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The Election

You cannot get away from it . . . the election . . . we have elected a new president.

I stayed up late last night, watching the results come in. Listening to McCain's speech. Listening to Obama's speech. As the night went on, my emotions changed from hope to anger to peace. This morning, the peace is still there, but I am so sad. I am at peace because I ultimately know that God is in charge and His Will Be Done. Christ, not man, is my Hope. And I trust that no matter what comes, He is faithful to the end.

I am saddened about the disregard for life that our president-elect seems to have and what effect that will have on all parts of his presidency. I am saddened that people today do not seem to remember the Constitution of the United States of America and the principles on which this country was founded. I am saddened too, because I feel as if I did not do enough.

Since reading Chaput's Render Unto Caesar and just being in Colonial Williamsburg, I have been reminded about how those in the past were bold in their convictions. At times, these men were extremely unpopular, but it was not about popularity. It was about doing what was right. It was about following God and morality, and building a nation that protected every one's rights to LIFE, LIBERTY and the PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS.

And now the questions I ask myself: What is God calling us (me and my family) to do to make this a better country? What are we doing to be bold and be involved in political life? I am blessed to have been born in a country where we can be VERY involved in the running of the government. What am I doing with that great blessing?

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