Wednesday, July 14, 2010

To Every Thing There Is A Season...

Okay, before continuing with this post I want to state for the record that I will NOT be posting as often as I have in the past, say, 24 hours. For one thing, my dad has requested his laptop and Internet card back (something about that's important) so there goes my access. That and my husband is about to revoke my blogging privileges. But this post had to happen because the primaries are next Tuesday. With that said, I don't want to use this blog as my personal soapbox but cupid's arrow has struck!

Let me back up. Bear is undeniably the love of my life. He fulfills every wish I had in the idea of a husband and father and I couldn't be happier. Prior to our meeting, however, there was one who held my heart like none other. It all began on November 7, 2000. I was a college freshman and a newbie to all things political. I did take Political Science my junior year in high school but that semester was mainly spent writing notes in French (to avoid anyone reading them, of course) to Elizabeth, my best friend, about the latest news in the halls. So I was enthralled. Sucked into the war of good vs. evil played out in every late night talk show and media website. If I could've staged a sit-in in Milledgeville, I would've. It's just that there are no liberals in middle Georgia so it would've held no political significance whatsoever.

Enter George W. Bush.

Yes, I realize that I just lost a bunch of you. But you have to understand at the young age of 19, the silver hair, that sheepish grin, his southern accent, and those smoldering eyes were more than I could stand.

BENTON HARBOR, MI - MAY 28: Former President George W. Bush speaks at the Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan May 28, 2009 in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Bush was to discuss his presidency and life, as well as the economy and world events in his first speech since leaving office. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

That and his wife has GREAT hair.

Former First Lady Laura Bush waves to the crowd as she is introduced at the 2009 National Children's Cancer Society Award Dinner in St. Louis on September 26, 2009. Bush attended the dinner to accept the 2009 Alvin K. Stolze International Humanitarian Award from the society. UPI /Bill Greenblatt Photo via Newscom

Yes, I am fully aware that I just set a bunch of ya'll up for a perfect opportunity to completely ridicule me but I don't care. I'm proud of my unrequited love affair. Granted this is all pre-9/11. The terrorists took a toll on dear Georgie and he never quite recovered.

Just shy of one year later, in October 2001, imagine my delight when I began dating William Wayne Keeling. I got my own "W"! After serious heart-to-hearts, a few tears, and some heated debates, Bear allowed to "grandfather in" my love to our marriage. (No pun intended.) Well, it's been a good run but Dubya has moved on and so must I.

Tonight at church, Jody Hice spoke. He is Georgia's 7th District Congressional Candidate.

As soon as he began wrapping up his session, I leaned in close to Bear and whispered, "I think I just got a new boyfriend" which was promptly followed by a spousal eye-roll. I added, "I think this is blog-worthy" hence the aforementioned revoking of privileges. While my relationship with G-Dub was purely based on physical attraction, Jody and I share strictly an intellectual bond. (His wife of 27 years may be reading this.) He means business and I love it! How should I put this? He wasn't confrontational or judgemental, as the stereotype for Republicans tends to be. But he also refuses to back down from Truth and is not afraid to tackle it in the public arena like others are. I really, really liked him. His arguments were so well-thought out and based on what our founding fathers intended for this country as well as Scripture. This is definitely admitting my ignorance but I have no idea what boundaries define Georgia's 7th Congressional district. All I'm sayin' is if Hice is on your ballet come next Tuesday, check that box! Seriously, I believe that he will defend Jesus Christ and the Bible in Washington and we need more of that. Check out his website:

Charles Stanley, Andy's dad, challenged his congregation on July 4 to pray for the next 20 weeks for our nation. (The video's on YouTube...."Turning the Tide"-check it out. It's great. And definitely more entertaining than summer programming. Although, "So You Think You Can Dance" is awesome....) Tonight, Jody Hice specified that challenge. He asked for people to pray at 7:14 a.m. and p.m. for our nation to return to its Christian heritage. Why 7:14?

2 Chronicles 7:14

"If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land."

Please join me in interceding before the Throne to plead our Lord to bless this nation once more.

Now. I will leave you until next week....unless I can wrestle the laptop away from Dad sooner! ;)

1 comment:

Amy said...

yay!!! i love your blog! and i, for one am glad that you have posted so much today....i felt like we were catching up! :) everything looks great....welcome to the blogging world! (and i have totally had my "blogging privileges revoked" before, too!)
love ya!

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