Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Day 8 ~ 30 Days of Thanks

It's election day!

What an opportunity to exercise a wonderful freedom ...
the freedom to cast your vote!
Furthermore, it's not just an opportunity, it's a responsibility, one that accompanies American citizenship.
Voting is one of the many important duties and privileges we have as Americans.

If you don't like the direction your city or country is moving in, cast your vote.
It's what makes the difference!

Garrett, our oldest son, has always had an interest in history ...
& has an amazing ability to retain it.
American history, World history, Biblical history ... he can rattle off events,
dates, & quotes with no trouble at all.
For the last few years, his interest in politics has grown & he's venturing out a bit
within our community.
James & I, along with Garrett, have been praying for the Lord to give him the right connections & open doors.
We've seen God's hand at work since the beginning of this year & we are so thankful!
We know God has a plan for Garrett {& all of our sons} ... how exciting to see it
begin to unfold.

Today, Garrett & Gunnar are volunteering at the polls.
I snapped this at 5:45 this morning.

Garrett has been working with Ron Bates, Greenwood City Councilman.
He's a Christian man, teaches at a Christian school & a Baptist college.
He's the first man that Garrett met when he attended a town hall meeting.
Coincidence ... ?
We don't think so.

Garrett has also been campaigning for Mark Myers, the Republican candidate for mayor.
The more we began to learn about Mr. Myers, the more pleasantly surprised we became.
We were so excited to learn that Mr. Myers, father of 6, was a missionary to Paraguay
for several years.
During that time, they were a homeschool family!
He's a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan & Wesley Biblical Seminar.
We were delighted to see evidence of many values & principles that we hold dear
in common with Mr. Myers & his family.
We are praying for his win!


1 comment:

  1. My philosophy is this when it comes to politics: If you don't vote, then you have no right to complain when things are not to your liking!