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Do you ever feel the world is spinning faster and faster? Like it’s spinning out of control? I sure do. I look at the vote in Charlotte allowing men in women’s restrooms even though they are men (but feel like a woman). I see that in politics we’ve got a person who is untrustworthy, (according to the majority of polls), leading one party and a real estate tycoon, who has a wife who is half his age, (and his third one at that), leading the other party.

But, the truth is…I guess that’s what America has asked for. We are getting what we deserve. We have walked away from the Lord and people place in authority the type of people that epitomizes them. So, I shouldn’t be surprised. I shouldn’t be surprised that what was considered wrong 25 years ago is now considered right.

I recorded my Two-Minute Tuesday yesterday and I asked the question:

Should the Bible and the Constitution Be Reinterpreted to Fit Today’s Culture?

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The answer is: They Already Have Been!

Yep, the Constitution and the Bible have been being reinterpreted for the last several decades and look what we have. Look what America has become. Look what our society has become. And this has happened in my lifetime.

I said to my son-in-law tonight, “I can’t believe how far we have fallen as a nation in such a short period of time.” We’re a train wreck! We are $19 trillion in debt and we are hurdling toward catastrophe. Yes, I know you are tired of hearing that. But, I’m to be a watchman on the wall. Yes, we can bury our heads in the sand, or we can pray for revival and a Nineveh repentance. It’s time!

But, you see, when you take ancient documents like the Bible (and even the US Constitution) and make them “living and breathing documents,” then you can change what they mean to fit the culture. So, somehow now the Constitution (so say the Progressive Liberals) guarantees a person who is a man (but feels like a woman) to go into a bathroom with my wife and daughters and use the bathroom. Are you serious? Do you think that’s what Thomas Jefferson meant? Do you think that was in the mind of John Quincy Adams? I don’t think so! That would be ridiculously absurd. But, if the Constitution should evolve with time and fit the culture…then sure thing…absolutely…don’t deny me my rights and don’t be surprised ladies when you see a man with a five o’clock shadow of a beard smiling back at you as he is washing his hands beside of you and your daughters in a Charlotte bathroom. Yep, that’s a 2016 understanding of the Constitution and it fits our culture perfectly.

And do you know why that has happened? Because we don’t respect the Bible any more. We have treated it like a “changeable” document as well. We now read the Bible to fit the times. So, we say, “Yep, you can be homosexual and live in a homosexual relationship as long as it is monogamous.” Yep, that’s what 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 mean today. It’s not wrong if homosexuals have relationships as long as they stay true to one another and don’t commit adultery. It’s not wrong if two people have consenting sex and live together even if they are heterosexual. Because after all, who am I to judge, right? Love is love. Who wants to deprive people of being able to love each other, right? Isn’t that what Jesus taught? It’s all about love, right? It’s all about His grace and mercy and that covers every facet of life, right? So, just be what you want to be. Yep, that’s what the Bible says. Yep, the Bible teaches that we can have our best life now and the Bible teaches that we are not to judge and the Bible teaches that love is all that matters. Yep, that’s a 2016 understanding of Scripture and it fits our culture perfectly.

Al Mohler said this:

You see the same liberal theorists who propose reading the Constitution as a “living” and “evolving” text also propose that the Bible be liberated from its actual text and from the intention of its authors. Ultimately, this approach to the Bible, common to theological liberalism, denies the authority of God as the ultimate author of the Scriptures. It is no accident that liberal theology and liberal theories of the constitution emerged together in American public life.

You understand Barack Obama will NOT appoint a justice who ascribes to “originalism,” to replace Antonin Scalia don’t you? You understand President Obama will seek to continue to “evolve” in his understanding of gay marriage, transgenderism, abortion and the like. You understand President Obama is a Progressive Liberal who will continue to do his best to “transform” America with his progressive liberal agenda until he leaves office on January 19, 2017.

President Obama has been drinking the Kool-Aid of this progressive agenda since his college days. But, it’s not just him. It’s probably half this nation…at least enough to elect Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders.

I am so sad that Antonin Scalia passed away because he believed the Constitution was NOT a living/evolving document. He said this:

“The Constitution that I interpret and apply is not living but dead, or as I prefer to call it, enduring. It means today not what current society, much less the courts, thinks it ought to mean, but what it meant when it was adopted.”

