Talked With God
It was time
for the sun to set ... I walked out on the balcony to capture the event
with my camera, and my heart was overcome with Thanksgiving! I
made several shots, and then the warm golden sun rays seem to wrap
around me, and I was completely drawn in. My thoughts began to
pour out to God in prayer ... and as the sun went down ... I became His
and He became mine.
... and I
began to ask questions ... "Why, God, was there a storm causing good
people, even children to be killed, harmed, made homeless ... and many
lives ruined, possibly forever?" I must confess ... I have never
been one to believe ... "Oh it's the Will of God" ... well no, I could
not believe in a God like that ... I could not even LOVE a God like
that. Rather it is my belief that He set our world in motion
giving us FREE WILL ... and that free will of ours, plays into
everything in our lives, including all those who touch our lives now and
even before. Easy way out you say? No - it is what makes
sense to me. So an errant motorcycle rider sliding onto a sidewalk
and killing an innocent child ... GOD'S WILL? Not to my mind.
And so when I ask God why the storm, I know in my gut He grieves more
than any of us at the loss of His children and their many ill fortunes.
So I put that question aside, and thought further ...
Then I shared
a fear with God ... "I am worried about my country and what it has
become ... probably over the last 8 years." And I confessed to
Him, "I believe You had a part in how this country became the United
States of America because the men who felt this country needed
parameters ASKED for Your wisdom and guidance in putting together our
Constitution and Declaration of Independence. And I believe we
have had as great a country as we have all these years, because our
forefathers depended on YOU, every step of the way, to guide them."
Yet in my mind, and in many ways, I admitted to Him, "We have turned
away from You ... and here we are in trouble." "Is that Your
Will", I asked? "Of course not, I admitted - I don't believe
for a moment it is Your Will that our country is in trouble ... WE MADE
THE CHOICES and WE MADE MISTAKES."
And then my
thoughts took over ... we're now facing two choices and one choice will
lead us further into disaster. The last 4 years of George Bush
(43) started us out in the wrong direction, but then 5 years ago, one
candidate gave us clear and fair warning ... he said that "We are five
days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America."
I had studied
and researched the early life, family, college and going forward of this
candidate, Barack Obama, and I was frightened at what that statement
might mean for America. He had begun his candidacy for the
presidency, by his own admission, in the living room of Bill Ayers,
Weather Underground bomber and domestic terrorist. I also
knew his grandparents had entered his mother in a leftist high school
and she had been molded by socialist professors (in his book he admits
that his mother was his greatest influence). He also admitted that
he was drawn toward socialist professors and friends in college.
And speaking of mothers ... I remembered my mother saying, "Beverly you
become as those with whom you keep company." So then I learned
Socialists believe in BIG GOVERNMENT ... lots of regulations,
entitlement programs, lots of taxations with an end game of everyone
getting a fair share and a fair shot ... spreading the wealth.
This was upside down as to everything I had learned about good
learned, early on ... folks did not get always get a fair share, nor a
fair shot, and that many people had more than I did in many areas.
SO WHAT? And here's another reality ... none of us were born
with an equal brain, equal looks or talents.
So I knew
early on ... we were in trouble when he was elected. Obama loved
BIG GOVERNMENT - he loved regulations - and if he could not get what he
wanted, he found a way to get it. Once after bringing together
both parties for a bi-partisan meeting, he abruptly advised ... "There
was an election ... I WON." And that proclamation was just the
beginning ... he put down the members of the Supreme Court during a
"State of the Union" address.
quickly went south with his propensity for spending and distaste for
cutting expenses. As a presidential candidate in 2008 Obama
criticized then-President George W. Bush for adding $4 trillion (in 8
years) to the national debt, saying it was “unpatriotic” and also
“irresponsible” to saddle future generations with such a large national
debt. Yet after nearly 4 years as President Obama,
Department said (on September 4, 2012), that the
had topped $16 trillion, the result of chronic
means is that my great grandson's share of the national debt, at the
age of TWO, is $50,000.
And so do I ... and so do you ... $50,000 my friend. Can you pay
that? I can't. Can our country cover that debt? WHAT
DO YOU THINK? And the debt will only continue to grow ... we will
continue to be downgraded as a country ... and NO ONE going forward will
be able to live the lifestyle we live today ... we will become A POOR
NATION and a POOR PEOPLE ... THINK GREECE. It is already happening
... we MUST TURN IT AROUND, if not for us ... for our innocent and
about a budget? Obama is the first president in U.S. history whose
Senate has not signed a budget in his entire 4-year term. I ask
you ... what happens to your bank account if you do not budget your
income and outgo? So, does it make sense that this great country
has not budgeted YOUR MONEY? You DO KNOW that the government has
NO MONEY but for YOUR MONEY, don't you?
So do we ask
this man, who has done us no favors, to continue for four more years?
Oh! You say you are worried about union rights, women's rights,
gay rights, entitlements, and so on? Well I say to you ... are
your personal preferences more important than the survival of this
country? That would include the survival of you, your loved ones,
your friends ... and actually DEPENDS on WHO is selected president.
So WHO? A man who
obviously does not understand jobs, business or economy? Or a man
mother is gone ... but would she have encouraged me to spend time with a
young man who leaned toward socialism, or be friends with a young man
who served his church and did everything he knew to do to be a man
approved by God?
Mitt Romney, is
the man for whom I will place my vote ... not for me (I have lived most
of my life), but for Brayden my sweet great grand-son, my five grown
grand children, my 3 middle aged children, also many family members, my
precious husband, his 3 grand children, his three children and his
extended family members ... and those many, many Americans
I don't even know ...
It is my
prayer, dear God, that our country will once again become a great nation
... I believe there is nothing WRONG with being a great nation ... and I
believe with every part of my being ... that would be YOUR WILL,
God, Bless Us ALL ...
Beverly Smith Herrington
November 2, 2012
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