We left at 3am headed to Florida. Excited was not the word, I hadn’t been anywhere in a long time. I did wonder how well I was going to do with such a long drive. We piled all of our stuff in the truck and took off. It was smooth sailing through Maryland and DC. As we were leaving DC entering into Virginia a light flashed. Man, he was speeding. so we were caught speeding on camera. I said, “that bill will be waiting on us when we return.” I had to giggle. We rode through Virginia doing the speed limit and without running into that heavy Va. traffic. It was to early in the morning, people leaving for work were not up yet.
Virginia is a huge state. It takes forever to drive through it. It’s beautiful and the State motto is Virginia is for lovers. Well that’s what we are so it’s fitting that we would drive through such a wonderful place. I found out Virginia is not a state; it’s a common wealth.
What’s a common wealth you might ask? A common wealth is a political community founded for the common good. Virginia is one of four states in the United States that are in fact common wealth states. The other three are Kentucky, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. Common Wealth is used in their full official state name. Prior to 1776 they were British Colonies or parts there of. Kentucky was originally part of the land grant for the Colony of Virginia. These four states share a strong influence of English common law. So far there was no need to stop for gas. We weren’t even at half a tank yet. Next up North Carolina.
North Carolina, my hometown state. Charlotte is where I am from. The Queen City. It’s beautiful. Lots of mountains and fields. I have often thought of relocating back home but I don’t know. I am not crazy about the idea. It doesn’t move me like I want it to. North Carolina is massive as well. It takes a long time to drive through this state too. It’s Bo time! Bojangles that is…known for fried chicken. It’s 8am in the morning they are serving breakfast. We stopped for breakfast and fuel. The truck was at half tank.
To be continued…
Speaking as a Citizen of The United States of America that has voted in every election since I turned 18 and will vote in this election; I do not like the choices we have for President. I do not feel the candidates that we have to choose from are morally worthy of representing Us as a People. The President of the United States should have at the very least Integrity and Strong Moral Principles.
Just think about this…Congress is in session 3.3 days a week. Even though they are paid a full salary for a 5 day work week. We the citizens of the United States that work and pay taxes provide them a salary. On an average thats approximately 149 days a year that congress is in session. Even with Congress being in session for approximately 149 days a year they still aren’t doing as much work as they could and should be doing for the American people. There is something wrong with this picture.
It is often said that people who receive food stamps and money from social services are working the system. One might say our lawmakers are working the system more so because we pay them for not getting work done. Would you still be employed if you only worked 3.3 days a week and still refused to do your job during the days you were actually at work?
Pray About Everything
by Joyce Meyer – posted July 24, 2016
So do not worry or be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will have worries and anxieties of its own. Sufficient for each day is its own trouble.
Someone once said that “Worry is interest paid on trouble before it falls due.” Trying to solve tomorrow’s problems today only steals the energy God has prearranged for you to enjoy today. Don’t waste your time worrying! It is vain and useless. Don’t be like the bassoon player who went up to his conductor and nervously said that he could not reach the high E-flat. His conductor just smiled and replied, “Don’t worry. There is no E-flat in your music tonight.” Many of our worries are like that—unfounded and unnecessary.
Worry is the end of faith, and faith is the end of worry. You can only be a confident woman once you remove fear and worry from your life, and it starts with prayer. Prayer opens the door for God to get involved and meet our needs. The apostle Paul said we are to be anxious for nothing, but in all things, by praying, we will experience the peace of God (see Philippians 4:6-7). He didn’t say in “some” things; he didn’t say in “one” thing, but he said in “everything.” Prayer must replace our worry.
Lord, I open the door and invite You into all the affairs of my life. I have needs that only You can meet, and I know it’s useless to worry about them. Today I commit my needs to You and will rest my faith in You. Amen.
From the book The Confident Woman Devotional: 365 Daily Devotions by Joyce Meyer. Copyright © 2011 by Joyce Meyer. Published by FaithWords. All rights reserved.