LORD JESUS AND GOD OUR ALMIGHTY HEAVENLY FATHER HAVE NOT -- ABSOLUTELY NOT -- "ORDAINED" TRUMP

THE ONLY LEADER WE SHOULD FOLLOW IS JESUS CHRIST AND HIS COMMANDMENTS IN THE GOSPELS THAT WE LOVE AND CARE FOR ONE ANOTHER. JESUS IS MY LEADER, MY LORD, MY SAVIOR, MY BEST FRIEND AND MY EVERYTHING. JESUS IS ALSO MY COMING KING WHO WILL SHAKE THE WHOLE WORLD WITH HOLY THUNDER AND WRAP US UP IN HIS COMPASSIONATE, LOVING ARMS. JESUS HAS NOT ORDAINED TRUMP -- THAT IS A BLATANT LIE. GOD OUR ALMIGHTY HEAVENLY FATHER HAS NOT ORDAINED TRUMP EITHER> ONLY MINISTERS AND SERVANTS ARE ORDAINED BY JESUS AND GOD AND TRUMP IS NOT A MINISTER OR A PUBLIC SERVANT --- TRUMP HAS NOT BEEN BEHAVING LIKE A PUBLIC SERVANT AT ALL AND THAT IS SO WRONG IN BOTH LORD JESUS AND GOD OUR ALMIGHTY HEAVENLY FATHER'S EYES. IF WE ARE SHEEP, OUR SHEPHERD AND LEADER IS JESUS CHRIST AND NO HUMAN BEING. BUT MOST OF ALL, WE ARE PRECIOUS AND DEEPY-LOVED CHILDREN OF LORD JESUS AND GOD AND THEY CERTAINLY DO NOT APPROVE OF WHAT TRUMP IS SAYING ABOUT AND DOING TO THEIR CHILDREN/PEOPLE THROUGH THE REMOVAL OF CIVIL RIGHTS, AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE AND THE DEGRADING OF WOMEN. JESUS WOULD ABSOLUTELY NEVER "ORDAIN" OR APPROVE OF THOSE ACTIONS BY TRUMP. SIMPLY NEVER. LOVE ALWAYS, DIANE K. OLSON


THE DRAMATIC DIFFERENCES BETWEEN GOD OUR ALMIGHTY HEAVENLY FATHER'S PLANS FOR AMERICA AND THE PRESIDENT ELECT'S PLANS

THIS IS WHAT I WROTE IN DECEMBER AND IT STANDS VERY TRUE TODAY. GOD OUR ALMIGHTY HEAVENLY FATHER AND LORD JESUS HAVE PLANS FOR US AND THIS EARTH THAT FAR, FAR SURPASS ANY OF THE FALSE PROMISES BEING OFFERED BY TRUMP OR ANY POLITICIAN. I WRITE ABOUT THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN GOD OUR ALMIGHTY HEAVENLY FATHER'S PLANS FOR THIS EARTH AND WHAT HE VALUES MOST -- CHARACTER, SERVICE AND INTEGRITY -- COMPARED TO TRUMP'S WEALTH OBSESSION AND PANDERING. I PRAY TODAY THAT JESUS RETURNS SOON, AS A GLORIOUS, RIGHTEOUS AND ALMIGHTY PEACE-BEARING KING, AND OUR NATION LEARNS TO VALUE CHARACTER, SERVICE AND INTEGRITY OVER WEALTH AND ACCUMULATION -- BECAUSE THOSE THINGS ONLY CREATE BROKENNESS AND DIVIDE OUR NATION AT A TIME WHEN WE NEED TO BE UNITED, AS A COUNTRY, AND HEALED AND ESPECIALLY BE OF SERVICE TO UNDERDEVELOPED NATIONS AND IMPOVERISHED PEOPLES OF THE WORLD THAT ARE NOT AS BLESSED AS WE ARE HERE IN THE USA. THANK YOU FOR LISTENING! IN JESUS' GLORIOUS AND LOVING AND COMPASSIONATE NAME. LOVE ALWAYS, DIANE K. OLSON


12/04/2016
THE DRAMATIC DIFFERENCES BETWEEN GOD OUR ALMIGHTY HEAVENLY FATHER'S PLANS FOR AMERICA AND THE PRESIDENT ELECT'S PLANS
TODAY I HAVE BEEN THINKING BOTH ABOUT THE BIRTH AND CHILDHOOD OF JESUS AND THE COMING PROBLEMS WITH THE PRESIDENT-ELECT AND HIS WEALTH OBSESSION AND THE HARSH REALITY CHECK THAT IS COMING FOR THE WORKING CLASSES WHO VOTED FOR HIM. WHEN GOD OUR ALMIGHTY HEAVENLY FATHER SENT JESUS TO EARTH OVER TWO THOUSAND YEARS AGO, GOD ALREADY KNEW THE PLANS THAT HE HAD FOR JESUS -- TO SAVE, REDEEM AND HEAL HUMANITY BY DYING FOR OUR SINS ON THE CROSS AND THEN FAR MORE REACHING, AWESOME PLANS OF BRINGING JESUS BACK AS A LORD AND AWE-INSPIRING, TRUTH-BEARING AND PEACE-BEARING KING SOMETIME IN THE FUTURE. BUT WHAT IS SO AMAZING ABOUT GOD'S PLAN IS THAT HE SENT HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON JESUS TO ONE OF THE MOST HUMBLEST, POOREST PLACES ON EARTH TO BE BORN -- IN A MANGER STALL IN BETHLEHEM TO A TEENAGE MOM AND WORKING-CLASS CARPENTER DAD, NOT AT ALL WHERE YOU WOULD THINK A FUTURE KING WOULD BE BORN. BUT THINK, TODAY AND IN THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON, WHAT GOD OUR ALMIGHTY HEAVENLY FATHER WAS TRYING TO CONVEY TO THE WORLD IN WHERE AND TO WHOM HE HAD HIS SON BORN AND RAISED. WE HAVE AN ALMIGHTY HEAVENLY FATHER WHO REJECTS WORLDLY WEALTH AND RICHES AND VALUES THE HUMBLE AND THE POOR AND THE MEEK AND THE WORKING CLASSES, AND WE ALSO HAVE A LORD AND SAVIOR IN JESUS CHRIST WHO ALSO CAST THE MONEY CHANGERS OUT OF THE TEMPLE AND LIVED ONE OF THE MOST HUMBLEST LIVES POSSIBLE, EVEN AS HE PERFORMED ASTOUNDING MIRACLES OF GREAT COMPASSION WHEN HE WALKED THE EARTH. AND DON'T THINK FOR A MINUTE THAT GOD OUR ALMIGHTY HEAVENLY FATHER AND JESUS CHRIST DO NOT SEE THE PROBLEMS THAT ARE HAPPENING WITH THE WEALTH-CONCENTRATION IN AMERICA TODAY -- WEALTHY ON THE OUTSIDE BUT SOME OF THE MOST BROKEN PEOPLE ON THE INSIDE --- AND WITH THE PRESIDENT-ELECT'S FALSE PROMISES TO THE WORKING CLASSES AND POOR. GOD OUR ALMIGHTY HEAVENLY FATHER SAW THE PROBLEMS IN JESUS' DAY AND HE MOST DEFINITELY SEES THE PROBLEMS TODAY, AND WE MUST REST ASSURED, WITH TRUST AND FAITH, THAT GOD OUR ALMIGHTY FATHER AND JESUS HAVE A PLAN OF RESTORATION AND HEALING THAT FAR SURPASSES ANYTHING WE CAN IMAGINE,MOST ESPECIALLY INCLUDING THE PROMISED RETURN OF JESUS AS AN ALMIGHTY, RIGHTEOUS AND PEACE-BEARING KING. TODAY, MORE THAN EVER, iS A TIME WHEN WE, AS CHRISTIANS, AND OUR NATION NEED TO BE IN PRAYER TO GOD OUR ALMIGHTY FATHER AND JESUS ABOUT THE PROBLEMS WITH THE OVER-CONCERN WITH WEALTH IN OUR COUNTRY AND THE BROKENNESS AND PROBLEMS THAT WEALTH CREATES. BECAUSE WHEN JESUS RETURNS AS A KING, WE SHOULD KNOW FROM HIS HUMBLE ARRIVAL ON THIS EARTH THAT GOD OUR ALMIGHTY HEAVENLY FATHER IS NOT GOING TO ALLOW THE WEALTH AND CORPORATIONS TO STAND BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT PART OF THE GLORIOUS, PEACEFUL VISION THAT GOD HAS FOR THE EARTH AND HIS CHILDREN. SO, RIGHT NOW, MORE THAN EVER, WE NEED TO LOOK AT THE HUMBLE BIRTH OF JESUS CHRIST IN A MANGER THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON AND LEARN FROM THAT BIRTH AND THE HUMBLE (YET AMAZING) LIFE THAT JESUS LED IN THE GOSPELS, WHAT GOD HAS IN STORE FOR OUR WORLD, WHICH IS NOTHING AT ALL LIKE THE PRESIDENT-ELECT'S FALSE PROMISES OF WEALTH FOR THE WORKING-CLASSES. THAT IS NOT WHAT GOD ALMIGHTY AND JESUS VALUE NOR WILL THEY EVER VALUE WEALTH OVER CHARACTER, INTEGRITY AND SERVICE TO HUMANITY. IN JESUS' COMPASSIONATE, LOVING, GLORIOUS AND HOLY NAME. LOVE ALWAYS, DIANE


