Moving Forward!

Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. All of us, then, who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you. Only let us live up to what we have already attained. Philippians 3:13-16 NIV

No matter what anyone says about Hillary Clinton, no one can deny that she has overcome obstacles–privately and publicly–revealed her humanity in service to and for others–no matter what was going on in her private life and doggedly fought to attain a historic place that no one else can claim–the first woman nominated to be President of the United States. I have determined–that though I disagree with two aspects of the party’s platform– I will diligently seek to help her enter the White House as President in January 2017.

Now, I know many (Christians) won’t agree with my stance and I’m okay with that because I know–without a doubt in my being–that God wants a person leading all who understands people and knows how to love–regardless of their lifestyle, skin color or religion! How do I know? Because of God’s love towards all mankind–regardless of our failings and imperfections–He still loves us and we are commanded to love others as we love ourselves. Since I would not hate myself or make fun of myself in a detrimental manner, I cannot and will not do that to others or support those who do.

I have lived long enough to see history made repeatedly–especially as it pertains to those responsible for leading this country. And I am proud to be an American–born and raised right here in the USA and I can only imagine how proud most who come here–voluntarily--they are of who we are as a nation and how we are represented to the rest of the world.

In an online commentary yesterday, someone asked me if I wanted to appear in the history books–after I reminded that person that every person coming to this land from Europe was an immigrant. This land–on this continent–was inhabited by the natives of the land and Africans were brought here, forcibly in chains, forced to build this country and then denied access to the benefits derived from its success. Then the land was taken–forcibly–from the natives of the land by those who came here–not born here–and yet they want to claim superiority over the rest of us.

Basic Amenities Denied

Let me move on–I responded to the inquiry about being in the history books by saying, I’d love to see an accurate portrayal of history that includes everyone’s story. And since my ancestry includes the natives of the land, migrants from Asia and Europe and slaves from Africa, I’d want to see their history in the books–as the true Americans. This is not a diatribe about those who have lied to the world–though they did–this is about bringing to the forefront that “white people” were not the first in this land and they should never attempt to claim superiority over any who were already here or brought by force.

That being said, please note–I have no hatred in me for anyone–I’m long past that and if I wanted to hold onto mistreatment at the hands of white people–I could, but it serves no purpose. I’ve been around a long time and was raised in an environment where Jim Crow laws reigned and there was nothing anyone could do about it, but I survived as did many others.

And now–moving forward–on November 8, 2016, I will be part of history that elects this country’s first woman president and be proud of it. I look forward to living in a country where all people–no matter what their skin color, ethnicity, or religion–can live in peace and harmony, having received God’s love and knowing how to share it with others!

Glory Hallelujah–Love trumps hates!


2 thoughts on “Moving Forward!

  1. Mary, our vote needs to be cast for the party that promotes God’s principles… From a personal standpoint, Hillary is a proven liar… Her and her husband through the Clinton Foundation have taken money for Hillary’s backing… Did U not see the video I posted the other day ?? I’ll post the link below… I don’t care if U allow UR readers to see this or not… As Long as U see and understand what I am trying to tell U…

    Besides the personal graft and lies by Hillary, like I said…I believe we as Christians need to vote for the party who best represents God’s principles… Automatically Mary…and of utmost importance…is the fact that the Democrats promote Pro-Choice…

    Hillary wants to change the laws so that we as Christians will have our taxes go to Planned Parenthood to help pay for abortion !!

    The Republicans are Pro-Life, which God supports… Not only that…Hillary will nominate at least 1 and maybe as many as 2 or 3 Supreme Court judges… The court which is supposed to support the Constitution will be pushed far left and could change the country into an even bigger government and give aways for the people who would rather get free stuff than work…

    This may not mean much to U…but my conscience will not allow me to post any more of UR writing, if U cannot stand up for the Republicans and Pro-life…

    Blessings in Christ, bruce


  2. Bruce, I’ve anticipated your stance regarding my writings for some time and I can only say–that is your choice. I will pray that this election does not mean the end of a connection that I have enjoyed. I understand that we do not have to agree–even as Believers, but no one and I do mean–no one–tells me how I represent God, other than Him. I’m not living my life as a Believer based upon anything other than God’s Word. And the reason for that is very simple–His Word never changes. People are always changing what they think and do.

    If God has always given us “choice” in all we do and made the provisions available for those choices–before we ever make them–good or bad, who am I to tell people what to do? To-date, I have not told anyone what to do or how to vote; I’ve simply shared my views and encouraged them “to vote.”

    My role as a Believer–an ordained minister of The Gospel of Jesus Christ–is to say what He says–and to judge others based upon His Word–in the here and now–not the maybe, when. We don’t agree–I get it and I wish you only God’s best in your endeavors. But we don’t need anyone to play God in our lives–we need to know God’s Word and live it so others will know who we represent without us saying–anything.

    Love to love you!


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