Monday, October 8, 2012

Top Ten reasons not to vote for Mitt Romney

Top Ten reasons not to vote for Mitt Romney

1. Drop-dead, collar-ad handsome with gracious, statesmanlike aura. Looks like every central casting's #1 choice for Commander-in-Chief.

2. Been married to ONE woman his entire life, and has been faithful to her, including through her bouts with breast cancer and MS.

3. No scandals or skeletons in his closet. (How boring is that?)

4. Can't speak in a fake, southern, "black preacher voice" when up at the podium.

5. Highly intelligent. Graduated cum laude from both Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School . . . and by the way, his academic records are NOT sealed.

6. Doesn't smoke or drink alcohol and has never done drugs, not even in the counter-culture age when he went to college. Too square for today's America?

7. Represents an America of "yesterday", where people believed in God, went to Church, didn't screw around, worked hard, and became a success!

8. Has a family of five great sons, and none of them have police records or are in drug rehab. But of course, they were raised by a stay-at-home mom, and that "choice" alone has prompted America's scorn.

9. Oh yes . . . he's a Mormon. We need to be very afraid of that very strange religion that teaches its members to be clean-living, patriotic, fiscally responsible, charitable, self-reliant, and honest. Compare Romney's Mormonism with the rhetoric of Jeremiah Wright.

10. And one more point . . . pundits say because of his wealth, he can't relate to ordinary Americans. I guess that's because he made that money himself . . . as opposed to marrying it or inheriting it from Dad. Apparently, he didn't understand that actually working at a job and earning your own money made you un-relatable and offensive to Americans.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Fool
by Pat Nordman
"The fool says in his heart, `There is no God.'"
(Psalm 14:1)

Just think if there were no God! Divine Providence would not exist at all.

No God! Then all God said is fiction and we would have no foundation. We would have no hope, no belief, and no expectations. What a terrible world this would be without a God who keeps the heavens in order and the earth replenished.

No God! Then no prayer, for why pray? Who would we pray to or for, and what reasons would we have, if we haven't a more excellent Person to take our petitions to and know they would be granted?

No God! There would be no forgiveness of our sins; what a load to carry around all the time. If we would not be forgiven, then we would not know to forgive others. Can we begin to imagine the chaos and spiritual carnage?

No God! Then there would be no comfort and oh! how could we survive without nurture from someone who would understand because He has suffered it all first? We would have to carry around broken hearts until we died, and then our hope would be buried.

No God! There would be no reaching for a higher wisdom than our own; man would be the final arbitrator and administrator of decisions. What a depressing and degrading thought.

No God! Then there would be no Son who died for us and who intercedes for us. There would be no Sermon on the Mount to give us a standard whereby we love and relate to each other.

No God! The fool's creed is crude in every possible way.

No God! No use to live!

But, praise God, we know there is a loving God who cares deeply for us all. Thank You, Father!