TRUMP'S POLITICS OF DIVISIVENESS AND WEALTH ARE NOT WELCOME IN THE HEARTLAND OF AMERICA

TOMORROW  TRUMP IS COMING TO THE HEARTLAND OF AMERICA, GOD OUR ALMIGHTY FATHER'S AND JESUS' COUNTRY, WHERE WE DO NOT SHARE HIS VALUES AT ALL.  WE ARE PEACEFUL, HUMBLE PEOPLE WITH STRONG WORK ETHICS AND INTEGRITY AND LOVE FOR ONE ANOTHER AND WE DO NOT SUPPORT, BY ANY MEANS, HIS POLITICS OF WEALTH, HATE AND DIVISIVENESS.  WE DO NOT BELIEVE IN GETTING RICH BY SELLING ONE'S NAME AS A LUXURY BRAND, AS TRUMP DOES -- NOTHING COULD BE MORE ANTITHETICAL AND OFFENSIVE TO OUR VALUES.   WE ARE A STATE PRIMARILY OF FARMERS WHO WORK THE LAND THROUGH HONEST, HARD LABOR AND WHOSE CHILDREN GROW-UP IN CHURCHES AND 4-H CLUBS THAT TEACH THEM AN ETHIC OF COMMUNITY SERVICE AND STRONG VALUES AND FAITH IN AND LOVE FOR THE LORD, JESUS CHRIST.  WE DO NOT SUPPORT, AT ALL, THE DIVISIVENESS AND DISCRIMINATION THAT TRUMP'S POLITICAL RHETORIC IS CAUSING IN OUR NATION'S SCHOOLS AND HE IS NOT, BY ANY MEANS, A ROLE MODEL FOR OUR CHILDREN.  WE DO NOT BELIEVE THAT IT IS NECESSARY FOR HIM TO RETURN TO OUR STATE AFTER THE ELECTION, WHERE WE DO NOT NEED THE TENSION AND TURMOIL THAT HIS POLITICS HAVE BEEN CREATING IN OUR NATION.  HE IS NOT A PRESIDENT WHO SHARES OUR FAITH IN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, OUR CHRISTIAN VALUES, OUR WORK ETHIC AND OUR BELIEF THAT OUR LEADERS SHOULD BE PUBLIC SERVANTS FIRST AND FOREMOST WHO WORK FOR THE GOOD AND WELFARE OF ALL OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, NOT JUST THE WEALTHY AND ELITE AND THE PROMOTION OF TRUMP'S OWN BUSINESSES AND WEALTH.  NOTHING COULD BE MORE ANTITHETICAL TO THE WORK ETHIC AND VALUES THAT WE TEACH OUR CHILDREN IN THE HEARTLAND OF AMERICA, WHERE TRUMP AND HIS WEALTH OBSESSION AND DIVISIVE RHETORIC DO NOT BELONG.  HE IS NOT A PRESIDENT FOR THE HEARTLAND AND HE DOES NOT SHARE OUR WORK ETHIC AND VALUES AND OUR FAITH IN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, AND THERE IS NO VALID REASON FOR HIM COMING TO OUR STATE AGAIN BECAUSE WE DO NOT BELIEVE IN WHAT HE IS SELLING AND PANDERING TO THIS COUNTRY -- IT GOES AGAINST EVERYTHING THAT WE BELIEVE IN IN THE HEARTLAND OF AMERICA.  SINCERELY, DIANE 


WE NEED A PRESIDENT WITH COMPASSION AND UNDERSTANDING AND RESPECT FOR WOMEN OF ALL ETHNICITIES IN THIS COUNTRY

YESTERDAY I WAS READING AN ARTICLE ABOUT HOW SINCE TRUMP'S ELECTION, MUSLIM GIRLS AND WOMEN IN THE USA HAVE BEEN BEING ATTACKED FOR WEARING THE BURKA/VEIL AROUND THEIR FACE AND HOW THERE IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM WITH HOW THERE HAS BEEN NO JUSTICE FOR THESE WOMEN BECAUSE IN THEIR NATIVE COUNTRIES THEY ARE JUST AS LIKELY TO BE ATTACKED AND JUDGED FOR NOT WEARING THE BURKA/VEIL, SO THIS IS A NO-WIN, EXTREMELY UNJUST AND UNFAIR SITUATION FOR MUSLIM WOMEN IN OUR WORLD. AS A NATION, WE DESERVE A PRESIDENT THAT RESPECTS ALL WOMEN AND UPHOLDS ALL WOMEN OF ALL ETHNICITIES AND RACES. I REMEMBER VERY WELL HOW DURING THE CAMPAIGN, TRUMP DISRESPECTFULLY CALLED CONDOLEEZA RICE, A FORMER, HIGHLY-REGARDED SECRETARY OF STATE AND A CHRISTIAN, A VERY DEROGATIVE NAME THAT I REFUSE TO REPEAT EVER. AND WE LIVE IN A CULTURE THAT SO WRONGLY TRIES TO TURN WOMEN AGAINST OTHER WOMEN, INCLUDING AGAINST HILLARY CLINTON DURING THE ELECTION. I HONESTLY DO NOT SEE HOW ANY WOMAN WHO VOTED FOR TRUMP IS SELF-RESPECTING AND SUPPORTIVE OF WOMEN'S RIGHTS IN THIS COUNTRY. THIS IS NOT HOW A CIVIL SOCIETY SUCH AS AMERICA SHOULD BE TREATING WOMEN, ESPECIALLY MUSLIM WOMEN WHO ARE ALREADY TREATED SO POORLY IN THEIR NATIVE COUNTRIES. AND I APPLAUD THE EFFORTS TO RECOUNT THE VOTES IN STATES LIKE WISCONSIN, MICHIGAN AND PENNSYLVANIA BECAUSE WHAT WE HAVE SEEN AND HEARD THUS FAR FROM THIS PRESIDENT-ELECT IS NOT WHAT OUR NATION NEEDS IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY. AND IF YOU ARE A MALE WITH A FAMILY , IS THIS HOW YOU WOULD WANT YOUR DAUGHTER(S) OR WIFE TO BE TREATED AND SPOKEN TO BY A PRESIDENT OR IN THEIR SCHOOLS BY CHILDREN EMULATING THE PRESIDENT-ELECT'S UNCIVIL SPEECH? I HAVE READ SO MANY ARTICLES IN THE PAST WEEK ABOUT THE PROBLEMS HAPPENING AND ESCALATING IN OUR NATION'S SCHOOLS OVER STUDENTS THINKING THAT TRUMP'S BEHAVIOR AND SPEECH IS OKAY AS A MODEL FOR THEIR BEHAVIORS TO ONE ANOTHER. THERE IS SIMPLY NO JUSTIFICATION FOR THIS AT ALL AND WE NEED OTHER LEADERS, WITH INTEGRITY, CIVILITY AND COMPASSION, TO STEP FORWARD AND ADDRESS THIS PROBLEM. SINCERELY, DIANE


INSTEAD OF WORRYING ABOUT CREATING MORE WEALTH IN THE USA, WE NEED TO COUNT OUR BLESSINGS FROM GOD OUR ALMIGHTY HEAVENLY FATHER FOR THE PROVISIONS THAT WE DO ABUNDANTLY HAVE, BY HIS GRACE AND FAVOR

