Family Discussion on Priorities

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Family Discussion on Priorities
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Wed, 10-22-2008 - 11:34am

With the poilitical climate where it is (up in the stratusphere) and the ethics, and morals of our country in the downward spiral that it is....


What are you doing to strengthen your family?


I was watching the news last night (I know, a mistake!) and They were showing two internet commercials that are using kids to 1. sing the praises of Obama, And 2. bash Sarah for not upholding the right to abortion.


I have to tell you, my stomach was turning. I felt as though these kids were being exploited. They are being used to push forward a propaganda that they don't even fully grasp. I realize that there will be some here who support either party, and that is fine. My concern comes in with how some people are using their kids to promote their views. The commercial that bashed Sarah had some blantant lies in it and the children looked so angry. I have to say, I was in tears thinking that our kids in this nation are being taught to hate morals.


And singing the praises of a MAN? Ok, that was disturbing. plain and simple.


It made me do some real soul searching on how I'm raising my kids. If the hearts of people are being hardened to the ways of a Christian life, am I preparing my children for what is to come? I don't think I am doing enough.


I'm praying about making some changes in our household. Just what, Im not sure. But I want to make sure that when things get even more vocal against pure morals and Christianity, my kids have strong faith that they can hold on to. I've never been in such a angry political race before. People are so mad and they have such a strong devotion to who thier candidate is. In our area, if you have a McCain sign, its a target.


Is that the right message for anyone? When you become afraid to have a voice, we are no longer a Nation of the Free .

"I know my plans for you"declares the Lord. "Plans to prosper you,

"I know my plans for you"declares the Lord. "Plans to prosper you,  and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future" Jeremiah 29:11

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 10-22-2008 - 4:53pm
Yeah, it's mighty negative. In my area, you see mostly McCain signs. There is 1 lone maverick who is holding out for Obama with a sign in their yard in my community. Yeah, I get all anxious when I think of what our children will be facing tomorrow. I had a little piece of encouragement however yesterday. It would appear that my oldest was evangelizing on the playground yesterday to a classmate. She apparently doesn't attend church and was asking questions about God. I have to say I was quite proud when he said that he told her that God was his friend. There is hope. There is always hope. We just need to equip them. God never promised we wouldn't be persecuted, He just guarnteed that if we'd let him, he'd arm us with His word and cover us with His grace.

Your sister in Christ,


Robin

Robin

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Thu, 10-23-2008 - 6:51pm

I think we have to spend a great deal of time in prayer. We need to be specific and pray for wisdom to equip our kids for life in this world. I am very honest with the girls about where my vote will be going and why. They ask a lot of questions and because we live in a battle ground state, they see a lot of the adds. I have talked about negative campaigning and how to check into a candidate on your own.


My Pastor has really been pushing prayer and fasting in our church. I have been blown away by how God has worked. We have been witness to some serious miracles these past couple of months. I am sure those things have been happening all along and



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Sat, 10-25-2008 - 1:33pm
I agree Jenny. Prayer is the begining for change for our children and our nation. But we have to act on what what we learn as well like

"I know my plans for you"declares the Lord. "Plans to prosper you,  and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future" Jeremiah 29:11