“We The People”

Today Anna and Jesse’s voted in their first presidential election!

I hope each one of you, who can vote and is willing, makes the effort to cast your vote today. In addition, may we be faithful to pray for our government officials all throughout the year. They need our prayers!

We continue to pray for those affected by the storm.

PS – The rest of us voted last week in advance, so they were the last two :-).

“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;”
“For kings,”
“and for all that are in authority; “
“that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life”
“in all godliness and honesty.”
“For this is good and acceptable”
“in the sight of God our Saviour;”

“Who will have all men to be saved, and to
come unto the knowledge of the truth.”

1 Timothy 2:1-4

14 thoughts on ““We The People””

  1. Congratulations, Anna and Jesse! From the photos, it looks like you enjoyed participating in the democratic process. πŸ™‚

  2. This was the first presidential election for us to vote in too. May God have His way in it. I’m thankful to live in this country and the freedoms and liberties we have here. Some people don’t have these, but I really don’t think that means the Lord wants us to be putting them down. I really feel that means the Lord wants us to appreciate them and do the best we can to be good stewards.

    My prayer is that God plant the fear of Him in our leaders whether they are born-again Christians or not.

  3. What a special day to vote in your first presidential election! I was at the polls by 8 am πŸ™‚ Thank you for praying for the storm victims, we still don’t feel back to normal yet, getting gas is very hard and now we are having water problems. I see so many trees on houses still and so many of my friends still have no power. On a lighter note, I love your handbag Anna! Did you make it or may I ask where did you purchase it?
    Many blessings to your whole family as you continue to encourage me daily!

  4. That is wonderful πŸ™‚ My son voted for the first time today, too. We weren’t allowed to take pics inside but I got one of him outside next to the sign that said “Vote Here”. He rolled his eyes and said “Mom do you have to take pics of everything? Noone else would take a pic of voting”
    Now I can tell him it’s not just me lol

  5. Such a very special event! Voting is so important, and I’m thankful for the privilege and honor of taking part in this process. πŸ™‚ I’m also praying for our great country’s future and for our elected officials. Thank you for sharing these photos of Anna and Jesse!
    Love, Mrs. Patti πŸ™‚

  6. Thanks for this post. Voting is a wonderful process that we are privileged to get to participate in. It is (as you posted) so important that we as Christians pray for our elected officials. It doesn’t matter if it is someone we would have elected to that office or not. If we would spend as much time praying as we do muttering about the things we don’t agree with, or see happening – our time would be better spent (and I have had to repent and do just that throughout the years) the tendency to see what we don’t agree with just exists. As Christians our identity is not formed by what is around us. In addition to praying for their position (and/or performance), we must remind ourselves that there is something larger at stake than their position, it is the soul of someone God created, which is important to Him. And therefore, should be important to us.

  7. 2008 Was my older son’s first presidential election, and yesterday was my younger son’s first presidential election. It was a privilege to go through the campaign with them, help them research the candidates and issues, and watch them participate in the democratic process. We take voting very seriously in our house and we tried to impress on them that we were not going to tell them who to vote for, we just wanted them to be informed and to understand all of the issues. It was a proud moment for their father and I, watching them take their place as voting Americans. I’m sure your parents are just as proud.

  8. A friend of mine shared these verses on Facebook this morning. I re-posted them because they are such an important reminder. Thank you for sharing this encouragement.

  9. I so much admire your support of the importance of the vote in our free country. I know your family avoids newspapers, radios and tv. Where do you get the information on which to base your voting?
    There are some trusted pro-life websites that we go to.

  10. We, too, had a first time voter at our house this year–that makes 4 out of 5 of us voting now.

    Just like the commenter, Brandie, we also got a photo:). Those are important!

    We had really long lines where we were–at least an hour to wait and some of us waited an hour and a half to cast our vote. It really was an effort but an important one.

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