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34 Righteousness exalts a nation,
but sin is a disgrace to any people.
Proverbs 14:34

10 When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices;
when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy.
Through the blessing of the upright a city is exalted,
but by the mouth of the wicked it is destroyed.

Proverbs 11:10-11

If you live in America, please vote today.

Father, we pray for Your standard to be upheld during today’s election. May the righteous prevail so that the nation may prosper. We ask that You show mercy and bless our nation.

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I’m looking for a cheap getaway for my husband and I in December. Seems like those three words don’t compute – cheap, getaway, and December. Oh well. In the process, I thought about going to Washington, DC. We’ve been several times, but never as a tourists and I’ve heard that you can get some reasonably priced rooms during the week. Well, in the process of computer searching, I ended up at the White House website. Did you know that you can get narrated tours of various rooms of the white house on line? It’s actually pretty cool!It is not my intent to be political in this blog, but I thought this quote from President Bush was appropriate for today.

Describing a painting on the wall in the Oval Office, President Bush said this:

“This is a Texas painting by a man named Tom Lee…He wrote this at one time:

‘Sara and I live on the east side of the mountain. It is the sunrise side, not the sunset side. It is the side that is to see the day that is coming, not to see the day that is gone.’

I love that quote because…a president must see a day that is coming, not the day that is gone, the president has got to see a better day for America. And I do see a better day for this country. This painting reminds me of the optimistic spirit I feel in my heart for my country.”

Lord, we pray for the future of our country. May we be lead by men and women of righteousness and integrity. May we remain under the protection of Your hand. May we lead the world in sharing Your love within and outside our borders.

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I went to a political rally today. My second in about 20 years. Well, actually my second in 52 years I guess! 🙂

I am thankful that I live in a country where freedom abounds. I was able to attend the political rally without fear of repercussions. There were protestors from the other party outside the rally area and they were free to be there without fear of repercussions.

Thank You, Lord, for allowing me to live in a free land.

Thank You, Lord, for the even greater freedom you provide through Jesus. It is for freedom that Christ has set us free (Galatians 5:1). Knowing Christ sets us free from the law of sin and death (Romans 8:1-2). It sets us free from being held captive as a slave to sin. It sets us free from having to pleasing anyone but the Lord. While simultaneously enabling us to freely choose to be a servant of all. What an amazing God!

 Romans 8:1-4
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in sinful man, in order that the righteous requirements of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the sinful nature but according to the spirit.

Romans 6:17-18
But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you wholeheartedly obeyed the form of teaching to which you were entrusted. You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.

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