The candidates have their signs out. Early voting has begun. I have had the privilege of trying to help get honest, Godly folks into local office. Gerald Wheeler (pictured here in a photo taken today at the election commission) and I have worked together on a couple of campaigns. No one works harder than Gerald. He and I attend the same church and we are like-minded when it comes to the opinion that our faith and politics cannot be separated.
The Bible says: “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord” (Psalm 33:12).
Gerald and I firmly believe this.
This year Gerald is working to get and honest, God fearing, and well-qualified man elected to the Hot Springs City Board.
This year I have been putting the little time I have available into the candidacy of Ellen Varhalla. She is running for a Justice of the Peace position in J.P. District 8.
The goal of this post is not to pat Gerald or myself on the back.
The goal is to get you out to vote.
Study the candidates. Support those who oppose abortion and same-sex marriage. Support those who are fiscally conservative.
I haven’t done as much canvassing for Ellen as I would have liked. But once again I have been saddened as I have gone door-to-door.
Ellen did her research. The list she gave me consisted of only those who have voted in recent elections. I am always amazed at how many houses I pass because no one in them are registered to vote. They aren’t vacant houses. There are obviously people living in them but they won’t be voting this year.
It is too late to register to vote this year. If you are registered, I hope you take advantage of a freedom that was paid for by the sacrifice of so many lives. God has blessed this nation in the past. At the same time, how is it possible for God to bless a nation that has turned its back on him in so many ways.
I am thankful for the opportunity to be involved in the process. My understanding is that 50% of those who call themselves “Christians” are not registered to vote. It is not a wonder that our nation faces such huge challenges?
I would like to thank Gerald and Ellen and all of those who are trying to make our country a better place to live.
May God have mercy on and bless America.