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Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Many have seen the news and possibly even watched the speech that President Obama gave yesterday wishing the Islamic people a blessed Ramadan. This was followed by a dinner at the White House. This has caused yet another uproar in the Christian community. The major point being that President Obama refused to acknowledge the National Day of Prayer, but now is celebrating Ramadan.
Sadly, it seems that not many people are doing their own research. Well, I did and with a little research I found that George W Bush also gave similar speeches and held a dinner as well. The difference to Christians being, he publically recognized the national day of prayer.
President Truman started the day as a national event in 1952. Reagan signed a resolution in 1988 to observe the day each year on the first Thursday in May, and each president since has recognized this day with a proclamation. George W. Bush held events on the National Day of Prayer in each year of his presidency. However, Bill Clinton did not hold any events during his time in office, and George Bush Sr. and Ronald Reagan each hosted special events for the day only once during their Presidencies.
It wasn't a big deal then, but now all of the sudden we have a President that the Christian culture deems as unfit to hold office and every little thing he does, whether it was done by past presidents or not, is coming under fire. President Obama recognized the day in the same manner as every other President, by signing a proclamation.
I am getting tired of people saying that our new President is unfit and we should not support him. Yet again I find myself quoting Romans 13:1-2:
"Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves."God set him in this role as President. We may not like it, but we have to submit to it. How will the lost be reached if we as Christians are spewing hatred towards a leader that God allowed to win. Where is our faith, our courage, our hope? Is it in Obama? The stock market? The national Day of Prayer? The answer should be that it is in the Lord.
Lets stop looking for things to prove us right that he is the wrong choice. No one is perfect, and we could find fault in everyone. The President could come into your house tomorrow and and find things wrong with the way you are doing your job and blog and facebook about how you should be fired. We should simply be doing ehst the Lord has asked of us and pray for our leader, whether we like him or not. God is in control. Proverbs 21: 1:
"The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, Like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes."
Told By Sarah Hedlund at 9:21 AM
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Thats how I feel today. I have by appearance had a great day. I just am in a funk. I hate moods like this. We woke up and took Rik to work this morning, and then Piper and I played on the playground for a while. She is getting so big so fast. She has started sliding down the slide all on her own now. She was scared to death of the slide for a while. All the sudden last night she started sliding down. She was having a blast. We came home after a big group pf kids got there, and I was afraid she would be trampled. We watched the end of Aladin and then I decided to take her to Chic-Fil-A for lunch. We ate then she played on the playground there. There was this little girl up in the tubes that kept picking Piper up and dragging her to different spots. I really didn't like it, but she wasn't hurting her or anything, and Piper was having fun. I looked up at one point though and Piper was crawling away from her to go to another tube, and the little girl started spanking her and saying "No No". It weirded me out. I wanted to yell at the girl, but Piper turned around and slapped her arm and screamed "no" right back at her. She left her alone after that. Needless to say, though, I got Piper out of there and we went home. It was nap time. Now I am doing laundry and watching TV, while Piper sleeps. I realized it had been a long time since I had blogged, so here we are.
We are going to have a long weekend, starting tomorrow. We are serving in the new singles ministry that is starting tomorrow night, and then Friday we are going to Camden AR with Solace Found. They are a band that we are with . Rik runs sound for them and drums sometimes too. I sing with them on occasion too. It should be fun, but a busy weekend. Then Monday the week starts all over again, and Wednesday I start singin again with our youth ministry.
Today though, I feel very blah. I miss home too. I mean this is my home, but I miss our old life in Dallas. I wonder what Pipers life would be like if we had stayed. What ours would be like, if we would have been able to buy a house, etc. All that doesn't help the blah's. Anyway, I think I have rambled along enough.
Told By Sarah Hedlund at 3:38 PM
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Well I realized tonight that I have not blogged in FOREVER!!
So lets see, We are moving to our new place in West Little Rock on Thursday!! I am so excited to get out of this crummy house. I will not miss it. I might miss the yard, but nothing else. I mean we are getting a pool, so I think it is a fair trade! Our new place is awesome, it is 3B 2B 1401sqft!! Our master bed is Massive!! I cannot wait to take pics and post them so you can all see the amazingness tht is our new place. And the best part is it is directly behind the church! Rik is going to walk to work, which means that Piper and I will be free to roam about the town all day everyday! Niki and I's new business is off the ground and doing great. A little slow, but soo much fun.
If you haven't checked it out yet go do it now!! We have tons of diffrent things and most of them are custom made for you!! Southern Baby Boutique
Thats all for now. I have bible study in the morning, so I should go to bed!
Told By Sarah Hedlund at 10:54 PM
Sunday, February 8, 2009
"Prayer is an acknowledgment that I am not in control" - Charlie Loften
So I have the fever. Thats right, BABY FEVER!! I have to have another baby. I wish I could express this need I have. The only problem I have with this is, it took us five years to have Piper. We had several miscarriages and they were HARD. Hard to cope with and hard to get over. I think that my biggest fear is that we won't have another child. That we will only have Piper. Don't get me wrong. I love Piper and if she is the only child we have we will have the best kid in the whole world, but I WANT more. I just have this fear that she will be five or six and we will still be trying for number 2. I have been dealing with this, no joke, since Piper was 4 months old. I was seriously the crazy lady that looked at my husband after 12 hours of labor with no epidural; 3 hours with an epidural, and then an emergency c-section, and said " I want another one". I know! I am nuts. You know whats funnier? MY HUSBAND AGREED!!
Anyways, my point is this: I need to pray specifically. I need to flat out say to God," I want another baby, Lord", and believe that it WILL happen. He will hear me. He wants to bless me and answer my prayer. Charlie Loften's sermon today was all about this. He made this statement about prayer that I love. "When threatened, do not fight God, instead call on God through prayer, trusting in His sovereign plan." Sometimes our prayers don't get answered, but we shouldn't start there.
I shouldn't start with saying, " what if I don't get my prayer answered the way I want". I should start with, "Lord, here is what I want, and I ask that you give it to me in your time". Thats it. Believe it will happen, and when it does, thank the Lord! He will answer.
I just really need to let go of my fear, and acknowledge that he has answered my prayers in the past. We struggled, but we got the perfect child for us out of it in the perfect time. Where is my faith that He will do it again?
Just wanted to jot some of this down. The message today was so GREAT!
Monday, January 26, 2009
These are just a handful of the things we have done For morethings that Niki has done go here: Niki
I will post more as we make it, and then i will direct you to our website as soon as we figure it out. Ok peeps, I am going to go to bed now!
Told By Sarah Hedlund at 10:20 PM
We have had such a busy month. I am singing in the youth service at our church every Wednesday now. I love it! we have such a GREAT group of kids! if you ever want to see us, we stream it live at: www.fellowshipstudents.com at 8pm. Just click on the Link at the top that says "watch Live". Ok that was my shameless plug of the week!
Go watch and enjoy!!
Told By Sarah Hedlund at 10:14 PM