Thankfulness- Fresh Perspectives

Blessings to all and wishing you a happy, safe, and joyous Thanksgiving Day. This Thanksgiving finds me in a whole new perspective. Maybe it’s aging, maybe it’s┬áthis new path that life is taking- whatever it is- I am thankful and reflective.

I have NEVER been prouder of America. Not because of the dirty politics, the division, the hate, anger, and hurt- but the FOUNDATION that we were created upon is REMARKABLE. There is nothing like it in the world, and until we are in heaven, I don’t believe there will be another like it on earth. America, its foundation, its purpose- to live as free men and women- in FREEDOM- it is a beautiful sight to behold.

I have also never been more aware of the sacrifices of our BRAVEST men and women who CHOOSE to serve in our Armed Forces. This is the GREATEST gift that has been given by humans in our lifetime. To willingly lay down your life, to leave your families, children, parents, homes, to go to a place and fight, serve, sacrifice- for us, for me, for my family, for my freedoms- this is something that has become a huge thought in my life. I am so GRATEFUL. It is THEIR sacrifice and allows us still to celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, 4th of July. Without these Forces, we would have long been taken over, freedoms lost, and country abolished. We owe these brave people and their families everything.

Lastly, to remember what is truly important. Loving one another. To serve is better than to be served. To give is better than to receive. To be first you must first be last. True love is being willing to give all for others. May we live life looking not for what others can do for us, but what we can do for others. Selflessness.

I pray blessings over you and your family as we celebrate together today. Know you are in my thoughts and prayers, each and every one of you. May we never forget the truest act of love, Jesus and His great mercy and love for us.

Many blessings my friends.

~Emily

 

 

Many thanks to you!!!

WE DID IT!!!!! District 56 ROCKED the VOTE!! I know we are not yet done- still biting my nails for the Governor- but you guys showed up! I can’t thank you enough for all your support, prayers, time, kindness to me in this journey we took together. Now the work begins again and anew! We can’t lose our momentum!

Just an update from me- the last month was spent making more calls, spending lots of time in prayer, and trying to not worry about the next day. I was blessed to be able to attend 2 Christine Drazen Rally’s! The support that she has and her heart for this state radiate around her! I am HOPEFUL yet that she will take the victory and Oregon will make history! But more importantly, that the leadership she will provide will restore this great state to what it once was. One step at a time.

What I will be doing in the next 2 months? Well, that’s a good question, family time. More learning. Training, preparation, attending anything and everything that I can get to. Meeting more people, being available, and most importantly, celebrating the birth of Jesus!

I pray that this election cycle has ignited a fire in you to learn more about our foundation in politics. To understand our role and responsibility in holding our officials accountable. And that this fire that has started in your heart would spread to those around you, that talking politics and policy becomes common place in our conversations in Walmart and around the dinner table. Without our freedoms, without our foundation, we no longer have a free republic. Every minute in working on this will pay off 10-fold.

Please- regardless of the election results, stay engaged. I will do my absolute best to inform you of what is happening at the state level to keep you engaged and active! YOU matter, you are my boss!

Many many blessings to you and your family in the coming holiday months. My prayer as we go forward regardless of the political climate is this- Hebrews 12:1b “let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfector of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.” We are not done yet!! Let us finish strong!!