Saturday, May 11, 2013

Pro-Life Prayer and Praise at the GA GOP Convention

Not long after becoming involved in my local GOP I was elected as a delegate to the State Convention.  That was several years ago.  I can honestly say that my favorite event at the GA GOP Convention every year since has been the Pro-Life Prayer and Praise service.  This is a highlight for me because, in the midst of the "politics" of the weekend, I am able to take time out, pause, and praise the Savior that has given us the freedom to gather in this way.  It is a time to pray for our state, our nation, our leaders, and issues that conservatives hold dear.  We pray that there would be revival among our party that would cause us to, once again, focus on issues that are critical to the survival of our country and our freedom.

I hope this year you will join me and hundreds of other delegates, alternates, and guests as we praise and worship the only One who is worthy of our adoration - Our Savior Jesus Christ.

Georgia Right to Life
Choose Life of Georgia
Citizen Impact
Concerned Women for America of Georgia
Conservative Republican Women of North Atlanta
Culture and Values Network
Eagle Forum of Georgia
Georgia Citizen Action Project
Georgia Conservatives in Action
Peach TEA Party
Ten Commandments Georgia
The Restoration Project
Valdosta Tea Party
invite you
to the


At the Georgia Republican Convention
Friday evening, May 17
9:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
(After the Victory Dinner, same building)

The Classic Center—Parthenon One
300 N. Thomas St, Athens, GA 30601

Please join us to CELEBRATE God’s mercy and to PRAY for
our Nation, our State, our Party and ourselves, as we continue
our efforts to protect all innocent human life through
 compassion, education, and public policy.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

When Parents Aren't Given a "Plan A"


What happens when parents aren't given a "Plan A"?  I suppose we are about to find out because today the FDA approved the morning after pill, or Plan B, to be sold over the counter to girls as young as 15 with ZERO parental consent.  Yes, I know what you are thinking.  I can't purchase Mucinex without a doctors prescription these days and yet young girls will be allowed to ingest large amounts of hormones into their body without their parents ever knowing????  You probably think I am kidding, but honestly, I couldn't make this stuff up.  This is our awesome federal government taking control of our children, again. 

Basically what this means is that girls can now have unprotected sex, go to CVS, Walgreens, or any drug store and purchase this pill and not ever have to worry about getting pregnant.  Seems great doesn't it??  Only there are sooo many problems with this it seems surreal that the government agency that is supposed to protect our health is allowing this to happen.

First, they put an age limit of 15 on the over the counter purchase.  Okay - great.  That is certainly going to protect 12, 13, and 14 year old children from purchasing.  We all know how careful the high school age cashiers are.  Not to mention, how many 15 year olds even have id's?  I know dozens of kids this age that have nothing more than a school id because they haven't yet gotten their drivers permit.  How will the staff at these establishments be able to discern who is 15 and who isn't? 

Next, have I mentioned that "Plan B" does absolutely nothing to protect against sexually transmitted diseases?  Not only will you have girls having sex outside of a loving, marriage relationship, they will now be doing it completely unprotected from harmful diseases that can affect them for the rest of their lives.  The young ages of the girls that will be using this drug are unable to process how promiscuous sexual relationships will affect them long into adulthood - especially if they contract an STD that could leave them infertile. 

Just another aspect that makes this so dangerous is that is completely protects men that are involved in the human sex trade and incestuous behaviors.  These vile characters must be jumping for joy at how easy it will be to cover up their crimes.  I shutter at the thought of men purchasing "Plan B" and forcing children to take it to prevent any "evidence" that may reveal their crimes.  

The last, and scariest, aspect that I will discuss (although there are so many more) is that Plan B can act like an early abortion drug.  We do not know how often "Plan B" will prevent an already fertilized egg (young human) from implanting into the uterus essentially stopping any chance this tiny human has to survive.  How sad to take this drug month after month year after year to one day discover that you may have been stopping the growth of your unborn children when you thought you were only preventing pregnancy.  I cannot imagine coming to that realization in adulthood.  How deceived these girls will be. 

The primary role of the parent is to protect and to train our children to be productive members of society.  How can we do that when the government has decided that children can make their own decisions regarding the consumption of large amounts of hormones?  The school nurse cannot administer a Tylenol to our children without our consent, but these children can enter a store and purchase medication that could harm them for the rest of their lives.  I simply cannot make sense of the rational.  Any clarity you have to offer would be great.  

