Tomorrow, (beware The Ides of March) has five states holding presidential primary elections. With the main focus on Ohio and my adopted state of Florida, you can image the political ads trying to squeeze the sanity of serenity out of the Sunshine State.

Because the choice is mine to make, I choose not to allow the noisy pundit’s chatter or unruly political rallies disturb the peace of my soul. When I sense this happening, I choose stability over soundbites, grab the TV remote, and click “Off.”


There are times when a personal issue cannot be remedied by the switch of a button.  When the outcome looks grim, and there is much work to do to improve my situation, I have learned to choose a path that leads to hopeful solutions.

The election process is another reminder of the importance of choosing healthy options.


My prayer is that we all make good choices that affect us personally. If you are struggling with addiction or co-addictions, I pray you will make sound choices that will help you find rewarding outcomes.


And because we have the freedom to choose, may we prayerfully exercise our God-given freedom to vote.

Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies (Philippians 4:8-9 MSG).