Written by Rev. James L. Snyder

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Putting labels on other people to see where people fit is not bad, except some people want to include God in this PHS equation and He does not fit.

Perhaps because we are in an election year, many people askrepparttar question, "Is God a Democrat or a Republican?" I have never heard anyone ask if God was an Independent or member ofrepparttar 118151 Green Party. Maybe they know something about these parties I don't.

During an election year, politicians will use anything or anyone to help their cause. Most politicians need more help in their cause than even God could give them.

However, some think it important to try to draw God into their party platform. The further behind they are inrepparttar 118152 pollsrepparttar 118153 more they invokerepparttar 118154 Almighty on their behalf.

Knowing God as I do, and understanding as much of politics as I do, no politician in his right mind (and try to find one in his right or left mind) would even want God on their side. God deals in absolutes. A thing is absolutely right or it is absolutely wrong.

Politicians shy away from absolutes.

A politician deals with all things relative and self-serving. If it does not advance his or her cause,repparttar 118155 politician has no interest in it.

Every political party has its "spin-room." That's a place where they take what was said and spin it around for self-serving purposes. It all depends, so they all say, on what your definition of is, is.

I rememberrepparttar 118156 day my mother got her first spin dryer. Up to that time, she hung allrepparttar 118157 washing outside to dry in God's good sunshine. Then camerepparttar 118158 spin dryer and it did not matter whatrepparttar 118159 weather was like outside, my mother could always dryrepparttar 118160 wash.

It was great. If some ofrepparttar 118161 clothes were not folded right away and were wrinkled, she just tossed them intorepparttar 118162 dryer and, presto,repparttar 118163 wrinkles were gone.

The political "spin-zone" doesrepparttar 118164 very same thing. If a political candidate says something, immediately it goes intorepparttar 118165 spin to get rid of those wrinkles.

God, however, does not work that way. Inrepparttar 118166 Old Testament we read, "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saithrepparttar 118167 Lord. For asrepparttar 118168 heavens are higher thanrepparttar 118169 earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts." (Isaiah 55:8-9 KJV.)

It is never a question of whether God is on my side, but whether I am on His side. The only way to get on "God's side" is throughrepparttar 118170 Lord Jesus Christ.

Rev. James L. Snyder is an award winning author and popular columnist living in Ocala, FL with his wife Martha.

“I Should Be Doing …. But…”

Written by Bonnie P. Carrier

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Getting back to where we left off, things have not progressed very far. I’m slightly off schedule because of a sit down to enjoy “Mother Natures” beautiful display of color. Ok, back to… Oh, waitrepparttar mug is empty, just let me get another refill and I’ll be back.

Well, its late afternoon and I’m really behind due to a couple of important phone calls. I’ve been sitting at my desk watchingrepparttar 118150 flurry of activity outside my window. The “Feathered Friends Backyard Diner” is open for business and quite busy. There are also a couple of adorable little squirrels that have been chasing each other up and down a tree.

I should be doing jobs on that list, but it’s getting late,repparttar 118151 sun is moving away andrepparttar 118152 temperature is stating to go down. Maybe I’ll make another pot of coffee, fill up that mug once more and continue to watchrepparttar 118153 entertainment outsiderepparttar 118154 window. After all, there’s always next Saturday. This article is shareware. Give this article away for free on your site, or include it as part of any paid package as long asrepparttar 118155 entire article is left intact including this notice. Copyright © 2004 bonnie carrier.

About the author: Bonnie P. Carrier is the creator of Savvy Home Decorating. She is the mother to two grown daughters and a very spoiled 4yr old Blue Merle Sheltie named Toby. She has been a homemaker for over 23yrs, with lots of experience at budget decorating and organization. Stop by Savvy Home Decorating for ideas and tips on budget decorating:

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