I came back from Europe with a renewed sense of thankfulness for living in this great country!  I also came back with some deep thoughts whirling around in the gray matter about where we are headed.  Greatly concerned has become my state of consciousness when it comes to our great nation!

While traveling through the regions most affected by World War II, one begins to ask, "How did this happen?"  Who could have possibly thought it was a good idea to go to war---kill 11 million innocent people---and almost totally destroy several countries in the process?


Any institution --whether it be a country, a business, an organization, or a marriage---where the focus becomes what makes me happy--is doomed to failure.  When we begin dwelling on what is wrong and forget what is right--and become unwilling to work on what is wrong--the trip down the slippery slope to the end begins to escalate.

When we all become so focused on what we want--what is wrong with what we have-- and begin to listen to the naysayers who only see radical change as the answer, we are forgetting the principles this great country was founded upon.  I have been to Europe, and while it is beautiful---we HAVE IT SO GOOD here in America!  There is NO comparison!

Our dissatisfaction with the status quo has gotten us to the point of two candidates for the most important and powerful office in our land who are NOT--by a L O N G stretch the best we have to offer.  You can vote for more of the same or a drastic departure to the unknown.  I fear for what is down the road---whoever wins!

BUT---until we regain our sense of pride---our love of freedom---our deep loyalty to what IS good, the future is rocky at best.  Until we are so infused with the love for what we have and are willing to stand up in bold praise for the home of the brave and land of the free, we will take on the look of the dis-satisfied and malcontented.   What is it going to take for us to recognize and remember the basic premise of a democracy?  When are we going to start pulling together and drop the tug of war rope pulling our great nation apart?  Is is going to take another great war?  With advanced technology, the thought of another world war is terrifying.  And those who seek to destroy us--they look on with delighted glee as we fight, bicker, and complain among ourselves-and they slowly but surely chip away plotting our downfall.

Are we going to allow the many who have given their lives, the many who have dedicated their lives to our protection, and those whose lives were forever altered to be for naught?  

WAKE UP, AMERICA!  Get involved--work for positive change--promote what is good--start thinking for yourself--and become a nation of renewed patriotic loyalty.  Begin the road back to greatness by thinking beyond the tip of your nose.  Listen well---seek answers---and speak up--but above all


Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge 
in him.
Proverbs 30:5


  1. You ask: "WHAT'S IT GOING TO TAKE?"

    I believe it's going to take prayers. Plenty of prayers and then some more.

    Sadly, throughout the world people have gradually moved away from God. He no longer features in their lives, their families, their Governments, schools or any other institutions. There are many reasons for this. Some say it's affluence, others say it's advances in science, technology and in every sphere of life makes man less reliant on an unseen Being, others have their own explanations. The fact is that throughout the world, even in some churches, God is non-existant.

    We have shut Him out. He has withdrawn, a little, and is letting us get on with it.

    What you and I, and many others, should do is pray that the world may wake up before it is too late.

    Happy 4th of July.

    God bless you, Lulu. Praying for you and yours.

    1. Yes, Victor, I agree with my entire being! One of the most evident things in all my travels has been our total disregard for any acknowledgement of a God. Saddens me to my very core.
      God Bless You, Victor!

  2. All three of us are wowed by the post....excellent, my friend....excellent. Have a Happy and Joyful July 4.

    1. God Bless You All, My Friends!
      Happy July 4th!

  3. AMEN!! Send this post to all Washington,D.C. government officials, along with Victor's comments. However, WE(individually)need to take up "this cross" !! May God continue to bless you as you serve Him through your blog which reaches & inspires many. Happy 4th of July!

    1. I fear it would fall on deaf ears- for when all we enjoy listening to is the monotone drone of our own voice-we have ceased to listen!
      God Bless You & Happy Birthday America!

  4. Wonderful post!!! This is what we ALL need to hear on the birthday of our nation. I too fear that we are trying to "write" God out of our country!! What a fatal mistake that will be. But, as individuals, we need to badger our representatives and let them know we are tired of the fighting and bickering and the attempting to divide our country. Time to stand up, Americans!!!! God bless America!!!

    1. God will allow us to suffer the consequences of our actions - that should have is all shaking in our boots! I for one still get teary when I hear the "National Anthem" and see the flag waving in the breeze. The thought of there be any other flag flying over our great country is s nightmare. We are the only ones who can change the course of what tomorrow looks like. I pray my grandchildren will know a land of freedom and become great men and women of God. It will only happen with prayer!

  5. Eloquently said! Thank you for sharing your thoughts!!


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