Fear Not! – even when voting

My dear Christian friends,
The ones who keep repeating some version of “We have to vote for Trump or else Clinton will get in!”:

Oh ye of little faith! Stop living in fear!

God can use the few to conquer the many – and has.
God can take down a giant with one stone – and has.
God can divide a body of water to allow His people to cross on dry ground – and has.
God can keep His people safe in a fiery furnace – and has.
God can create something from nothing – and has.
God can conquer death itself – and has.

Remember, nothing is out of God’s control. If we allow fear to lead us instead of God, we are giving our own emotions a place of preeminence above God. We are finite beings, while God is infinite in knowledge and power – He is sovereign! We need to place our trust in Him and make decisions that will honor and glorify Him. Decisions based in fear of this world rather than trust in Him do not honor and glorify Him. Actions based on fear are sin. To say “so-and-so can’t defeat Clinton because they don’t have enough support” is to detract from the power of God. If each of us would truly trust in the Lord and vote accordingly, I think we would be amazed at what God can do! When we limit ourselves in our fear, we will face the consequences of that. We reap what we sow. Each of us is responsible for our own decisions and actions. We do not have to vote for person A to avoid person B – we should be voting according to the principles set forth in God’s Word, and for the person who will best obey the law and honor the Constitution.

You will answer for how you vote; you will answer to God and also to your fellow Americans. Be sure you are prepared to give that answer.

“Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.” – Deuteronomy 31:6

“God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness.” – Psalm 47:8

“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” – Romans 12:2


(Sidenote: If you honestly, genuinely support Trump for who he is and not just because he “isn’t Clinton,” this post is not directed at you, although I would still respectfully and ardently challenge your decision.)

Follow Your Dreams

Here’s to sailing away from safe harbor and catching the winds in our sails!

Norma D. Downing

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore, Dream, Discover. –Mark Twain

My husband and I were talking about the fact that I am finally getting a book published after all the years of writing. At times I didn’t try very hard to contact publishing companies and editors, partly because of a fear of rejection and feeling that my writing wasn’t “good enough”. My husband has always encouraged me to write and that it was good enough (even though he called my book “trash”, but that’s another story:) ), and if I had a dream I had to go after it, it wasn’t going to just fall in my lap. Well, I did go for it and…

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Contest: Who Has Visited the Most States?

My friend Allison is doing a giveaway at her blog! You could get a free book – how cool is that?

Chica Creativa

Okay, I recently traveled by car to Indiana from Virginia and visited three new states! It got me thinking that in the last 12 months, I have added six new states to my list of U.S. I believe this brings my total of states I have visited up to 22! Woot! NJ, PA, DE, CT, NY, VA, MD, WV, FL, GA, NC, SC, AZ, TX, TN, KY, IN (Indiana?), OH, IL (Illinois?), VT, MA, and AK (Arkansas?).

This (and having some extra books from the conference I’ve been to) got me thinking. I should have a contest! Who has been to the most states in the U.S.A.?

So, I will send a free book to the person who has traveled to the most states in the U.S.

Anyone can enter this contest, and I will mail you this book (even if you live outside the U.S.)! So, comment with the…

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