been pouring into the lives of other people leaving nothing for ourselves.  Soon the fountain begins to dry up and there is nothing left to pour out.

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