I want to extend a heartfelt thanks to all my readers over the past three years, and especially to those who have been willing to comment from time to time. I decided several months ago that if Obama was reelected that I would stop blogging, and I intend to follow through on that decision. I will be taking a long hiatus from following politics and from blogging, possibly a permanent one. I felt the 2012 presidential election was the last hope to getting our nation back on the right path before we go off the fiscal cliff. Based on the results of that election, I no longer have any confidence in the rationality or respect for the values of the majority of the people in this country. I have little hope for our country's future, either fiscally or morally, apart from a dramatic intervention by God in changing people's hearts and minds. Frankly, my heart is no longer in this endeavor, and I have decided to direct my time and efforts in the future into other areas besides politics.
I firmly believe God is sovereign over all things that happen in this world, including our elections and our country's future. I know that He is working all things for good for His people. Ultimately my hope is in Him and His promises from the Bible. As a citizen of heaven, I look forward to the new heavens and the new earth, where all sorrow and pain and tears will be wiped away forever. Until that time, it is my duty and the duty of all of us to continue be good citizens of the country in which God has placed us and to love and serve our fellow men in His name. I will continue to vote and to follow political news on a cursory level, but I no longer expect to see our country return to its founding principles. Although I am discouraged for the future of my country, I am thankful for the blessings that God has given me and remain filled with hope and joy about my life, my family, and the future. I harbor no ill will or bitterness toward those who disagree with me politically.
This blog will stay online and perhaps others will continue to post on it. It is possible that I will return to blogging at some point in the future, but I expect to be going dark for a long time. Again, I am thankful to all of you for reading and appreciate all the encouragement you have given me over the past three years. May God bless all of you!