Can I ask you a question? Should we reinterpret Caesar’s Gallic Wars or Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey to fit today’s culture? Of course not. Your high school English teacher would say that would be heresy! You can’t do that! Of course we all know that wouldn’t be proper hermeneutics. What is that?

Hermeneutics (/hɛrməˈnuːtɪks/ or /hɛrməˈnjuːtɪks/) is the philosophy and methodology of text interpretation, especially the interpretation of biblical texts, wisdom literature, and philosophical texts. Hermeneutics was initially applied to the interpretation, or exegesis, of scripture.

Yep, the Iliad and the Odyssey are off limits…but, not the Bible and the Constitution. And understand this folks, you remember, the marriage decision came down to a 5-4 ruling. Justice Kennedy went with the liberals to redefine marriage. (He is normally the swing vote on the Supreme Court). Well, with Scalia no longer the leading conservative on the court (because of his passing), Obama is licking his chops to appoint another flaming liberal like Kagan or Sotomayor. I promise you Obama will not appoint a judge who believes in “originalism” when interpreting the constitution.

Folks, this is another reason this next Presidential election is so important because the President appoints the Supreme Court Justices. Please, please be praying and thinking about what God would have you do in this election. It’s going to be a Donnybrook.

And the next time somebody tells you the Bible is a document that needs to change with the times, please remind them that God inspired the Bible and He does not change.

Today’s TMT:

http://subsplash.com/mpbc/v/3e19491

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As you get older, I guess it’s easy to get a bit nostalgic. You look back at your life and you see that things were good and sometimes a lot better in years past morally. Technologically we continue to advance and we go from bag phones for cell phones to those you can carry in your pocket that can do what a desktop computer could do only a few years ago. But, morally…well, not so much. We’ve gone from having Christians who believe that Jesus is the only way to heaven, to believing all roads lead to heaven.

It seems as we supposedly get “smarter” we are actually getting dumber. We refuse to even understand the truth of history. Don’t confuse me with the facts Jack! My “Two-Minute Tuesday” today on Facebook was about that very fact to some degree.

I talked about the fact that people today want all roads to “God” to be the same. And one such person is our president. Yes, I continue to be dismayed at our president as he describes his “Christian faith,” which he has professed since his childhood (according to him).  In my opinion President Barack Obama is not truly a Christian based on how he acts and how he believes. You say, “You’re judging.” I disagree. I’d tell you “I’m a fruit inspector.” Jesus said, “You will know them by the fruit they bear.” Without question, most Bible-believing, orthodox Christians would agree President Obama has taken our country down a moral road that has been disastrous. I would submit to you that he is a syncretist. What is that?

Syncretism: is the combining of different, often seemingly contradictory beliefs; melding practices of various schools of thoughts and religion.

Why do I say this? Two weeks ago at the National Prayer Breakfast…

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…President Obama told the story of a Muslim man in Chicago who was afraid for him and his three children to lay down their prayer rugs and pray at a public park the day following the murder of 14 people by Muslim terrorists in San Bernardino, CA. President Obama said that the man drew from the faith and courage of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Rabbi Robert Marx and President Obama said:

“I can’t imagine a clearer expression of Jesus’ teachings. I can’t imagine a better expression of the peaceful spirit of Islam than when a Muslim father filled with fear drew from the example of a Baptist preacher [King] and a Jewish rabbi [Marx] to teach his children what God demands.”

Did you see the part about:

  • Jesus’ teaching
  • Spirit of Islam
  • Baptist preacher
  • Jewish rabbi

Which god, Mr. President? Whose god? Which teaching? Folks, that’s syncretism and it likes like what happens when you mix up six cans of play dough as a kid. You’ve got a mess!

The Bible strictly forbids syncretistic worship. It’s a violation of the First Commandment. You remember, the Israelites brought the Canaanite idols of Baal into the Temple and God said, “YOU SHALL HAVE NO OTHER GODS BEFORE ME.”

Last year at the same Prayer Breakfast, President Obama said, “Here in America, Islam has been woven into the fabric of our country since its founding.” 

Really? Talk about mixing up history Mr. President! Which history books have you been reading Mr. President? Oh, I guess you’ve been reading your daughters history books because they have likely been scrubbed of anything Christian, just like all the other “modern history books.”

