One Candidate Race?

“Reports that Ron Paul has quit the Presidential Race remind me of Mark Twain’s famous “Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” The Ron Paul Presidential campaign continues, albeit at a different pace.

“What does that mean?

“Ron Paul will continue to contest the remaining primaries. Ron Paul’s name will be on all the remaining state ballots.”

    Ron Paul 2008 ~ March 8, 2008

Ron Paul 2008 - Hope for America

We’ve been sold a bill of goods, that there is only one republican candidate left, and we must vote for him as the lesser of evils. We’ve been led to believe that he represents conservatism in America today, and we must all “give” a bit, and not be so “stuck” in our “uncooperative” ways. It’s a lie.

We have remaining a steadfast candidate, whom the mainstream media ignores, who stands for our Constitution, who alone is standing for the life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness (private property earned by personal industry) for the individual, who stands for our representative government in the fashion our founders envisioned, against the tyranny of Big Brother or the “nanny state”.

There is no other current candidate worthy of our vote than Ron Paul. I will not “throw my vote away” by violating my conscience in voting for the “lesser of evils”. My God is still on the throne, and I will stand for what is right, no matter the outcome and leave the results to Him.

Daniel 3:17-18 “If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.”

Ron Paul video clip

Tagged – Seven Random Things About Me

Tracy tagged me for this. (Beautiful pics on your blog Tracy!)

7 Random or Weird Things About Me and 7 People are Tagged (at the end)

OK, everything about me is probably weird, but as to whether it’s stuff most people don’t know – that might be hard.

1. I love carbs. I’d come home after school in high school and eat a half loaf of bread in cinnamon toast. (That’s for all of you who know I am a whole foods – no refined grains or sugars person.)

2. I love nursing my babies. None of our 10 ever had a bottle.

3. I LOVE cloth diapers. I keep sewing more, different styles, even when all the old ones aren’t all worn out. I still have some of the first ones I made over 20 years ago.

4. I love my sheep skin “things”. I have “woolies” (lamb skins) for our babies and grandbabies (3 woolies at our house), woolie toys for the babies, a woolie under our sheets on our bed, and now slippers that I wear around the house all the time, and to run someone in the car if I don’t have to go in. I want sheep wool flip flops now.

5. I hate dirt and sweat. Even as a child, I’d change clothes if a bit got on them.

6. I hate sports. Can’t play any and don’t want to, and see no sense in wasting time watching them.

7. I hate one level houses, especially “ranch” style, newer houses.

Here are the rules:

* 1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.
* 2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
* 3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
* 4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Tagged are:

Hmm, “every” blogger I “know” I either tagged on the last thing, or I’ve seen their names tagged for this already. So would 7 of you readers please just tag yourself and leave a comment below and a link to your post so others can read and meet you. (Or 14 of you – I just got a second tag by Jennifer on my home ed blog)

Winter Reading Challenge

I just joined the Puritan Reading Challenge (see sidebar). And here I am joining another reading challenge. (Click image to learn about it and join for yourself. Some random participant will win a $25 Amazon Gift Certificate.)

I can’t help it. I am a bibliophile. I’d rather read than just about anything – except write sometimes. Yes, even rather than eat. Yes, I do skip many meals to get reading time. But, I’m not getting near as many books read as I’d like lately. I think some of that is due to reading too many emails that flood my inbox – and all its orderly sorting folders.

This winter I’ve made no resolutions or vows, not even to a Bible reading schedule, but I have told myself I want to write more, plan better lessons, spend more time with the children one on one, and read more. I should probably add – and sleep more – to that list, as I’ve not been getting enough sleep either (doing those things on that list that can only be done after children go to bed). But God has not increased my hours in the day, so I’m really not sure how I’ll do even one of those, let alone all of them. I don’t read that many emails that I can cut out. So I can only pray for grace to redeem the time that I have, to look for little moments that could be lost and use them for the best use I can.

What am I saying?! I’m already work driven. I never rest and "do nothing", and am usually multi-tasking. But irregardless I’m going to try – knowing that if I don’t complete them, nothing drastic will happen. I will know I’ve done my best, and I will have the joy of increased growth. This is nothing new I had to think about. This is the list I intended to work on before I ever heard of a possible $25 reward for posting about it. 🙂

So here is my list:

Selected chapters from Exodus, Joshua, Judges, 1&2 Samuel, 1&2 Kings, Daniel, Ezra, and the whole book of Ruth  (according to my Bible lesson planning)

Ephesians – with in-depth study and research

The Bruised Reed (for Puritan Reading Challenge)

They Mystery of Providence (for Puritan Reading Challenge)

The Godly Man’s Picture (for Puritan Reading Challenge – but not even intending on getting it finished before the 17th of March – perhaps half by then.)

A History of American Christianity – Leonard Woolsey Bacon (anyone know anything about this book? – again I’m working on a specific section of it)

Doctrines of Grace – James Montgomery Boice

Family Driven Faith – Voddie Baucham

Passionate Housewives Desperate for God – Stacy McDonald and Jennie Chancey (if I finally get it ordered)

I’m going to stop there. This is pretty ambitious and I still have to finish the books I am currently reading to the children, which include:  (and when these are finished start new ones)

Building the Nation – Charles Coffin

Sketches from Church History

Guns of Thunder – Doug Bond (I’m guessing we’ll finish this and begin the next one in this series)

Mr. Pipes Comes to America – Doug Bond

Training Hearts, Teaching Minds – Starr Meade (we won’t finish this one until probably next year)

And parts of Bible Doctrine, Practical Religion, Democracy in America, Universal History in Perspective, Basic History of the United States, (is that all?) with my youth; as well as other books for planning lessons.

And someday I do really hope to finish:

Religious Affections – Jonathan Edwards

And no doubt there will be plenty of reading that will pop up between now and mid-March that may displace some of this.

I’ll let you know how it is going.

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