THE PRESIDENT-ELECT NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND THAT RATHER THAN WORRYING ABOUT CREATING EVEN YET MORE WEALTH IN THE USA, THAT WE NEED TO COUNT OUR BLESSINGS FROM GOD OUR ALMIGHTY HEAVENLY FATHER FOR THE PROVISIONS THAT WE ABUNDANTLY ALREADY HAVE IN THE USA, BY GOD'S GRACE AND FAVOR. AND THE MOST SIGNIFICANT OF THOSE BLESSINGS ARE NOT THE MONEY THAT WE HAVE BUT RATHER THE FREEDOMS THAT WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN BY OUR CONSTITUTION, THE UNIQUE ABILITIES AND GIFTS THAT GOD GAVE EACH OF US WHEN HE MADE US IN THE WOMB, AND THE ABUNDANT RESOURCES AND OPPORTUNITIES THAT WE ALREADY HAVE BY VIRTUE OF LIVING IN A WELL-DEVELOPED DEMOCRACY.  RATHER THAN WORRYING ABOUT CREATING MORE WEALTH -- WHICH OFTEN LEADS TO MORE PROBLEMS -- WE NEED TO STOP AND EXAMINE WHAT WE SHOULD BE DOING WITH THE ABUNDANT RESOURCES AND BLESSINGS THAT WE ALREADY HAVE IN THIS NATION AND HOW WE CAN ASSIST AND SERVE THE PEOPLE AND CHILDREN OF LESS-DEVELOPED NATIONS WHO OFTEN SUFFER WITHOUT MANY OF THE RESOURCES THAT WE HAVE IN THE USA.  EVEN MANY PEOPLE IN THE WORKING-CLASSES IN AMERICA HAVE BEEN ABUNDANTLY BLESSED IF YOU COMPARE OUR LIVES AND FINANCES TO THE LIVES AND FINANCES OF THE WORKING-POOR IN OTHER COUNTRIES, WHO SUBSIST ON FAR, FAR LESS THAN THE WORKING-CLASSES IN THE USA.  INSTEAD OF THINKING ONLY OF OURSELVES AND OUR OWN FINANCIAL WELFARE/ACCUMULATION, WE NEED TO REACH OUTSIDE OF OURSELVES AND LOOK AT THE NEEDS OF THE WORLD AND PEOPLE AROUND US AND IN UNDER-DEVELOPED COUNTRIES AND HOW WE CAN MEET THOSE NEEDS WITH THE RESOURCES AND BLESSINGS THAT WE DO HAVE.  JESUS SAID IN THE GOSPELS, TO WHOM MUCH IS GIVEN, MUCH WILL BE EXPECTED, AND WE CANNOT FORGET THAT EVERY GOOD THING THAT WE HAVE IS NOT WHAT WE HAVE EARNED BUT RATHER WHAT HAS BEEN GIVEN TO US AS A GIFT BY THE GRACE AND FAVOR OF GOD. OUR LIVES AND OUR BELONGINGS ARE NOT ARE OWN -- WE COME INTO THIS WORLD WITH NO BELONGINGS AND WE LEAVE THIS WORLD WITH NO BELONGINGS -- RATHER THEY BELONG TO GOD OUR ALMIGHTY HEAVENLY FATHER WHO HAS GIFTED US WITH AMAZING LIVES IN THE USA  (WE MUST ALSO REMEMBER AND BE GRATEFUL THAT WE HAVE ONLY BEEN BORN IN THE USA BY THE GRACE OF GOD, OUR CREATOR, WHO IS THE ONE WHO DECIDES WHERE WE WILL BE BORN. BY THE WILL OF GOD, WE COULD JUST HAVE EASILY BEEN BORN A REFUGEE  IN AN UNDEMOCRATIC COUNTRY AND THAT IS WHY WE NEED TO HAVE COMPASSION ON THE REFUGEES AND IMMIGRANTS WHO DID NOT CHOOSE THEIR SITUATIONS AND PLACES OF BIRTH ) AND GOD WILL CONTINUE TO GIFT US WITH ALL THAT WE NEED TO LIVE A LIFE OF SERVICE TO OTHER PEOPLE.  GOD OUR ALMIGHTY HEAVENLY FATHER DID NOT PLACE US HERE ON THIS EARTH TO EARN MONEY AND BUILD-UP WEALTH BUT RATHER TO SERVE AND CARE FOR AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER, AS JESUS COMMANDED IN THE GOSPELS, AND GOD OUR ALMIGHTY HEAVENLY FATHER PROVIDES FOR THOSE OF US WHO DO FOLLOW HIS LOVING AND COMPASSIONATE WILL.  IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN, WHERE HUMANITY FIRST BEGAN, GOD OUR FATHER MADE SURE TO PROVIDE ADAM AND EVE WITH ALL THAT THEY NEEDED TO LIVE A BEAUTIFUL, HEALTHY LIFE AND GOD COMMANDED US, FROM THE BEGINNING, TO BE GOOD STEWARDS OF ALL OF THE RESOURCES AND BLESSINGS THAT HE HAS GIVEN TO US, AS HIS DEARLY LOVED CHILDREN.  THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS THAT WE SIMPLY DO NOT NEED WEALTH TO BE OF SERVICE TO OTHERS WITH THE GIFTS THAT GOD OUR HEAVENLY HAS GIVEN TO US, AND IF MORE AMERICANS WOULD TAKE ASSESSMENT OF ALL THE TRUE BLESSINGS THAT THEY HAVE IN THEIR LIVES -- OFTEN NON-MATERIAL BLESSINGS SUCH AS FAMILY, FRIENDS, ABILITIES, TALENTS, ALL GRACIOUS GIFTS FROM GOD -- THEY WOULD SEE THAT THEIR TRUE WEALTH DOES NOT COME FROM MONEY BUT FROM THE BLESSINGS BESTOWED UPON THEM BY GOD OUR HEAVENLY FATHER.  AGAIN, THOSE GIFTS AND BLESSINGS ARE GIVEN TO US BY GOD OUR HEAVENLY FATHER SO THAT WE CAN SERVE THE WORLD AROUND US WITH THOSE GIFTS, WHICH IS FAR, FAR MORE IMPORTANT TO GOD THAN WORKING SIMPLY TO ACCUMULATE WEALTH AND BEING CONCERNED WITH ONE'S OWN FINANCIAL WELFARE/ACCUMULATION. GOD OUR HEAVENLY FATHER AND JESUS WOULD RATHER THAT WE GIVE-AWAY EVERY MATERIAL THING THAT WE HAVE AND DON'T NEED THAN THAT WE KEEP ACCUMULATING THINGS WE TRULY DO NOT NEED TO LIVE THE SERVICE-ORIENTED, GOD-CENTERED LIVES THAT GOD OUR HEAVENLY FATHER ENVISIONS FOR US.  WE DO NOT GROW INTO A GREAT NATION BY WHAT WE HAVE AND WHAT WE POSSESS BUT RATHER BY WHAT WE GENEROUSLY GIVE BACK TO A WORLD THAT DOES NOT HAVE THE ABUNDANT RESOURCES AND BLESSINGS THAT WE HAVE IN THE USA.  IN JESUS' COMPASSIONATE, LOVING, GLORIOUS AND HOLY NAME. LOVE ALWAYS, DIANE 


THE DRAMATIC DIFFERENCES BETWEEN GOD OUR ALMIGHTY HEAVENLY FATHER'S PLANS FOR AMERICA AND THE PRESIDENT ELECT'S PLANS

TODAY I HAVE BEEN THINKING BOTH ABOUT THE BIRTH AND CHILDHOOD OF JESUS AND THE COMING PROBLEMS WITH THE PRESIDENT-ELECT AND HIS WEALTH OBSESSION AND THE HARSH REALITY CHECK THAT IS COMING FOR THE WORKING CLASSES WHO VOTED FOR HIM. WHEN GOD OUR ALMIGHTY HEAVENLY FATHER SENT JESUS TO EARTH OVER TWO THOUSAND YEARS AGO, GOD ALREADY KNEW THE PLANS THAT HE HAD FOR JESUS -- TO SAVE, REDEEM AND HEAL HUMANITY BY DYING FOR OUR SINS ON THE CROSS AND THEN FAR MORE REACHING, AWESOME PLANS OF BRINGING JESUS BACK AS A LORD AND AWE-INSPIRING, TRUTH-BEARING AND PEACE-BEARING KING SOMETIME IN THE FUTURE. BUT WHAT IS SO AMAZING ABOUT GOD'S PLAN IS THAT HE SENT HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON JESUS TO ONE OF THE MOST HUMBLEST, POOREST PLACES ON EARTH TO BE BORN -- IN A MANGER STALL IN BETHLEHEM TO A TEENAGE MOM AND WORKING-CLASS CARPENTER DAD, NOT AT ALL WHERE YOU WOULD THINK A FUTURE KING WOULD BE BORN. BUT THINK, TODAY AND IN THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON, WHAT GOD OUR ALMIGHTY HEAVENLY FATHER WAS TRYING TO CONVEY TO THE WORLD IN WHERE AND TO WHOM HE HAD HIS SON BORN AND RAISED. WE HAVE AN ALMIGHTY HEAVENLY FATHER WHO REJECTS WORLDLY WEALTH AND RICHES AND VALUES THE HUMBLE AND THE POOR AND THE MEEK AND THE WORKING CLASSES, AND WE ALSO HAVE A LORD AND SAVIOR IN JESUS CHRIST WHO ALSO CAST THE MONEY CHANGERS OUT OF THE TEMPLE AND LIVED ONE OF THE MOST HUMBLEST LIVES POSSIBLE, EVEN AS HE PERFORMED ASTOUNDING MIRACLES OF GREAT COMPASSION WHEN HE WALKED THE EARTH. AND DON'T THINK FOR A MINUTE THAT GOD OUR ALMIGHTY HEAVENLY FATHER AND JESUS CHRIST DO NOT SEE THE PROBLEMS THAT ARE HAPPENING WITH THE WEALTH-CONCENTRATION IN AMERICA TODAY -- WEALTHY ON THE OUTSIDE BUT SOME OF THE MOST BROKEN PEOPLE ON THE INSIDE --- AND WITH THE PRESIDENT-ELECT'S FALSE PROMISES TO THE WORKING CLASSES AND POOR. GOD OUR ALMIGHTY HEAVENLY FATHER SAW THE PROBLEMS IN JESUS' DAY AND HE MOST DEFINITELY SEES THE PROBLEMS TODAY, AND WE MUST REST ASSURED, WITH TRUST AND FAITH, THAT GOD OUR ALMIGHTY FATHER AND JESUS HAVE A PLAN OF RESTORATION AND HEALING THAT FAR SURPASSES ANYTHING WE CAN IMAGINE,MOST ESPECIALLY INCLUDING THE PROMISED RETURN OF JESUS AS AN ALMIGHTY, RIGHTEOUS AND PEACE-BEARING KING. TODAY, MORE THAN EVER, iS A TIME WHEN WE, AS CHRISTIANS, AND OUR NATION NEED TO BE IN PRAYER TO GOD OUR ALMIGHTY FATHER AND JESUS ABOUT THE PROBLEMS WITH THE OVER-CONCERN WITH WEALTH IN OUR COUNTRY AND THE BROKENNESS AND PROBLEMS THAT WEALTH CREATES. BECAUSE WHEN JESUS RETURNS AS A KING, WE SHOULD KNOW FROM HIS HUMBLE ARRIVAL ON THIS EARTH THAT GOD OUR ALMIGHTY HEAVENLY FATHER IS NOT GOING TO ALLOW THE WEALTH AND CORPORATIONS TO STAND BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT PART OF THE GLORIOUS, PEACEFUL VISION THAT GOD HAS FOR THE EARTH AND HIS CHILDREN. SO, RIGHT NOW, MORE THAN EVER, WE NEED TO LOOK AT THE HUMBLE BIRTH OF JESUS CHRIST IN A MANGER THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON AND LEARN FROM THAT BIRTH AND THE HUMBLE (YET AMAZING) LIFE THAT JESUS LED IN THE GOSPELS, WHAT GOD HAS IN STORE FOR OUR WORLD, WHICH IS NOTHING AT ALL LIKE THE PRESIDENT-ELECT'S FALSE PROMISES OF WEALTH FOR THE WORKING-CLASSES. THAT IS NOT WHAT GOD ALMIGHTY AND JESUS VALUE NOR WILL THEY EVER VALUE WEALTH OVER CHARACTER, INTEGRITY AND SERVICE TO HUMANITY. IN JESUS' COMPASSIONATE, LOVING, GLORIOUS AND HOLY NAME. LOVE ALWAYS, DIANE


THE PERSECUTION OF JESUS, THE PERSECUTION OF HILLARY CLINTON, THE PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS IN OTHER COUNTRIES

