Monday, November 3, 2008

VOTE!

Let me tell you a little sumpthin about me: I'm not into politics. In fact, I kind of hate them. More specifically, I hate the continual back and forth maliciousness, the lies, and the mind-games that go along with them. But that's just my personal preference.

However.

This election has my attention. Perhaps it's age or a softening to the aformentioned unpleasantries.... OR maybe it's that I believe that we are at a crucial time in our country's history. It is my opinion that, spiritually, we are at a crossroads. Not necessarily between two candidates, per se, as much as in the moral direction that we, as Americans, are decidedly going to take.

The bottom line is that we need to let EACH of our voices be heard tomorrow. I know that the lines will be long and that it may seem useless to some of us, and maybe you even triple h-a-t-e politics as much as I do, but I BEG you, go to the polls tomorrow. Your voice does count.

Have mercy, Oh Lord.



14 comments:

3girlsmom said...

Amen.
Go McCain/Palin!

Andrea said...

I am praying the McCain Will win!!!

Kathleen aka Coffee Mom said...

I agree Gayle. Politics are awful (and so are most politicians) but people NEED to vote!

Tammy said...

Preach it sista Gayle.

I am filled with worry, but know that God IS in control. But you are right, I think we are at spiritual crossroads here and it is very scary. I worry for my children, what is this world coming to?!

I'll be at the polls "speaking" my mind!

Angela; said...

I'm with ya girl. I don't love politics either, but the older I get the more serious I take it. We'll be at the polls.

Hope you're doing well.

Mocha with Linda said...

I hate politics, too.

But we are blessed to live in a country that we have the freedom and the privilege to vote.

Fortunately, we can vote early down here, so I voted 10 days ago. No lines for me tomorrow!

javamamma said...

I ditto your first couple sentences. But voting is number one on my to-do list tomorrow. Then off to spend a day hanging out with my best buddy from the elementary years!

KarenW said...

Amen!

Honea Household said...

Amen! I count it a priviledge to vote. Women weren't always allowed, you know.

And like my parents' pastor said, "We need to pray for God's will. Who we think we need as a nation, may not be who God has for our nation." Three times in Romans, God turned the people over to their ways because of their disobedience. It's scary to think that God might be doing that to us as a nation, but you know? We might need it as a nation to be brought back to the foundation of what this nation was founded on...God!

I'm praying for God's will. (And voting for McCain!)

Just Me'n Mine said...

While I am not crazy about the way the political scene is carried out, I am however, very interested in it. I have been ever since college when I used to get my lunch and sit alone in my car and listen to the local talk radio show that was often about politics. Remember your post about "She who dines with Senators?" (One of my favorites I might add.), well, I used to listen to him when he had a talk show on the radio before he was a State Senator.

Moving on in my exceedingly long comment....

I was touched beyond belief this weekend when yall were here visiting, to witness both of our second born sons as they discussed this election and as THEY decided it would be good for them to pray together about it. Then I noticed my youngest, and your two youngest, put down their spoons in their cereal bowls, bow their sweet little heads and pray with their older brothers, who didn't even notice them. I was on my way up the stairs and they didn't even know I was watching. It was a moment I think I will treasure forever. I'm trusting that our Lord treasures their prayers too.

Love you girl!
Leisl

Fran said...

I'm glad that in TN we could vote early. Even though there is something cool about voting on "the day." Regardless, we'll all be glued and watching tv. Praying hard...for so many things.

willblogforshoes said...

Well said. I just got done voting!

Emily said...

The Big Johnny Mac has my vote.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Oh, it's heartbreaking to go back and read posts that were written before we knew the results! Oh well. God is in control.