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How Would You Describe Yourself?

Hi friends. I have a challenge for you. In a brief statement describe yourself any way you want so long as you do so thoughtfully and respectfully.  Can you do it?

 

As those of you who have known me for a long time know, I love Jesus Christ. He is my Lord and my Savior, and my King, and I don’t make any bones about it, either. 🙂 You should be who you are, and make no apologies for it IMO. I believe you should use your voice, say what you have to say, but do it respectfully and with love as much as you can, but never allow truth to be compromised in your presence. Be proud (but not arrogant) to be a Christian, and live your life with joy, and remember that your walk in Christ on a daily basis says more about you than any words you say. Actions count. If you don’t believe that read the book of James. it’s one of the best books for understanding Christian conduct, I think, though the whole Bible addresses it throughout.

 

I’m a patriot, and I don’t mind saying so, and when Hillary Clinton called me a “Deplorable” I swore to wear it like it’s a badge of honor! I’ve been called every hateful name in the book over the last eight years by people who know nothing about me, and tell me I’m a bigot because I believe in and worship God, freedom, carrying a gun, and in honoring our military, and believing that people, all people, should learn how and why someone should be responsible for themselves.

 

I admit that I have little to no patience with people who like to blame others for everything that goes wrong in their lives; who burn and trample the flag, who have no respect or consideration for the beliefs of others, and who think that they have the right to tell me what to think and how to live when they can’t even manage their own lives in a half-way decent and kind way.

 

I believe in the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and that keeping the Electoral College is crucial to keeping the integrity of our governmental system, and the elections we have. I hate what the liberal, cultural and progressive elites have done to our country and our system of education in which they’ve become propaganda merchants, instead of truth-tellers, and that the media (especially the liberal media) have become lap dogs for every lie, half-truth, and falsehood that’s put in front of them.

 

I’ll tell you that I’m far from perfect, and I’m prone to making mistakes and bad decisions, and I can be so stubborn, prideful, and self-righteous that I’m ashamed to call myself a Christian.  That’s when I’m so glad that I can go before God, confess my sins, and ask forgiveness.  The truth is that without Christ Jesus I’m not much, but with Him I have everything.

 

I don’t hate anyone.  I may not agree with some things people do, or with some things people think, because of my beliefs, but I couldn’t care less about what color skin people have, how they dress, where they come from, or what they practice, so long as they don’t try to push if off on me.  I think people, all people, should be held accountable for what they do, and that anybody that comes here should do so legally.  You want to come to America, then adopt our way of life, and assimilate and become an American.

 

That’s it.  Now how would you describe yourself?

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Days of Long Ago

Days of long ago
I lived for only myself,
my pleasure, my satisfaction.
I gave heed to little,
cared little,
did little.

Then came terrible days;
dark days;
days of horror; despair.
Days of unimaginable pain,
no hope, no faith,
Alone.

Then I saw the stars overhead,
The trees around me;
Creation witnessed to me,
The Creator called,
My sin became real,
So, too, the love of Christ for me.

@Wayne Augden 2012

I Just Don’t Have the Time

I Just Don’t Have the Time

 

I just don’t have the time
For things the way I used to.
Just don’t have the time to invest
Myself and my energy in people,
Places, and ideas that fail to produce
Much or anything of value.

I’m sorry but I don’t have the time
To invest in listening to people
Who never have anything good to say, and
Who try at every turn to bring others
Down to their level.

I’m sorry but my life is too short
To spend it in hating people who are just
Different than me.
My life is too short to spend it in trying to convince
Anyone of anything.
I just don’t have the time to get involved
With people who just can’t let other people be.

I’m sorry but I just don’t have the time
To listen to lies, to people who try to justify,
and rationalize disgusting behavior
simply because they want to.
I just don’t have the time to sit around
and groan, and moan, about all that’s
wrong in the world instead of living in wonder
At all that’s wonderful in it.

I’m sorry but I just don’t have the time
To get involved in your self-pity,
in your unending misery, in your callous disregard
Of other people and their feelings.
I just don’t have the time to listen
To people who try to keep so much of an open mind
that they can’t keep a decent thought in it.

I’m sorry but I just don’t have the time to listen
to the liberal left who scream about freedom,
but don’t have the guts to fight for it, and who
trivialize and make light of all the people who’ve died
so that they can have their precious rights.

I’m sorry but I just don’t have the time, and I’m
not going to take the time to notice the ugliness
Of people who can’t rule their own hearts with love,
and who make no effort to show any sort of gratitude
for the gifts they’ve been given.

I just don’t have the time. . . .

@Wayne Augden

 Are You A Good Person

 

Are you a good person?
Bet you’ve got this one figured out.
and you believe it.

 

Easy question you think,
the answer comes no naturally.
I’ve never hurt anyone,
never done anything really wrong.

 

I’ve never killed anyone,
or cheated on my loved one.
Never taken anything
that didn’t belong to me.

 

Be hard for anyone to
really pin anything on me.
Do my job honestly,
sure love my family.

 

Told a lie?
Sure, I have.
Everyone tells lies,
one time or another.

 

Ever looked at someone
with lust in your heart?
A fleeting sexual thought
toward that cute person walking by?

 

Ever wanted what a friend has;
be it house, car, or wife?
Wamted to switch out-
live someone else’s life?

 

Sure, I have;
done all of that,
but just because I think it,
feel it, doesn’t mean I do it.

 

Ever tried to be in control?
Have things your own way?
Worked hard to have things,
made someone or thing go your way?

 

Are you a good person?

 

Ever read God’s holy word?
As a man thinks in his heart
so is he.

 

Know the ten commandments?
Bible teaches break one,
and before Him we’ll stand
guilty of all.

 

Standing before the Holy God,
you’re not good in yourself, not at all.

 

@Wayne Augden