Today, of course, is the election here in the U.S. I will be heading out to the polls, children in tow, a little later. I won’t tell you how to vote, but I hope you will vote.

I hope you will vote your conscience, and be civil to others who may vote differently from you.

I was recently asked my advice on which candidates in our area to vote for, “as a Christian”. Well, I can tell you which candidates I prefer, and why. I won’t pretend, though, that there are certain candidates, or certain issues, that one must vote for to be “more Christian” or a “better person”. There are so many issues to consider. Two different people, both with the goal of improving their community or promoting “family values”, might approach those goals in completely different ways. That doesn’t make one person good and one bad.

Please. Go vote. Be respectful to others. Be kind. Then move forward, respectfully, kindly, after the ballots have been counted. That is all.