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Why We Fight

This is a picture we snapped on Thanksgiving Day with our son,
Captain Ben Davis.

Do you think the Country is getting better or worse?  Some people want to look the other way and ask us to wake them up when the dust clears.

Why is it that some people don’t want to be bothered by what’s happening in our world?  One person said she was just not interested in politics.  I can understand people with varying degrees of interest, but in order to be a good citizen, ignorance is not an option.

We owe it to those who come behind us to have a prudent concern over the affairs governing our society.  Some people don’t care about burglaries—-until it happens to them.  Some don’t care about heart attacks or strokes until they or a loved one has one.  There’s nothing like being hurt that will make people think about protecting themselves.  Until we see the connection of how things impact us and our lives, it may be hard to care.

When I was in the Missouri State Legislature, we loved it when the opposing side was absent for committee meetings or the general session.  That meant we could do more business and move much faster.  The same is true about our country.  The less we show up and pay attention, the faster our Country promulgates bad laws, embeds more Socialism and we lose our freedom.

Some people think political ignorance is a personality issue.  If it is a personality trait, we can conclude that some personalities are prone to worry and have a fragile understanding of God’s provision.  However, even in the worst of times, it is possible for everyone to trust the One who called us to be here at this time, especially those who claim to be Christians.

There is something everyone can do.  Not everyone can run for office, but even something as small as re-posting my newsletter makes a difference.  Speaking up at the “water cooler”, sharing good information on Facebook or helping a good candidate run for office will move the dial.  We all have an obligation to be the salt of the earth and to advocate, promote and popularize truth.  Everything is either moving the ball forward or backward.

Political news, even if it’s bad news, doesn’t ruin my day because I am trusting God to take care of me and counsel me in my calling.  Let me encourage you to do the same.  We can be informed, aware and remain steadfast in our resolve to push for more Constitutional government.

What motivates you to keep going?

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 “Evil never moderates itself, it never takes a step backward, it is only stopped by good men who are willing to push back against it. If good men and women stand by and pretend that they don’t see it and allow it to progress unmolested, then it will only grow stronger and be harder to stop at a later time.” 
~Raymond Kish

WHAT YOU CAN DO…

1.)  Listen to our show today for an in-depth discussion of why we must get involved in politics.  You can hear it by clicking here.

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A LITTLE BIT OF HUMOR

Courage for the Unknown Season

This is a picture of me with our new staff at our new location for Back To Basics Christian Bookstore in the Mid Rivers Mall.  From L to R:  Michael, my parents, Gordon and Marylin, Cathryn, Matthew, Me and husband, Bernie.  I would never have guessed a few months ago that we would be opening up another store in the Mid Rivers Mall!

 

If you had told me last year all the events of this year, it would have been hard to believe!   It’s always surprising to see all the family changes from year to year.  Last week was the first time in decades I didn’t host Thanksgiving.  We moved the family, shut down the store, opened a new store, buried my brother and I turned a year older.  The only predictability is that things are always changing!

In a sense, we can say that all times are uncertain.  Our response to uncertainty shows our courage, or lack thereof.  It always shocks me when people are shocked.  There are advantages to being a pessimist!  We seem to survive our problems better because we not only expect them, we thought they’d be worse! Continue reading

Where in the World is Cynthia Davis?

Here in the Home Front news room, we were scrambling to get this week’s newsletter ready for publication and frantically searching for Cynthia (who was nowhere to be found) when the phone rang….

“Hello, this is Cynthia Davis and I’m on vacation.”

“What?!!!”, we shouted.

Well, to make a long story short, there was this family reunion and Bernie decided to take the long way home.  Cynthia will be home and back in the Home Front saddle next week.  In the meantime enjoy this week’s intriguing podcast with Eric Moutsos.

Signed, her staff…

PS:  Here is a clue as to her whereabouts…

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Grateful for Blessings!

This is a picture of me with my brother, Jeff. 
Jeff had his last day on this side of eternity Saturday, October 28th

 

My heartfelt thanks goes out to all of you for your continued support.  The mission of Home Front remains the same.  Let me take a moment to share with you some of the changes we’ve had this week.

