Friday, October 16, 2009

A Day to Vent.....

I need to VENT today......
*Does our government not realize that if they would concentrate on getting the economy fixed that so many other things would fall into place?
*Why is it that I pay my bills on time, try to make "good common sense" calls and I try to be considerate and fair to all that I am the one that is left out of governments decisions?
*Why do boys think I want to see their underwear or girls think that I want to see their undies?
*Why can't we make "common sense" decisions in our school system? Punish the kids that break dress code and give the ones that dress properly all the time a chance to dress in normal clothes. Why in the world are we punishing an Eagle Scout for having a small knife locked in his work box, locked in his car at school?
*Why can't we have the men and women in our prison system clean up the road sides and perform other county/state/fed jobs as this? Make them work for their meals...... We do!
*Why is Obama on TV so much?
*Why can't my family watch TV without seeing so much trash?
*If he wants kids to go to year round school, why doesn't he start with his own kids and leave them in school when he goes on some of this wonderful trips? I never was able to take my children out anytime I wanted to go somewhere.
*Why don't we have parenting/family or life classes in highschool anymore? Some of the kids really need to learn about doing the RIGHT things in life! Let's try to keep them off the streets!
*During a Church Service when the pastor is preaching, why can't everyone refrain from eating and drinking in Church. We have been visiting new Churches and I have been shocked. Do they not know how distracting it is for those around them when the coke bottle is turned up or the rice krispy treat wrapper is pulled down.... this is adults I am talking about! No problem with toddlers having treats. Can they not give GOD their total attention for one hour???? ADHD at its best!
*I could really vent about Politics ~ Both sides now ~ but I would really get frustrated!
Something to share with you~

Billy Graham's Prayer For Our Nation
THIS MAN SURE HAS A GOOD VIEW OF WHAT'S HAPPENING TO OUR COUNTRY! 'Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, 'Woe to those who call evil good,' but that is exactly what we have done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values. We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery. We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare.. We have killed our unborn and called it choice. We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable. We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self esteem. We have abused power and called it politics.. We have coveted our neighbor's possessions and called it ambition. We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression. We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment. Search us, Oh God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin and Set us free. Amen!'
Commentator Paul Harvey aired this prayer on his radio program, 'The Rest of the Story,' and received a larger response to this program than any other he has ever aired.


Lou Cinda said...

AMEN to everything you said!!~

I, too, grow weary!!! And afraid!

Lou Cinda

Lynns Lovelies said...

YES!!I totally agree with everything you have said!
Stop by my blog..I have been posting on this very thing, too!

Every concerned, scared, fed up, American Citizen NEEDS to Call their elected officials and sound off! Write letters to both parties...whatever IT takes! They work for US!
Obama needs to get off the campaign trail, but that is the least of our worries.

And most of all, pray!
I can't believe people are actually eating and drinking in church!

Thanks Yvette for sounding off...that is what is needed by all of us!


~Let Freedom Ring!~

RR Mama said...

All I can say is AMEN!!!

slommler said...

And I add my Amen as well!! It is a scary time!!

SharDon Exclusives said...

AMEN, & AMEN!!! Way to go, girl. You said what so many of us feel but we have had such a little pulpit....if we try to tell our opinion then we are fanatics or religious nuts. If only "we" had a strong voice as a unifyed unit with clout. IF Christians could only agree on three points and make three changes then the five and ten would come. All we hear is health form issues. There is sooo many other issues that are on the back burner and no one cares enough to stand up and say, "STOP!"
My family can't eat, we are loosing our homes, we couldn't pay a dollar on healthcare!
Oh, I too could go on a rant but the whole answer is PRAY, PRAY, & PRAYER for the Lord to direct each one of us to act when we know what direction to go...sharon

Anonymous said...

I need to rant back..........If you are a Christian I am baffled by you !!!Where in the bible does it say it is suppossed to get better??? Where does it say we are meant to even concern ourselves with the WORLD and its understanding??where did Jesus ever concern Himself with the world or its government HE NEVER DID WE ARE ONLY MEANT TO CONCERN OURSELVES WITH ONE THING LOVE GOD AND YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF IN THIS YOU WILL FULLFILL ALL THE LAW , SO FIRST WE NEED TO TRUST IN OUR LORDS MIND AND SPIRIT IN US WHICH 99 PERCENT OF US DONT EVEN KNOW YET, THEN YOU CAN TRY TO "CORRECT THE WORLD" ..

The Rustic Victorian said...

Amen,,,Amen,,,Amen. I need to put this prayer on my site. You won't mind I am sure. Let me know if you do.
A fellow patriot.

PS...You "will" be challenged by comments like the Anonymous person...funny they can't use their name, cowardly really, ignorant of the Bible,,like the left is,,,they can't take anyone who disagrees like the corrupt left in Washington.

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

I agree wholeheartedly!
Love the prayer too!

Desires of the Heart said...

I say AMEN, AMEN!!!! You have not said anything that most of us are not thinking and saying to each other. The fact does remain that we know that things WILL get worse as we go along, but there is always the IIChronicles verse....If MY people called by MY name will humble THEMSELVES and pray and turn from THEIR wicked ways.......What would happen? Your sister in prayer, Linda

Jackie said...

Dear anonymous writer,
I would like to correct you on some points you made in your little “rant.”
1. First and foremost, I would like to point out the fact that you present yourself as a Christian. With that being said, your statement regarding loving God and your neighbors as yourself is a very accurate and justified statement. BUT, as a Christian, you are passing judgment on Yvette with the statement, “if you are a Christian I am baffled by you.” If we are supposed to love our neighbors as our self than would that statement be a statement of love?
2. As far as your other questions go…your first question has nothing to do with the post. Nowhere within the content of Yvette’s post does it say, “It will get better.” As far as concerning ourselves with the “world” well, logic would say that Jesus put us here for a reason. He didn’t just create us to watch us isolate ourselves because we cannot be involved in this “world.”
3. Lastly, your comment about government was unsettling this is because we, as Christians, live by certain “laws” if you will…

The Ten Commandments
1 And God spoke all these words:

2 "I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.

3 "You shall have no other gods before [a] me.

4 "You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. 5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, 6 but showing love to a thousand {generations} of those who love me and keep my commandments.

7 "You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.

8 "Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien within your gates. 11 For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.

12 "Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.

13 "You shall not murder.

14 "You shall not commit adultery.

15 "You shall not steal.

16 "You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.

17 "You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor."

18 When the people saw the thunder and lightning and heard the trumpet and saw the mountain in smoke, they trembled with fear. They stayed at a distance 19 and said to Moses, "Speak to us yourself and we will listen. But do not have God speak to us or we will die."

20 Moses said to the people, "Do not be afraid. God has come to test you, so that the fear of God will be with you to keep you from sinning."

This is God’s most basic form of government. It a moral standard for which all Christians should live by. The last verse clearly shows that the people knew that these commandments were their form of God given…………GOVERNMENT. (1 the act or process of governing; specifically : authoritative direction or control, 2. obsolete : moral conduct or behavior)

Jaclyn Rickwald

The Vintage Attic said...

Yvette, you can vent anytime!!
Jackie, I enjoyed reading your comment!

God Bless,

The Charm House II

Charm House I

I will turn Blessings into Praise!

I will turn Blessings into Praise!