YESTERDAY, I WAS READING AN ARTICLE ON NPR.ORG ABOUT A POST-ELECTION RALLY BY TRUMP IN OHIO, AND I READ WHERE THE CROWD SHOUTED, ABOUT HILLARY CLINTON, "LOCK HER UP" AND IT MADE ME THINK OF A SIMILAR CROWD, OVER TWO THOUSAND YEARS IN JERUSALEM, IN THE DAYS BEFORE JESUS' DEATH ON THE CROSS, THAT SHOUTED "CRUCIFY, HIM, CRUCIFY, HIM" AND IT ALSO MADE ME THINK, WHERE IS COMPASSION IN OUR NATION TODAY AND HAVE WE NOT MADE ANY PROGRESS IN OUR HUMANITY IN TWO THOUSAND YEARS? HAVE WE NOT LEARNED FROM JESUS AND THE GOSPELS ABOUT HOW WE ARE TO LOVE AND CARE FOR ONE ANOTHER AND FORGIVE ONE ANOTHER IN THE SAME WAY AS CHRIST FORGIVES US? AND WHY HAVE WE FORGOTTEN THAT HILLARY CLINTON WROTE A BOOK CALLED "IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE A CHILD," AND IS ONE OF THE MOST CARING PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES THAT WE HAVE HAD IN A LONG TIME. AND YET THEY (TRUMP FOLLOWERS) WANT TO PERSECUTE HER, LIKE THEY PERSECUTE CHRISTIANS IN OTHER COUNTRIES AND LIKE THEY PERSECUTED JESUS ON THE CROSS. BUT THE GOOD NEWS OF THE GOSPELS IS THAT GOD OUR ALMIGHTY HEAVENLY FATHER DID NOT ALLOW THE PERSECUTION TO STAND BECAUSE THREE DAYS LATER, ON EASTER, HE RESURRECTED JESUS FROM THE GRAVE AND BROUGHT HIM BACK TO BE WITH US AS OUR LORD AND SAVIOR. AND THE FURTHER GOOD NEWS OF THE GOSPELS AND REVELATIONS IS THAT THE PERSECUTION HAPPENING TODAY, WILL NOT STAND EITHER IN THE FACE OF GOD OUR ALMIGHTY HEAVENLY FATHER AND JESUS CHRIST BECAUSE JESUS IS COMING BACK AS AN ALMIGHTY, PEACE-BEARING AND TRUTH-BEARING, AWESOME, LOVING KING AND THE WORLD WILL BE MADE RIGHT AGAIN, ACCORDING TO THE GLORIOUS VISION THAT GOD OUR ALMIGHTY HEAVENLY FATHER HAS FOR THE EARTH AND HIS CHILDREN. GOD OUR ALMIGHTY HEAVENLY FATHER AND LORD JESUS SEE EVERYTHING THAT IS HAPPENING ON THIS EARTH, AND THEY HAVE A GLORIOUS AND COMPASSIONATE PLAN -- AN AMAZING, BEAUTIFUL PLAN FILLED WITH AMAZING GRACE -- FOR THE RESTORATION OF THIS EARTH AND PEACE ON EARTH THROUGH OUR SAVIOR AND COMING KING, JESUS CHRIST. IN JESUS' HOLY, COMPASSIONATE, GLORIOUS AND LOVING NAME. LOVE ALWAYS, DIANE


LORD JESUS AND GOD OUR ALMIGHTY HEAVENLY FATHER HAVE GREAT COMPASSION FOR THE OUTCAST AND MARGINALIZED OF AMERICA, AND WE NEED LEADERS WHO HAVE COMPASSION, TOO

LORD JESUS AND GOD OUR ALMIGHTY HEAVENLY FATHER HAVE GREAT COMPASSION FOR THE OUTCAST AND MARGINALIZED PEOPLE OF AMERICA, AND WE NEED LEADERS IN AMERICA WHO HAVE COMPASSION, TOO. UNFORTUNATELY, WE HAVE A PRESIDENT-ELECT WHO SEVERELY LACKS COMPASSION FOR THE POOR, THE UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS, THE WORKING-CLASSES, THE ILL, THE DISABLED, GAY PEOPLE AND THE CHILDREN AND IS MORE CONCERNED WITH SPREADING HATE AND BUILDING HIS BUSINESSES/WEALTH AND BRAND-NAMES AROUND THE COUNTRY AND THE WORLD AND STIFLING ANY DISSENT TO HIS AGENDA. THE PRESIDENT-ELECT'S LACK OF COMPASSION AND CONCERN FOR THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE SUFFERING AND HURTING THE MOST IN OUR NATION SHOULD BE OF GREAT CONCERN TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE BECAUSE WE ARE AND HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A NATION OF IMMIGRANTS, WELCOMING PEOPLE WHO ARE EXPERIENCING OPPRESSION, SUPPRESSION AND PERSECUTION IN OTHER, NON-DEMOCRATIC COUNTRIES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD AND TRYING TO MAKE OUR NATION MORE ACCOMMODATING TOWARD THOSE WHO ARE OF DIFFERENT RACES AND ETHNICITIES. THE PRESIDENT-ELECT CAMPAIGNED AND PANDERED TO THE NATION WITH A POLITICS OF FEAR, THAT IS, THAT WE SHOULD FEAR PEOPLE WHO ARE DIFFERENT THAN OURSELVES RATHER THAN WORK TOWARDS MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING AND SHOWING THEM COMPASSION AND LOVE AND ACCEPTANCE, LIKE THE LORD JESUS DOES TO ALL PEOPLE AND LIKE THIS NATION SHOWED OUR FOREMOTHERS AND FOREFATHERS IN EARLIER CENTURIES. LORD JESUS' HEART HAS TO BE BREAKING BIG TIME FOR THE PREJUDICES AND HATE RHETORIC THAT HAVE BEEN CIRCULATING THROUGHOUT OUR NATION AND OUR SCHOOLS DUE TO THE PRESIDENT-ELECTS POOR ATTITUDE AND LACK OF COMPASSION TO PEOPLE OF DIFFERENCE AND DIVERSITY. OUR NATION NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND THAT THIS PRESIDENT-ELECT IS MORE CONCERNED WITH HIS OWN PERSONAL POWER AND MAINTAINING HIS WEALTH AND ELITE BUSINESSES THEN HE IS WITH LEADING THIS DIVERSIFIED COUNTRY AND SERVING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND BEING A COMPASSIONATE ROLE MODEL TO THE CHILDREN OF THE NATION. THE WORKING-CLASSES AND CHRISTIANS OF THIS NATION WERE SEVERELY MISLED AND PANDERED TO BY THE PRESIDENT-ELECT WHO IS NOT A CHRISTIAN NOR WORKING-CLASS AND DOES NOT HAVE THE COMPASSION OF A CHRISTIAN NOR A REAL CONCERN WITH THE STRUGGLES OF THE WORKING-CLASSES AND PEOPLE OF DIVERSITY. INSTEAD, THE PRESIDENT-ELECT SITS IN HIS INSULATED TRUMP TOWER ON FIFTH AVENUE IN NEW YORK, ONE OF THE WEALTHIEST CITIES IN THE WORLD, AND INSTEAD OF ENGAGING IN THE HONEST LABOR OF THE WORKING CLASSES, SPENDS HIS TIME SENDING OUT TWEETS DEFENDING HIS REPUTATION AND PUBLIC IMAGE WHENEVER THE WORKING PRESS DARES TO CALL ATTENTION TO THE INSULATED AND WEALTH-CONCENTRATED AND PREJUDICED AND UNCOMPASSIONATE WORLD THAT HE LIVES IN. THIS IS NOT A PRESIDENT-ELECT WHO HAS HAD TO SUFFER AND WORK WITH HIS HANDS FOR A LIVING AND BE OUT AMONGST THE PEOPLE (AND NOT INSULATED BY TECHNOLOGY) AND THUS HAS NOT LEARNED TO BE COMPASSIONATE TO THOSE WHO DO SUFFER AND LABOR AND ARE DIFFERENT THAN HIMSELF. AGAIN, OUR LORD'S HEART HAS TO BE BREAKING BIG TIME BY WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THE PRESIDENCY IN THIS ALREADY GREAT NATION OF OURS THAT IS SUPPOSED TO SERVE AS A ROLE MODEL TO OTHER DEVELOPING NATIONS TRYING TO BECOME DEMOCRATIC. I WAS SAYING DURING THIS ELECTION SEASON THAT WE NEED LEADERS OF COMPASSION, INTEGRITY, FAITH AND VISION IN THIS COUNTRY (www.faithandpolitics.net), AND SADLY, NONE OF THOSE THINGS CAME INTO BEING. WHERE THERE IS FAITH IN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, THERE IS NO FEAR AND THERE IS A GREAT DEAL OF COMPASSION AND LOVE AND HOSPITALITY FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE DIFFERENT THAN OURSELVES. AT A TIME WHEN THE PRESIDENT-ELECT IS NOT EXHIBITING COMPASSION AND LOVE FOR ALL OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLES IT IS TIME THAT OTHER LEADERS -- WHO DO POSSESS THESE QUALITIES -- IN OUR COUNTRY STEP FORWARD AND CALL FOR CHANGE. AND SERVE AS COMPASSIONATE ROLE MODELS OF INTEGRITY TO OUR NATION'S CHILDREN, THE NEXT GENERATION OF AMERICANS. IN JESUS' GLORIOUS, COMPASSIONATE, LOVING AND HOLY NAME. LOVE ALWAYS, DIANE


MY PRAYER TO LORD JESUS AND OUR HEAVENLY FATHER ON NOVEMBER 19, 2016

MY PRAYER TO LORD JESUS AND OUR HEAVENLY FATHER ON NOVEMBER 19, 2016
DEAR LORD JESUS, HEAVENLY FATHER AND THE HOLY SPIRIT,