For the first time, I’m now the oldest child in my family.  When I was born, I had two big brothers.  One was killed in an airplane crash with his wife.  My other big brother just passed onto the other side of the Jordan River this last week.  Your prayers are appreciated. Continue reading

The Struggle for the Heart and Soul of our Country

A blast from the past:  This is a picture from 2011 of me with my kids, Philip and Susanna, in our bookstore the day the bumper stickers arrived!

 

Can the Republican Party be saved?  That’s a question a lot of people ask.  Here are some questions waiting for answers:

1.)  Why can’t the Republicans repeal Obamacare?
2.)  Why are the Republicans still funding Planned Parenthood?
3,)  Will we have real tax reform next year or more partisan “theater”?
4.)  If most of the Republicans claim to be fiscal conservatives, why does the budget continue to expand every year?

There are some good candidates running, but not nearly enough.  It’s frustrating watching a candidate start off fine and then end up abusing the power of the office.   Most voters place a “cult-like level of trust” in the competency of the ruling elite.  Continue reading

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

Darrell Castle came to St. Louis in May for the Spring Meeting, so we were able to snap this photo!

 

I offer my condolences to all the people of Las Vegas.  The news cycle has been so dominated by hurricane coverage.  Yet, Las Vegas has suffered a greater tragedy in terms of the numbers of those dead and injured.  It certainly puts problems into a different perspective.

There is no way our government can function as an insurance policy against everything bad that could possibly happen to us.  We desire a government that can protect us and provide for humanitarian relief.  However, in reality, sometimes bad things happen.  Continue reading

Freedom of Speech

Freedom of Speech

We recently had the kids over.  This is my clan with our children and grandchildren.  
Everyone says “Hi”!

 

Missouri seems to make a lot of national news for our ability to protest stuff!  Over the last few days people tried to disrupt our way of life and it prompted a lot of discussion about the freedoms we want to enjoy.

If those protesting would hold a prayer vigil for peace instead of hurting people, the outcome would be far different.   But these are not protesters.  These are criminals, communists,  anarchists and vandals. Continue reading

Who Polices the Police?

Who Polices the Police

This is me in my O’Fallon citizens Police Academy Shirt with my badge.  It is the duty of the governing board to control their law enforcement officers.  Even more importantly, it is the duty of the police officers to know the oath of office, which is to uphold the Constitution.

 

There are good and bad employees in every profession.  In the case of police officers, we expect them to know the law, uphold the Constitution of the United States and earn respect by their just and honorable peace-keeping endeavors.

If you haven’t seen the story yet, an emergency room nurse was arrested for protecting her patient from an unlawful violation of the 4th amendment, which provides protection from an unreasonable search and seizure.  I’m shaken up just watching this. My sister is a nurse and it scares me to think of anyone hurting her for just doing her job. The appalling part is that other police officers just stood around and let her be manhandled by an abusive officer. I’m so glad for body cameras. If you haven’t seen the video yet, you really need to see this. Continue reading

The Wellness Revelation

The Wellness Revelation

What would a great dinner be like without the dessert course?

Lots of people say they feel better when they exercise.  I don’t.  I usually feel more tired and worn out when I’m finished.  In addition, I just lost one hour of my life.  Do you think exercise might be overrated?  We are the fattest nation in the world, yet we have more fitness centers, personal trainers and exercise classes available, so what’s up with that?  This should be enough to tell us something’s not working!

On our show today, we talk with the founder and author of the Wellness Revelation, Alisa Keeton.  Alisa is an expert on how we can lose what weighs us down so we can love God, ourselves and others.

Fitness is something you either love or avoid.  Regardless of what category  you’re in, we all can agree we will be more effective if we’re stronger and more energized. Continue reading

Bucking the Trend

Bucking the Trend

This is a picture of me with Mike Moon at a Wallbuilders Conference.

 

I remember during my first session how much I looked forward to going home when the session adjourned for the year.  Recently, the Governor called the General Assembly back to Jefferson City to pass more laws.  For those of you less familiar with the legislative calendar, the regular session starts the first week of January and is finished in mid-May.  The special session should be only used for emergencies, not political posturing!  

Special session are allowed for urgent legislative crises that require action before the session begins next year.  Yet, most governors call these to showcase their positions and to provide political theater for lobbyists and political junkies.  Any legislation passed during this special session could have been passed during the regular session.   Continue reading

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