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Living Purposefully

I’ve been quite busy these last few weeks. Work-life balance has kept me jumping from one situation to another, often without much reprieve in between. I’m okay with it all, actually. I feel good, and I am blessed!

After voting this week, I found myself stuck on one topic…how did we get here? For real. How did we end up in the current state we’re in? Many of our choices for the next leader of our country leave quite a bit to be desired. How can we be sure that we will end up in a good place with the choices we have?

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Has decency been replaced by derogatory comments? Are we expected to just sit by and watch as our people become more divided? Why is it that a good sized group in this country value wealth and pompousness over moral integrity? Is it supposed to be okay to treat others with such disrespect and rudeness?

It bothers me that we seem to be living in a state of confusion. We are bombarded with news feeds, from both social media and television, and they misconstrue truths and get the masses up in arms. Unfortunately this usually results in large groups of people going against each other. We are quick to judge, and even quicker to demean, belittle and ignore those we walk this earth with. We can’t think for ourselves, and are left to make decisions based on people the world tells us know best. What the what? Come on people! Educate yourself, and stand up for what you know is right! Your voice matters and you have every right to be heard.

So many times I’ve heard, “I’m not voting. My one vote doesn’t make a difference.” I have to honestly admit that I used to feel that way. Part of me still does. Deep down I truly believe that we are made to accept what the political/government/rich folks want us to believe, even when it is immoral, unjust and not what is best for us all. We are often told one thing by those in leadership, and then receive a completely opposite response and end result.


I have no idea how this election will turn out. I am not even sure we have a good candidate at all to lead this country. What I do know, is that I will continue to live my life as a servant of God, doing all I can to treat others with kindness, respect and love as I follow His will for my life. By doing that, I can’t go wrong, and I know it will make a positive, meaningful difference in this world. It isn’t the answer to fix our political system and government, but it is a step in the right direction! I’m praying for our country, and trusting that if nothing else, this season will teach us great lessons on how important it is to live with purpose and with the intent to leave this place better than we find it.


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About Tammy


I am a happily married mommy of three, who is living my life in hopes of making a positive difference in the world. I will share my ups and downs with you all to encourage and support you along your journey.  Live with purpose, and choose joy!

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Trains, Planes and Automobiles Kids' Race Series


From a small beginning, Cathy Weise of the Ron Rosner YMCA has developed an ambitious three-race series for kids for this summer, with the help of The Great Train Race, Shannon Airport, Dominion Raceway & Entertainment, the Fredericksburg Area Service League and Race Timing Unlimited.

Great Train Race Director Jennifer Taylor was one of the first on board.