Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Immigration as I see it

We read in James 2 that we should not favor some people over others.

That by discriminating we are judging based on evil motives.

We are told to love our neighbor.

Everyone is our neighbor.

We are told to be merciful unto others.

We read in Matthew 5:43-48 that we are to love our enemies.

We are to pray for those who persecute us.


The immigration dilemma is an immense issue.

Today I will only share my opinion on the immigration of refugees from the seven countries listed as terrorist hotbeds.

By the way, these seven countries just happen to be muslim majority countries.

These seven countries have not only openly expressed hostility towards the United States, but they have acted out on these hostile feelings.

I support President Trump's suspension of entry into the United States of people from these countries.
I believe that his plan gives our country a bit more time to figure out how to get the most needy (families) here, and to have a plan in place for assimilation into our country.

As Christians we have a duty to help.

But as Christians we also have a responsibility to ensure that we make the wisest decisions possible.

God cares about nationalism.  He scattered the people at Babel by confusing their language.  He knew that it wasn't a good thing to have one big global nation state.

God created borders.  God created the nation of Israel.

Acts 17:26

God is in control.

We are told that in order for us to have a secure, protected, and economically sound nation we must

We are told to welcome strangers, but we are also instructed not to be influenced by them, not to serve their gods, not to sin against OUR God.

If they are to come here we must be very careful.  Therefore the extreme vetting and assimilation are very necessary.

fact:  muslims worship allah--a false god

         Christians worship the one true God.  The God of the Bible.  The creator of Heaven and Earth.

America has always been that shining city on a hill that people have come to from all over the world.

They came here to be AMERICAN.

What it means to "be American" seems to be changing over the past few years.

Moving forward and improving, learning & correcting our path has taken a rather frightening turn for the worse.

But the basic American values and pride are still here.  We can't let it slip away and be watered down and changed by unfettered immigration.

If you want to come to America, then come legally and EMBRACE being an American.

Number one rule:     Obey our laws--come here legally

Number two rule:     Respect our religious freedom

Number three rule:   Learn to speak English

Monday, February 13, 2017

Stop the World! I Want to get OFF!!!

Ok. I may say some things that you won't agree with.  Don't worry.

You will get over it.  I promise!

I'm Christian......I'm conservative.......I'm pro-home school.......I'm pro-life..........I support traditional marriage only........I am not a feminist.

Have I ticked you off yet?   I'm not done.

I'm white.......some say that makes me "privileged"

I grew up in a lower middle class family.  We weren't poor because my parents worked hard to provide.

I married and we raised our family in a lower middle class environment. I was a stay at home mom and my husband had the "privilege" of busting his butt as a UPS driver to provide for his family.

Now we are grandparents and our main concern in life is how to shelter, protect, and teach this next generation how to survive in a world where UP is DOWN.

I've got to tell you....the 'world' scares the @&$# out of me.  I'm finding it hard to focus on the important stuff because of all the voices and opinions I am bombarded with on a daily basis.

I want to go through my days with no outside interference. Cleaned up my facebook. Unfollowed everything. There is nothing in my feed. Facebook thinks I've gone mad. I can be 'friends' but not have to read everything unless I want to.  I wear earplugs A LOT! That darned news can be on, but I don't have to let it invade my peace.

Do I want to bury my head in the sand?

Why yes, yes I do!

I only want to focus on the good stuff and pray about the rest

Yep....putting the blinders on and the world can carry on without me!