Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Sarah Steelman should replace Akin as candidate

Driving from my day job in St. Robert to my evening/night job in Rolla, I flipped on the radio and listened to the Sean Hannity radio show. He was talking about Todd Akin, the man other Republican voters in Missouri picked to be the nominee for U.S. senator. Akin has said something stupid that makes him questionable as a candidate, but he refused to withdraw from the race by a deadline at 5 p.m. Tuesday, so his name will be on the ballot.
Columnist/talking head Ann Coulter was Hannity's guest on the show, and I heard her say that now that Akin has refused to drop out she can "officially hate him." She also said Missouri Republicans should immediately begin a write-in campaign, focusing on a candidate with statewide recognition, experience and respect. She suggested former governor and U.S. senator Christopher "Kit" Bond.
"What?" I said aloud to the radio. "Why not the obvious choice? Sarah Steelman?" Of course, Ann Coulter did not answer.
She must not have been thinking clearly. Sarah Steelman, whom I voted for as any right-thinking Missouri Republican should have, is the obvious choice. She has statewide name recognition, experience and respect. Plus the Republicans need to put up a woman against Claire McCaskill.
Sarah Steelman is the obvious and perfect choice for a write-in candidate to replace Akin, who has been disavowed and shunned by the Republican leadership.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Sunday morning at Macedonia Baptist

Thank God a sinner like me gets to go to a good church.

Out at Macedonia Baptist this morning we sang these hymns:
"Brethren, We Have Met to Worship" for our call to worship;
"Oh, How I Love Jesus";
"Faith Is the Victory";
"Redeemed, How I Love to Proclaim It."
Nancy Robertson sang "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus" for the special music.
Interim preacher Leroy Nixon used Ephesians 6:10-17 as his text.
Ephesians 6:10-17

King James Version (KJV)

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

He talked about fighting the devil daily.
The final hymn was "Whiter Than Snow."

We had a good discussion in the adult men's Sunday School class. We are studying the book of Ruth.