About Richie

Christian, father, husband, minister, Airman, blogger.

An Election Eve Prayer

Today is November 2nd, 2020. Tomorrow the leader of our country will be elected. It will be an eventful day. As we say goodnight to this day, here are where my thoughts are. This is my prayer for tomorrow and the coming days.

Father in Heaven, I pray and ask that you be with our country and all the wonderful people who make it what it is. Your strength will be very needed by so many of us.

I pray…

That the right person is elected. Your will may not always be done by whoever is in leadership, but you are in control. I don’t know why you do the things that you do, but please let us all accept your guidance, Father. Let us all accept the outcome and support who you have allowed to lead on this earth.

That whoever our President elect is tomorrow, that his administration is blessed. That he is able to accomplish much for our country and her people. I pray that our President succeeds in his endeavors, because his failures will ultimately also be my failures.

That love rules the day. We may not all see eye to eye, we may not agree with each other… Father, we may not even like each other. But let us all love each other as Jesus showed us how to do. His apostles didn’t all get along, and were on separate ends of the political spectrum – but they turned the world upside down for you. Let us love like they did, and make this world a better place for it.

That there is peace. I pray there will be no riots, no violence, and no hatred. If some individuals incite rioting and violence, I pray that the innocent escape harm, and that fair justice is served on those who are not innocent.

Father, I know that my words cannot change the world, but Jesus can. Let the Spirit guide us, and show us all how to live like true children of the King. Let us also remember that this world is not our home! We may hold citizenship as Americans on this planet, but our focus, our greater calling, our ultimate and first allegiance is in Heaven.

Its through your son, Jesus, name I pray all these things. Let the church together say…

Richie Reads: “Bear’s Bargain”, by Frank Asch

Have you ever made plans for yourself that didn’t work out the way you planned? Today we read “Bear’s Bargain”, by Frank Asch.

Please send your requests and suggestions for songs and stories and any questions or comments to richie.anderson@alvinwestsidechurch.com.

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Richie Reads: “Rainbow Fish and the Big Blue Whale”, by Marcus Pfister

Have you ever said something you wish you hadn’t? Today we read “Rainbow Fish and the Big Blue Whale”, by Marcus Pfister.

Please send your requests and suggestions for songs and stories and any questions or comments to richie.anderson@alvinwestsidechurch.com.

Westside Church of Christ:
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Richie Reads: “The Princess and the Kiss”, by Jennie Bishop

Today we read “The Princess and the Kiss”, by Jennie Bishop and illustrated by Preston McDaniels.

Please send your requests and suggestions for songs and stories and any questions or comments to richie.anderson@alvinwestsidechurch.com.

Westside Church of Christ:
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Richie Reads: “Kirby, The Disgruntled Tree”, by Lori Wick

Kirby is not happy living in the grove hes planted in, so he moves to a “better” spot in today’s book, “Kirby, The Disgruntled Tree”, by Lori Wick.

Please send your requests and suggestions for songs and stories and any questions or comments to richie.anderson@alvinwestsidechurch.com.

Westside Church of Christ:
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Richie Reads: “When I Feel Scared”, by Cornelia Maude Spelman

Have you ever felt scared? Of the dark, loud dogs, maybe for no reason at all. What do you do about it?

Today we read When I Feel Scared”, by Cornelia Maude Spelman and illustrated by Kathy Parkinson.

Please send your requests and suggestions for songs and stories and any questions or comments to richie.anderson@alvinwestsidechurch.com.

Westside Church of Christ:
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Richie Reads: “Different”, by Chris Singleton

Today we read “Different”, by Chris Singleton and illustrated by William Luong.

Please send your requests and suggestions for songs and stories and any questions or comments to richie.anderson@alvinwestsidechurch.com.

Westside Church of Christ:
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“Adam Racoon and the Circus Master”, by Glen Keane

Today we read “Adam Racoon and the Circus Master”, by Glen Keane. We sing “We Shall Assemble”, and “Jesus Loves Me”.

I also added some intro music and changed the way I recorded the video. What do you think?

 

Please send your requests and suggestions for songs and stories and any questions or comments to richie.anderson@alvinwestsidechurch.com.

Westside Church of Christ:
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Richie Reads: “No Room for Neighbors”, by Kathryn Wheeler

 

Today we read “No Room for Neighbors”, by Kathryn Wheeler. We sing “The Steadfast Love of the Lord”, and “Victory Chant”.

Please send your requests and suggestions for songs and stories and any questions or comments to richie.anderson@alvinwestsidechurch.com.

Westside Church of Christ:
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Richie Reads: “Smoky Night”, by Eve Bunting

Today we read “Smoky Night”, by Eve Bunting and illustrated by avid Diaz. We sing “Bind Us Together”, and “Lord, My Desire”.

Please send your requests and suggestions for songs and stories and any questions or comments to richie.anderson@alvinwestsidechurch.com.

Westside Church of Christ:
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