Looking Back- Thinking Forward: Points about politics, religion, and wisdom

by Dayle McGaha

O P E N I N G STATEMENT: Does anyone remember the old saying “Lock the barn door after the horses are stolen?” We are seeing a classic case of this in our nation’s capital! Read on: Many God fearing, loving, patriotic people from both political parties are being hurt.

If you think this is just a temporary thing, you better think again. Radicals are having a heyday. Some dangerous antiAmerican tactics have been used in the regular protests.

Yes, it is a real serious time for our country. But we must not lose faith and hop for our future – especially for our kid’s future. We must stand up for the rule of law and order. Also, we must keep praying for our leaders to make the right decisions. Study the issues and take nothing for granted.

PROVERBS 10:20: Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before stumbling!

DAYLE-VERB: Bad things happen when good people do nothing. Try your best to do the right thing at the right time for the right reason.

PASTORS POINT: “Everything that God does in your life is done by his grace and through your faith.”

WISE-WORDS: “Lord, keep your arms around my shoulders, and your hand on my mouth!”

NOTABLE QUOTE: “Believe you can, and you are halfway there!” (Theodore Roosevelt)

P R E S I D E N T I A L POINT: “We ought not to look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors: (George Washington)

ONE-LINER: “Take time to read – it is the foundation of knowledge!”

COLUMN CLOSER: There are still dozens of good reasons why you and I should be taking the COVID-19 pandemic more serious! If you value your friends or loved one lives, then why wouldn’t you do everything in your power to protect them? It is really a serious situation, especially for the older folks with several underlying health conditions. Oklahoma is now rated the 3rd worst infected state! What else do you need to hear to take seriously the few guidelines known to help stop the spread of this terrible disease! Apply the golden rule.

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