Blogging while watching the Inauguration of the 44th president of the United Stated. The 44th time the leadership baton has been peacefully passed. Most Americans take that for granted – most of the world doesn’t.
Here are 10 thoughts while watching the inauguration:
10. Everybody looks cold – glad I’m inside, not in DC.
9. I need to pray for President Obama and his family.
8. Rick Warren did a great job. Reciting the Lord’s prayer was good. I know he’ll be glad to shed that coat & tie.
7. “The triumph of civility.” I think Obama’s civility is a big reason he got elected. When all candidates were biting and devouring each other, Omaba remained dignified, respectful and civil towards all opponents. I hope Obama’s brand of respect and civility finds a permanent home in American politics. While I have a hard time finding any of his policies or promises I agree with, I do like and respect the man.
6. George and Larua Bush are good and gracious people. I bet they are glad to leave DC and return to Texas.
5. VP Chaney is in a wheelchair b/c he hurt his back moving boxes. Why was the VP moving his own boxes? Budget cuts? Surprised they didn’t send a yellow cab to pick him up.
4. Lowlight was that weird poetry reading. What was that about?
3. Loved Dr Lowrey’s benediction! I hope I’m still preaching and praying at 87.
2. I’m thankful to be an American. i hope you are thankful for your national heritage.
1. I’m glad I’m called to the pulpit, not to politics.