The current politically correct history books remove almost everything Christian and certainly anything Biblical. In truth, Mr. President Islam had zero impact in the founding of America. Please, please speak the truth Mr. President. True Love, as described in the Bible (the Word of God) doesn’t flow from all our faiths, because there is just one God and only ONE way to Him. Jesus said: “I am THE way, THE truth and THE life and no one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6). 

President Obama is a progressive, secularist. And he’s been drinking the Kool-Aid since his college days and over the last 7 years he’s been drinking it via an IV. This progressive secularism has rubbed out America’s Christian historical background from public education, thus our children have no idea that at Jamestown the Founders erected a cross, knelt, took communion and prayed these words in 1607:

“We do hereby Dedicate this Land, and ourselves, to reach the People within these shores with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and to raise up Godly generations after us, and with these generations take the Kingdom of God to all the earth. May this Covenant of Dedication remain to all generations, as long as this earth remains, and may this Land, along with England, be Evangelist to the World.” 

You will never see that paragraph in a modern-day history textbook. Oh, please don’t be tricked and duped by the secular progressives of our day. There is only one God and His name is Yahweh, The Great I Am. It was this God and Him ONLY…for He is the ONLY God of the universe, (no other gods exists…and that includes Allah), Whose Son came to the earth to die for our sins. And it is through Jesus alone that we can know truth. Jesus said that we will “know the truth and the truth will set us free.”

Don’t believe any other Gospel, friend. The Bible is clear that we should not entertain any other “different gospel.”

Galatians 6:6-10

I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed. 10 For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.

You see, I’m not trying to please man. And the truth is, when I do a “Two-Minute Tuesday” like I did today, people will often take exception and say, “Come on Kevin, be more tolerant and loving and accepting of ALL religions.” Please read carefully…

While I am gracious and fully accepting of the fact that people will believe differently than I do, I CAN NOT and I WILL NOT accept or condone that “other religions” are equal to Jesus. Because if that’s what you do you are “preaching another gospel.”

Yes, yes…we must let the light of Christ shine through our lives and what is that light? Is it acceptance of all religions as equal or is the LIGHT, the truth of Jesus Christ that HE is the only way to heaven. We can respectfully say to people of other faiths, what do you do with Jesus? He is either the Son of God or a Liar.

If He is the Son of God and He did rise from the dead, then He is Lord. And if He is Lord, then the most loving and Christlike thing we can do for another human being of different faith is to kindly, with gentleness and respect, give a reason for our confidence in Christ as the Only way to heaven. To believe and teach otherwise is to pat people on the head and agree that their faith is equal with Christ and that only demeans the truth that Jesus came to display on the cross. That truth? He came to seek and to save that which is lost. Therefore, we lovingly say, “Turn to Christ, because He is the only way to the ONLY God.” John 14:6. You are then removing yourself from the discussion and pointing people to do something with Jesus and His assertions and His truth.

I had to do this in college. I had a class with a young lady who was from India. She was a hindu and looked like this…

Hindu GirlsAnd that’s exactly how I remember her. She seemed so sad. Well, to make a long story longer (I’m famous for that). The conversation came up one day in a group of four of us in class about religion. She asked me “What are you?” I said, “I’m a Baptist.” (Bad answer…but, I didn’t know any better. I was raised in Wilkes County and I was taught zero apologetics in Church growing up. I arrived at Appalachian State University thinking everyone thought and believed like me. Boy was I wrong!) She said, “I guess you believe I’m going to die and go to hell because I don’t believe like you.” That comment totally stumped me. I totally fumbled the conversation. I could not articulate a good answer.

What was I going to say. I honestly did believe Jesus was the only way to heaven. But, was I to say, “Yeah…you’re going to bust hell wide open…turn or burn!!” Of course not!! So, two days later we had another conversation and I simply said, “What do you believe about Jesus.” She said, “I believe he was a good man.” I probed.

Do you believe He was the Son of God?

Do you believe He died on the cross for your sins?

Do you believe He rose from the dead conquering death?

She answered all of these questions with: “I don’t know.” I told her I didn’t want to argue about religion…but, simply talk about Jesus. She said, “I’ve really had enough of this.” She was a bit rude, to be honest. But, I knew she was sad and searching. We had several classes together over the next couple of years. One day coming out of one of my classes, I ran into her in the hallway (not literally), but passing by and she said, “Hey, can I tell you something?” (She still had on all that same Hindu garb.) I said, “Sure.” She said, “Do you remember the Sales 101 class we had together? I said, “Yes.” She said, “I just wanted you to know that I’ve not forgotten what you said about investigating Jesus and His claims and I’m still doing that. Thanks for being honest with me and not backing down just to make me feel better.”

