Daily Archives: May 26, 2012
Time for Snoopy Dance?
Most if not all the polls in Wisconsin have Governor Scott Walker ahead of the recall candidate Tom Barrett. According to the newest poll by the organization “We Ask America” have Governor Walker with this considerable lead. Keep in mind, polls differ not only by who’s polling, but also if our friends in Wisconsin will vote and are registered Republicans.
|PUBLIC UNION HOUSEHOLDS||47%||50%||3%|
|NON-PUB. UNION HOUSEHOLDS||55%||40%||5%|
*The head-to-head results were weighted to correct for over-/under-sampling of the gender and age bracket areas. The weighting changed the final results by less than one percentage point.
Rasmussen has Walker on the lead so far by only 5% (+/-3% the margin of error)
(Via Scared Monkeys): A new Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey shows that 50% of the state’s Likely Voters prefer Walker while 45% choose Barrett. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate and another two percent (2%) are undecided.
At The Weekly Standard, Public Policy Polling, a Democratic firm, found the exact same results (Walker 50%, Barrett 45%) when it polled the Wisconsin recall race in April [...] but the good news for Walker is that he has an 8-point lead among independent voters.
The date is set for June 5th; let the Scottmentum continue.
From Governor Palin’s Facebook page:
Todd and I and our family would like to wish you all a happy Memorial Day weekend. We’d especially like to offer our best wishes to our friends in Rolling Thunder who will be taking part in their Ride for Freedom this weekend in D.C. as they do each year to honor our vets and specifically to bring awareness to POW/MIA issues. We were honored to join them last year.
We were both sad to learn that Preston “Jay” Fairlamb, Jr., one of the organizers of Rolling Thunder and someone who made us so welcome last year, tragically died in an accident last week. Jay was a Vietnam vet, a retired New Jersey State Trooper, and a great American who will be dearly missed. Please keep his wife, his children, grandchildren and his innumerable friends in your prayers.
On this Memorial Day weekend, may God bless our brave men and women in uniform.
- Sarah Palin
I feel compelled to write about this, because it’s something that haunts us at one point or another in our lives, and because we often notice those that we judge as sinners or irresponsible, get most of what we want the most. We carry on and on about how unfair this is, and wonder why God and Jesus has put us in a position where what we want the most, it’s the hardest thing to get-if we ever get it at all.
One of my best friends has been married for more than ten years, yet they still can’t conceive a child. Multiple trips to doctors, tests and multiple diagnosis. There’s the “who’s at fault” for this to happen (him or her), financial roadblocks for more options and possible procedures make it even harder on them. They are such a good couple who have all the love in the world and are so ready, can’t have their dream come true-a child for them to dote on, to love and protect.
Yesterday I had a long conversation with someone I know and I love dearly and they are trying too-but they had a false alarm. The sadness and anxiety at the other end of the line was heartbreaking for me-even anxiety for any possible health issues that a baby of hers may get! I listened intently, seeking in my silence Our Lord Jesus Christ for wisdom, intermixed with my own life experience as a mom and how “I got there” to ease her feelings. I found myself in an interesting situation: I told her several reasons as to why this is happening in her life at this stage, and did my best to ease her broken heart that yearns for a baby so much-and consoled her, reassured that this “hiccup” (a false alarm) can mean that next time, they will get lucky indeed and have a beautiful bundle of joy.
Sometimes we get frustrated when we don’t get what we want, no matter how significant or pointless it is. We want a nice house, nice cars, a great job with endless possibilities for promotions, bonuses or to become the best at what we are. Perhaps we got all of that-yet there’s the one thing nagging at us, that we want so dearly and we can’t seem to get it-or it involves a compromise we are not willing to give.
I closed my eyes and asked Jesus for wisdom, for advice. These women that I love so much will get their babies, in one way or another. They love God, Jesus and are very Christian, are active with the church and both hold nothing against God for not becoming pregnant. This I find incredible, because so many others do find the easier path to take, and that is to blame God and Jesus for anything that they want and can’t get.
There are several questions we need to ask ourselves for situations like this: Is what we want just material possessions? Will it get us closer to God? Will it benefit others and not just ourselves? Are we willing to share our joy and give more of ourselves if we get what we want? Will it make us better Christians, get us closer to God? Have we done anything, worked hard to achieve our goals? C’mon, if we want a car, go ahead and pray for it, but Jesus is not a genie in a bottle! Read Proverbs 28-29 and see if we see ourselves under the grace of God, or if we are on the wrong path of selfishness and reckless behaviors.
Proverbs 29:25: The fear of man brings a snare, But whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe.
I will continue to ask Jesus for guidance and for answers; pray for my family and friends, so that they experience the blessings of becoming mothers. I will also pray for them to have the patience and the wisdom to know that Jesus wants the best for both of them, and that time is key, regardless if there are feelings of hurry and anxiety.
Jesus wants you to be safe, and to feel safe when you pray and meditate. Remember this, though: Thank God for what you have already, and for what He has in store for you, so you’re ready for the gifts and for the challenges ahead. There lies your reward.
- Mary TV daily Reflection 5/25/2012 8th Day of Novena (deaconjohnspace.wordpress.com)
- I Met Jesus At The MALL! (inlovewiththelord.wordpress.com)
- Proverbs 5:1-2 (proverbialthought.com)
- Is Jesus Lord Of Your Life? (christianlifehacker.wordpress.com)
- Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus (waltbrite.wordpress.com)