I PRAY AGAIN TODAY THAT YOU BRING HEALING AND RESTORATION TO OUR DIVERSE NATION THAT IS CURRENTLY BEING NEGATIVELY IMPACTED BY HATE SPEECH FROM THE RIGHT AND THE PRESIDENT-ELECT. PLEASE TEACH OUR CHILDREN THAT THEIR ONLY ROLE MODEL SHOULD BE JESUS, WHO DEMONSTRATED AMAZING LOVE AND GRACE FOR ALL PEOPLE AND ESPECIALLY THE MOST OUTCAST AND MARGINALIZED PEOPLE. UNFORTUNATELY, OUR CURRENT PRESIDENT-ELECT, WITH HIS BIASED AND SLANDEROUS VIEWS ON MINORITIES, IMMIGRANTS AND WOMEN, IS BY NO MEANS A ROLE MODEL THAT THE MEDIA SHOULD BE PRESENTING TO OUR CHILDREN AND THIS SITUATION IS CAUSING SERIOUS PROBLEMS IN OUR NATION'S SCHOOLS. INSTEAD OF UNDESERVINGLY PUTTING TRUMP IN THE SPOTLIGHT, LET US PUT JESUS CHRIST AND THE GOSPELS BACK IN THE SPOTLIGHT AND TEACH OUR CHILDREN ABOUT THE LOVE AND COMPASSION OF JESUS CHRIST FOR ALL PEOPLE, NO MATTER THEIR ETHNICITY OR PREVIOUS RELIGIOUS BACKGROUND. DEAR LORD JESUS AND GOD OUR ALMIGHTY HEAVENLY FATHER, I PRAY THAT YOU MOVE MIGHTILY IN THE HEARTS AND SOULS OF OUR NATION'S PEOPLE AND ESPECIALLY THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT TO REVEAL THE TRUTH AND WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE ABOUT THE DIVISIVENESS THAT IS BEING SPURNED ON BY TRUMP'S INACCURATE AND OFFENSIVE REPRESENTATIONS OF WOMEN, MINORITIES AND IMMIGRANTS. HE IS BY NO MEANS A ROLE MODEL FOR OUR CHILDREN, AND WE NEED TO TEACH OUR CHILDREN THAT JESUS' LOVE AND COMPASSION FOR THE WORLD, AS OUR SAVIOR AND LORD, SHOULD BE THE ONLY ROLE MODEL THAT THEY FOLLOW. IN JESUS' GLORIOUS, COMPASSIONATE AND HOLY NAME. LOVE ALWAYS, DIANE


NO MATTER WHAT TRUMP SAYS ABOUT WOMEN, YOU ARE WONDROUSLY AND BEAUTIFULLY AND FEARFULLY MADE BY GOD OUR ALMIGHTY HEAVENLY MOTHER AND GOD OUR ALMIGHTY HEAVENLY FATHER

NO MATTER WHAT IS HAPPENING IN OUR NATION AND POLITICS TODAY, WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT IS THAT PEOPLE KNOW THAT WE ARE ALL CHILDREN OF GOD OUR ALMIGHTY HEAVENLY MOTHER AND ALMIGHTY HEAVENLY FATHER AND LORD JESUS AND AS WOMEN, WE ARE BEAUTIFULLY AND FEARFULLY AND WONDROUSLY MADE BY OUR HEAVENLY FATHER AND LOVED BY JESUS, REGARDLESS OF WHAT ANY PRESIDENT-ELECT HAS TO DEROGATIVELY SAY ABOUT WOMEN. JESUS, WHEN HE WALKED THE EARTH AND PERFORMED MIRACLES OUT OF COMPASSION, WAS FAR MORE FEMININE IN NATURE THAN MASCULINE BECAUSE HE TRULY CARED AND STILL CARES ABOUT US AS HIS CHILDREN AND OUR WELL-BEING. JESUS ALSO WAS NOT CONCERNED ABOUT HIS PERSONAL POWER OR WEALTH OR ANYTHING OF THAT NATURE, LIKE OUR CURRENT PRESIDENT-ELECT IS. SO, TODAY, I FEEL IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO GO ON MINISTERING TO PEOPLE ABOUT JESUS' GREAT LOVE AND HOW HE SEES ALL GIRLS AND WOMEN, OF ALL ETHNICITIES AND RACES, AS PRECIOUS AND DEEPLY LOVED CHILDREN OF GOD WHO DESERVE TO BE SPOKEN TO AND TREATED WITH RESPECT AND DIGNITY AND PROMOTED IN THEIR CAREERS. HERE IS WHAT I WROTE LAST APRIL AND IT STANDS VERY TRUE TODAY. LOVE ALWAYS, DIANE


THERE COULD NEVER BE A MORE BEAUTIFUL YOU IN THE EYES OF OUR HEAVENLY FATHER AND LORD JESUS


THERE COULD NEVER BE A MORE BEAUTIFUL YOU IN THE EYES OF OUR HEAVENLY FATHER AND LORD JESUS. THEY LOVE YOU AND VALUE YOU FOR WHO THEY MADE YOU TO BE AND ALL THAT YOU ARE. AND THEY HAVE A WONDERFUL AND UNIQUE PURPOSE FOR YOUR LIFE -- THERE IS NOONE LIKE YOU IN THE ENTIRE WORLD AND YOU ARE UNIQUELY SPECIAL IN HOW OUR HEAVENLY FATHER HAS MADE YOU. WHEN OUR HEAVENLY FATHER GAVE YOU THE BEAUTIFUL AND AMAZING GIFT OF LIFE, IT WAS BECAUSE HE LOVES YOU SO MUCH AND COULD NOT IMAGINE THE WORLD WITHOUT YOU. NEVER LET ANYONE TELL YOU THAT YOU ARE NOT VALUABLE AND WORTH RESPECT AND DIGNITY BECAUSE OUR HEAVENLY FATHER AND LOVE JESUS VALUE YOU AND LOVE YOU MORE THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE. THEIR LOVE FOR YOU IS BEYOND YOUR COMPREHENSION -- THAT IS HOW GREAT AND AMAZING THEIR LOVE FOR YOU IS. AND WHEN YOU SUFFER, THEY ARE VERY NEAR TO YOU AND HAVE GREAT COMPASSION AND CARE FOR YOU -- AGAIN, BECAUSE YOU ARE WONDERFULLY AND BEAUTIFULLY MADE BY OUR HEAVENLY FATHER AND HE REGARDS YOU AS HIS DEEPLY LOVED AND PRECIOUS CHILD, DESERVING OF THE BEST OF LIFE AND DESERVING OF LOVE AND CARE FROM OTHER PEOPLE. AND HE HAS GIVEN YOU JESUS, HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, TO WALK WITH YOU AND CARRY YOU IN ALL THAT YOU DO. JESUS WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU AND STAY BY YOUR SIDE, EVEN WHEN PEOPLE LET YOU DOWN. JESUS' LOVE FOR YOU IS CONSTANT AND UNCHANGING AND COMPLETELY UNCONDITIONAL. THERE COULD NOT BE A MORE BEAUTIFUL AND DEEPLY LOVED YOU. IN JESUS' LOVING, COMPASSIONATE, GLORIOUS AND HOLY NAME. LOVE ALWAYS, DIANE


LET'S BE A NATION OF LOVE AND FAITH IN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST THAT SAYS NO TO FEAR-MONGERING POLITICS

TRUMP'S POLITICS IS ONLY UNNECESSARY FEAR-MONGERING AND THAT IS BECAUSE HE HAS NO FAITH IN THE LORD (WHERE THERE IS FAITH, THERE IS NO FEAR) AND NO LOVE AND COMPASSION FOR PEOPLE OF DIVERSITY AND DIFFERENCE IN THIS COUNTRY AND ABROAD. LET'S BE A NATION THAT SAYS A LOUD, RESOUNDING "NO" TO TRUMP'S POLITICS OF FEAR AND HATE, WHICH HAVE BEEN EXHIBITED DURING THE PAST WEEK IN HIS CABINET SELECTIONS (WHICH HAVE YET TO BE APPROVED BY CONGRESS, THANK GOODNESS). I AM SO TIRED OF HEARING THAT AMERICANS HAVE SOMETHING TO FEAR WITH MUSLIM IMMIGRANTS BECAUSE WHILE THEY ARE MISGUIDED IN THEIR RELIGION ABOUT GOD, THEY ARE STILL HUMAN BEINGS WITH FAMILIES AND NEEDS -- AND STILL CHILDREN OF OUR TRUE GOD WHO MADE THEM IN THE WOMB JUST AS GOD MADE US IN THE WOMB AND WANTS US TO BE MINISTERS AND MISSIONARIES OF JESUS' LOVE TO THEM AND INTRODUCE THEM TO CHRIST THE LORD AND OUR HEAVENLY FATHER. RATHER THAN FEARING THEM BECAUSE OF A FEW EXTREMISTS (JUST LIKE WE HAVE RELIGIOUS EXTREMISTS IN THE UNITED STATES) WE NEED TO SHARE THE LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST WITH THEM AND TEACH THEM ABOUT THE GOSPELS WHEN THEY ARE IN OUR COUNTRY. WE OUGHT TO VIEW IMMIGRANTS AS PEOPLE/REFUGEES (OFTEN WITH CHILDREN AND FAMILIES THAT THEY LOVE VERY MUCH JUST LIKE WE LOVE OUR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES) WHO NEED TO BE MINISTERED TO AND CARED FOR AND WELCOMED WITH HOSPITALITY BY OUR COUNTRY, NOT FEARED BECAUSE THEY HAVE A FEW EXTREMISTS IN THEIR INCORRECT, MISGUIDED RELIGION WHO ARE SPREADING HATE. THE PROPER AND CHRISTIAN RESPONSE TO THOSE SPREADING HATE IS TO RESPOND WITH CHRIST'S LOVE AND GRACE AND BE MISSIONARIES OF JESUS' LOVE FOR ALL PEOPLE -- CHILDREN OF GOD -- IN THIS WORLD. I PRAY AGAIN TODAY THAT JESUS AND GOD MAKE ME INTO THAT BEAUTIFUL AND COMPASSIONATE MISSIONARY TO A WORLD IN DESPERATE NEED OF THE COMPASSION AND LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST AND CONTINUE MY TEACHING AND WRITING ABOUT CHRIST'S AND OUR ALMIGHTY HEAVENLY FATHER'S LOVE FOR ALL PEOPLE IN THE WORLD, IN JESUS' GLORIOUS AND HOLY AND COMPASSIONATE AND LOVING NAME. LOVE ALWAYS, DIANE K. OLSON

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WE NEED LEADERS OF FAITH AND COMPASSION IN AMERICA, VERY MUCH SO

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JESUS IS OUR TRUE AND UNCHANGING HOPE FOR OUR COUNTRY RIGHT NOW, AND WE NEED LEADERS WHO BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST AND HIS LOVE AND COMPASSION FOR ALL PEOPLE, INCLUDING THOSE WHO ARE SUFFERING AND MARGINALIZED THE MOST IN OUR COUNTRY. WE ALSO NEED A CONVERSATION ABOUT CHRISTIANITY AND FAITH IN AMERICA AND WE NEED LEADERS WHO HAVE CHRISTIAN FAITH AND INTEGRITY AND VISION. THIS IS NOT THE CASE CURRENTLY WITH THE PRESIDENT-ELECT AND HIS PLANS, AND MANY CHRISTIANS ARE CONCERNED. WE DO NOT NEED DIVISIVENESS IN OUR COUNTRY RIGHT NOW, WE NEED UNITY AND FAITH IN THE LORD, JESUS CHRIST. LOVE ALWAYS, DIANE


