All posts tagged riots

What In The World Is Wrong With Us?

Published December 24, 2014 by Angela

All of us…I have heard nothing for the past several weeks except death, violence, protests, shootings, killings, vengeance, and hate.

How can anyone be in the Christmas spirit when they cannot even turn on the news or radio without having to hear about another person shot, another person killing the innocent, another person fighting the system? What system exactly has caused all of this violence? Possibly the system of we as Americans, and as a Country, that can no longer stand together and support those we voted into office. Instead of supporting those in charge, we now feel it is our right, duty, and obligation to tear down, embarrass, harass, and humiliate anyone and everyone who does not agree with our own personal thoughts and beliefs.

As my most favorite President said, “A House divided against itself cannot stand.” No other President may have ever spoken wiser words. I am sure Mr. Abraham Lincoln is hanging his head in sorrow today.

Casting Crowns Lyrics

And that, my Friends, is the end of my ranting. My girls and myself are going to have a wonderful Christmas, and focus on everything we have been blessed with. If that means listening to Christmas Music on CD’s and watching movies on DVD’s, so be it. I for one am tuning out the rest of the world until December 26th. If something happens before then that I should be aware of, I am sure I will be made aware of it.

May each and every one of you have a wonderful, Blessed Christmas full of Peace and Joy!

As History and Precedents Are Set…

Published November 25, 2014 by Angela

…Ferguson, Missouri has the national Guard in place, and a verdict is going to be announced in 15 minutes. My daughters and I are watching this, as I continue to pray for everyone involved, on both sides of this situation. No matter what the verdict is, thousands are going to cry foul.

My opinion and feelings on this situation are irrelevant, as I was not there, I do not live there, and I did not see what happened. What I do have feelings about, are the people who were there, live there, and were involved. Not only were many lives changed by this situation, many thousands of lives can, and will very likely be changed by the verdict that is announced.

I pray that stronger heads and hearts prevail, and no one is hurt in the aftermath of a situation that has gripped a nation for months, and will be talked about, studied, and evaluated for years and decades to come.

Hopefully the lessons that are in this situation to be learned, truly are learned from, and as a nation, we can do everything in our power to make sure this is the last time this type of situation ever happens, ever has to be evaluated and put to trial, and we can rise above this stronger, smarter, and more empathetic to those we may not agree with.