I seem to be rambling....

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

GA Girl - Post Election Update

So in the words of one of my most southern gal friends "after the election I took to the bed"!  The headaches that come when considering four more years of over the top spending, handouts to those who refuse to work, and health care that is sub par at its best sent me running for my smelling salts!!

I haven't posted in awhile because I really wanted to take time off to think about what just happened.  There have been so many analyses about why Republicans lost the election and I really don't have anything terribly creative to add to the opinions of the "experts".  But, from the opinion of a Christ following, conservative, home school Mom, activist and woman, I do have a few things to say!

First, I want to say that if we are truly going to change the course of this country we must evaluate whom we are pledging our allegiance to.  I had to take a hard look at how quick I was to promote a candidate, yet not as quick to promote Christ.  I believe that to change the way people vote, we must change the condition of their hearts.  We must continue (or for some, begin) to spread the message that true freedom can only be found in Christ!

Next, the current administration was very successful in portraying the picture that the GOP had a "war against women".  I couldn't disagree more with that.  As a matter of fact, as a women, I feel that the current administration waged their own "war against women".  The policy on foreign oil has caused an extreme spike in gas prices.  Their over reach into agriculture and local farms has caused a rise in grocery cost.  Obamacare has increased insurance premiums and prescription drug costs.  Support of unions have caused many to lose jobs.  A combination of these facts has caused thousands of women across the US to have to go back to work, or take on second or third jobs just to make ends meet for their families.  That doesn't sound friendly to women to me!  I have grieved with many of my fellow Mom's that have had to put their children back into daycare so they could take a job.  This isn't helping women, this is hurting families. 

The real war on women has also taken place in the womb.  Unborn women have had even more obstacles to cross in order to simply be born.  Unborn women are discriminated against in Planned Parenthood facilities all over the country, as shown in Live Action films undercover stings, in at least five states -  Despite this very obvious war on women, our President continues to call for the protection of tax payer dollars for Planned Parenthood.  Not only does he want unborn women to be discriminated against with their death - he wants you and me to pay for it.  And, how about all the women who are physically and mentally maimed EVERY day in abortion facilities all over this country.  In the President's home city of Chicago, Tonya Reaves' lost her very life because of the protection of the administration's war on women.

They have no room to even speak to me about a war on women until they are ready to take responsibility for the issues that have negatively impacted women all over this country.  

Finally, how tired are we of the old song "the GOP will take us backward".  I am tired of hearing that the GOP will take us back in time to where women are at home and the men go to work each day.  Well what in the world is wrong with that?  If someone chooses to be a stay at home mother, why should that be a problem to anyone?  Is it so bad to think that children come home to a parent waiting, a square meal on the table, and some quality family time???  I realize this isn't what everyone chooses and that is fine, but I honestly don't see a problem with how society functioned a few decades ago.  Not having to keep your children locked up or in the backyard, knowing your neighbors and actually being able to leave your front door unlocked.  Please, tell me, what is wrong with these things? 

I believe the fear wasn't in taking us backward, but more requiring each American to pull their weight.  I don't have a problem with going backward if it means people working to provide for their families, assuming they can even get a job.  I don't have a problem going backward to a time when people weren't dependent on the government to provide their health care, housing, and cell phones.  Honestly, I would love for my children to know those days.  I fear they won't ever live in an America where the words "personal responsibility" are used together.  These are the things that the GOP wants to change.  So, if that is going backward - then I will gladly take that label and will wear it proudly.

In the end, the GOP has a lot of work to do.  First and foremost, we need to make sure that we are always getting behind the most conservative Republican.  History has proven that "moderates" don't win on the national stage (i.e, Bob Dole, John McCain, Mitt Romney).  When the GOP abandons the conservative base, they don't vote, and when the conservative base doesn't vote, the GOP loses!  

The GOP also must focus on outreach to women and minorities without compromising conservative principles.  Can that be done?  I believe it can!!!  We need to focus on the issues that will unite all Americans and be open and willing to come to the table with tea party groups, pro-life groups, immigration group, etc.  It will take all of us to make the GOP successful in 2016!  Will you get on board??


