HGTV Reality Star Joanne Gaines from the Show Fixer Upper Shares the Amazing Testimony of Trusting God with Her Dreams
Many people may have seen the show Fixer Upper on HGTV, and the star is Joanna Gaines. She shares her encouraging testimony and how God led her to open her business Magnolia.
Joanna shares an experience she had as a little girl. She had an insecurity that she wasn’t good enough but as she grew up, she grew out of those insecurities. She talks about how she heard God speak to her. “I remember…I heard Him specifically say, “Joanna I have a calling for you, you are going to have a platform one day.” And I remember thinking what does that even mean?” God also spoke to her and said, “There’s gonna come a time where I’m gonna say for you to go and I’m gonna need you to step out and go.”
She shares how it is important to let God speak into our lives and walk in the truth that He tells us. Be uplifted in your faith as you watch the full testimony and be inspired to step out into what God has called you to do or if you are already walking in that be encouraged not to give up! We want to hear from you! You can write to us at Friends@VFNKB.com. Greg and John shared in this segment.
Difference between a Democracy and a Republic
The government in America is not to be our enemy because we have a representative government, and it should be our friend. Through the voting process, we select our friends and neighbors into the government positions. Unfortunately, our country is extremely divided right now. A Gallup poll states that 50% of people believe that the U.S. government is in an immediate threat. Why is it like this? We don’t want this percentage to get higher, so we need to find out what is going on that has caused Americans to think that the government is our enemy.
When we look at the United States, it is not a democracy but a republic. To put it simply a democracy is to have the majority. If democracy is, in fact, the case, that means that the minority loses their rights to what the majority desires. To understand the republic, James Madison shared a simple understanding of a republic. He says it this way, “The people would naturally divide themselves into groups, factions, factions would have different interests, different beliefs, and different desires. These many different factions over a large extended republic would prevent a majority of citizens coming together to oppress a minority.”
We must be alert about what is going on in America and find out why we are losing our liberties. Prager University expounds on this subject with Professor Robert George. “How did the framers of the Constitution of the United States seek to preserve liberty and prevent tyranny?”
Professor George explains a misunderstanding of the Constitution, “which has led to a serious erosion of our freedom.”
“The power grab the federalist feared, the national government taking more and more control over more and more Americans life took place…now, most Americans think of the Supreme Court as the ultimate arbiter of almost every social and political dispute…justices have plainly overstepped the bounds of their authority by creating law from the bench. Thereby further expanding their own power and that of the national government. Moreover, the Supreme Court has done little to stop the executive and legislative branches of the national government from un-constitutionally overreaching.”
“We’ve drifted a long way from the original vision of the founders. The further we have drifted the more powerful the national government has grown, and the less free Americans have become. Freedom can be taken away, but it can also be given away out of sheer ignorance. If we Americans, we the people, want to get some of that freedom back we need to read America’s founding documents. All the freedom we ever wanted is there.”
Let us all choose to become aware of our founding documents in America and hold our government leaders accountable to what is written. We want to hear from you! You can write to us at Friends@VFNKB.com. John, Greg, and Steve shared in this segment.