#Make #America #Great #Again! The Prodigal Country

I think we are … I think that what scares a lot of people is that President Trump may appear to have little experience being a president.  Oh, the irony, no president ever did have experience going into that gig.  Political experience, maybe, but that is vastly different than actually getting to the point where you know you will get something accomplished when you are on the other side of the campaigning, when you are on the other side of the election in general and sitting in The Oval Office.

Most if not all politicians have made promises, broken promises.  They did not know what it would take to actually steer this ship.  Their intentions were good but they lacked the experience that now President Donald J. Trump has exhibited in so many other areas that it surprises me that anyone would doubt that those proven strategies he used in business and his life wouldn’t transition to running our country.

The result of a practice proves its validity, not how loudly it is promoted.

I can’t wait to see where we are 4, no 8 years from now.  I feel positive that his words about him being re-elected will come to pass.  Because the people that are now against him will indeed have a self realization that they are indeed better off.  With that said it’s not a 4 year job, it’s an 8 year career that will define President Trump and our country for eternity.

It is so strange how the sentiment going into this presidency is so contrary to where our feelings were in 2008, then 2012.  Personally I saw the change that former President Barack Obama promised.  One man should not be expected to change all that is not right in the world, unity is where that change takes place.  We are far from united. Can we get to that place?  Yes, we can.

It won’t be easy but let me tell you what separates President Trump from most any former president.  His recognition and boldness in proclaiming that with the strength of God, Christ will guide and direct him and his administration in the proper way.  It’s not that Obama didn’t feel the same but he sure wasn’t very public about it.  He was not wanting to offend anyone and that just won’t work anymore.  If we think we can do it on our own then God will let us do it on our own.  But when we ask Him to guide us, to hold our hand, He will do everything He can to allow us to realize His will for our lives.  It works on an individual basis just as it will work when it comes to lining the United States of America up with God’s will.  We just have to always remember that God was never lost in this deal. We were.  Maybe we are The Prodigal Country. Let us find our way back. We can do it together, we are The United States of America.

May God bless you. – J. E.


Original Article by J. E., circa 2017


Friends, they come and go
Some leave, the reason, you don’t know
Every once in a while one may die
You only wish you could understand why

It doesn’t make any sense
It’s not your fault they went away
But perhaps there will come another day
When you will find another friend
That maybe God can in some way lend

Cherish your friends
With every wind
Because you never know
Tomorrow may be the end

Original Poetry by J. E., circa 1999

All I Have Asked, I Have Been Given

I was young, so naïve
Unaware of how we weave
Our thoughts, our talk, so much more
Slyly, it seeks only an open door
All I have asked, I have been given

Thoughts, they can be happy, also sad
Either way, yours and mine to be had
I’ve asked, then begged, yes also pleaded
But then warning signs I left unheeded
All I have asked, I have been given

I lie in bed, a life to envy
To have me tell it, it felt so empty
I prayed to Whom I did not know
But He heard and He did show
All I have asked, I have been given

He gave me my wish, took it all away
Though I regret it not, even to this day
That may sound harsh, I know it ought
But who I am today, I would be not
All I have asked, I have been given

In a bed of a different kind I lay
I pray a different prayer though on this day
I asked to have it back, ready I am
He said, “You are indeed ready my little lamb.”
All I have asked, I have been given

A lifetime to go, an open road
Choices, good; made today, the next lighten the load
He stands beside me each step of the way
So that tomorrow will be a better today
All I have asked, I have been given

In times past I asked for naught
Though mine to be had if only sought
There is nothing too big, nor even too small
To ask of the One who created it all
All I have asked, I have been given

He created both you and I, a tiny droplet
Though many are the plans He had from the outset
A droplet, yes, in a vast, endless ocean
And ready is He to give, if you only have the notion
All that you ask, you will be given

Original Poetry by J. E., circa 03.2016