MY PRAYER TO LORD JESUS AND GOD OUR ALMIGHTY HEAVENLY FATHER FOR OUR NATION ON NOVEMBER 13, 2016

DEAR LORD JESUS, OUR HEAVENLY FATHER AND THE HOLY SPIRIT,
I PRAY THIS SUNDAY MORNING THAT YOU HEAL AND RESTORE THIS BROKEN AND DIVIDED NATION THAT WE LIVE IN TODAY. I PRAY, DEAR LORD JESUS, FOR AN END TO THE UNCIVIL, HATE SPEECH THAT IS COMING FROM THE RIGHT. I PRAY FOR A RETURN TO AND RESTORATION OF CIVILITY, LOVE, GRACIOUSNESS AND KINDNESS AND MUTUAL-RESPECT IN THIS COUNTRY. PLEASE, DEAR LORD JESUS, INTERVENE IN THE DIVISIVENESS THAT IS OCCURRING IN OUR COUNTRY AND TEACH PEOPLE TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER AND BE KIND TO ONE ANOTHER. PLEASE, DEAR LORD JESUS, RETURN TO THIS EARTH AND ESTABLISH YOUR EVERLASTING, PEACEFUL, GRACIOUS AND ALL-MIGHTY KINGDOM. WE NEED YOUR PEACE, AMAZING LOVE, AMAZING GRACE, KINDNESS AND COMPASSION MORE THAN EVER AT THIS TIME, LORD JESUS. IN JESUS' HOLY, COMPASSIONATE, GLORIOUS AND LOVING NAME. LOVE ALWAYS, DIANE


LORD JESUS AND OUR HEAVENLY FATHER CARE MOST ABOUT HOW BIG OUR HEARTS ARE FOR THOSE IN NEED, NOT OUR POLITICS

LORD JESUS AND GOD OUR ALMIGHTY HEAVENLY FATHER CARE MOST ABOUT HOW BIG OUR HEARTS ARE FOR THOSE IN NEED, NOT OUR POLITICS AND RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES. WHEN GOD OUR ALMIGHTY HEAVENLY FATHER CREATED US IN HIS IMAGE, HE GAVE US HEARTS TO CARE FOR AND SHOW COMPASSION AND LOVE TO THE PEOPLE IN OUR LIVES AND THAT WE ENCOUNTER AS A PART OF OUR DAILY LIVING. THIS IS WHY JESUS, IN THE GOSPELS, TOLD THE PARABLE OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN WHO WAS THE ONLY PERSON WILLING TO HELP A HURTING MAN ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD, EVEN THOUGH OTHER PEOPLE, INCLUDING RELIGIOUS PEOPLE, HAD PASSED HIM BY. JESUS TOLD THIS PARABLE TO ILLUSTRATE HOW IT IS FAR MORE IMPORTANT, IN THE EYES OF LORD JESUS AND OUR HEAVENLY FATHER, THAT WE BE COMPASSIONATE AND LOVING TOWARDS OTHER PEOPLE AND ASSIST AND BE OF SERVICE TO PEOPLE THAN TO BE SELF-INVOLVED AND CONCERNED ONLY WITH ONE'S OWN FINANCIAL WELFARE AND SOCIAL/RELIGIOUS STATUS. JESUS ALSO GAVE THE COMMANDMENT IN THE GOSPELS THAT WE LOVE OUR NEIGHBORS AS OURSELVES, WHICH MEANS PUTTING OTHER PEOPLE'S NEEDS AHEAD OF OURSELVES AND OUR OWN NEEDS. IN AMERICA TODAY, THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO ARE INCREDIBLY BLESSED WITH MORE THAN ABUNDANT WEALTH AND THERE ARE ALSO A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THE WORKING-CLASSES WHO ARE SUFFERING IN IMPOVERISHED CONDITIONS, AND THE DIVIDE AND CHASM BETWEEN THE WEALTHY/PRIVILEGED AND THE WORKING-CLASSES IS GROWING FURTHER AND FURTHER APART. IN THIS RECENT PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, BOTH OF THE CANDIDATES CAME FROM EXTREMELY PRIVILEGED POSITIONS IN OUR SOCIETY AND BOTH POSSESSED GREAT WEALTH, AND THAT WAS ONE OF MY RESERVATIONS ABOUT BOTH OF THEM AND THE EAST COAST MEDIA THAT HAS PROMOTED THEM. YET THE THING IS IS THAT THE PARTY THAT CARES THE MOST ABOUT THE PEOPLE IN NEED AND HAS THE BIGGEST HEART FOR THE POOR AND WORKING-CLASSES AND THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN OUTCAST FROM THE WEALTH-SATURATED SEGMENT OF AMERICA, WAS CONSISTENTLY DEMONIZED AND ATTACKED BY THE MEDIA AND BY THE PARTY THAT DOES NOT CARE ABOUT ANYTHING BUT ITS OWN POLITICAL POWER AND CONTROL OVER THE GOVERNMENT. AND I AM HERE TODAY TO SAY THAT GOD OUR ALMIGHTY HEAVENLY FATHER SEES ALL OF THIS THAT IS WRONGLY HAPPENING IN OUR NATION AND WORLD TODAY, AND GOD OUR ALMIGHTY HEAVENLY FATHER WILL HAVE THE FINAL SAY IN JUDGING THE PEOPLE AND POLITICIANS WHO ARE OPERATING FROM THEIR HEARTS AND SOULS AND THE PEOPLE WHO ARE OPERATING FROM THEIR CONCERN WITH THEIR OWN WEALTH AND POLITICAL POWER. NOTHING IS HIDDEN FROM GOD OUR ALMIGHTY HEAVENLY FATHER AND LORD JESUS, AND THEY LOOK AT OUR HEARTS AND SOULS AND WHAT WE DO AS GOOD SAMARITANS AND CHRISTIANS FOR THE SERVICE AND WELFARE OF OTHER PEOPLE WHO NEED OUR ASSISTANCE. PRESIDENTS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE PUBLIC SERVANTS FIRST AND FOREMOST WHO WORK FOR THE GOOD AND WELFARE OF THE PEOPLE -- NOT BUSINESSMEN AND NOT CORPORATE EXECUTIVES AND NOT MEDIA MOGULS AND NOT REALITY TV STARS. THE AMERICAN PUBLIC, AND ESPECIALLY THE CHRISTIAN WORKING-CLASSES, HAVE BEEN SEVERELY AND SERIOUSLY MISGUIDED BY THE MEDIA IN THIS ELECTION ABOUT THE CHARACTER AND INTEGRITY OF THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES AND NOW THE PRESIDENT-ELECT AND THEIR PLANS AND VISIONS FOR THIS COUNTRY. THOSE CANDIDATES WITH THE BIGGEST HEARTS AND THE STRONGEST VALUES AND INTEGRITY WERE CONSISTENTLY ATTACKED IN THE MEDIA AND BY THE PARTY THAT JUST WANTS TO MAINTAIN POWER AND CONTROL OVER THE GOVERNMENT AND THE WEALTH IN THIS COUNTRY. THAT PARTY DOES NOT CARE ABOUT THE WORKING-CLASSES AND THEIR SUFFERINGS AND NEEDS BUT WE HAVE AN ALMIGHTY HEAVENLY FATHER AND A LORD THAT DOES CARE, VERY MUCH SO AND FAR MORE THAN WE CAN IMAGINE, AND GOD OUR ALMIGHTY FATHER AND LORD JESUS HAVE THE ULTIMATE POWER IN SETTING THINGS RIGHT, IN THIS WORLD AND THE HEAVENLY WORLD TO COME. IN JESUS' HOLY, COMPASSIONATE, GLORIOUS AND MOST OF ALL LOVING NAME. LOVE ALWAYS, DIANE K. OLSON


GOD OUR ALMIGHTY HEAVENLY FATHER IS STILL IN CONTROL, AND THIS PRESIDENCY WILL BE THE FINAL PRESIDENCY BEFORE JESUS RETURNS AS AN AWESOME AND GLORIOUS KING

TRUMP'S ANTICIPATED CABINET SELECTIONS ARE ALL MALE AND HIS INSIDE CIRCLE, THIS DOES NOT FORBODE WELL FOR THIS COUNTRY AT ALL AND ESPECIALLY FOR WOMEN. HOWEVER, I ONCE HEARD SOMEONE SAY DURING THE ELECTION THAT IF TRUMP WERE TO WIN, HE WILL BE THE LAST PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES BEFORE JESUS, OUR LORD AND SAVIOR, RETURNS AS AN AWESOME AND MIGHTY KING. I KNOW SOME PEOPLE HAVE NEVER HEARD THIS ABOUT JESUS, BUT IT IS VERY TRUE THAT WE HAVE AN ALMIGHTY HEAVENLY FATHER AND A LORD AND SAVIOR IN JESUS CHRIST WHO HAVE FAR GREATER AND MORE MAGNIFICENT PLANS FOR THIS EARTH AND ALL PEOPLE THAN WE CAN EVER IMAGINE. AND JESUS, WHEN HE WALKED THE EARTH AND PERFORMED MIRACLES, WAS FAR MORE FEMININE IN HIS NATURE THAN MANY CHURCHES PRESENT HIM AS BEING. LORD JESUS CARES ABOUT AND LOVES ALL PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY THE OUTCAST, MARGINALIZED AND FORGOTTEN PEOPLE. TRUMP'S AGENDA FOR THE NATION WILL ABSOLUTELY NOT PREVAIL BECAUSE WE HAVE A LORD AND SAVIOR AND COMING KING WHO IS MIGHTIER THAN WE CAN IMAGINE (WHO SHAKES THE WHOLE WORLD WITH HOLY THUNDER AND LEAVES US BREATHLESS IN AWE AND WONDER) AND MORE LOVING AND COMPASSIONATE THAN WE CAN IMAGINE. AND GOD OUR ALMIGHTY HEAVENLY FATHER'S PEACEFUL, COMPASSIONATE AND GRACIOUS PLANS FOR THIS EARTH WILL PREVAIL FOREVER, REGARDLESS OF WHO IS GOING TO BE PRESIDENT. GOD OUR ALMIGHTY HEAVENLY FATHER AND JESUS WILL BRING JUSTICE AND TRUTH BACK TO OUR NATION (IN GOD WE TRUST, SAYS OUR DOLLAR BILL, NOT IN PRESIDENT'S WE TRUST, THAT IS FOR CERTAIN) AND THEY CARE DEEPLY ABOUT THIS BROKEN AND DIVIDED NATION AND THEY SEE THE HATE SPEECH THAT IS COMING FROM THE REPUBLICANS AND THE RIGHT-WINGERS AND THAT HATE SPEECH WILL NOT PREVAIL. AS MARTIN LUTHER KING DECLARED, THE UNCONDITIONAL AND MAGINIFICENT LOVE OF GOD ALMIGHTY HEAVENLY FATHER WILL BE TRIUMPHANT IN THIS BATTLE THAT IS TAKING PLACE FOR OUR NATION'S HEARTS AND MINDS. THAT IS THE GOD-GIVEN TRUTH. IN JESUS' HOLY, COMPASSIONATE, GLORIOUS AND LOVING NAME. LOVE ALWAYS, DIANE


