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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Sunnyland Summit Rancho Mirage California; and Air Force One

Air Force 1

Its been a very exciting week.  While it was extremely fast paced and busy just like every week, I have had the distraction of our President coming for the Summit in Rancho Mirage.  It didn't personally affect me but I could see the road blocks, heightened security everywhere, Secret Service and enjoyed the palpable excitement that many of us felt.   So I am sharing some of the fun I had in seeing Air Force One for the first time.  And while going to lunch in Palm Springs yesterday we seen a few Secret Service men (dressed in the cliched black) parked and waiting along Palm Canyon Drive.  How cool is that? (I know I am a photography nut but I didn't try to take pictures of them.)

Air Force 1

I am not too proud to admit that I was excited that President Obama had chosen the city where I work to hold the Sunnyland Summit.  Unfortunately there are some that would like to pretend that it is no big deal to them with a seen-it-done-it snobbery.  Actually I feel sorry for people that have that attitude because while I do not worship or idealize people, it is OK to feel excitement and join festivities around someone special visiting.  I think life would be rather boring if I didn't feel enthusiasm for events.

Air Force 1

A quick note just in case someone thinks that I should address some political issues here.  I am not politically naive or completely clueless to the world events, I simply feel that my sweet little Butterfly In The Attic is not the place to stand on a political soap box.  But instead, as I am a Christian woman, I would like to share a Bible passage that I find particularly helpful when frustrated with our nation's course. 

1 Peter 2:13-17
King James Version (KJV)
Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.   For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:  As free, and not using your liberty for a cloak of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.  Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king."









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7 comments:

Angie Brewer said...

Excellent Scripture! One of my go-to favorites to keep myself in-check on submitting to authority.

have a lovely week!
Angie at Snack Cups and Smiles

Lisa Lynn said...

How exciting! Thanks for joining me on The Self Sufficient HomeAcre for The Creative HomeAcre Hop!

I'm looking forward to seeing more of your photography shared each week!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

How exciting, Colleen! I'm the same way as you, but I agree, you can't help but feel a little excited.

Raising Reagan said...

How exciting you got to see Air Force One!

Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)

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Ann Jones said...

I would be excited too. Regardless of my political beliefs either way, I think any presidential visit should be something to be excited about. It is a rare event and they are the leader of our country. I love the Air Force One photos :)

Leslie @ Violet Imperfection said...

That is so cool! President Obama actually came to where I worked and held a town meeting while he was campaigning and it was really cool to see the hype and excitement and that was way before he became president.

Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
Make sure to check back on Friday to see if you were featured.
Leslie
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Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

How exciting! Thanks for sharing at Amaze Me Monday...
Blessings,
Cindy