“What the Founding Fathers created in the Constitution is the most magnificent government on the face of the Earth, and the reason is this: because it was intended to preserve the American society and the American spirit, not to transform it or destroy it.” ~ Mark Levin

“We should remember that the Declaration of Independence is not merely a historical document. It is an explicit recognition that our rights derive not from the King of England, not from the judiciary, not from government at all, but from God. The keystone of our system of popular sovereignty is the recognition, as the Declaration acknowledges, that ‘all men are created equal’ and ‘endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights.’ Religion and God are no alien to our system of government, they’re integral to it.” ~ Mark Levin

ETC (Extra Thoughts and Contemplations)

What I learned from reading Introverts in the Church by Adam S. McHugh

Common attribute of an introvert…..

-Introverts often listen, but when they do talk they talk about topics important to them.

It’s kind of amazing the number of times I have been in social settings where I seem to attract people that talk alot. God has taught me to be a much better listener as a result. Unfortunately, I have felt devalued as a person because of those social settings-thinking that others just don’t care to involve me in the conversation. The best times I have socially are one on one because there is true give and take in the conversation. No one competes for time or attention. It is organic and real and heart felt. I haven’t performed any survey of a sample group of people…….but I wonder if most people would rather not be transparent with others… sharing thoughts and feelings. It’s risky and they might be rejected. It can be scary to let people into your heart and life but for me it is truly the way God has inspired me to reach out to others. I am introverted but God nudges me to email a friend or friends periodically to get together for coffee and conversation. I have never regretted it. It truly is a ministry to reach out to others.