Throughout my 40 plus years of ministry, I have always been very cautious of appearing to have some kind of political agenda.  My political views are just that … mine.   My challenge and responsibility is to continue to help all of us have a biblical worldview.   The Lord and His Word should be our guiding light during these dark times.  However, while I steer clear of telling you how to vote, I have no reservations in reminding you that it is your patriotic privilege and responsibility to vote.  Our last election saw only 25 percent of registered voters casting their ballots in DeSoto County.  Yes, only 1 out of 4 voters took the initiative and time to let their voice be heard.  You should exercise this right no matter how major or minor you consider the office or issues addressed by the ballot.

However, in an election that decides who will stand at the helm and guide DeSoto County Schools in the foreseeable future, it is absolutely mind boggling that so few would go vote.  Even if you don’t have children within the system, the public schools have a tremendous impact on the economy and well being of our county.  Businesses and industry look carefully at the educational opportunities for employees’ families before making a decision to locate in a specific area.  Don’t forget.  We have a runoff election on August 25.

Please weigh your decisions before the Lord as you go to the polls.  Let your voice be heard and breathe a prayer of gratitude that you live in the land of the free and the home of the brave.