THE PLATFORM IN THIS ELECTION THAT IS MOST CLOSELY ALIGNED WITH THE HEART OF LORD JESUS

WHILE THERE IS NO PERFECT CANDIDATE AND I HAVE EXPRESSED MY HESITATIONS AND CONCERNS WITH BOTH OF THEM, I STILL HAVE TO SUPPORT THE PLATFORM THAT CARES ABOUT THE WORKING CLASSES AND UNDERCLASSES AND THE PEOPLE WHO ARE SUFFERING THE MOST IN THIS COUNTRY RIGHT NOW. I TRULY BELIEVE THAT LORD JESUS CARES ABOUT MANY OF THE ISSUES OUTLINED AND PEOPLE REPRESENTED ON HILLARY'S VISION FOR AMERICA. AS I HAVE STATED BEFORE, TRUMP'S ONLY CONCERN IS WITH HIMSELF AND HIS PERSONAL POWER AND SELF-AGGRANDIZEMENT AND HE HAS HURT MANY POOR PEOPLE IN NEW YORK AND THAT IS A MAJOR CONCERN. IT IS TOTALLY THE LIBERAL MEDIA'S FAULT THAT HE HAS RISEN TO POWER AND ATTENTION IN THIS COUNTRY AND THE REPUBLICANS DESERVE A MUCH BETTER CANDIDATE WITH GREATER INTEGRITY AND TRUE CHRISTIAN VALUES. TRUMP IS NOT A CHRISTIAN AT ALL AND I TRULY CANNOT SEE HOW ANY CHRISTIAN CAN SUPPORT HIM. AND TRUMP IS NOT COMPASSIONATE AND LOVING, ESPECIALLY GIVEN ALL OF HIS HATE SPEECH, AND I KNOW THAT JESUS WOULD DEFINITELY NOT SUPPORT THAT HATE SPEECH AND ITS DIVISIONARY NATURE. NEITHER CANDIDATE IS PERFECT BUT I HAVE TO SUPPORT THE PLATFORM THAT MOST CLOSELY CONNECTS TO MY FAITH IN THE LORD AND THE PEOPLE THAT HE CARES MOST ABOUT IN THIS WORLD -- THE POOR, THE WORKING-CLASSES, THE OUTCAST, THE ELDERLY, THE DISABLED, THE CHILDREN -- THESE ARE ALL ACCOUNTED FOR IN HILLARY'S VISION AND THEY HAVE NEVER BEEN ACCOUNTED FOR BY TRUMP. WITH ALL SINCERITY, DIANE K. OLSON

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HILLARY CLINTON'S VISION FOR AMERICA, WHICH IS LINE WITH MANY OF THE ISSUES THAT OUR LORD JESUS CARES THE MOST ABOUT

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I HAVE BEEN DOING SOME MORE READING ON HILLARY CLINTON'S VISION FOR AMERICA AS PRESIDENT AND I PRAY THAT MORE PEOPLE WILL READ ABOUT HER VISION ON THE ISSUES, WHICH ARE SO MUCH MORE IN LINE WITH MY CHRISTIAN FAITH AND MY UNDERSTANDING OF THE PEOPLE AND ISSUES THAT LORD JESUS CARES THE MOST ABOUT IN THIS WORLD. HILLARY CLINTON'S VISION IS SO MUCH MORE COMPASSIONATE AND LOVING AND COMPREHENSIVE THAN ANYTHING THAT HAS BEEN SPOKEN BY TRUMP. IT IS SO UNFORTUNATE THAT THE DEBATES DID NOT REALLY ALLOW HER TO EXPAND UPON AND DETAIL HER VISIONS FOR OUR COUNTRY AND WHAT SHE CARES ABOUT THE MOST. WE CANNOT FORGET THAT SHE WAS RAISED IN THE MIDWEST, SO SHE IS MORE OF A MIDWESTERNER THAN A NEW YORKER LIKE TRUMP IS. LOVE ALWAYS, DIANE


OUR HEAVENLY FATHER AND LORD JESUS COMMAND US TO CARE ABOUT ALL LIVES, BOTH BORN AND UNBORN, AND THEIR HUMAN RIGHTS

I AM PRO-LIFE BECAUSE I BELIEVE THAT UNBORN BABIES IN THE WOMB ARE BEING CREATED BY OUR HEAVENLY FATHER AND TO TAKE THEIR LIFE THROUGH ABORTION WHEN THEY ARE IN THE WOMB IS VIOLENT AND INHUMANE AND UNGODLY. BUT I ALSO WISH AND PRAY THAT THOSE EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS WHO ARE PRO-LIFE WOULD ALSO BE PRO-HUMAN RIGHTS FOR THOSE PEOPLE, OUTSIDE THE WOMB, WHO SUFFER AT THE HANDS OF UNDEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENTS AND INHUMANE INSTITUTIONS (EVEN WITHIN THE USA THERE ARE INHUMANE INSTITUTIONS) WHO JUST AS MUCH AS UNBORN BABIES DESERVE TO BE TREATED WITH DIGNITY AND RESPECT AND KINDNESS AND LOVE. I JUST WISH THAT SOME EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS WOULD BE AS CONCERNED ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS AND JUSTICE IN THE WORLD AS THEY ARE ABOUT THE RIGHTS OF UNBORN CHILDREN. NO HUMAN BEING, BORN OR UNBORN, SHOULD BE TREATED IN A HARMFUL, INDIGNIFYING AND HURTFUL MANNER, AND AS A DEMOCRACY WITH CONSTITUTIONAL AND HUMAN RIGHTS GUARANTEED UNDER FEDERAL LAW, WE SHOULD BE JUST AS CONCERNED ABOUT GROWN-UPS WHO ARE SUFFERING FROM HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN OTHER COUNTRIES AND IN INSTITUTIONS IN THE US AS WE ARE ABOUT UNBORN CHILDREN. EVERY SINGLE LIFE, BORN AND UNBORN, MATTERS TO GOD OUR HEAVENLY FATHER AND EVERY SINGLE HUMAN LIFE SHOULD MATTER TO US, TOO, AND BE WORTHY OF PROTECTION AND JUSTICE.
LOVE ALWAYS, DIANE


WE NEED LEADERS AND CANDIDATES OF FAITH, VISION AND INTEGRITY IN AMERICA RIGHT NOW

I AM SO TIRED OF THIS ELECTION SEASON. WE REALLY NEED CANDIDATES AND LEADERS WITH VISIONS FOR HEALING THIS DIVIDED NATION, INTEGRITY, FAITH IN GOD AND THE LORD, AND BIG, COMPASSIONATE HEARTS. I AM SO TIRED OF THE EXTREME BROKENNESS THAT IS OCCURRING IN THE MEDIA AND IN POLITICS TODAY. THE EAST COAST (NYC) MEDIA IS VERY MUCH RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS POOR AND UNINSPIRATIONAL SELECTION OF CANDIDATES THAT WE HAVE IN THIS ELECTION. THE MEDIA HAS BEEN GIVEN TOO MUCH POWER IN DICTATING THE PEOPLE THAT WE FOCUS UPON AND WHO GETS OUR ATTENTION IN POLITICS. WE REALLY NEED LEADERS OF FAITH AND VISION AND INTEGRITY IN THIS NATION AGAIN AND THOSE LEADERS ARE NOT GOING TO COME FROM NEW YORK OF ALL PLACES.
LOVE ALWAYS, DIANE


THANK GOD ALMIGHTY THAT WE HAVE FREEDOM OF FAITH IN THE LORD JESUS IN AMERICA

ONE OF THE WONDERFUL THINGS ABOUT LIVING IN AMERICA IS THAT WE HAVE THE FREEDOM TO EXPRESS OUR FAITH IN THE LORD JESUS AND OUR ALMIGHTY HEAVENLY FATHER AND IT IS THAT FREEDOM OF FAITH THAT THREATENS OTHER COUNTRIES WHERE THAT FREEDOM DOES NOT EXIST AND THERE IS PERSECUTION FOR EXPRESSING THE CHRISTIAN FAITH. WHY IS THE CHRISTIAN FAITH SO MUCH MORE THREATENING TO THESE COUNTRIES THAN OTHER BELIEFS IN GOD? COULD IT BE BECAUSE THEY SENSE THAT THERE IS A GREAT TRUTH TO JESUS (THE GREAT I AM) AND THAT HE COULD RETURN ANY DAY IN FULL GLORY TO BRING PEACE, JUSTICE, TRUTH AND GRACIOUSNESS TO THE WORLD? COULD IT BE BECAUSE JESUS CHRIST IS TRULY THE HOPE OF NATIONS WHERE OPPRESSION AND SUPPRESSION EXIST? THE HOPE OF ALL NATIONS. I BELIEVE VERY MUCH SO. JESUS IS STILL ALIVE TO THIS DAY AND HE AND OUR ALMIGHTY HEAVENLY FATHER CARE VERY MUCH ABOUT OUR BROKEN AND HURTING WORLD. THEY HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN US, AND THEIR LOVE FOR US AND POWER IS BEYOND OUR COMPREHENSION. THERE WILL COME A DAY WHEN THIS WORLD IS RESTORED TO PEACE, LOVE AND COMPASSION, IN THE GLORIOUS AND POWERFUL NAME OF JESUS CHRIST, LORD AND SAVIOR OF THE WORLD. LOVE ALWAYS, DIANE


