Thursday, November 6, 2008

On a lighter note...

pictures!! (I've not been a diligent blogger lately, so here's a collage)

At the Thomasville air show, near the runway:


Got my har did:

Mal amidst the puh-kins:

All of us crazy Stansels:

Random, I know, but pictures nonetheless!!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

There surely is sunshine in my soul

Today after my last post I've been thinking a lot about what to do that a chapter essentially has been closed, a new road chosen for our country. I've had a prayer in my heart. As I was washing my hair, this song came into my head, and I began singing. This reminded me that through Jesus Christ, my savior, there will always be sunshine in my soul. A new chapter is beginning and we as Americans are writing it. May there be sunshine in everyone's soul.

1. There is sunshine in my soul today,More glorious and brightThan glows in any earthly sky,For Jesus is my light.
[Chorus]Oh, there’s sunshine, blessed sunshineWhen the peaceful happy moments roll.When Jesus shows his smiling face,There is sunshine in the soul.
2. There is music in my soul today,A carol to my King,And Jesus listening can hearThe songs I cannot sing.
3. There is springtime in my soul today,For when the Lord is near,The dove of peace sings in my heart,The flow’rs of grace appear.
4. There is gladness in my soul today,And hope and praise and love,For blessings which he gives me now,For joys “laid up” above.


Today I am saddened. I have been thinking a lot about the people who are our ancestors. The very people who fought so hard to escape an oppressive government, one without freedom. Our ancestors fought so diligently with God by their side to give us this land of prosperity. And it has come to this. This is not going to be a politically correct blog post, so if you feel that you are easily offended please X-off of this screen now. Our constitution was made by man, but inspired by God. It is a document that has guided us into prosperity as a people of a choice land. Because of the righteousness of our ancestors we were able to inherit this land and all the freedoms and liberties that come with it. Instead of continuing in humility and gratitude and working to keep the same freedoms for our posterity, the American people made a decision last night. A decision to take advantage of freedom. Principles, morals, ethics, that no longer was our guide. Last night the American people decided that it was no longer a right to be able to work yourself from poor to rich, but that the rich should have their money taken from them and given to the poor...socialism. The American people chose government health care over free market...socialism. The American people chose the killing of innocent children (with everyones tax dollars) over the sanctity of life...evil. Sometimes you get what you ask for-Change. I have heard many people talk about the effect racism has played in this election. I ask this, who are the racists?? How many people came out to vote for Barack Hussein Obama for the single fact that he looks black(he is half white)? Let's ponder for a moment. That would mean that they didn't vote for the white man, because he was white....many black voters had never voted before and came out to vote for Barack Obama. That would indicate to me that most of them voted for him based on color. My husband had someone call him a racist yesterday because when asked who he voted for, he replied McCain. Don't get me wrong, I did have a hard time voting for John McCain, but I DID NOT have a hard time voting against a socialist. It had nothing to do with color as liberal people would assume. C'mon people, wake up!! Under socialist principles, we lose our freedom!! Please do not be blinded any longer!! The scriptures are not just stories, they are history and how it was made. Have you seen the circle of life in history? We are at the point where we as a people will become humbled by our creator because we did not remain in humility. The debates are over people, and I am sick of hearing what Barack Obama is going to do for me, because I am already fully aware of what he is capable of doing. If you want to know a person, look at their friends-Ayers, Wright.

I thought I would feel better after writing this but I don't. As a matter of fact, I feel awful. Having to think that such good people have been so deceived and will have to endure what comes now, it's sickening. People out their that are liberal seem so easily offended and always want their voices heard, well you know what, I want my voice heard. I am a conservative. I believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost. I believe that through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel. I claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may. I believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law. I believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed I may say that I follow the admonition of Paul- I believe all things, I hope all things, I have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If their is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, I seek after these things.

God. Freedom. Morals. These are the things that have kept this land blessed and in prosperity.
Disintegration of these things is what brings us down.

It's not really about Democrat versus Republican. It's not really about white versus black. It's not really about Obama versus McCain. It's not really about LDS versus baptist. It's not really about all these things that have been used to divide us.

It is all about Good...versus Evil.

Some reading this will say to themselves, 'Oh she's brainwashed' or 'That's going a little far', and if you said this to yourself, think for just a minute. In this world we live in, we separate church and state, but in the physical bodies we live in they are very much united. Choices made by our elected officials effect peoples lives, they effect peoples ability to make good moral choices versus bad ones and be held accountable for them. Some examples that come to mind are abortion and gay marriage, both of which effect the sanctity of human life and the family which is ordained of God. People want so badly these days to be justified in their immorality, enabling them to continue in their wrong choices with no consequences. From the beginning until the end there will be right versus wrong. We are all human and make mistakes, but we are expected to ask for forgiveness and to forsake our wrong choices. No law that we make here will supersede the laws Heavenly Father has so blatantly given to us.

I truly mean all of this to come across in love, but writing it in frustration may not give that effect.

I love this country. I love the people of this country. I don't want to see it pass away because of the bad choices of my generation. Other generations have paid too high a price to let it go so cheap.