Today, I've decided to tackle a couple of issues that have come up recently in Facebook and private e-mails from my friends. Politics and Religion
I don't usually get too involved in politics, but just let me say that whatever "side" you are for, please make an informed decision this fall when you vote, and PLEASE VOTE! I've had several people assume that because I'm from the South, that I'm a Democrat. I've also had several people assume that because I'm a conservative Christian that means I vote Republican. I'm neither. I look at ALL the candidates and try to make an informed decision based on what MY personal thoughts and convictions are.
That being said, I try not to vote for someone who is obviously anti-Christian. That is my first and foremost decision. I do not want someone in office who will try to tell me that my faith or how I choose to practice it is wrong. This country was founded on Christian principles, and I believe that's what we need to go back to. I know several people who are non Christian...Muslim, Buddhist, etc. I'm not trying to belittle them, but it is my right and my conviction to follow Jesus Christ. He is the ONLY way to Heaven. If that upsets you, then maybe you don't need to read this blog. I was raised in a strict Southern Baptist home. i.e. no drinking or dancing. People still think it's weird that I can't dance & rarely drink. I just have no desire to do so. I don't have anything against people who do, it just isn't for me. I'm far from perfect and sin just about every time I turn around, but I believe in a God who is faithful and just to forgive me if I repent and turn to Him.
Enough of my rambling. School has started here, and the boys are enjoying it so far. Matt seems to really enjoy being in band and learning to play the trumpet, and Scott is loving being in 4th grade and learning about geography and science.