What Can I Do

What Can I Do?

"You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men. You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled."
Spoken by Jesus in Matthew 5:13-18 (NKJV)

Cry aloud, spare not; lift up your voice like a trumpet; tell My people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.

-- Isaiah 58:1 (NKJV)

And He said to me: "Son of man, I am sending you to the children of Israel, to a rebellious nation that has rebelled against Me; they and their fathers have transgressed against Me to this very day. For they are impudent and stubborn children. I am sending you to them, and you shall say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD.' As for them, whether they hear or whether they refuse; for they are a rebellious house; yet they will know that a prophet has been among them. And you, son of man, do not be afraid of them nor be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns are with you and you dwell among scorpions; do not be afraid of their words or dismayed by their looks, though they are a rebellious house. You shall speak My words to them, whether they hear or whether they refuse, for they are rebellious. But you, son of man, hear what I say to you. Do not be rebellious like that rebellious house; open your mouth and eat what I give you."

-- Ezekiel 2:3-8 (NKJV)

Music Title: You'll Never Walk Alone!

First, to whom is this directed?

This area is devoted to those persons who are at that level which is commonly described as the "grass roots" in our culture. Quite a number of these are frustrated with the present religious and political establishments. Furthermore, they are suspicious of the mainstream media which on a daily basis spews out a humanistic/socialistic anti-Christian menu that the public is expected to digest without question or objection!

Often the temptation is to just mumble, grumble and complain in the presence of a few friends and that is the extent of it. Persons who are in mainline church denominations likewise complain about the deplorable state of those, and seeing no significant improvement, are choosing to leave, seeking a place to serve within the fellowship of more conservative groups!

NOTE: as you proceed through this area, there will be a number of links for reference as you discover ways in which you as an individual can register your concerns and make contact with those in positions of "wealth, power, and influence." Please remember to use the reverse feature on your web browser to come back to this area.

Now then... here is how it is -- the cry too often is this ---- "I'm only one person.....what in the world can I do?"

OK -- of the following possibilities, which are the ones in which you are intensely involved at the present time?

Are you

Now consider a

Hey! Look at the Number
of Unborn Children Brutally
Mutilated & Murdered in USA

since the USA started "liberating" Iraq
from the brutality of Saddam Hussein!

March 19 2003

Watch this for about 60 to 90 seconds
and see what happens!

Speaking Up!

Now is the time to go on record publicly. There are opportunities to attend gatherings in which you can speak up on issues. These can be public assemblies called to deal with issues in schools and communities, or a "town meeting" thing with politicians present. And in the mainline churches there are numerous meetings in which one can address issues and concerns. And when meetings are scheduled with denominational leaders being present, then you have an opportunity to confront them!

Warning: Be aware that they may try to intimidate you, or lay a "guilt trip" on you by suggesting that you are a "disloyal" person! Or they may convey a patronizing "superior" attitude -- "I'm more educated than you...I hold a prestigious position...who are you to question....." Part of your preparation should be the use of documented evidence in presenting your "case!" For example, check well documented information related to a volatile issue in the United Methodist Church at

UMC Episcopal Endorsement of Same Gender Coupling!

Write a Letter!

By what means?

You can communicate by email, FAX, and letter, which is sometimes referred to as "snail mail." While email is easiest and quickest to get sent, the FAX and the letter are likely to be more effective. And if you really want to get more consideration, send the letter by certified mail with a required signed receipt. Yes, it takes some money, but do you consider the issue to be a critical one? Then let the recipient on the other end know so by spending a bit more money to get it into his/her hands!

To whom?

  • Local newspaper editors -- send to "Letter to Editor" in care of your local paper -- letters to the editor are widely read and it is an excellent arena in which to express your concerns.

  • TV networks and affiliate stations -- you can search and get a listing of the networks and affiliates, with opportunity to post your message, as well as sending an email to managment, news departments etc. For example, check out NBC TV's Home Page. You can branch out to affiliates from there.

  • Politicians -- ah, what a bunch to communicate with! I pulled the following off my Circuit Rider's Information Center just as it appears in that area, dramatic illustrations and all

    Politicians of the World

    For background & history go to: Rulers.org
    Write to the Potentate of Timbucktoo before you are sent there!

    United States House of Representatives

    Got a politician on your back -- loading you with taxes -- write and protest!

    United States Senate

    Watch it -- that little tap on the shoulder means only one thing!
    They're going to sock it to you -- when was the last time you called them on the carpet for it?

    The White House - 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue - DC

    Under the Clinton administration we had a monkey jumping on a
    bed here -- appropriate for that pair in their time at the White House!
    Now we have the link by which you can check in at the White House,
    get updated information on President Bush, V. President Cheney, etc.
    For making contact with the president or vice president, go to
    Contacting the White House
    Contact President Bush and Vice President Cheney to express your
    concerns and protests concerning policies that are detrimental, destructive, and ultimately terminal to our republic!

    View a copy of a letter sent out to the president and vice president on an ongoing basis -- copies of that letter are also sent to other influential persons throughout the country -- go to:

    Mr. President, We Need to Get Our Own House in Order First!

    Contacting Members of Congress

    Good source here in locating elected officials by state!
    Don't wait for someone else to tell them -- YOU do it!
    Hey, the grand rip off has gone on long enough!

