(Trump Hotel Presidential Ballroom)


“You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free.  But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.  For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’  If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.”  Galatians 5:13-15 (NIV)


Jase and I were extremely privileged and honored to be invited to the Inauguration and related festivities in Washington, D. C. this past weekend.  Believe it or not, Jase didn’t agree to go until the Sunday prior due to the epic duck season we are having here in northeast Louisiana. (Is anyone surprised?) Sometimes it takes an outside voice telling him that he would be a complete idiot not to attend after being personally invited by the Trump family (no, it wasn’t me! Thank you, Barrett). Seeing this historical moment and witnessing this process first-hand was something both of us will never forget. We were on the phone with our kids both days telling them details of these amazing experiences.  Inside the walls of each of these events, we were among supporters, friends, fans of our show and fellow Americans with their own personal stories.  I met people from all over the country whose husbands fought in Afghanistan, whose children were born with physical challenges like Mia’s and who were excited to hear how many times God was mentioned from the Capitol platform.  We all shared our optimism about the future of our country.


However, right outside these safe places were protestors.  I can’t tell you what their signs said, because after seeing the first one with the “F” word plastered on it, I turned away.  I couldn’t help from hearing their words, though, as they blocked our path on the sidewalk while shouting, “Nazi Pigs, walk on the dirt!” Armed with weapons and protective gear, police were lined up on one side less than 3 feet to our left while the protestors were less than 18 inches from our right, screaming profanities, raising their fists and hurling insults in our faces.  It was a very intense few moments that made me feel intimidated, scared and angry.  The feelings of being intimidated and scared came immediately.  The anger came over the next few minutes as I walked and thought about my own grandpa “Pops” who is a navy veteran.  Did they know that I am part German from my Pops’ side?  Did they know that my Pops was a fighter pilot in World War II?  Did they know that he joined the U. S. Navy in order to help stop the Nazi’s from killing people for no other reason other than they didn’t agree with their way of life?  Did they care to even ask?  The name they were calling me was exactly the opposite of who I am.  Isn’t that what they say their reason is for protesting against us?  It all seemed so irrational.  It all seemed so ungodly. 


Maybe that’s why the above verse kept coming to my mind.  The people around me were silently walking, just like me and Jase.  One young lady dressed in a beautiful red gown, high heels and jewels, yelled back, “My husband fought for your rights!” as she kept walking.  Did they succeed in intimidating us?  Somewhat, yes.  Did they succeed in forcing us off the concrete sidewalk?  Yes, instead, we all had to walk on the manicured lawn of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.  Thankfully, we all remained safe and enjoyed a fabulous night of celebration.


I’ve heard the saying recently regarding Washington, D. C., “be careful what you say and do, because every 4 or 8 years, chances are you’ll find yourself on the other side.”  I’ve disagreed with the policies of the last administration, but I took comfort in this passage in Romans 13:


“Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience.”


It’s easy to say the coined phrase, “God doesn’t make mistakes” when it comes to something we agree with, but what about those things with which we do not agree?  We must trust that God knows what we do not. 


Titus 3:1-2 helps remind us of this. 


“Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and always to be gentle toward everyone.”


This should be the goal of everyone who claims to be a Christian, a child of God, redeemed, forgiven, who have hope for a forever future.  Yes, we celebrate now with our choice, with our victory.  But we should remember that in a few short years, we may be back on the disapproving side.  How will our words and actions depict us as Christians?  Even now, our response to these hateful and demeaning remarks and insults will show whose citizens we are.  While we may be proud Americans, our forever home awaits. 


Oh, and on a side note, they didn't kill a duck at home on Friday.  Sometimes, God just gives you the desires of your heart.


Have a wonderful week!


Marilyn Worsley:

I may be wrong , but I didn’t hear of any protests, people shouting profanities , fires set by children, or vandalism of stores when Obama was elected either time. I think the supporters of President Trump were just more tolerant

Jan 23, 2017


Thank you for your truths and for your grace. This was a very tumultuous election process, and many people do not like our current President. But, they must remember that any other vote would have squelched our rights, as Christians, and taken away our free speech. Too many Christian students have been kicked out of University programs, too many Christian teachers and professors have been forced to quit, and pastors have been threatened for preaching the Bible from their pulpits- all under the last administration.

God is giving us a second chance to use our free speech because free speech would have been annihilated if the election had turned out differently. (To prove this point, all we have to do is look at who the other candidates would have put on the Supreme Court.). Thank you, Missy, for using the gift of free speech, that your relatives and mine fought to give us, for good and loving devotions. May God bless you and your family richly and may the Holy Spirit blow a fresh wind across this nation.

Jan 23, 2017

Stacy Huffman:

I love this, thanks so much for sharing, such a great message!

Jan 23, 2017

Dianna Bryant:

You are so.correct I loved everything you said. I know Trump will do great thing. I also was so very happy to hear him say God. Our country needs God back in everything.

Jan 23, 2017


Thank you Missy! You and your family are such an encouragement to those of us that don’t have the platform/voice you all do. I have held strongly to these verses for a while now and I couldn’t have said it better than you did here. Thank you!

Jan 23, 2017


Let us pray for, and support President Trump! I didn’t vote for Obama, but once he was sworn into office, I prayed for, and truly wanted him to be the best president we had ever had. I pray that we all can give this president the same opportunity we gave Obama!
Thank you Dynasty family, for standing firm, in the faith!

Jan 23, 2017

Janet :

Amen.! I’m a Mexican/American and very proud. I’m not into politics, This election has the world on its tiptoes.but it hurts me that my children are scare and terrified to be proud of there roots and there believes. Just because of our skin color or the language we speak. Just writing this is making ?knowing that so many people died years ago for this hateful, racism to end and yet it’s like we turning back time. May we have peace and love and god guide our new president for a better future for our children.!

Jan 23, 2017

Jerry Arrington :

Missy , You are a Child of Larry and Peggy who have given your instructions beginning even before your Birth. You now hold those treasures and perform those deeds in your Walk and actions even at the Capital of America. Our America allows the worst of the Prince of this World ‘s disciples to speak and to act freely to destroy other ’s Liberties. Your words examplied how our Lord was silent before his accusers. Being positive as you are you are to be commented. America only has a short short Window to turn the trend of evilness in America to God’s Glory . We all as God’s ‘s children must
be a part of turning this tide. You also are God’s Child. “Onward”. Jwa Linda ARRINGTON

Jan 23, 2017


Please don’t assume this was a victory for all christians.

Jan 23, 2017


Your message was lovely and gracious as I expected it would be; I am a fan of all of you. I was waiting to see if it came out that you all supported Trump or if it was Clinton. Regardless, even though we disagree, we are all entitled to our opinions :) My only question is how you handle/digest his atrocious comments he made regarding his treatment/locker-room-talk about women. Truly I am curious; I can’t get past that. I feel that people who think it’s ok, don’t really know their own value maybe or what we as women deserve? Anyway, I did comment on your Instagram. Maybe you’ll see it! Sending warm thoughts from NS., Canada!

Jan 23, 2017

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