I do not write much. Yep, it shows. Hopefully, when I do, I have something to say that'll inspire and help us all to think past the surface.
I have a question for you. Are you considered an "A-Lister?" The term usually refers to those who are known worldwide, usually for their talent in acting, singing, motivating, or for just being the Kardashians. Apparently, it has become fashionable to count the number of "A-Listers" who attend a given event (like, say, the Inauguration) in order to determine the success of that event. Quite a few "A-Listers" attended the inauguration of President Obama in 2009. Most of those same individuals will not be lending their star power to this years' event. That's understandable, as many in Hollywood or the pop music industry do not support Mr. Trump. It is certainly their preogative to not attend. Likewise, 60 or so representatives in Congress will not attend. In many cases, these powerful men and women, considered themselves as "A-Listers," rather than the reality of being a servant to the citizens in their districts. I recognize the reprentative's rights to not attend in protest but it does make me wonder if they really want to see this nation move forward. It now has become fashionable for some to bash the new President. Evidently, you cannot be accepted as the "cool kids" table unless you show your absolute disdain for Donald J. Trump.It is beginning to look like a whining fest. OK, so your candidate didn't win the election. Not even Vladimir Putin could hurt the ailing Clinton campaign as much as Hillary did. I did not vote for Barack Obama in 2008 or 2012, but I stated many times on the air during the last 8 years that he was still my president. I prayed that he would have God's wisdom in his governing. I prayed for his daughters and wife, and their safety. I also vehemently disagreed with most all of his policies and his world view. He was still my president for eight long years. Today, you can be a the "cool kid's" table so long as you think and speak like the "cool kids." it breaks my heart to see so many signs saying, "Trump, NOT MY president." Most, not all, on the political left are not nearly as tolerant as they claim. A great dishonest. I guess I'll never make it to the cool kids table!I don't not know what kind of President Donald Trump will be. I'm willing to pray for him too. I am heartened with the choices he's make so far for key positions in his administration. I would like for him to protect, untold, and defend the constitution of the United States! I am not a Trump fan, but I voted for him because I felt I had no choice. Mrs. Clinton was a proven commodity, and I couldn't stand what she was selling.Nicole Kidman was attacked on social media for simply wanting to respect the election results and give Trump a chance. She even went back to clarify the she didn't say that we had to endorse Mr. Trump. Wow! Watch out, Ms. Kidman... the are booting you away from the table.It is interesting, isn't it? Jesus didn't spend too much time with the "A-Listers." He was roundly criticized for spending time and even breaking bread with the "common folks." I'm glad! I never will be an "A-Lister," but I don't have to be one. By the way, this entry isn't necessarily a rebuke of "A-Lister." Dolly Parton is a local and internationally famous writer, singer, actress, and the businesswoman with untold talent at the age of 71. Many other A-listers like Dolly, are secure in their own beliefs so as to not need the other A-Listers's approval.Today, as Christians, we'd do well to see people around us like Jesus sees them. Jesus doesn't see "A-Listers" and common folks. He sees people who are created in the image of God, for whom he died on the cross. I'm Glad! Jesus said, "I came to seek and to save the which was lost." I take that personally. How "bout you?
I pray God truly blesses you today!
Bob Bell - Joy620. WRJZ
Legacy Church Knoxville
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Fox Toyota in Clinton
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