A Better Man... A Better Woman... A Better Person

"Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man." Benjamin Franklin 

In Ephesians 2:8 it says "For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God."   

 Right now unfortunately, our nation is split over politics, religion, sexual identity, ... you name it, we are split.  The other split is the half of the nation that has walked away from God.  That is for me the toughest part. Reading the Bible in entirely last year, left me with a broad picture and reflection on how badly the US is falling into despair as a nation.  Many are forgetting the grace received daily and not a thought to peace. It is our right to argue and everyone must hear our opinion because it is so important.  Is it really?

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter... they seem to empower us "to be heard". They give each of us an AUDIENCE.   Makes you feel special that you can put things out there. Is it a one upmanship? The perfect life, travel vacation, family, job... look at what is there.  (I have pulled away from social media and limit my time more for business only or to check out new baby photos. I only post on FB to a small group of close family and friends.)

We all have vices and failed times in our lives. Today most live by the 'what's in it for me' syndrome.  I feel my age because I was never brought up like that and I am not like that.  I have a difficult time understanding that side of the mind. My generation was more about, 'how can I help?'  Somewhere we must find peace with each other and maybe then we can find ourselves in a better light and better frame of mind.  

We are only saved through grace by the Father.  It is a gift from him and with each passing day of my life, I realize how precious this gift is.  I only wish there were more of you unwrapping that precious gift in your life.