WE NEED A NATIONAL CONVERSATION ABOUT FAITH IN AMERICA AND WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A CHRISTIAN

We need a national conversation about faith in America and what it means to be a Christian and have faith in the Lord, Jesus Christ.  Jesus gave the commandment that we should love our neighbors as ourselves and that means, by my understanding, that we love and welcome people even when they are not of the Christian faith like ourselves and do not yet understand what the Christian faith is all about and how it offers grace to them from a loving Heavenly Father and Jesus' loving sacrifice of his life on the cross.  Jesus did not just come to this earth to save and redeem a select group of people, he came to this earth for all of humanity to be healed, redeemed and restored through faith in what Jesus did on the cross to graciously forgive us of our sins and mistakes.  We are all in need of healing, forgiveness and redemption, and the world that we live in today desperately needs the healing, love, forgiveness and compassion of Jesus Christ.  And then, on Pentecost, Jesus sent his Holy Spirit to live through us and do good and loving works of healing, seeking justice for the oppressed, caring for the sick, defending the weak and afflicted, providing for the impoverished, sharing the loving Good News of the Gospels and a variety of other acts that Our Heavenly Father wants for us as Christians to do in building a better, more loving, gracious and compassionate world of faith, hope and love for humanity.  Our Heavenly Father and Lord Jesus do not want us to judge one another because Jesus did not come into this world to condemn the world but rather to lovingly and graciously save it.  And we need leaders in this country who are filled up with the Holy Spirit and working to lovingly and compassionately bring justice, peace, healing and hope to this hurting, broken and divided nation.  LOVE ALWAYS, DIANE 

 


WE NEED LEADERS OF FAITH AND COMPASSION IN AMERICA, VERY MUCH SO

WE ARE ALL FLAWED IN SOME WAY BUT THE BEAUTY OF WHAT JESUS DID ON THE CROSS FOR US IS THAT WE ARE MADE FLAWLESS AND FORGIVEN THROUGH OUR FAITH. WE HAVE A HEAVENLY FATHER AND HE LOVES US SO MUCH THAT HE SENT HIS ONLY SON, JESUS, TO BEAR THE BURDENS OF OUR SINS AND FLAWS AND GRACIOUSLY AND COMPASSIONATELY FORGIVE US. OUR HEAVENLY FATHER IS GRACIOUS TO US AND IT IS ONLY RIGHT THAT WE BE GRACIOUS AND FORGIVING TO OTHERS. IN THE MEDIA TODAY, THERE IS A LACK OF GRACIOUSNESS TOWARDS THE CANDIDATES, WHO ARE ONLY FLAWED HUMANS LIKE OURSELVES. I AM TIRED OF ATTACK POLITICS BECAUSE IT ONLY HURTS PEOPLE AND IT IS VERY UNCOMPASSIONATE AND UNLOVING. THE MEDIA TOTALLY DISTRACTS US FROM LOOKING AT THE POLITICIANS WHO ARE THE MOST COMPASSIONATE AND LOVING AND HAVE THE BIGGEST HEARTS (LIKE SANDERS). THERE IS SO MUCH THAT IS BROKEN IN THE MEDIA AND IN POLITICS TODAY AND WE NEED LEADERS WHO CARE AND HAVE COMPASSION AND HAVE FAITH. NO MORE STONE THROWING, PLEASE. LOVE ALWAYS, DIANE


HILLARY CLINTON'S FAITH

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2016/07/26/hillary-clintons-history-of-faith-is-long-and-rich-this-week-she-should-talk-about-it/

Hillary Clinton’s history of faith is long and rich. This week, she should talk about it.

When Hillary Clinton takes the stage in Philadelphia this week, she has a unique opportunity to speak to a nation engaged in collective soul-searching. As the Christian right has evidently vacated all pretense of seeking a candidate who embodies Christian values, Clinton can step into the space that they have vacated. She can pledge to be the candidate who will be guided by her faith.

She is has deep religious roots that she can draw on.

Coming of age in the 1960s, Clinton turned to theology to make sense of the political and social turmoil unfolding around her. She read theologians Paul Tillich, Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Reinhold Niebuhr as she wrestled with how Christians ought to engage the world, pursue justice and reform society.

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In recent weeks and months, Clinton has returned to her United Methodist roots on the campaign trail. In February, as she celebrated her victory in the South Carolina primary and began to pivot to the general election, she countered Donald Trump’s politics of division by turning to Scripture. In contrast with Trump, who had fumbled an effort to quote “two Corinthians,” she centered her call for unity in 1 Corinthians 13: “Love never fails. … Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”

Clinton acknowledged that it might sound odd for a presidential candidate to be calling for “more lovingkindness in America,” but she insisted that these were “words to live by, not only for ourselves, but also for our country.” And earlier this month, in the aftermath of the killing of five police officers in Dallas, Clinton spoke to the African Methodist Episcopal Church’s general conference in Philadelphia. Borrowing from the book of Proverbs, she implored her audience to listen to one another, to seek common ground, to “incline our ears to wisdom and apply our hearts to understanding.”

“This is about our country,” she said. “And I think it’s about our faith.” Then she quoted again from 1 Corinthians. And she concluded with a charge from Paul’s letter to the Galatians: “Let us not grow weary in doing good.”

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This isn’t the first campaign where Clinton has enveloped her politics in Christian theology. And if history is a guide, cynics are sure to cry foul. In the past when Clinton has spoken of her faith, she has often been perceived as inauthentic or accused of political pandering.

But for Clinton, from the 1960s to her years in her husband’s White House to her own campaigns for the presidency, faith has always been a touchstone.

Take an early moment in her husband’s presidency. The first 75 days in the White House had bordered on disastrous for the Clintons. As first lady, she was struggling to find her footing as she pressed forward with health care reform, while fending off investigations into her Arkansas financial dealings and persistent rumors of her husband’s infidelities. Most poignantly, her father lay on his deathbed.

[God might not want a woman to be president, some religious conservatives say]

She was grasping for spiritual mooring for herself, and for the nation, when she spoke to an audience of 14,000 at the University of Texas Field House in Austin. There she spoke of “the rumblings of discontent” sounding beneath the economic prosperity, political freedom and triumphant democracy of the post-Cold War world.

“We lack at some core level meaning in our individual lives and meaning collectively — that sense that our lives are part of some greater effort, that we are connected to one another, that community means that we have a place where we belong no matter who we are,” she said.

“We need a new politics of meaning,” she announced in the most memorable phrase from the speech. “We need a new ethos of individual responsibility and caring. We need a new definition of civil society … that fills us up again and makes us feel that we are part of something bigger than ourselves.”

Clinton’s call resonated with those present. But the national media had a field day ridiculing the first lady’s “psychobabble.”


Unrelenting investigations into White House practices certainly didn’t enhance her moral authority. The religious right refused to join her in a spiritual quest, and the secular left mocked her desire to embark on one. Clinton became more guarded, it seems, about speaking from her soul.

Now, she finds herself once again poised to offer a compelling spiritual vision to the nation. Like then, she is dogged by allegations of dishonesty and corruption. But the utter collapse of good faith on the religious right offers her an unprecedented opportunity to proclaim her progressive Christianity to a nation badly in need of hope.

“Part of the great challenge of living is defining yourself in your moment,” Clinton told those gathered in Austin more than two decades ago. This is her moment to redefine herself, and her campaign. She can do so by drawing on the faith she has always harbored.

Kristin Kobes Du Mez is chair of the history department at Calvin College. The author of “A New Gospel for Women,” she is currently writing a religious history of Hillary Rodham Clinton.

 

 


WE NEED LEADERS OF FAITH AND INTEGRITY IN AMERICA RIGHT NOW

FAITH IS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL THING. WE NEED PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES WHO HAVE FAITH IN THE LORD JESUS -- SOMEONE LIKE CONDOLEEZA RICE OR COLIN POWELL, WHO HAVE BOTH SPOKEN OPENLY ABOUT THEIR FAITH. THESE ARE PEOPLE OF CHARACTER AND INTEGRITY WHO WE NEED TO LEAD THIS NATION. IT IS SUCH A SHAME THAT RICE AND POWELL HAVE NOT STEPPED FORWARD AS PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES. DONALD TRUMP IS NOT A PERSON OF FAITH AT ALL -- HE ONLY CARES ABOUT HIS OWN PERSONAL POWER AND SELF-AGGRANDIZEMENT. HILLARY CLINTON HAS SPOKEN ONLY BRIEFLY ABOUT HER FAITH. THIS NATION WAS BUILT ON FAITH IN GOD AND THAT IS ON OUR DOLLAR BILL -- IN GOD WE TRUST. IT IS SUCH A SHAME THAT THE MEDIA NEVER TOUCHES UPON ISSUES OF FAITH AND QUESTIONS THE CANDIDATES ABOUT THEIR FAITH IN THE LORD. BECAUSE THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS THAT JESUS IS COMING BACK SOON AND THE WHOLE WORLD IS GOING TO BE CHANGED FOR THE BETTER. WHAT IS HAPPENING IN POLITICS RIGHT NOW IS TRIVIAL COMPARED WITH THE PLANS THAT THE ALMIGHTY HEAVENLY FATHER HAS FOR US AND THE EARTH. IN JESUS' BEAUTIFUL, GLORIOUS AND HOLY NAME. LOVE ALWAYS, DIANE