Dedication

This website is devoutly dedicated to all of Larry's friends and associates, both early and late, who have influenced and mentored him. However, it also should be noted that, being who they are, a majority of them have been late most of the time.

Monday, October 31, 2016

An Election Prayer!

After wondering and worrying about those who seek our election validation and votes, a prayerful poem by Meade McGuire came into my thoughts:

"Father, where shall I work today?"

And my love flowed warm and free.

Then He pointed out a tiny spot

And said, "Tend that for me".

I answered quickly, "Oh no; not that!

Why, no one would ever see,

No matter how well my work was done;

Not that little place for me."

And the word He spake, it was not stern;

He answered me tenderly:

"Ah, little one, search that heart of thine.

Art thou working for them or for me?

Nazareth was a little place,

And so was Galilee."

And so, this election season, and as we stand unseen in that little place of the voting booth, let us do so prayerfully, that Providence may chart our choices.

And may God bless you all real good!

Larry D. Kump,

Falling Waters, West Virginia

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

First Voter!

 

 

  It indeed was my pleasure and privilege to continue my personal tradition of being Berkeley County's first voter in West Virginia's early voting (Wednesday, 26 October 2016), and possibly even the first early voter in all of West Virginia.

  Of course, the only vote over which any of us have absolute control is our own personal vote.

  My citizen duty and responsibility to vote is most sacred to me, and has been the focus of much personal prayer.

  You see, when I vote, it is important to me, as my moral and citizen obligation, to cast my vote for the candidate who I believe is the best qualified to lead us.

  That's why my vote is not on the basis of how others or their organizations may or may not be encouraging me to vote, nor is it on the basis of any misleading narratives about false limitations on our ballot choices. 

 And so it is, that after prayerfully pondering the previous governing records and character histories of all of the Presidential candidates, who are on the ballot in all fifty states, it is my and many other Americans pensive and poignant preference for a better choice of candidates.

 Nonetheless, I also feel confident that my choice, from among those eligible candidates, would, on balance, serve our country best.

 

 Others also should vote their consciences, and that's only as it should be.

 

 All votes count!

 

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Monday, October 17, 2016

A Plea for Prayer & Fasting

In the Old Testament of our Bible, we're warned of when "...the leaders of this people cause them to err...and every mouth speaketh folly... (but) For all this His anger is not turned away, but His hand is stretched out still." (Isaiah, Chapter 9).

Truly, now more than ever, our nation needs guidance and strength from the outstretched hand of our Father in Heaven, as we are about to make our election choices.

Accordingly, let us as a nation join together in fasting and prayer for His guidance in for whom we vote on election day.

In this way, the Old Testament's Esther once saved a nation; through her and her people's humble fasting, prayer, and courage.

May it also be thus now for us and our families on our election day.

If you can't fast, then simply and sincerely pray for God's inspiration and grace to guide all of us in the voting booth.

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