I could have been so guilty of syncretism with that young lady. I could have just patted her on the head and hee-hawed around and tried to talk my way out of implicating her for her wrong stance. But, I didn’t. Here’s the truth: She IS GOING TO HELL without Jesus and the most loving thing I could do for her was to tell her the truth. I still prayer for that young lady and I pray she came to know Christ and has been delivered from “religion.”

Friend, why did Jesus come? You know why. He came to seek and save the lost! He didn’t come to die for our sins so we could then choose a “religion” of our preference from the buffet bar of religion. Because you won’t find Jesus on that bar. He’s not there. There is only ONE God and that is Yahweh, the Great I Am and Jesus is the ONLY way to Him.

No, Mr. President, all roads do not lead to heaven and we can’t coexist.

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No, Mr. President, your syncretism is evident to all that you are trying to place Jesus on a buffet bar of “Religion” that makes Him equal and on par and simply a “choice” for people. Well, you are wrong sir and Darrell Waltrip who was with you at the Prayer Breakfast said it best when he said:

“If you don’t know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior…you are going to hell…good guys go to hell.”

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And that’s the whole truth, nothing but the truth, so help us God (Yahweh).

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Katy wrote a great blog post today and I want you to see it. Particularly for families with young children and who are trying to decide what to do about dating as their children get older. What Katy shares might be of interest to you.

“I Had A Choice” (by: Katy Isaacs)

Every once in a while I have someone come to me and ask this question:

“Did you have a choice? Ya know, did your parents arrange your marriage? Did they tell you that you weren’t allowed to go to a college campus at 18-years-old? Did you have a choice as to what you did with your life?”
That question doesn’t make me angry, in fact, I’m glad people ask. I see how it must look. I just want to set the record straight for anyone who has wondered. 
As a young teenager my parents looked me in the eye and said, “What we want what is best for you, but in the end, it’s your choice what you do with your life and your heart. If you want to have “turn-style” dating relationships, we won’t stop you. We just want you to be protected from getting hurt.” There, I had my choice. People have always joked that I was sheltered. Someone offered me an energy drink at 13 years old and I turned it down, as I was not entirely sure it wasn’t alcoholic. Now I laugh. Better safe than sorry, right? 🙂 
My dad stood in front of the church he pastors for years encouraging young people to live a biblical lifestyle regarding purity. And though it’s shocking, I actually wanted to strive for not just what he taught, but more simply… what the Bible teaches. I wasn’t perfect, but I decided to try – with God’s help – to be pure until marriage. I married someone who my daddy certainly didn’t choose for me. Josh was all my idea (God’s idea really, but you know what I mean). I married very young because at the time, I knew if I didn’t get married I was going to be a very lonely and hurting young woman. I knew without a doubt that Josh was the man for me and to put off marriage for four years until he was out of the military and I was through college just to please the social norms was preposterous. We discussed many times back in 2011 and 2012 whether we should wait to get married in the fall of 2015 when he got out of the Marines. It didn’t take long to realize we might easily compromise our standards and boundaries if we waited that long. We were both ready to start our lives together and I’m SO thankful we did in 2012. 
I chose this path and I’m glad I did. I don’t look down on others who do differently than I did. For some ladies, four years on a college campus (maybe more) is good. Some God allows to stay single till they are in their thirties or older (maybe not marrying at all). Some never have children and others have many. Some make a lot of money at a white-collar job, while others make minimum wage. It’s all okay. Because God’s Word is ultimately what I encourage anyone to follow; it is absolute truth. No one forced me to marry young and be a stay-at-home mom. I realize it is unusual for a teenage daughter to actually agree with her parents on things, but regarding many, many things, I did and still do. Just because I married young, had a baby young and chose to take my college education at a slower pace while choosing to teach music and write doesn’t mean I was led around by the nose without any say in the matters. The path I chose is the one God told me to walk. I was faced with very real and scary challenges early on and I am thankful that I had chosen the path myself or I likely would have become very bitter toward my parents. Yet, I knew that challenges come in all areas of life and that it was normal to have hard times even when you follow God’s plan. 
I’m in no way perfect nor think that I am. The way I did things, while I believe closely followed Scripture, was still flawed. There were things I wish I had done better… differently. Yet, all in all I’m thankful I was guided. Yes, guided not forced to do as I did. 
Like I said in my book, there is nothing wrong with having an “unbroken” heart on your wedding day.  There is NO shame in being pure. These days young people seem to push that the more scars the better. It shows you’re tough and resilient and you know what? Stories like that are amazing and God uses them and He heals their wounds and puts hearts broken back together. However, the story of the person who doesn’t have the scars is also a beautiful testimony. It too is of redemption… from what could have been… from what God protected you from. 
I encourage you to rejoice in all testimonies. In the end, as long as they end at the feet of Jesus, that’s all that matters. 

