I am just ramblin' man

As most of you have probably figured out... it's election season again. I am not posting to stump for any candidate in particular, but i get irritated at the news outlets and all the political commercials. Maybe i am just cynical but it's practically impossible for someone who is employed full time to wade through a really decipher what is true, what is exaggerated, and what is false. And there is no party that is exempt from it. And i don't feel that it is necessarily the candidates fault in all cases. No one person can be fully informed on all subjects at all times. It is not possible for them to read every line of every ad that is being placed in their name. In the end they have to rely upon those who they have surrounded themselves with - that is what we eventually judge them on. I think the debates are good, and if you are fortunate enough to listen to the candidate early enough in the campaign you might actually hear what they think on a certain subject. In the end i vote my conscience. Does this person believe in similar things that i do? Because i don't care if the world is promised to me, they will be lucky if they get half of the things they promised even before Congress, let alone passed. There are things i have heard about both the Republican and Democratic candidate that distress me - and I will not elaborate on that here. In the end my trust is in God. God allows rulers to rise, nations to fall (or succeed). I pray for this country, i will pray for things i feel are good, against things i feel are bad, but in all things i just pray for His will to be done here, as they are in heaven. Tomorrow i am driving out to get together with a couple of other old soldiers. Guys that i used to drill with but are now retired like me. It's been like pulling teeth. Fortunately we all still have ours. ;-) If everyone shows up it will just be four of us. It's not that we are too old, it's just that we've not kept in better touch with some of the others who have retired. Now that i am thinking about it... not many did retire. They just let their contracts run out. One of the guys coming tomorrow though - didn't retire, he's just old enough to actually seem like he did! lol I'm not sure how much i am going to get done on the deck this weekend. With rain and church events there's just not very much time. I might be able to swing the hammer a couple of times, or possibly just pick up the nail gun offered to me last weekend. We'll see. Verse for today: Proverbs 24 : 17-22, ESV Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles, lest the Lord see it and be displeased, and turn away his anger from him.

Fret not yourself because of evildoers, and be not envious of the wicked, for the evil man has no future; the lamp of the wicked will be put out.

My son, fear the Lord and the king, and do not join with those who do otherwise, for disaster will arise suddenly from them, and who knows the ruin that will come from them both?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey John, great blog. I still read it quite a bit I just don't leave comments much. As far as elections and campaign rhetoric, at least we know who is really in control..............Bob (grampy)