  • Church contacts All churches have an organizational structure of some kind, with names, addresses, and phone numbers by which you can make contact and voice your convictions and concerns -- in the United Methodist Church one can do a lot of contacting at all levels. For starters consider:
    • UMC bishops at: Bishops & Episcopal Areas. Here you get listing of addresses, phone & FAX numbers, and conference web sites. Good News Mag has put together a listing of bishops with addresses, phone & FAX #'s at UMC Bishops -- all you need to let them know how you feel!

    • Agencies, boards, publications, etc can be run down from the Official United Methodist Church Web Site.

    • Two news sources with which you are able to communicate your concerns are United Methodist Reporter and United Methodist News Service.

      For United Methodists - When the time comes, you can communicate your concerns with the delegates from your conference who will be attending the General Conference in Fort Worth, Texas in spring of 2008. These delegates will be chosen at each 2007 annual conference. Now is the time to be researching and following developments within the denomination. Keep these well documented since that is necessary to establish your "case!"

      For an example: a letter was sent by cdh to the delegates of the Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference who were to attend the General Conference in Pittsburgh in the spring of 2004 -- to read it, go to Letter to W PA Conference delegates to GC 2004 in Pittsburgh -- NOTE: use return feature on browser to return here.

    • If you are really ambitious, you can can visit churches which have web sites and leave a message with them. For instance, the main United Methodist Church web site mentioned above will enable you to go to conferences which in turn will list churches that have web sites which you can visit and leave a message at the guest page or at an email address which will be listed. Most denominational groups will be listing their organizational structures and sites of churches as well which you can contact.

By all means, PRAY!

Never has the challenge been greater to pray in these days of confusion and turmoil. Bear in mind there are both positive and negative aspects in praying, with the ultimate goal being that God's will is accomplished and He alone is glorified and honored through His Son, Jesus Christ. Details on the positive and negative aspects of praying are spelled out at Circuit Rider's Prayer Boot Camp! Psalm 141:5 expresses a deep conviction that God's people need to identify with in times such as these! Further, live each day affirming again and again the following statements from Psalm 119:126-128 & 134-140...
It is time for You to act, O LORD, for they have regarded Your law as void. Therefore I love Your commandments more than gold, yes, than fine gold! Therefore all Your precepts concerning all things I consider to be right; I hate every false way..... Direct my steps by Your word, and let no iniquity have dominion over me. Redeem me from the oppression of man, that I may keep Your precepts. Make Your face shine upon Your servant, and teach me Your statutes. Rivers of water run down from my eyes, because men do not keep Your law. Righteous are You, O LORD, and upright are Your judgments. Your testimonies, which You have commanded, are righteous and very faithful. My zeal has consumed me, because my enemies have forgotten Your words. Your word is very pure; therefore Your servant loves it.

Be sensitive to opportunities to SERVE!

Big temptation comes when asked to serve in a position of some kind -- community, school, church or ...? Responses often run from "I'm so busy!" all the way to "I don't have ability -- let (you insert name) do it!" Queen Esther was in a critical situation -- she had the opportunity to make a big difference in the future destiny of her people -- her uncle reminded her that perhaps she had come into her prominent position for just a moment such as this! If you haven't read that account for a time, go to the book of Esther and read it. And it may be an opportunity has just opened up for you to serve in a very significant way as a representative of Jesus Christ, His eternal truth, and His everlasting Kingdom!

Exercise your right and privilege to VOTE!

Lots of complaining goes on about the performance or lack thereof on part of elected officials starting with the president himself! Sadly, a lot of this comes from persons who do not exercise the privilege to vote at election time! Yes, I know -- it too often comes down to the frustration of attempting to choose the lesser of two evils! But at least when you cast your ballot, then you have the right to complain, because you did your part in attempting to vote for those persons whom you believed would take responsibility to serve in the best interest of the citizens who elected them. So...make sure you vote when the time comes, OK?

On the voting thing -- if you want to vote on some explosive issues of the present time, go on over to Vote.com -- you can see how the tally is doing, and votes are forwarded to appropriate parties involved in the controversy! You can also view vote results by state and your own district. You do have to register in order for your vote to be tallied.

A final word............
First, I have tried to practice the above mentioned subjects over the years. At one time or another I have communicated with ALL UMC bishops, ALL members of the Congress, many newspaper editors, religious publications, heads of state and embassies, TV networks, etc. Ask me sometime about my letter to the president of South Korea and the response I got! On this issue of communicating, there are a number of areas throughout CR's Range which will illustrate that. CR's Letter Cache will show you a number of examples!

For example, you will find a letter to Bishop Joe Wilson in response to the big publicity splash given to him as he appealed to Gov. G. W. Bush to put an end to executions in the state of Texas. You can go directly to that letter by clicking on Responding to Wilson. BTW, I didn't receive a response from the bishop on this one -- par for the course!

And if you want to take a plunge for interesting experiences, start a web site. There will never be a dull moment and it is an excellent platform through which to voice your concerns and do your protesting against the God-defiant rebellion, the apostasy and evils of our culture! The Christian hosting service where this site is located offers very reasonable rates for a web site -- check out TruePath.com and get involved on the Internet!

Further, if I can help in providing address sources, I am willing to do so. A lot of information can be obtained through searches on the Internet. As stated at the outset, there is an urgent need for more persons to speak up and be heard in the various ways as mentioned above, and by contacting a wide variety of organizations and individuals as you register your concerns. I can be contacted at cdharriger@hotmail.com

It has been observed that all that is required for wickedness to dominate and control is for good people to say and do nothing!

Unborn Babies Killed
since Roe vs. Wade
January 1973

Don't forget - abortion ALWAYS stops a beating heart!

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