Capitol Shots

Shanda came for a visit at the beginning of October, and we had a fun Saturday in DC. We toured the Capitol building and the Library of Congress, and tried to go to the Old Post Office, but were thwarted by the Taste of DC taking up 6 blocks of Pennsylvania Ave. We walked down the wrong side, and with tired feet and hungry stomachs we decided it wasn’t worth walking 4 more blocks to get around to the other side. But, that just means she’ll have to come back for another visit. 🙂

My new camera had just arrived, and it joined us on this great adventure and produced some pretty sweet shots. As we elect the leader of our country and many other political leaders today, I thought it appropriate to finally post some of the pictures on the blog. My prayer is that we will choose men and women who stand for principles that God can honor.

While I am thankful that God is sovereign and fully in control of this election and the future of the US, we are still responsible for the choices we make, including those we elect to office. I am not saying that we as a nation are “chosen”, or that God has set apart America for some great purpose…but I do think He cares, very much, about how we use the freedoms we have been given and the decisions that we make. We have the opportunity to change the direction we are currently heading, depending on what happens today. We cannot separate our beliefs from the rest of our life, including politics.

My favorite. Three kids running across the lawn of the Capitol…lots of symbolism if you think about it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emancipation Hall in the basement of the Capitol

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ulysses S. Grant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Self portrait in front of the capitol

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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