Today I'm thankful for our Freedom of Speech and the Right to Vote.

I hesitate to use this blog as a forum for political debate, but I believe we as a Nation are faced with a huge decision in this upcoming election - one that will affect our children and grandchildren for years to come. If you're able, please read this post (from Thursday, October 23rd) I stumbled upon from a friend's blog. It says very clearly and concisely what I would want to say here, and since she's already said it, I won't repeat it here but suggest that you read it for yourself.

I am not Catholic, although I have many dear friends and family members (whom I cherish and admire in their Christian faith) who are, but I think the point of this video clip should hit home to all of us who proclaim themselves Christian. I admire and respect the Catholic Church for holding fast in their moral standing, and I hope you'll vote your conscience come November 4th.

1 I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone -- 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior... (1 Tim. 2:13 NIV)


The Bottolfini's said...

Beautiful post lady.

DW Hobbs said...

I was just going to send you that video actually; my SIL had recently shared it with me. I found it so powerful...and it makes my choice so much simpler.

Thank you for sharing this with us here.

Much love,

DW Hobbs said...


I wanted to comment on your friend's blog as well, I very much appreciated it. I too have asked myself what I should do if I were dissatisfied with all candidates because of one reason or another and I respect her logic and scripture based reasoning (and objectivity) about why we should get out on Election Day and vote our conscience.

Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

Well said to you, Janelle, and to Cathi & John! Thanks for sharing the video and what Cathi had to say. Like you, Cathi said what I've been feeling and thinking...just couldn't get the words out.