I was convicted while do my devotions this morning, while nearby the every present Baptist Board glowed with its eerie blue tint. This post is a result of that moving of the Holy Spirit in my heart. There are two things post is not: It is not an attempt to garner support and encouragement It is not an attempt to judge any one's actions or attitude. It is simply something I think that the Holy Spirit is directing me to do through His word. I love politics and history. If I an not careful they become my passion. For that reason I honestly try to avoid too much discussion in the politics arena. However, about a year ago, when the election discussion really got started, I began spending far too much time in this arena. I have allowed emotionalism and even fleshliness to manifests themselves here. For what they are worth, I offer two apologies to my brothers and sisters in Christ across the entire political spectrum. In my moderatorial role I can assure you that I have always striven to fair and unbiased in my actions. I have tried never to moderate with an agenda. I am sure I have often failed in that attempt, and for that I apologise to any affected. In this area my heart was right, even if I failed in the attempt. The other area is more of a concern to me. When I have taken off my moderator hat to get involved in a discussion I have done my best to obey the rules, and I don't think I ever made a personal attack toward any poster. Yet, at these times I have often failed to post with grace. I have at times been cynical, sarcastic, and even mean while posting within the 'letter of the law.' I have not always shown love and compassion to my fellow believers. It is easy in the relative anonymity of an internet discussion board to do so, but that doesn't excuse my actions or even worse, my attitude. Discussion of worldly matters should not drive me to that, but they have, and for that I offer my sincere apology. There is no doubt that the world in general and the church specifically are facing great struggles in the years to come. This truth expands far beyond the US borders. This being the truth, it is time for me to lay down my political sword and join together in working and praying with other believers for our common cause of glorifying God and drawing men to Him.