Lifesavers: Make Plans For Election Night (trust me)

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Hey friends,

The last few months have been pretty rough in our country in a way that leaves us tired, disheartened, and even disturbed. Division has risen up among us unlike any that I have ever experienced in my lifetime and there is no group of people that have been left unscathed by it.
I know a lot of you probably feel the same way I do and are looking forward to voting Tuesday and the whole thing being over with as we continue to hope and pray for the future of our country and it’s people.
The two leading parties have slogans of “Stronger Together” and “Make America Great Again”.

Well, today I’m writing to remind you of something that you can do, on your own, on election night that will accomplish both of those objectives:

1. Make supper for your family. 
2. Sit down together
3. Join hands and pray for one another, our country, our world, and everyone who lives in it.
4. Eat together. 
5. Talk. Laugh. Turn off the television and cherish time spent with the ones you love most. 
Do these things and you can find your peace again and that peace, your family, and your appreciation of your own blessings will contribute to our country and our world in immeasurable ways.
We are blessed, we just have to take time to appreciate those blessings. 

Take a deep breath. God’s still got this.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

~Phil 4:6

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Note: No political talk in the comments. I know this gets hard at times so I recommend sitting on your hands to keep them from typing until the urge passes. That’s what I do. This was posted alongside my Shortcut Chicken Stew recipe, click here for that.


  1. Hi Christy, lovely thing to do every night possible, sit together as a family without the electronic distraction and enjoy each others company. Hope things settle down after the election, it has even those of us in other countries worried

  2. All of your (5) suggestions on what to do on election night, truly focus on what we all can do to endure and overcome the pressures that have been cast upon us, putting the stress and cares aside and focusing on the blessings that abound, even in such uncertain times. We all have something for which to be thankful and we do have to have faith that God will work this out in his own way and his own time. This is sometimes hard for us as humans to do, but at times like this we have to rely on God’s mercy and love for us to bring through. May God Bless our country, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA..

  3. In church yesterday: Minister reminded us that the REAL issue is who is on the Throne, and that His perfect plan will prevail, no matter the election results.
    An hour ago: A forward of today’s “Girlfriends in God” blog from my daughter to me, her dad and her sister, saying something strikingly similar.
    Within minutes of reading the forward and then sharing our minister’s comments with the 2 grown and far-flung daughters: I opened and read your Life Savers post, and off it went to my girls too, headlined “Now read THIS!” A perfect description of how so many of us are feeling, and practical suggestions on how to cope, with the reminder to keep our eyes on what’s truly important…thanks, Christy, I needed that!! 3 messages in 24 hours…I’m listening, Lord!!!

  4. I loved this when you said it on your live video yesterday. When I was little we always ate together. There was no fuss about it it was just what families did back then. I have raised my daughter the same way, no fuss it’s just what we do. Her being 6 hours away in college not eating supper together has been one of our hardest things to adjust to.

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