Sunday, September 2, 2012

I've Got a Feeling...

Actually, I've got lots of feelings.  This past week I have experienced more feelings that I thought possible in one week.  I have experienced frustration, like I did when it took 3 hours to get back to the hotel because of a fiasco with the buses.  I have experienced pride, pretty much every day, for this country and the principles this country represents.  I have felt overwhelming sadness for those on the other side of us who are full of anger and confusion.  But on Thursday night I felt something that is rare.  I experienced complete exhilaration.  This is a very strong emotion, but when I heard Mitt Romney utter the words, I accept your nomination for President of the United States - I was over the top!!  The atmosphere is not something that I can explain in words and what you saw on TV doesn't do it justice.  Even Robbie said being up in the guest section wasn't as great as what I experienced on the floor.  I have said this before in this blog, but it bears repeating - this was the realization of a lifelong dream for me.  Standing there beside some dear friends, and fellow laborers for this cause, I was spellbound by the emotions that welled up inside me.

 I think the strong emotions started with the singing of the National Anthem and intensified throughout the evening.  However, the point where I was brought to tears (just short of the ugly cry) was when our next President was speaking about his wife.  He resonated with me in ways I didn't think possible in this setting.  I didn't expect to get so emotional.  However, his comments about Ann were exactly what my sweet husband tells me every day.  It was amazing to hear that our next President believes the most important job in the world is that of the Mother.  It encouraged me that I am doing exactly what God has called me to do by staying at home and raising my three children.  This can be so hard sometimes and Mitt Romney understands that.  When he described the phone calls home to Ann when he was traveling I laughed and cried, because I have experienced the exact things he mentioned.  

It was at this point that I knew we had selected a man that would stand for women.  He doesn't want to wage a War on Women, he wants to STOP the War on Women.  He wants to help women be able to spend more time with their families by lowering gas prices and food prices instead of working two and three jobs.  He wants to create jobs so that, perhaps, Mom can stay home with her children again.  He wants to make it easier for women, like my friends Buffie & Ginger, to start small businesses and be successful.  He wants to protect unborn women from not being given a chance at life.  He wants to protect women in crisis pregnancy situations from death at the hands of abortion "doctors" by cutting funding to Planned Parenthood.  He wants to give women more control over their children's education.  He wants to give women relief from worrying about how they are going to take care of their elderly parents.   

Mitt Romney cares about women.  That is evident, not through his words alone, but his actions.  His love and respect for his mother and his wife have sent a powerful message to myself and women all over the United States - Yes, you can be a woman and vote for Mitt Romney.  He doesn't want to set you back - he wants to help you move forward.  This is a message that we need to be shouting from the carpool lines, over the produce section, and from the pedicure chair.  Let's get this message out and lets get Mitt Romney elected in November.

One final, but extremely important thought, Mitt Romney is not our savior.  He cannot part the waters or save the lost.  I know there is only one who died and rose on the third day.  This is where my deepest allegiance and devotion lay.  Jesus Christ is the Savior of the World.  No matter what happens on November 6 - I take comfort in the fact that I know who is still on the throne and completely in control of this country and the world.  God's word says, "if my people, who are called by name, will humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and forgive their sin and heal their land" 2 Chronicles 7:14.  This needs to be our most fervent mission of all - prayer for healing in our land.  Will you join me? 

Enjoy the pictures below - that is the best I can do to describe what I experienced Thursday night.  

 Before the convention started.  Love this picture!!

Dirty Harry talking to the empty chair - exactly what we've seen the last four years - nothing.

Marco Rubio speaking.  I was extremely moved when he asked us to pray for freedom in his home country, Cuba.  How blessed we are with the freedom we have.  However, it isn't a guarantee and we must never take it for granted! 
 Our next Commander in Chief
 And the balloons begin to fall...
 Balloons and confetti, oh my!!
 Being interviewed after the convention.
 In front of the stage after the convention had concluded.
     Throughout the next several weeks I plan to continue blogging with tidbits from the convention and other sources of information that will be helpful to all of us in terms of this election cycle.   It is especially important that you find a candidate that you can support in a local race and then do all you can to get them elected.  Please continue to check in from time to time for the most up to date information on what you can do to make a difference through the political process.  
Until next time...

