I have not written for quite some time. The venom being spewed from both sides is overwhelming. We all have opinions and our personal life journey brings us to very different conclusions, but name-calling and disrespect are not acceptable under any circumstances. Personal attacks have taken over any possibility of an intelligent discussion of the issues.

There is also the question of whether or not our vote really matters. The moral standards I grew up with are labeled as intolerance. I respect everyone, but I expect respect in return. We are less than a month away from the presidential election and although I know definitely who not to vote for, I cannot bring myself to vote for the alternative. I continue to pray for God’s guidance.