Missouri's 7th District, U.S. House of Representatives




God is giving me


The ability to distinguish between what is good and what is evil, in order to make wise decisions.

The power or faculty of the mind, by which it distinguishes one thing from another, as truth from falsehood, virtue from vice; acuteness of judgment; power of perceiving differences of things or ideas, and their relations and tendencies.
The errors of youth often proceed from the want of discernment.

Webster's, 1st ed., 1828

I understand why things happen. I see the deeper reasons, not just symptoms.

My commitment to the truth enables me to see God's cause-and-effect.

I give helpful advice without condemnation and put-down.

Because I am concerned for truth and accuracy, I ask questions until all important factors are known.

Because I am concerned for people, I am alert to the root causes of people's present problems.
I look inside myself and in my own past to discover comparable  problems, reviewing the steps taken to overcome it.
I share these successful steps in the context of post-millennial optimism and encouragement.

I am developing the God-given ability to understand why things happen.

But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."
-- 1 Samuel 16:7

I am not afraid of being called "judgmental" in a lawless and superficial culture.

And we know that all things work together for good to those who  love God, to those who are the called according to His   purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be  conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the  firstborn among many brethren.
-- Romans 8:28-29

Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy  profiting may appear to all. -- I Timothy 4:15

This isn't that New Age "Positive Thinking" stuff, is it??

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