Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Be Thou My Vision

Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art.
Thou my best thought, by day or by night;
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.

Be Thou my wisdom, and Thou my true Word;
I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord; 
Thou my great Father, I Thy true Son;
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.

Be Thou my battle shield, sword for the fight;
Be Thou my dignity; Thou my delight;
Thou my soul's shelter, Thou my high tower:
Raise Thou me heavenward, O Power of my power.

Riches I heed not, nor man's empty praise;
Thou mine inheritance, now and always:
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,
High King of Heaven, mine Treasure Thou art.

High King of Heaven, my victory won,
May I reach Heaven's joys, O bright Heaven's sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.

Written by Eleanor H. Hull

Kiss America Goodbye

I know I've taken a long time in writing a new blog. I have no excuse for myself, except for the fact that I feel emotionally, spiritually, physically, and creatively exhausted. But here I am, with a full blog telling of what is on my very burdened heart and mind.

Last night, Barack Obama became the next President of  the United States to be. All during this day I have felt rotten sick, and praying to God that he would help us. The very fact that America has elected a socialist, pro-choice man who won't even salute his own flag to be their president blows my mind; I don't understand it, in fact I am appalled by it. The only thing it shows me is that our dear, dear America is no more. It is gone, and will never return to us. The slow decline of morals in the people has finally taken it's toll - or the beginning of it's toll - and I don't see how we can possibly recover from it. In one of Obama's memoir's he blatantly said that he would side with the Muslims if war broke out, and if he sticks to his word, he will not support Israel in a war with Iran. If that happens - and I pray that it does not - God will undoubtedly leave this country. He has blessed us because of our support of his chosen people, and when that support ends, so does his. Of course, he will never leave the remnant of his people, and that gives me comfort. Right now the passage in the Bible when God says that the sins of the fathers are passed down to the children makes a lot of sense to me. I wonder what kind of horrors will be passed to my children because of the decisions being made at this moment. 

Gretchen Emily Wolaver