How and Why to Vote…….

ImageMany of you reading this blog are watching the debate tonight between our current president (Obama) and Mitt Romney (possible future President).

I am writing this blog because I want to give you a fresh perspective on the Election.  FRESH.  This is not a campaign ad and I am not even putting whom I am voting for on this blog.  Not necessary at this time.

Here’s some ideas on HOW to vote:

  • Research the candidates.  Find out what policies they have passed and where they are headed in the future.
  • Chat with a few people you trust.  By people you trust, I am not referring to popular talk radio hosts. 
  • Take a look at your own beliefs, dreams, and values.  Do your morals line up with a particular candidate?  Are there certain dreams that you have that may happen (or be hindered) if a particular President takes office?
  • Pray.  It sounds simple enough but hear me out.  We live in a very tough economy.  People are desperate and desperate times call for desperate measures.  People are desperate and they will make dumb decisions.  Make a smart decision and pray.

Ideas on WHY to vote:

  • It is your duty.  As an American citizen you need to vote.  If you do not vote, then you really do not have a say in the direction of our country.  I know some will say “but I pay taxes”.  While this is true, voting is ESSENTIAL because the President has a say in where your hard earned money goes!
  • You are blessed.  In some countries, they are ruled by dictators.  They would love to be able to pick their ruler.  Exercise your right to who runs our country.

Now What?

Welcome to my blog!  Many of you whom are reading this used to follow the writings and podcasts we produced as part of 4-C Ministries.  You may wonder why 4-C Ministries is no more and I have started this blog.

  • Simplify-By maintaining just this blog, I am able to write more often which is what I enjoy doing the most.  I did enjoy co-hosting podcasts with other guests on our podcast site; however, constantly recording and editing podcasts is a time drainer.  Less is more, friends!
  • Focus-I have contemplated doing more writing and possibly piecing together a book.  This blog will serve as a way for me to continue to write to encourage and empower you as you seek to be more like Jesus.
  • Accessibility-It is easier for people to follow a blog than a whole website.  Enough said!

My prayer is this: When you stumble across this blog either accidentally or on purpose; I pray that you leave here changed.  I pray that you wrestle with Jesus and that he reveals things to you that maybe you have not examined (your desires, interests, shortcomings).

                                  – J –