By Susan Callaway, Editor
November 23, 2009
Persevere in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving... Colossians 4:2
What are we thankful for today, this week/month/year? It is so easy to see all of the problems around us, and fear for the future as one crisis after another breaks on the news... but are we losing sight of our many blessings as we complain and/or do what we can to prepare for the worst?
Thanksgiving day is one such blessing, of course, and most of us at least spend some time then to count our blessings and give thanks to God, but I suspect we'd all be better off if we didn't leave it to one day a year.
How many of us open our eyes in the morning and think first of the most pressing problem of the day? We can, and should, take that concern with us into our prayer time - I do hope yours is in the morning...
But how much better would it be if we trained ourselves specifically to be grateful for life itself when we first open our eyes after sleeping! What if our prayer time was first dedicated to praise, thanksgiving and joy? Might we then see more clearly the answers God has for our troubles and worries?
Just an idea...
Your comments and feedback are welcome!
See "Lysander Spooner – No
Treason No. 6: The Constitution of No Authority
Links from the previous articles:
Predator Nor Prey, by Mark Spungin
Self ownership essay: http://www.mises.org/rothbard/ethics/eight.asp
The Ludwig von Mises Institute: http://www.mises.org/
What about the "poor?" - Reinventing America: http://www.mises.org/freemarket_detail.asp?control=289
Advocates for Self-government: http://www.self-gov.org/home.shtml
John Lott's "More Guns, Less Crime"
Second Amendment Sisters -- Self defense is a basic human right.
Jews For The Preservation Of Firearms Ownership -- Learn more about the real meaning of the Bill of Rights and the people who have fought to preserve it.
Keep And Bear Arms -- a grassroots movement of the people, by the people, and for the people. It is a call to action, a call for self-education, and a 21 gun salute to the many good men and women who fought and died to bring America into being.
Gun Owners of America
-- "Gun Owners of America was instrumental in mobilizing the grassroots
to fight the crime bill."
Opencarry.org - Great forum for those who open carry.
The Cornered Cat
Reality: What Every Woman Must Know
These will lead you to many others.
ArchivesThey Hate Our Guns?
Another Open Carry Day
Open Carry Challenge
Reality and Liberty
Review: A User's Manual For The Human Experience
[Susan Callaway is a Certified NRA instructor for handguns and Personal Protection in The Home.
Classes can be especially geared for the novice woman, especially those who are afraid of guns]