Wednesday, November 5, 2008 least it's over (except here)

I don't talk about politics much, but I'm going to get this off my chest.

I'm wishing the election had gone differently.  I know that McCain and Palin would have been better for the country, but we can't change what happened.  Some things that I'll be praying for:
1) The safety of American troops here and abroad as well as all Americans.  I worry that the country won't be as safe with Obama as commander-in-cheif (and Biden said there will be an international incident in the first six months).
2) The lives of the unborn and that God will place adoption the mothers who have unplanned pregnancies.  Obama's administration will likely remove the few restrictions that are currently placed on abortion, so those who want to protect life will have to work to change the minds of the women (and their boyfriends/husbands) considering abortions.  
3) That the economy will be able to recover despite the problems that Obama's economic policies will cause.  The change in the tax rate after the Bush tax cuts expire will be a big blow to a lot of people (some of whom voted for Obama since he said he'd cut their taxes).
4) That there will be strong conservatives that are ready for the 2010 congressional races and that in 2012, we will have a presidental candidate that we can truly vote for.

The good news is that we have another chance to take back the House and Senate in 2010.  I hope that conservative leaders will emerge that can help that to happen and the Republicans now will vote as conservatives.  

Due to Hurricane Gustav, the September congressional primaries for parts of Louisiana were delayed until October.  That means that the runoffs were on the November ballot and the final race isn't until early December.  Joy, I get to deal with campaign calls for another month.


  1. Great things to pray for. It's going to be tough to keep our sanity through all of this over the next four years, but focusing on prayer is the best way to do it. May God help us all!

  2. Wow! Your Creighton Chart is so neat! I just started charting and mine is a mess! It's getting better as of yesterday. I try writing a book in that little square and I have realized I have to stop doing that! Are you Life in Mazes as well? Sorry, I am assuming you, are but not sure!

  3. Well, I did not know you were from LA, too. Fortunately, we do not have any run off elections coming up. Hope that you are able to find peace and offer peace to others in this crazy time of 'new direction' for our country. I, for one, am going to continue to pray for all women who find themselves in unexpected pregnancies and that they will find an inner strength to live beyond themselves and desire to embrace the Holy Mystery of that new child growing within them and depending on them for their very life. God's blessings to you! By the way, I hope that Gustav did little damage to your home and the homes of those closest to you. We are survivors of Rita and it has made us stronger, of course, after the craziness faded a little. We had to start completely over and this put our adoption plans on hold because we had no house anymore for almost 18 mo., but we eventually got back on our feet in a new home and we found Dr. Hilgers. I guess God has his reasons for delaying (or changing) our plans!

  4. I am so sorry, I just figured that since you were from Louisiana and I saw your picture on her blog. But DUH its because she follows your blog! I am an idiot! It is hard to keep up with all of the different stories and blogs! :) Sorry!

  5. Hi! I just found your blog! I'm from Louisiana too, Lafayette to be exact, where are you located? Great post btw, may the next 4 yrs pass swiftly and may many conservatives emerge in the meantime.