All posts by Trudy Simms

My father told me 30 years ago “we need to fire them all and start over”. He was talking about our Congress. He said that the American people go to the polls and vote for the same person time and again. Then they complain that nothing ever changes. Isn’t that the very definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. The America I grew up in is generous and gracious to all people…living by the adage that every man is equal in God’s eyes and the love of this Country is rooted in that assurance that we are all created by God and given those inalienable rights by Him not another man or government. We have to get back to the Judeo-Christian beliefs that this magnificent Country was built on and our forefathers spilled blood for. Politicians have ruined this Country. It’s not supposed to be a career, it’s supposed to be ordinary God honoring people who truly want to serve their Country. God bless the USA and Israel…may we never turn our backs on her.”

The Tim Tebow Phenomenon

Tim Tebow understands who he is, a child of God. He understands he is a son of God first, and a NFL quarterback secondly. He gives thanks and glory to God for everything good in his life. Unfortunately there are many “Christians” that don’t.
With the publicity of Tim’s faith, I pray that God will give more Christians the courage to stand together with Tim. I heard a Bible commentator ask the question “if you were accused of being a Christian, is there enough evidence to convict you?” That is the question all Christians need to ask of themselves. Yes, you will be mocked and criticized, Jesus told us to expect persecution.
2 Timothy 3:12 “Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.”  We desperately need a revival in this great country of ours. While we still have the freedom to do so, praying in public should be the norm in a Christian nation, not an event to be ridiculed. There is something fundamentally wrong with a society that celebrates public perversion and persecutes public profession of ones faith. Why don’t we see the outrage when NFL players get charged with DUI’s, illegal drug use (and trafficking), domestic abuse, and rape just to name a few. This country was founded on Judeo-Christian beliefs and values. Our laws are drafted to reflect the truths expressed in the Ten Commandments. I pray that all who are saved will be obedient to God and have the courage to do so publically!
The media purposely displays Tim praying on the sidelines to incite outrage. What they are unwittingly depicting is a perfect picture of an obedient son and a strong witness for Jesus Christ on national television for all to see. I believe that when Tim goes to heaven he will hear God say  “Well done, [thou] good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. Matt 25:21  What will God say to you?
If you haven’t accepted the gift of eternal life, I urge you to do so today. It’s free and it’s yours for the asking.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16  God Bless you Tim and thank you for your courage and conviction. May you win many hearts over to Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

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I-1183 Again?

Last year the State of Washington voters resoundingly defeated an initiative to privatize liquor sales. I believe it was the correct decision. Apparently our State Legislators didn’t agree. Whether it’s the State or Federal Government, they know what’s best for us, WE THE (stupid) PEOPLE don’t! The ads for I-1183 are very deceiving. While not quite lying, important facts are being left out. The following text that I find troubling is from the actual initiative:

However, existing grocery premises
licensed to sell beer and/or wine are deemed to be premises “now
licensed” under RCW 66.24.010(9)(a) for the purpose of processing
applications for spirits retail licenses.
(c) The board may not deny a spirits retail license to an otherwise
qualified contract liquor store at its contract location or to the
holder of former state liquor store operating rights sold at auction
under section 102 of this act on the grounds of location, nature, or
size of the premises to be licensed. The board shall not deny a spirits
retail license to applicants that are not contract liquor stores or
operating rights holders on the grounds of the size of the premises to
be licensed, if such applicant is otherwise qualified and the board
determines that:
(i) There is no retail spirits license holder in the trade area
that the applicant proposes to serve;
(ii) The applicant meets, or upon licensure will meet, the
operational requirements established by the board by rule; and
(iii) The licensee has not committed more than one public safety
violation within the three years preceding application

In this economy many profit driven mini marts and small grocery stores will choose cash over valid identification. We see this now with tobacco. As long as you have the money, who cares how old you are.
It takes a lot more guts for a minor to walk into a State liquor store…their intentions are clear. However walking into a mini mart at night to grab a candy bar while sizing up the clerk is much too tempting and easy. Besides, being an old fashion Gal, I like the idea of the Blue Law…liquor stores are closed on Sunday.
Liquor is a dangerous drug. In the wrong hands, the results can be devastating and forever life changing. Kids aren’t drinking socially or responsibly; they are out to get drunk.
Lets send a message to the State again…vote NO on I-1183.

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