This country is turning on its head.
Thursday, the market dropped by more than 500 points, causing panic in the financial and business industry.
Heat is battering the country, threatening livestock, crops and water supplies.
In other parts of the country, heavy rains and severe weather are deluging property surrounding flooded natural waterways.
Unemployment continues to add to our growing economic woes, fuels costs create budget challenges, and the cost of goods grows as a result.
It seems as though the list of issues just keeps on growing.
And we, the citizens, sit around wondering what the heck is going on.
Well, I'll ask the question. Why do we think God would continue to bless a nation that continually balks at his instruction?
Non-believers out there, this is probably a good place for you to stop reading, because the remainder of this column isn't going to make a lot of sense to your or appeal to your mindset. The question alone probably touched a nerve.
But for those of you out there who claim to believe in a higher power, or God, for those of you not offended to see the word in print, you've got to ask yourself: "How much more is He willing to put up with?"
Let's take a look at how things are shaping up.
The author's of the Constitution for this country and many who followed in positions of leadership based the direction of this land on the fundamental teachings of the Bible. Not any particular branch of the Christian religion, just the basic principles of God's word as laid out in the pages of His instruction manual on how life is supposed to be lived.
Now, with the support of many members of our governmental leadership, we've done our utmost to strike God's name from the public square.
We have a nation that not only says it's OK, but desires to use its citizens' money to kill its most defenseless - the unborn child in its mother's womb.
We live in a nation that continues to work against the family structure by creating an environment which allows teens to hide vital health-related procedures from their parents.
Our society thinks that rather than punishing people for providing potentially deadly and mind altering poisons to its people, we should work to legalize such practices so we can tax and make money off the misery and despair of its citizens.
Television programs represent parents as bumbling morons to the youth of America, suggesting that it's the kids who've got it all figured out. Parents are just out of touch with what's going on.
Even worse, we have young girls, made famous on TV for getting pregnant as teenagers, appearing on the covers of celebrity magazines. That's our idea of celebrity today.
Marriage vows have become a joke. Divorce used to be a course of action taken in the most dangerous or dire of circumstances. In some cases, it still is. But in many other instances, it's what someone does when they find someone new they want to try out for a while.
Our souls are continuing to be whittled away a little at a time, and things that we never would have tolerated in the past are becoming acceptable.
We're getting commercials now for personal sexual pleasure items, enhancement pills and "Trojan-Man" interrupting our television program.
"No son, Trojan-Man is NOT a new superhero."
Our moral fiber is deteriorating and we've become a society of do what feels good regardless of the cost. Don't stand for anything or you're going to offend your neighbor. And if you have an opinion that involves morality, keep it to yourself because that's pushing your values on me.
You're right, it's hard to figure out why God isn't blessing this country right now.
Actually, I keep wondering how much longer He's going to sit by and watch us muck up the great opportunity He's given us.
It's time for this country to turn things around - in a spiritual sense - then perhaps we will have a right to expect a change in the country's overall health.