Civic Minded
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  • TX, US

Learning to serve the Lord better
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About Me

I cannot be classified or put into a box. I would like to see peace among all people, but I am a realist. I understand that we will not all agree, but want people to learn to disagree in a civil way and still try to understand others' views. Sometimes we have to try to understand others' experiences in a new light even though they differ from our own.

My husband and I married in Eisenhower Chapel at Penn State University on July 4, 1974. He served in the US Navy for 20 years while I raised our two children and volunteered to help military families. We love this country and appreciate everyone who works to uphold our Constitution. It is our only protection from those who would destroy our nation.

In memory of my darling son, Bill ~ Born on June 26, 1978 Received by Christ on March 11, 2011

Always In My Heart


Bible Study Fellowship - an amazing life changing experience.
Reading, writing, gardening, cross-stitch, walking the dogs every morning.


Public policy-making and community inspired and motivated problem-solving.
Protecting the US Constitution and making this the best place to live on Earth.

Favorite Music

Think 60s, 70s, 80s, but exclude rap, punk, disco... I like my senses to remain in tact without suffering assault by turned up bass or monotonous repetition.
Also like opera and operetta as my parents performed in many and my dad played in a community symphony orchestra.

Favorite TV Shows

Pushing Daisies (too bad it's gone), American Idol (after it gets down to 10), Dancing with the Stars, Stargate Atlantis, The 4400

Favorite Movies


Favorite Books

Besides The Holy Bible (which I thought I would treat as a study of any other piece of literature and found out how much more it really is...), I will have to think about which others to include, but basically, I prefer non-fiction.

Favorite Quotes

"We, the people, are the boss, and we will get the kind of political leadership, be it good or bad, that we demand and deserve." John F. Kennedy, Profiles in Courage (1955)

“The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.”
― Alexis de Tocqueville

“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years.”
― Alexis de Tocqueville

“Americans are so enamored of equality, they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.”
― Alexis de Tocqueville

“When the taste for physical gratifications among them has grown more rapidly than their education . . . the time will come when men are carried away and lose all self-restraint . . . . It is not necessary to do violence to such a people in order to strip them of the rights they enjoy; they themselves willingly loosen their hold. . . . they neglect their chief business which is to remain their own masters.”
― Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America Volume 2

“Democracy extends the sphere of individual freedom, socialism restricts it. Democracy attaches all possible value to each man; socialism makes each man a mere agent, a mere number. Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word: equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.”
― Alexis de Tocqueville

Favorite Heroes

That is a tough one...


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  • Marlow ~ Let There Be Light
    Long time no speak. :) God bless.
    have a blessed resurrection sunday
  • princess 23 hours ago
    Hello my friend... I haven't talked to you in awhile, and I hope you are doing well?
    I want to wish you & your family a very lovely & Happy Easter holiday filled with many blessings sweet lady.
    Happy Easter blessing

    Happy Easter my friend
  • ☆Sheila☆ 3 days ago
  • Phyl *In God i Trust* 2014/02/15 02:48:59
  • princess 2014/02/14 21:01:46
    Dear CM, I hope you have a lovely & sweet VALENTINE'S Day my friend.........
    Happy Valentine s hearts
  • Phyl *In God i Trust* 2014/01/31 03:29:13
  • princess 2013/12/30 08:32:15
    HAPPY NEW YEAR CM, and may 2014 be a great one for you!!
    Happy New Year to all
    Happy New Year to all
  • princess 2013/12/24 11:30:45
    MERRY CHRISTMAS my friend, and enjoy the holiday season!!
    sparkle Santa Merry Christmas
    sparkle Merry Christmas

    sparkle Merry Christmas
  • Marlow ~ Let There Be Light 2013/12/24 06:25:14
    Marlow ~ Let There Be Light
    Merry Christmas!! I've been listening to this wonderful rendition of Silent Night by Josh Groban. May the blessed birth of our Lord Jesus Christ fill you with wonder this season.

  • SunShine 2013/12/23 00:37:52
    thinking of you and sending wishes for a very Merry Christmas and Happy New year merry Christmas  religious and Happy new year
  • Phyl *In God i Trust* 2013/12/22 01:52:11
  • dill fazie 2013/12/20 22:32:01 (edited)
  • evangelism_vision 2013/12/20 20:55:50



    LUKE 2:

    8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

    9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

    10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

    11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

    12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

    13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

    14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

    15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.

    16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

    17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.
  • ☆Sheila☆ 2013/12/18 16:13:43
    I hope you have a peaceful Christmas and a great new year! I love this song and wanted to share it with my friends. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
  • teigan 2013/12/18 03:42:27
  • IndyLinda 2013/12/17 23:00:43
  • MQ-American Values Again (AVA) 2013/12/13 07:43:34
  • 56lady☆POTL JLA BTO-t- BCRA... 2013/12/13 02:00:53
    56lady☆POTL JLA BTO-t- BCRA-F's
    Merry Christmas to you & yours ...
    With Best Wishes For a Happy New Year
    Filled with Love, Joy & Happiness ♥

    nativity scene

    Many Blessings and Hugz ♥
  • Leasheryn/Lady Willpower 2013/12/08 01:25:46
  • Marlow ~ Let There Be Light 2013/11/28 17:21:22
    Marlow ~ Let There Be Light
    Happy Thanksgiving! George Washington said it best on the nation's first Thanksgiving:
    "Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me to "recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:"
    If you wish to read it, I posted his entire proclamation at my blog:

    george washington praying
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  • Civic Minded
  • Female
  • TX, US
  • 2008/12/09 17:04:42
  • 2014/04/09 17:05:34
  • January 19
  • Married
  • Discovering Opinions
  • College Graduate
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  • White/Caucasian
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