Republican Efforts to Regain Strength (Future of Political Parties)

It is interesting to watch Republicans organize attempts to reclaim their party. As one who has usually voted and supported conservative candidates, I generally agree with the philosophies of government held by the leading Republicans. In recent years, however, I have been less enthusiastic about parties in general, not completely feeling that either major party completely represents my values.
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More Than You Can Bear (My Most Searched Post)

Please know this, God will allow times of struggle greater than YOUR ability to handle it. He allows these times so that you might learn to fully and completely rely on Him. Apart from Him you and I can do nothing. When you and I learn that principle and live accordingly we will be free to experience His power, which is perfected in our weakness. […] Continue Reading…

Picking Your Children’s Friends

My advice to parents is to surround your children with kids they can be encouraged by later in life. Pick your children’s friends, while you can, based on their parents. Look for people who share your values, share your discipline philosophy, and are heading their children in the same direction you want your children to go. Then get your children around those children as much as you can. Hopefully you will instill in your children the skills of picking the right kinds of friends wisely that will carry over into other periods of their life. […] Continue Reading…

Supreme Court Judge Souter to Retire?

Apparently President Obama will have an early opportunity to place his stamp on the Supreme Court. Justice David Souter has told the White House he plans to retire at the end of the court’s current session. Read the full story HERE. While Souter has proven to be more moderate than some expected, his replacement may be even more liberal. […] Continue Reading…

Shaping a Political Philosophy

I love politics and government. I know not everyone does, but I love a good debate, I love discussion, and I love the political process. We’ve lived through a lot of political and government discussions in our house. The boys and I enjoy it. Cheryl, although being a voter and very patriotic (I wouldn’t have married her otherwise….j/k…sorta), she doesn’t like the argument and debate process. She also doesn’t like boxing. Whatever! […] Continue Reading…

Obama Needs To Admit Mistakes (I’m talking out of both sides of my mouth here.)

In order to be fair, I have to share the news story I read tonight. President Obama apparently refuses to take credit for the huge budget deficit he “inherited” even though Congress ultimately approves funding, not the President. He was in Congress during many of those deficit-building years. Soperhaps the President still has room to grow is the admitting to mistakes leadership trait. […] Continue Reading…

Ignoring Advice Can Be Costly

We also learn, however, by the wisdom of others and humbling ourselves enough to accept the correction or criticism others offer can often help us avoid costly mistakes. The verse ends with a warning of such, “will suddenly be broken beyond healing”. That part of the principle doesn’t ignore grace or the ability to recover, but it does point out that some mistakes can leave lasting consequences. […] Continue Reading…

Obama Admits Mistakes (Good Leadership Trait)

President Obama and I probably disagree on many issues, but one thing I like about him is one part of his leadership style. He is not afraid to admit a mistake. That will serve him well and keep his approval rating high, even among people who may disagree with his policies. […] Continue Reading…