Country Living Series

Saturday, January 21, 2017

For those in high places...

As the events of Inauguration Day unfolded yesterday morning, I found myself in the barn doing the usual morning chores.


I gave the chickens their feed and refilled their waterers. I cleaned the stall where elderly Matilda and her calf are spending a lot of time. I fed them. I filled the livestock water tank. I fed the rest of the livestock. And I thought about Trump taking office.

Literally a world of responsibilities now rest upon his shoulders (I pray he allows himself to be guided by God in handling those responsibilities). And I gave thanks those responsibilities are not mine.


Some people in high office (Hillary comes to mind) may look down upon those of us who shovel cow patties around for a living, but I vastly prefer these humble duties. There are those born to rule others, and those born to rule only themselves. I am firmly of the latter, not the former.

The decisions of a president can affect millions of lives. The decisions of a north Idaho housewife affect very few.


Just some thoughts on a winter morning.

11 comments:

  1. I watched the swearing in ceremonies. Everywhere I looked I saw political Sadducees and Pharisees. Christ was not represented.

    I’m sticking with our Founders who demanded, 'No King but King Jesus'. I pray for a new Christian nation to arise from the ashes of this fallen nation.

    Montana Guy

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  2. Looking at all the finery, makeup, and coiffures, it all screams "Hunger Games".

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  3. No, only those born that want to rule others.

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  4. How funny, I also was busy cleaning up after critters. There is a lot of chicken poop when they get closed up every evening. And while I was doing these chores I also thought of our new president and pray he is able to make wise decisions. I hope those absent Congress members get their come uppins, and they will.

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  5. You may affect more than you know.

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  6. Praying for change in our nation. I don't want my grandchildren growing up in a nation where Occupy Wallstreet, Black Lives Matter, Anti-police agitators and the like are celebrated by a large part of the nation. I don't want them becoming a snowflake college student who can't deal with the real world. Even though Trump wasn't my first choice, I will pray that he can make a serious dent in the corruption that has become our political system.

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  7. Congrats. You just bought yourself an arrogant wannabe dictator. When war breaks out again, I hope you'll be the first one to sign up to fight.

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    1. I'm sorry you're so confused. The arrogant wannabe dictator has LEFT the building. He got one more free ride on Marine One as they dropped him off at the bus station.

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  8. On a side note: I was curious and rather disappointed at the seemingly smaller turnout for Trump's inauguration as opposed to Obama's.

    But then it occurred to me - Trump supporters actually have to go to WORK to feed their families and obviously couldn't afford to take even one day off.

    There... I figured it out!

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  9. That must be another one of Trump's "alternative facts." He certainly has a lot of them.

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