15 comments on “Random Ramblings: October 22, 2016

  1. The news media learned the power they had with the Kennedy/Nixon election, and have been flexing their muscles ever since. It is the same with television, they learned quickly that they can get the American public to come around to their view by pushing the envelope a little at a time. If you push hard the public pushes back, but if you push lightly the public gives way. People are sheep, and they have started following a different shepherd, not the Good one.

  2. Trump is a businessman, not a politician. In business you *never* blindly agree to accept an outcome, that’s horrible judgement. And after seeing how my state (Indiana) has people rising from the dead to vote for Hillary, I wouldn’t either. It’s sad to see how much common sense has left politics.

    And everything else.

  3. Actually, Don, you’ll be surprised to know I agree with you. Somehow, the egregious behavior of both candidates (media coverage aside) seems to not matter to any degree by anyone (except those on the opposing side) during this campaign.

    Truthfully, if we are responsible voters, we all know what went on and what was said and done on both sides; we don’t need the media to tell us.

    Where have our morals gone? Where has civility gone? How did we come to the need to parse and measure a candidates immoral behavior by degrees in order to make a conscientious choice? It’s truly a sad state of affairs (pardon the pun).

    • It’s no surprise Susan, for our hope is on the things that are from above and not the things of this world. It’s still sad though isn’t it? In my darker moments I begin to wonder if we are about to usher in a time when we begin to see things that we’ve spent our lives believing “couldn’t happen here”… no mateer who wins.

  4. I was debating whether to reply or not, but I have to tell you I have had to “distance” myself as well my brother! Though Friday I did wait until about 11pm my time to watch a Fox news show just to see some reactions. I had to take a month break from Facebook just to keep my head clear, pray and try and “listen” to the Lord through the muddle of what is going on.

    Sometimes, I think to maintain our “sanity” and especially those of us who “try” and teach, those of us who have been called with a spiritual mandate, we have to separate ourselves at least for a season to keep our “perspective” on the Lord and His doings in our lives. At times it can get disheartening when you truly love your brothers and sisters (even those you disagree with) but are concerned with their eternal well-being and weighing that with Spirit-led wisdom and having to live IN this world even though we are not OF this world anymore!

    I am glad to see the comment from you for I sense the same thing in others of our peers, trying to find that balance and I admit, confessing to another brother whom I admire and trust that I have gone overboard in the past! (You know, confess to one another in the Lord 😉 ). It is easy sometimes with the bombardment of the “unbalanced” coming at you every day to forget that our Lord, God Almighty, our Heavenly Father still reigns sovereign on His throne and that concerning His children and their welfare, His plans MUST proceed just as prophesied and it is ALL for His Glory and our well-being!

    I haven’t spoken directly with many other of my peers concerning these things, but it has been a blessing to see how others I trust, are handling the same things. Just rambling myself I know, brother, but just wanted you to know the blessing this post is to me in my heart! Love you Don, appreciate you and yours and continually praying God’s richest blessings to you and Cathy!

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