Conclusion

In this book, I’ve tried to describe to you what the Bible says about premarital relationships and show you the parallels of how God describes His relationship with His Son and His church. If you want a bottom line though, it will be impossible for me to give you one. I’ve tried to show you what God has designed for two people of the opposite sex to do to get to know each other, under the protection of a loving family, who will help guard the couple against impurity until marriage.

Some will say: “But, I’m afraid I won’t have the discipline, focus or time to make this a reality in the lives of my children.” Some might say, “But, I want details! I need details! How am I supposed to navigate these waters without more information?” Well, I’ll summarize these questions by saying this to you one last time: If you were looking for a detailed, formulaic, step-by-step process for handling premarital relationships, you won’t get that from me. Why? Because I’m convinced God wants us to look to Him through this process and for all things in life. He wants us to depend on Him. He wants us to seek Him in prayer and rest in Him. Isn’t that the Christian life in a nutshell: “Walking by faith and not by sight?”

My goals here were to bring you encouragement, inspiration and hope as you consider what the Bible teaches about premarital relationships. My heartfelt prayer is that this book will impact your life and that of the lives of your children by potentially saving them from the “mini-divorces” that are so common even in Christendom today. I pray the next generation of children will not have the emotional, relationship-baggage that many of us have had to deal with in our adult lives.

I believe the focus of all life should be Jesus Christ and our desire should be to bring Him glory. He offers salvation to all who will repent of their sins and call on His name and for those who have received this great gift, much is required. We’re called to take the message of His good news to the world. It’s called the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20).

I see marriage as a crucible that refines us for eternity. God has used my marriage to my lovely bride to help me be a better servant for Christ. We have leveraged our relationship together for our Lord and Master, King Jesus. Pam and I understand the finish line in this life is not marriage; it is heaven! Let’s teach this lifestyle to our children today. It’s not too late to start. It’s not how you star; it’s how you finish. In Christ, we can make up for lost time.

Jesus is coming again to gather his bride, the Church, to Himself. He’ll take us to the prepared place (heaven), where a wedding will commence, followed by a grand reception. Marriage is part of God’s divine plan to make us holy and that won’t necessarily always make us happy. But, it’s part of the sanctifying process to prepare us for the ultimate marriage in heaven. To the young person reading this book I conclude with these words: I pray that you will one day find as much joy in marriage as I have and that you will remember the ultimate goal in all of life is glorifying God through his Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Blessings!

Kevin

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Did you watch any of the Iowa Caucus coverage last night? I did. It was very interesting, VERY interesting, indeed.

I started watching the results after my beloved Tar Heels got smacked by Louisville (I know all the Duke fans are rejoicing because they’ve been really taking it on the chin lately), I wasn’t in the best of moods. Yet, after watching the returns coming in from Iowa I was encouraged. Why? Because I really breathed some air of hope in what I saw last night.

I stayed up and watched five speeches in this order:

  1. Marco Rubio
  2. Donald Trump
  3. Bernie Sanders
  4. Hillary Clinton
  5. Ted Cruz

And yes, I was encouraged by what I heard from 2 of the 5 speeches. Now let me offer “full disclosure” here. I marked this blog post as “Culture War,” and here’s why. Because there are some very distinct and different directions this country can take in November of this year. Who will win it? It’s way too soon to tell, but if last night was any indication, it’s going to be interesting, VERY interesting!

