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Welcome to my little corner of the world. I am so honored by your visit today. My name is Kristi and I am married to my college sweetheart(I refer to him here as "Mr. Incredible"), momma to my 2 beautiful girls who are growing much too quickly, a high school computer teacher, photographer, and a gardener (at times~right now I'm growing weeds). I love to laugh, drink strong Starbucks coffee, take pictures, and be anywhere my family is. Jesus is my Savior and I try so hard to be the wife and momma that He has called me to be. I often fail but He lovingly picks me up, dusts me off, and encourages me that with Him all things are possible. Feel free to join me on this journey of faith, stop in and say hello, look around, and leave a comment~I love comments. Why "Kiki's Corner?" My nephews call me Aunt Kiki and I love that too.

Tackle it Tuesday: Voter's Guide

I don't know about you, but most elections leave me baffled and confused. I take my responsibility as a registered voter very seriously. I like to be an informed voter. I don't want to just sit in the booth and say "eeny meeny miny moe...they all look bad don't cha know." (I made that last part up) I want to know where these people stand, pray about how God would want me to vote, and then cast my votes confidently.

Several years ago, in order to become a more educated voter I began researching places that would help me become more informed about issues and candidates. Thankfully, I found the Free Market foundation Voter's Guide and I have wisely put it into practise. It is a "comprehensive, non-partisan guide for the election." I think it is a valuable tool.

One year, I wasn't quite satisfied with a certain presidential nominee's answers regarding an issue that was important to my heart, so I used the phone number for this person and reached his office. I was given the answer to my question in less than 15 minutes! Pretty neat, huh?

The cool thing about the guide is that I can highlight the candidates I will be voting for and take the guide with me when I vote.

Last night Mr. Incredible saw me looking through the guide and asked me about it. He had never seen me use it before, probably because I would research it while he was at work. I felt badly that I hadn't shared it with him before. It's probably because mine is always marked up or highlighted and I certainly don't want to tell him how to vote.

Anyway, I shared my guide with him and I wanted to pass this information on to you. I'm certainly not going to tell you how to vote, but if you want to feel better educated in your vote, please visit this website. Yes, there is a lot of information for Texas voters, but it has useful information for federal candidates too. I think you will be happy that you took the time to check it out!


Joyfully,
Kristi

Tackle It Tuesday Meme

10 comments:

Homesteader in Training said...

That is awesome Kristi.I had never heard about it either. I'm going to have to check it out. And I like your little rhyme lol. Somehow I feel the same way. *sigh*
Blessings my friend.

earthlingorgeous said...

This is a very good idea. Everyone should be careful about who to vote. Timely tackle too. Good luck!

Melanie said...

Hey,Kristi! I'm so glad you posted this today... I've been looking for something similar. My favorite part is that you mentioned it was non-partisan. I have so much trouble finding something that isn't leaning one way or the other.

Thanks, too, for you sweet comments you left earlier this morning. So encouraging... you are great!

Happy Tuesday!

ParentingPink said...

Great tackle...and "voting" advice!

Sherry said...

Awesome tackle! We definitely need to make a well educated and informed decision. Thank you for the link for the guide. :D

Have a great day!
Sherry

Thanks for coming by!! :D

heidi said...

Great tackle and one that everyone should do.

xoBeau said...

xcllnt tackle!

Susie said...

That's a great civic tackle! Thanks for sharing the resource.

Erica said...

great idea! I actually got a "vote by mail" ballot so I could 1. avoid going to vote with my 2 toddlers and 2. so I could look up each of the candidates before bubbling in my choice!
By the way....WE ARE MOVING TO TX!!!
I will post more on my Thankful Thursday...

Melissa said...

Great Tackle , Thanks for sharing!!