Friday, August 31, 2012

What Now??

Good morning friends - or I guess it is afternoon already. Getting in at 3 am several nights in a row is affecting my clock!  Last night's convention was amazing. We are on our way home and I wanted to keep my faithful friends in the loop. I will (at some point this weekend) give you a full rundown of last night, complete with my gaffes and all!! However,  right now I am anxious to get back to doing the job that my husband and Mitt Romney believe is the most important job of all - being a mother. Can't wait to squeeze my babies in a few hours re-energized to make sure I do all I can to make this country is better for them than it is right now!!  We'll talk soon!!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Oh My Gracious

On the floor of the convention. Cannot describe the atmosphere to do it justice. Security is crazy tight. The National Anthem was moving. It brought tears to my eyes. Watch tonight through the eyes of our founding fathers and let's make them proud of the country they helped to build. They Built This!!!

GOP & Generation X

Oh what a night, late in Summer here is 2012 (you add the tune).  Last night was riveting, revealing, and REALLY fun!!!

I was prepared with new, super comfy shoes and ready to get the party started.  Heading into the convention hall, was again a surreal experience for me.  Not sure I will ever truly come to grips with the fact that this isn't a dream, but a reality!!
 One of the best things about this experience is that you can be walking to the bathroom and Oh My - who do I run into.  My good friend, Rick Santorum.  One of the staffers took the picture and the first time he "clicked" it it didn't take.  Rick handed the camera back to him to take it again.  Awesome guy!! Just pretend you don't notice that I have no chin - hee hee. 

 Another great thing about this is that I have made several really great friends.  My new friend, Ginger Howard, and I are really having a great time on the floor.  Many people have asked us if we are sisters.  I keep saying we are Soul Sisters.  We seem to always be thinking the same thing and we have loved to laugh!  I am blessed beyond measure with this new friendship! I have also been blessed to meet Debbie.  We had a fun night celebrating together!

 Huge honor - Mrs. "the most put together, gorgeous woman ever" Gingrich paid me a beautiful compliment last night.  I was blown away by her warmth and genuine interest in meeting all those that were reaching out to her.  What a wonderful representative of a Southern Lady.  Terrible picture of me (eyes closed) but she looks great - as always!!

 There are so many fun and interesting things that happen on the floor during the speeches that make this so memorable.  Last night I was on the end of the isle and there was a ton of media cameras pointed at the Gingriches.  Because I was sitting right behind them, the cameras were pointing at me the entire evening.  This was fun!  There was one photographer in particular that kept his camera on a few of us the entire night.  We got really cracked up with him.  He was snapping pictures of us every time we moved.  I told some other delegates with me that I hope I don't see those pictures, photo shopped, swirling around Facebook!!

There are always hecklers that try to dampen the mood of the convention.  Last night was no different.  I am amazed that people still risk doing this because all it does is jazz up the crowd.  While Future VP Paul Ryan was speaking, someone started shouting something (couldn't even tell what she was saying) and we stood and began chanting USA.  A friend on Facebook commented that isn't it funny that the Democrats chant "Obama" and we chant "USA".  That was certainly true last night.  I am proud of my country.  I am proud of our freedoms.  I loved last night that Paul Ryan pointed out that their administration doesn't want to replace our founding principles, like the current administration, but they will reapply them.  And isn't that what we need?  A return to the basic founding principles of our government.  A return to giving the people control of their future, their child's education, and their healthcare??? Okay - I'll stop stumping now.  But it is true.  We need a change and that change is Romney/Ryan.  I don't know who you supported in the primary, but now is the time to all come together for one cause - FREEDOM!  Ha - that would make a pretty good campaign speech wouldn't it!! LOL!

One of my favorite lines of the night was when Future VP Paul Ryan referred to the play list on his iPod.  AC/DC to Zeppelin he said.  He is a Generation Xer.  He is from my generation.  Why does this matter?? This matters because if you are reading this blog and you are considered an Xer it is time for us to step up.  No more pretending to be involved.  No more sitting on the sidelines.  We must take the reigns and assist Paul Ryan in taking back our country.  

Thank you Paul Ryan for the sacrifice you are making to take back our country.  May we all be motivated to follow your lead!!