Let me put it this way. This country is in an election cycle unlike anything I’ve ever seen. We’ve got a socialist (Feel the Bern) who wants to take your money and give it to deadbeats, who is actually challenging a lady who has, (without question in most people’s minds), lied about a TON of stuff from Benghazi to TOP-SECRET emails on a private server. And to trump it all, (pardon the pun), we’ve got a billionaire who has hosted a reality TV show, who has been married three times and made lots of money with gambling casinos rivaling two established US Senators and gaining a ton of Bible-believing Christians’ votes. Can you say: “Wow!” Indeed, truth is stranger than fiction!!

But, last night I saw something watching those “after the caucus” speeches. As I said, 2 out of the 5 encouraged me. Encouragement #1: I learned Marco Rubio is one of the most intelligent and gifted communicators I’ve seen in a long time. I learned he is extremely passionate and gives credit to Jesus Christ, whom he calls his “Lord and Savior” repeatedly. He is rising “big-time” and I really think he could ride this momentum and overtake Trump by mid-spring. I might be wrong, but Uncle MO is now in his corner and Cruz’. He talked a lot about his family during the speech.

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Here’s his full speech:

It’s one of the most inspiring I’ve heard in a long time. Give it a watch.

I learned last night that Donald Trump really doesn’t have much more to say than, “I’m going to build a wall” and “I’m going to make America great again” and how much he “absolutely loves Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, that I can tell you!” And he ended his only 1 minute and 58 second concession speech by saying:

imrs.phpTypical “Trumpian language.” And then he said, “I love you so much that I might come back here and buy a farm.” Again, typical for Trump. Honestly, as I watched his family standing there on stage, I thought “Do any of them have any idea how much a loaf of bread, gallon of milk or gallon of gas costs?”

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I doubt it. Here’s his speech:

Then I got to FEEL THE BERN! Good old Bernie Sanders gave his speech indicating how anyone and everyone who has any money should give it to those who don’t.

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I want to ask people who like Bernie…would you ever consider adopting a child? I’ve adopted two. Would you ever consider working for minimum wage and being thankful for a job in which you could “work your way up?” Bernie is a socialist and apparently there are a lot of people who have their hand out and they are more than glad to FEEL THE BERN. He’s got college students drooling over the idea that they might get all their college paid for and then get a job sleeping till noon and working three hours playing video games, but the rest of America won’t by that socialist propaganda. Watch his “give away” speech here…

Then I listened to our former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. I thought of saying, “But what difference does it make?”

What Difference Does it MakeBut, I thought I’d listen anyway. Well, I wish I hadn’t. She talked about how she was going to take care of every special interest group known to man. She tried to sound like a preacher, but her husband, good ole “teflon Bill,” is so much better at that than her, it’s not even funny.

635899675520196884-AP-DEM-2016-ClintonShe’s stiff with a crowd. It almost seems that she feels that she “has to do this,” versus really wanting to run for President. Even Jeb Bush is more at ease in front of a microphone than she is…and folks that’s saying something! 🙂 I believe she is going to be relieved (just like she said last night) when all of this is over for her. Hillary is in trouble. She’s way behind in New Hampshire and she is feeling the Bern. And she now describes herself as a progressive. (Hey folks, that’s what Bern calls himself and in case you didn’t know…that’s code for “socialism.”) Hold on to your wallets! Hear her full speech here:

Finally…

Encouragement #2: I listened to Ted Cruz speak. Honestly, it was a bit long (but, I’m known for that too… Ha! I guess it takes one to know one :)). He spoke for over 31 minutes with his wife, Heidi, by his side and his pastor, father in the audience.

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Cruz is much better in front of a microphone than most politicians out there today. Hear his speech here:

He is firm, resolute and strong. He delivered an encouraging word of hope and renewal for this country. And to be honest, for folks like me, who have felt so decimated by the Obama administration policies that are anti-God, anti-life, anti-family, anti-man/woman marriage, anti-business…I breathed a sigh of relief. I thought, “Wow! Cruz or Rubio could actually win this thing!” Hillary is in crisis mode and might still be indicted for her email scandal and I really don’t believe America will “feel the Bern.” And that thought gave me hope for the political side of life for my tired, old brain.

So, that’s the upshot of what I thought of last night’s caucus results from Iowa. Hold on to your seats. It’s going to be an interesting…might I say, VERY INTERESTING ride! 🙂

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