Walking the Fence Line
Bonnie Bird

Leave the Porch Light On.

Posted Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at 6:27 PM
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  • Very well said Bonnie.

    -- Posted by royincaldwell on Wed, Mar 21, 2012, at 7:28 PM
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    Excellent blog Bonnie. It has also made me think to about the need to have MY opinion known. I'll have my porch light on more brightly


    -- Posted by jessiemiller on Wed, Mar 21, 2012, at 7:30 PM
  • thank you. I am not sure why I got so cranky these past few days. I needed to put my thoughts into perspective.

    -- Posted by KH Gal on Wed, Mar 21, 2012, at 8:04 PM
  • Buckshot61:

    We are all very concerned with what is happening to our country. The biggest thing is that we not call each other names or assume that a person will have a certain behavior because of their political views or religious views.

    As I have said before, we can get our point across without wounding someone or insulting them. If you are riding a horse that runs back to the barn, there isn't much chance that you can change the outcome with a few well-placed kicks or hitting them between the ears with a 2x4.

    No matter what gets said on these blogs, we are all Americans. Some of us live on one side of the road and the others on the opposite side of the road.

    Life is too short to keep expecting that the barn bound horse will change its ways.

    Knowing what is ahead gives all of us pause for different reasons. Those who deny that the storm is coming will surely drown or be caught in the debris. Those who have been giving the warning call, may or may not survive.

    But the real crux of the matter is how you feel about yourself as you look into the mirror? Were you direct without attacking a person's character, did you respectfully disagree without making a personal slur?

    We now know how the all of the horses behave in the corral. They won't be any different tomorrow, but it is your choice as to whether you will be different in your methods of communication.

    We see the damage, but who fell asleep on the watch when the wolves crept into the horse pen? We simply allowed the greed and selfishness to continue far too long.

    I really care about all of the people who comment on these blogs. Some may irritate me beyond measure, but like I keep saying personal accountability is key to getting us out of this mess.

    Lastly, Roy will recognize this; "Let Go and Let God".

    -- Posted by KH Gal on Wed, Mar 21, 2012, at 8:49 PM
  • Amen

    -- Posted by royincaldwell on Wed, Mar 21, 2012, at 9:04 PM
  • People will always choose to be wicked. These days there are more of them than the good guys. I want to fight for my country too and stand up for what is right.

    My approach is just different than yours. Our enemy is not the person that you see across the road, but the unseen hand of persuasion that keeps stirring the mix.

    If you are a Christian, you will know who I mean. We are not fighting the enemies that we can see, but those who lurk in the darkness with silken cords.

    I understand where you are coming from completely, but it just isn't my way to communicate. I respect your opinion, but I don't always respect your methods.

    Likewise several others who comment. So I guess as we go into battle, I am probably the one who gets to carry the tent instead of the flag.

    -- Posted by KH Gal on Wed, Mar 21, 2012, at 9:42 PM
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    Hang in there, both of you. I highly respect both of your views.

    Keeping reading keeps us friends, I believe

    -- Posted by jessiemiller on Wed, Mar 21, 2012, at 9:58 PM
  • Thank you guys, Buckshot and Bonnie, for your heartfelt comments. You are both patriots and both love your country and that's what matters.

    -- Posted by Second Wind on Thu, Mar 22, 2012, at 10:59 AM
  • It is a hard habit to break. Thank you for the compliment.

    -- Posted by KH Gal on Sat, Mar 24, 2012, at 7:46 PM
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