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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Blog Writer, Round Two

Today was a big day for me. I finally did it. Today was the day I deleted my myspace account. I feel good about this decision. My addiction to this website for the past couple years was a bit sickly, and alas, the time has come to cut the chord. I suppose the reason one joins sites like Myspace and Facebook is because they want to keep connected with long lost friendships and see what's going on in people's lives. I've discovered that it's really not as much of a tool for communication with friends as it is showing off your pictures and posting random bulletins about your agenda. I know, I was guilty of this. When i started thinking about it, the people I care to keep in touch with, I already do almost every day. So who needs the space really?

So moving on to more important issues. The election. President elect Barack Obama. Election time is always a little tense for me. So much to study on who you should vote for, your reasons for/against voting for someone, etc. And then there are the ENDLESS campaign adds. I think these are what drive me to madness more then anything. Where every commercial is cut to a media bash for one candidate or the other. Then there are the political calls to your cell phone. YOUR CELL PHONE. Come on people! A little privacy? Pretty please? I also believe that election time brings a great amount of animocity among American people. Because people are divided there tends to be a whole lot of hate during this time. It's like the nation is on edge. I am taking a big sigh of relief today that it's over.

On that note I want to say that I did not vote for Obama. It's not that I was for McCain, I was just strongly against nominating Barack Obama. There are some serious fundamental things that I don't believe are right that Obama strongly stands for. And there are some things that I think are important for America that Obama is firmly against. These are things that, in my opinion, are very scary for a leader of our country to have. That being said, I don't feel anger or hostility at the decision that was made. I will respect Obama and support him as our new President. I will pray for him daily and I hope that my feelings about this presidency are proven wrong. It's always tough choosing a leader. No matter who you choose, there will always be a certain amount of corruption and bad decisions involved. The bottom line is, there is no perfect leader except for Christ. Today i have been reflecting on this verse: "Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it's the Lord's purpose that prevails." I truly believe that. I think God may have some great plans for Obama and I sincererly hope that is the case. I think the point is that God teaches us to respect our leaders even if we may not agree with them.

Ok...enough about politics...welcome to my new blog!