The news lately, and just the state of the world in general, has been so depressing, that I decided I couldn't handle it anymore. This morning, I woke up feeling so spiritually burdened. But I decided to cast my cares upon the Lord, and as I began to worship and ask the Holy Spirit to take any burden I've needlessly placed on myself and replace it with His burden, I felt about 30 pounds lighter. (Too bad that doesn't work with weight loss :)

I was listening to Dennis Prager the day after the Nick Berg atrocity happened, and he said that we all are capable of fighting for our country. He mentioned that there are a number of ways to defend the America we love without enlisting (this was an encouragement to those who cannot serve or aren't called to it). He said he made a decision when he was around my age to fight for and defend the values of this great nation, and he's been fighting on his radio show ever since. That encouraged me because I'm certainly not cut out for the armed forces. Are you kidding? The first time someone barked orders at me, I'd yell back, "You don't have to yell. So rude!" :)

So, this post is dedicated to finding ways that we all can fight for the values we hold dear that are being destroyed by liberal America and Islam. Let me know what you're doing, or what you think we could do. I really would love to read your suggestions.

Posted by Portia at May 14, 2004 11:54 AM

I want to live in a van down by the river...

Posted by: jon at May 14, 2004 12:44 PM

Jon - How is that fighting for your country?

Posted by: Kelly at May 14, 2004 02:05 PM

Well, for starters, if you don't know, I'm not going to tell you. Secondly, If you don't know, I'm n ot going to tell you. You get the idea.

Posted by: Jon at May 14, 2004 02:55 PM

Jon, you're a nut! :o)

Posted by: Kristin at May 14, 2004 02:56 PM

Thanks guys...appreciate the input :)

Posted by: Emily at May 14, 2004 04:59 PM

Jon - I have to agree with Kristin on this one...

Posted by: Kelly at May 14, 2004 11:27 PM

What's the deal with the "o" for a nose on the happy face guy, Kristin? I'm not really getting that one. Or is that his mouth with a really big double chin underneath?

Posted by: Jon at May 15, 2004 09:06 PM

What the dilio Jon?!? Why you gotta dis my smiley face? What is wrong with it exactly...huh? Yeah....whateva!

Posted by: Kristin at May 16, 2004 11:00 PM

:o) :o) :o) :o) :o) :o) :o) :o) :o)

This comment is dedicated to Jonathan Beal.

Posted by: Kristin at May 16, 2004 11:01 PM

Seriously, I believe your generation has the microphone, and people are listening when you speak--especially because what you have to say is so important and NOT what the mainstream hears. If ever there were "such a time as this" to speak out, it is now. Read Doug Giles' piece on this week and get inspired:) It's time to speak out in the classroom (Jon), at church, and where ever you are.

Posted by: Mutti at May 17, 2004 12:14 PM