Monday, May 11, 2015

"Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick" Teddy Roosevelt

There have been many interpretations of this famous quote, but one written Six years ago in a topic room really spoke to my heart, it read;

 "Every leader needs a large touch of diplomacy to influence others, create vision, and achieve goals. The "big stick" can also be a sort of inner resolve - authenticity, if you will, and integrity."         
Cynthia LY · 6 years ago
Keeping Religion and politics separate for some things such as  taxes, laws, and such is fine, but the reality is, Religion and Politics have always been at the root of wars all throughout history.
Jesus didn't die so we good receive the gift of Grace, just so we can fold now. We watch programs that in the 50's and 60's would have been unable to produce, never the less watch. Who puts on their T.V. for a show called "Pretty Little Liars" allow their children to watch it, and than those same people call the school when their child is  bullied or worse.
We buy tabloids that have led to death, because we truly think that buying them isn't the power behind why they chase people, and invade privacy, and ruin marriages, but we know we are lying to ourselves, so we can pretend to have a clear conscious. While we are here to fulfill a purpose, to be a vessel for our loving Savior ;
Ephesians 5:15-17New American Standard Bible (NASB)15 Therefore [a]be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, 16 [b]making the most of your time, because the days are evil. 17 So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
James 4:17New American Standard Bible (NASB)17 Therefore, to one who knows the [a]right thing to do and does not do it, to him it is sin.
Psalm 119:105  New King James Version (NKJV) Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.
Joshua 1:9  Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
We have to get back to the word, this need to feel good, which God clearly repeatedly tells us in His word where feelings initiate, why the enemy uses our feelings to trick us, He uses our human mind, but our God lives in us, with us, and upon us. Our Heart belongs to Jesus and the greatest of these gifts is Love.
So I pray we all give much prayer to what we fill our minds with this week, news T.V. Radio etc., so that the thinner the file cabinet, the more God can fill it wit His plan, purpose, and will for our lives. I pray we all have an awesome week. God Bless in the blood and name of Jesus amen
Below please find two of my Poems showing both sides of this post hugs, may they bring you  hope and empowerment hugs, love and prayers Patricia
My Ray of Light
Through all he hard times in my life,
through all the good times too,
there's been one constant, solid source,
my ray of light....You,
You guide me through life's valleys,
You protect me from life's wrath,
You lead me in the right direction,
along life's bumpy path,
for I am just a little piece,
in a puzzle that's so grand,
but still in all I'd lose my place,
without You're guiding hand,
so though I cannot see at times,
and I stumble through the night,
I am always sure I'll find my way,
for I have my Ray of Light...
Patricia VanDnburg 2/2/99
A Dim Light
What's going on, what's taking place,
smiles gone, and now replaced,
with looks of horror, sheer disbelief,
for all life's joy has turned to grief,
jobs are scarce, money too,
come month's end the rent is due,
parent's work still not enough,
all around things are tough,
let's not forget the little ones,
who played with toys, and switched to guns,
they go to school but not to learn,
gangs and drugs are their concerns,
we seek an answer, it's all so strange,
oh how much our world has changed,
we can't give up, we must not quit,
until our torch within is lit,
for not till than will our world be one,
not till than will our part be done...
Patricia VanDenburg 11/26/91