A New Year and New Hope for America






As 2017 arrives, I am finally optimistic about the future of America. After years of suffering through a President who did nothing to help strengthen America and everything to destroy it, we finally have hope!

After a hard-fought presidential battle, “We the People” saw our dreams and hopes realized. “We the People” is a movement that is made up of people from all races, faiths and socio-economic levels. It is comprised of people who believed with all their hearts that we needed to take our country back and that the way to do that was to elect an outsider – one who was beholden to none! One that could take the bull by the horns and finally do what was necessary to save our country!

As Margaret Mead said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

Our 45th President, Donald J Trump will be sworn into office on January 20th and we will celebrate the tremendous victory. We finally have hope again – hope for a better America, an America where we, the people, matter and where we have a voice and an opportunity to help heal our land. We have already seen President-elect Trump hard at work – bringing jobs back to our country, meeting with world leaders and many more things.

Upon winning the Presidency, Donald Trump said “It is time for us to come together as one united people. I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all Americans. For those who have chosen to not support me in the past, of which there were a few people, I am reaching out to you for your guidance and your help so we can unify our great country”.

It’s time for all Americans to come together and begin to unite our nation. It won’t be easy, but if we all do our part, it can be accomplished.  As my grandfather always told me, “Just  roll up your sleeves and get to work!”

Things will be different under President Trump’s administration – no more walking on eggshells because of political correctness and religious leaders from all faiths will once again be welcome at the White House – to name a few.

Life will be better, but that’s not the end of the story. If we want America back at the pinnacle she once held, we need to turn our hearts back to God. Then and only then, will we be “One Nation Under God!”

Recently, I listened to Lee Greenwood’s rendition of “My Country Tis of Thee”.  We grew up listening to these Patriotic songs, but if you’re like me, it’s been a long while since you really paid attention and listened to the words. Take a few moments and listen – really listen. I was particularly drawn to the last verse:

“Our fathers’ God, to thee,
author of liberty, to thee we sing;
long may our land be bright
with freedom’s holy light;
protect us by thy might, great God, our King.”

This may be America’s last opportunity to become the nation we were born to be – and hopefully years from now, people will look back and say that 2017 was when “We the People” brought America back to the glory she once held.

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord” Psalm 33:12


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About Gail Pinder

I was born in New Jersey and raised in a small town in Pennsylvania. I have lived in many places – Texas, Arkansas, Delaware and finally Michigan. Several years ago, I met a wonderful man – a Vietnam Navy vet who shares my love of God and Country! We have been happily married for more than 15 years. I have two children of my own and Emery has two children. We have four wonderful grandchildren. Emery and I both have Multiple Sclerosis. He is now in a powerchair and I am his caregiver. Life is somewhat challenging, but we do the best we can. We tell everyone that “We have MS, but it doesn’t have us!” I have always loved to write and my dream was to becoming a “writer”. PICC gave me a window to my dream and an opportunity to share my thoughts with others. Our faith is strong and I don’t know where we would be without it. We are determined to spread a little sunshine in a darkened world. I've been married to my wonderful husband for 14 years. I have two children of my own and Emery has two children. We have four grandchildren. My husband and I both have MS and I am his caregiver. We tell everyone that "we have MS but it doesn't have us!"