Whoa there Nelly!
It was mentioned to me that perhaps I am lacking in a meek and quiet spirit because I made the remarks I did in my post previously.
(ok, I make a lot of unmeek and non-quiet comments I suppose. The Lord is far from finished with me folks...adjust, ok?)
Yes, I'd like to clarify a bit here, though honestly, I don't need to at all.
I am NOT politically minded at all. I don't really care one way or the other WHO is President of The United States. God is still God and He is still in charge. We will get whatever President we get based on whom God allows to be put in that office. Plain and Simple. I don't like President Obama on many levels, but I don't like McCain on many levels either. It's truly of no interest to me. Of course, now I've said that out loud about our President and the men in black will no doubt take some offense...
What did I say in my post that was so worthy of a buzz of dissention? That I'm gathering ammo???? Sorry, for those anti-NRA folks out there who read my little posts here, but we have guns here. It's just part of life. My husband hunts. Granted, his hunting weapon of choice is usually his bow, but still...we have guns (we have fishing poles, too, with hooks of all sizes to snare defenseless little fishies with). I think it's just plain common sense to have ammo to supply those guns. I'm hardly out to arm Nicaragua rebels or anything. There is no planned attack on my government. We just have a couple guns.
Not sure what part of 'paradise' you might be living in, but I live in the rural South here. Not to bash my fellow neighbors or smear the name of The South, but we don't live in Mayberry RFD. Right here, our road just got electric power a handful of years before we moved in. Several people still live without electricity, or even piped in water, well or community. BY CHOICE. This isn't small town country charm over here, it's plain ol' backwoods Southern comfort I guess.
We live on a mountain side where they (meaning everyone over the age of 5 just about) hunt with high powered rifles...all animals...all year long...usually from their 4-wheelers or pick-up trucks. I live just past nowhere out here, honestly...to my south is a good 2 miles of nothing aside from a 4-wheeler trail. To the west of me is what I'm told is a good 3000 acres of nothing. Nothing. No roads, no trails, no people. Gullies that could swallow a house for a couple decades, rock pits and what-not. Timber as far as you care to look up that mountain and down the other side. It's all full of wildlife. Not cute little squirrels and bunny rabbits...I'm told there are some serious cats prowling around here. To my east is only a half mile of timber, then it opens up some. We have paved roads -- LOL, if you can call them that in all honesty -- over there. North of me is timber and over-growth for about 2 miles, then our country road up to church, and past that a few miles or more of ups and downs in the timber and brush again.
So, guns are protection. No, this isn't Little House on The Prairie here and we aren't braving the wilderness, but we are probably much closer to that reality than those crying over the fact that we have guns and I feel the need to stock ammo. I'm not some fanatic anti-government person burying weapons in the back 40 for armagedon. Couldn't if I wanted to -- our land is total red thick clay and below that gray sludge clay muck. I'd need a backhoe to bury my loot and stash around here.
Of course, if I were burying weapons and preparing for armagedon, I probably wouldn't tell you here, out loud and in public, anyway, would I?.
But why do you care, I guess would be my question and complaint. Does it bother you that I'm not the picture of a meek and quiet spirit? Is it a big deal that we have guns on our homestead? Hey, we eat red meat, too. And don't forget those fish we snagged with our sharp hooks dangling on invisible fishing line.
If I never load another gun, I do honestly believe that one day, could be sooner than we even think, things like that will make a difference in this world. I don't look at ammo any differently than I do the 50# bags of oats and wheat stored here. It's common practical storage to me. Life is not going to just continue along, all peaches and cream, forever. My Bible tells me of a different future. If nothing else, my ammo might be bartered for food needs or such one day, who knows?
And, honestly, truly, pinky-swear...I don't CARE who was voted in as President. I live in this country and I will pray for my government, whether I like the names in charge or not, and whether I agree with their decisions or not. That is the part I render unto Caesar. My prayers.
Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.
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