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Trump is President – Now What?

Well, a few hours ago, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America.  What do we do now?  We pray for him to succeed.

First of all, let me say I am Canadian, so Donald Trump is *not* my President.  But for all my American friends, he *is* yours now.  He’s your leader.  He’s a huge influence to Canadian life by virtue of that fact as well.  If he fails; if he screws up; if he messes up life in general, we are all in trouble.

So… Would I have voted for him?  No.  Would I have preferred Hillary?  No.  Who would I have voted for then it I was American?  I have no idea.

But, the democratic process of the USA, as spelled out in their constitution says that whether you like it or not; whether you voted for him or not; whether you agree with him, his policies, or the people he’s raised to high positions, he *IS* POTUS now.

No amount of ranting, protesting, demonstrating, yelling, posting on Facebook, Instagram, or your personal blogs, is going to change that.

So you have a few choices.  1) You can complain, cajole and mock, which frankly will accomplish nothing except to give you ulcers and irritate friends who may agree or disagree with you, 2) You can hide in a hole for four years and pretend the whole thing didn’t happen, which is definitely not going to accomplish anything for you, your friends, your country, the world, or anyone! or 3) You can pray that over the next four years the decisions that are made by the President and his staff are the best decisions that can be made for the good of the USA and the world.

You can either pray that he will succeed, in which case American will become great or stay great (depending on your view of where it is today), or you can pray he will fail miserably, in which case we all fail miserably, and western civilization will hurt for a long time.

The Bible tells us to pray for our leaders.  It doesn’t say to pray for the good ones only.  It doesn’t say to pray for them to fail.  We are admonished to pray for them to make wise decisions and to rule justly.

I’m not crazy about Trump becoming President, just as I’m not overjoyed that Justin Trudeau is the Prime Minister of Canada, but I’m praying for both.

How about you?


Why Can’t I Sleep

Is it worry?  Is it excitement?  Is it fear?  Is it restlessness?  Is it sadness?  Or all of the above?

Not sure.

I’ve been awake since 3:30am….  Thinking….  Thinking about

  • the church
  • work
  • family
  • the world
  • political correctness
  • the lack of courtesy
  • the lack of communication
  • the lack of shutting up
  • my lack of sleep
  • finances
  • customer service

Proverbs 3:5-7 comes to mind.

5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
So does Matthew 6…
25 Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?
31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
… and Deuteronomy 31:8…
8 The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
… and finally Philippians 4:8…
8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
I think I’ll go back to bed now.
Thank you Lord!

Two New Sponsored Kids

Over the past few months, two of the kids we sponsored through Compassion Canada, dropped out of the projects in their respective countries and hence our sponsorship of them was terminated.  We lost Paula from Columbia who we had sponsored for 8 years, and Tasya from Indonesia who our daughter had communicated with for the . . . → Read More: Two New Sponsored Kids

Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake

This Christmas, my wife had a group of ladies (and 1 man) over for dinner.  I have never seen so much food in all my life for 9 people!!!  One of the ladies brought a dessert that was to die for.  This is the recipe she was nice enough to send to us the next . . . → Read More: Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake

A New Website Link –

Warning: Proud Dad moment ahead…

So I have this incredibly talented and creative son, Daniel (actually I have 3 incredibly talented sons + 1 incredibly talented daughter + 3 incredibly talented daughters-in-law, but this is about Daniel).

Daniel graduated in the Spring from Ryerson University in Toronto with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree in Film Studies. . . . → Read More: A New Website Link –