Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Today at 12:00 PM for the forty forth time in our nation's history we have peacefully transferred power from one president to another. George W. Bush walks away, going back to civilian life. President Barack Obama walks from civilian life into the most powerful office on earth.

President Obama has been talking change for almost two years now let us see what kind of change he brings to our country. Here is wishing our new President good luck and may God bless and guide him in his decisions for the next four years.

Bye George! Thank You!

Today at 12:00 we said goodbye to President George W. Bush. Love him, Hate him or have no opinion, I believe you will have to agree me with me in saying thank you for keeping us all safe for the past 7 plus years.

It is said that men can shape history, but in most cases it is events that shape the man and his response to those events is what shapes history. George Bush's presidency will be marked forever by the worst attack on American soil so far. On September 11, 2001 terrorists (okay, you left wing nut jobs it was not a Dick Cheney inside job) flew planes into the Twin Towers and changed our world forever. President Bush responded the only way he could he had taken an oath to protect5 t he people of this country "from all enemies foreign and domestic." He has done a very good job of that we have had many scares but no attacks to his credit.

You may disagree with his tactics, but no innocent American has been imprisoned, wire tapped, interrogated or killed on Us soil since that fateful day in 2001.

So as the reins of power change hands today please join me saying to our departing commander in chief President George W. Bush Thank You. May God grant thee many years.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

A New Year A New Beginning

Well another year has come and gone. It seems like it was just the beginning of fall a few weeks ago. As you get older the time seems to speed up. Our little grandson Nathan will be Three this coming week, it doesn't seem possible, he's growing to fast.

As a new year begins a lot of people make resolutions to give up things that they know is bad for them or to do things to improve their appearance, smoking, go on a diet, exercise more, etc. If we are so concerned with our physical bodies that we do these things, what about your spiritual body? It is by far more important to work on that part of our body than you think.

How many people do you know resolved this year to attend church regularly? (Regular attendance is considered a couple times a month.) How about to read the Bible? Help support a church, or local food bank? If not these, how about to just be a better person, by being less of a gossip, back stabber, or overall vile person? Not many, would be my guess. Why not? How much time and effort does it really take to thank God for the blessings He has given you in your life, this week, and today? You can spend an hour or more a day preparing a meal, working out, primping yourself to go out on the town, or visiting a friends house. Why then can we not spend an hour one day every other week going to visit God's house and saying thank you. I work six days a week, I only have Sunday to sleep late. The kids have basketball, baseball, or a soccer game scheduled. I was out late with friends. I have to work. These are all reasons people use for not going to church and I am sure you can think of many more. Check the schedule of services at your church, many now offer Saturday afternoon or evening services as well as late morning on Sunday. Some are now even offering Sunday afternoon and evening services to accommodate the people. If they don' t, why not make a suggestion to the pastor that they consider doing so, you are not alone and if there is enough interest, it may make sense for the church to provide alternate times.

As the new year dawns let us resolve to take care of our spiritual body as well as our physical. Let us go to visit God's house as often as possible. He is just waiting to be the most gracious Host. He will welcome you in and provide for you both physically as well as spiritually. Have a blessed and happy 2009.