Friday, November 28, 2008

This Christmas Season

Hello friends and family,

It is the day after Thanksgiving and I can't help but feel like this Chrismas season is going to be a little different then all of the others I've been through. I probably won't buy as many gifts, and I probably won't recieve that many either but something about this Christmas season feels a little more special. In times when I don't really know what I can count on, I know that I can count on my family, my friends, and my relationship with God. I will be thinking about that more than ever this year. I'm thankful for my friendships which have remained constant for so many years. I am thankful for my family who will be there for me no matter what. I am thankful for my wife who I love more everyday. And I am thankful that God sent His son to earth, died on cross for me and rose from the grave and is with me everyday. That is what gives me hope for this season. Merry Christmas!!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Finally the Republicans have a Superstar!!

This woman is reason enough for me to pull the lever for John McCain. I have really lacked any enthusiasm for John McCain. Sure he would be a better president than Barack Obama, but I really feared that if he did win it would mean a step back for the republican party, which I PROUDLY align myself with. But Sarah Palin is the future of this party and thank God for her!! We needed a breathe of fresh air and she is it!! No more thoughts of becoming a libertarian or a constitutionalist for me. I am a Republican and I support John McCain and Sarah Palin!!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

It's been while since my last post. Employment will do that to you I suppose, but if Obama becomes president I'll probably be able to blog all I want(socialism won't be so bad). Anyways, Cable News is starting to make me want to punch myself in the face. I'm taking a sabbatical from it, I think I'll be in a better mood overall.

P.S. My wife has struggled with the Oprah ban but is holding strong, I myself have a Rachael Ray withdrawl now and then but I will survive. I heard Dave Bryan caught some flack for talk some Oprah smack, I knew I liked the guy.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Boycott All Things Oprah!!

This little video speaks for itself. I encourage you all to boycott anything that has to do with Oprah or her production company including the Rachael Ray Show, Dr. Phil, Oprah's Big Give, and her magazine etc. All of these just contribute to her growing empire of wealth and power. She is using it to brainwash as many people as she can into believing that we are all god, Jesus is irrelevant, and that all religious and spiritual paths lead to God. Show as many people as you can this video. She is decieving the masses.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Happy Birthday Dad!

Well I thought I would take a break from all of the serious political and moral discussions to pay a quick tribute to my dad. He was born 69 years ago today. Gosh, where to start? Most of you who read this probably never got a chance to meet him so to give you some kind of a picture of who he was, take Bobby Knight, the dad from the Wonder Years, and mix in a little Arnold Palmer and that might help give you an idea of what kind of guy he was. There are also pieces of him in me and my brothers. Darren has his leadership and take charge attitude. Kyle has his smarts and athletic prowess. I have his love of laughter and family. He was a great guy and I miss him a lot. It is kind of poetic that today is Masters Sunday because one of the great passions of his life was golf. I think about him every time I play and I am eternally grateful that he passed that passion on to Kyle and me. On the afternoon that he died he looked at a mug that he had and it had a picture of one of the holes at Pebble Beach and he said, "I'm gonna buy a motor home and play that golf course someday." I hope to be able to play there when I turn 30 to fulfill something he always wanted to do, to play Pebble Beach. I know he will be looking down on me reminding me to keep my head down and elbow in. He will probably also have a belly laugh or two every time I hit a Titliest's in the Pacific Ocean, which I'm sure will be many. One last funny story I remembered a little while ago. My dad and I were at a father son banquet at church. We were seated at the same table as a young Eddie Pohlreich and his very young son Justin. Justin was kind of acting up and Pastor Ed leaned over to my Dad and asked him for any fatherly wisdom. My Dad rolled up his sleeve and extended his arm out on to the table said with a stern but calm voice, "A firm hand", followed by a smile. To those of you who knew him can totally hear him saying that. We love you Dad and miss you very much. Happy 69th birthday!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Some thought about the economic and moral crisis in America

The housing market is in a crisis, public education is a destroying our children, and we might be in for a recession. It's my belief that a major contributing factor to these problems and many more was the introduction of women in the workplace in the feminist movement. The increasing norm of duel incomes has driven housing prices through the roof, almost to the point where if you only have one income, you can't hardly make it. We have a generation of children being raised by state funded education after school programs and daycare employees. I know what many of you may be thinking, "Uh hey Ry, isn't your wife going to be a lawyer? What are you going to do when you have kids?" And honestly, I have no idea what we are going to do when we have kids. Thats a really tough question. It didn't used to be such a tough question. God called my wife to pursue her law degree, no doubt about it. She will be used mightily by God because of it.

It's just our reality as a society. You are at a disadvantage if you only have one income and I think that's sad. It is what it is and I don't really see that changing any time in the near future so we as Christians who want to raise up the next generation as pure, strong leaders we find ourselves in a bit of a conundrum.

I posted a video exerpt of The Quiet Man starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. Ah those were the good ol' days. Enjoy :)

P.S. My wife has distanced herself from any association with my blog. A shrewd political move if you ask me. You read this entry at your own risk. Remember Jesus was the Rock of offense

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Some thoughts

In the past couple weeks I've heard of two Religious Icons in this country say that they will not vote for John McCain. I don't know if they are just not going to vote at all or if they are going to write someone in. I'm no spiritual giant I find that very irresponsible. If George W. Bush didn't do anything else in office other than appoint those justices, it was a succsessful 8 years. How will these people feel after not voting, if Oprahbama or Billary win this election, a couple justices die or quit, and very liberal pro-choice judges are appointed. I myself would feel tremendous guilt and regret. Just my thought