This bible is the same bible I read when I lived in Texas many years ago. The only thing that has changed about this bible is its location and my last name that was printed on the front. I have read this same bible for many years and absolutely love my aunt and uncle who gave it to me.
This same bible has been with me through some very rough times and some very joyous times. This same bible has given me wisdom and given me answers to a lot of questions I have pondered over the years.
I have prayed for wisdom and found answers. I have cried and found comfort. I have battled weakness and found strength. I have been afraid and found protection.
I have never found that I must be a republican to be loved by God. I have never found that democrats are heathens.
I have found that God is Love. I have found that where I once was critical of race, culture, gender, sexuality, and more, God has changed my heart and my thinking.
Moving to Washington didn’t change me, marrying a Native American didn’t change me, God did. He used my location and my marriage as a tool to show me and to teach me the Love of every race, every culture, and every gender. He showed me Love, He revealed Himself to me in a way that was beautifully and wonderfully made so that I would understand. He directed my path and in that path He showed me how to love and be loved. He gives me free choice and when I choose to trust my ‘gut’ and steer clear of evil people and evil leaders in this world, I know without a doubt that God is directing my path. I trust in that direction and that feeling He is placing in my heart.
I am not a heathen, my husband is not a heathen. We read the bible (that same bible) and we pray together, we ask for guidance and we ask for protection. We Honor the gifts and talents given to us. We are not perfect. We do not profess to be perfect.
We try our best, we pray it’s blessed and we let the Great Spirit of Love (God) take care of the rest.