...with all its ups and downs, will soon be over. We all will give accounting to God of how we have lived."
I have been reading a biography on William Wilberforce by John Piper. I finished it yesterday...it isn't a long read...but I must admit, I am now going to look for more books about Wilberforce! What a man of God! Such a great example he was! I love reading biographies and knowing how people lived...especially those who have lived to the glory of God. Hearing hardships and suffering they have gone through and yet, praising God through it all....it gives me such conviction to live my life for His glory!
I felt the above quote was quite suitable on this election day. I'll be completely honest...I wasn't even going to vote for a president. I am one of those *crazy* women who believe the men should vote...and husbands should be the ones speaking for their whole family. I don't get all worked up over the woman/equality thing. But since I have this duty...I felt I should vote some way.
So, this year...I struggled immensely. I don't like Trump and I don't like Hilary. I don't like Trump's behavior and I believe Hilary has broken the law, stands for abortion and same-sex marriage which I don't agree with. So, I felt the only right thing to do was to not vote for either of them....I mean, how can you put your support behind evil or evil? It's just wrong. Spurgeon says (I'm paraphrasing): When having to choose between the lesser of two evils...choose neither. I was going to go that way. I was going to stand firm on the fact that *neither* of them deserves my vote. However.....(and this is a BIG however)...one candidate stands on a platform that promotes the murder of babies in the womb as well as redefining what God has given to us as marriage. Those are *huge* issues to me. Although I don't *like* Trump ~ he does stand on a platform that is *against* abortion and defines marriage as between one man and one woman. After discussing it with my husband and going on his lead (which he feels the same as I do) I will be voting for the Republican platform (although not really *supporting* Trump). Whoever is elected will receive my honest prayers. I will pray for their salvation as well as their leading this country in a God-honoring way. And...no matter what happens, I rest completely in the arms of a Sovereign God...Who is the Beginning and the End. I don't fret. I will stand for what is right and for His truth always....and my soul is at peace...no matter the outcome of this election! :o)
A couple encouraging, truth-filled, quotes from Wilberforce...and then onto some photos of our recent happenings! :)
"I am disturbed when I see the majority of so-called Christians having such little understanding of the real nature of the faith they profess. Faith is a subject of such importance that we should not ignore it because of the distractions or the hectic pace of our lives."
"If you love someone who is ruining his or her life because of faulty thinking, and you don't do anything about it because you are afraid of what others might think, it would seem that rather than being loving, you are in fact being heartless."
~ William Wilberforce
Some serious Lego-play was happening here...
Warm candles burning as it is chilly outside...
A family friend came to visit over the weekend! It was her first time to ride a horse! She and the children had a good time riding Annie at my parents' house!
I love X's birthmark...it's hard to see in the picture but it is a heart shape!
Brushing Annie down...
Time to ride!
Madelyn...trying on mama's sunglasses...
One last thing before I go! A lady at church who had no more need/want for her oil lamps knew that I loved them and asked if I would want them! I was thrilled! Here they are...
They are *much* prettier in person though, I must admit! The only negative is that they are filled with the smelly oil and not odorless! I will have to change them out at some point! Until then though, they are quite a lovely sight in my house! :)
Thank you for visiting here friends! I pray your day is blessed! I hope you are having a lovely week and will visit me again here soon! Happy Election Day! :)
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