GROWING OLD WITH GRACIE

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Western Maryland, United States

Friday, July 8, 2016

Getting Political.... uh oh!

I am going to ramble here.  First I'd like to talk about racism.  I know.  A touchy subject in light of what is going on in our country.  It seems to me that politicians try to make trouble with the people in order to gain power.  The media too.  I see evil people.  It is my belief that our current president has created a division in our country, through pitting blacks against whites and religions against other religions.  No hate mail, please.  This is my opinion and you are entitled to yours.  My conclusions go more like this:  Good vs. evil.

During our nightly walk with Gracie we encounter many neighbors on their porches, washing their cars, walking their dogs, etc.  One neighbor will go out of his way to speak to us and give us a friendly smile, while another will purposely keep from making eye contact.  The nicest, kindest guy we run across is the black guy up the street.  I hope I am not condemned for calling him black...  but I don't think he would mind, because he is.  And I am white.  And the guy who won't speak or make eye contact is of foreign decent.  None of that makes a difference though, you know?  The color of our skin.  Our religion.  Our beliefs.  It is who we are.  My point is to be kind and courteous to everyone.  And do not make assumptions or create divisions where there need not be strife...  only love.

There are many other 'issues' taking place in our current events.  Pro life vs pro choice.  Homosexual vs heterosexual.  Christianity vs Muslim.  Feminist vs masculist.  And the list goes on and on.

News is no longer televised at 12, 6 and 11.  You can now know what is happening when it is happening.  The problem is, the media runs out of news and so they have to manipulate and create news that will elevate our blood pressure and divide us even more as a nation.  God help us.

Everyone is entitled to their own thoughts, opinions and sought-out resources.  We are one nation under GOD.  The problem I see is that there are a whole lot of 'gods' that have manipulatively replaced the one true GOD.    I am thankful to know a GOD who has given me standards through his WORD that I will not be swayed or manipulated by current events.  I simply go to my Bible and if He says it, then I know it is true and right.   I am thankful for teachers and scholors who can lead me to a better understanding when I become confused.  I am thankful for my own mind.  My own heart.  My own soul.  That not one person can change my heart, only GOD.

I am saddened by the state of our country.   We have become self centered and corrupt in our thinking because we have been manipulated into believing lies.

I am drawn to true, honest people.  Whether they believe as I do or not...  if they have integrity and truth as their core, then I enjoy my time with them.   GOD Is love and satan is a liar.  GOD's love is clear as a bell.  satan's lies are deceiving and ugly.

I believe there are angels among us.  Good and evil ones.  Be careful.