Washington County

First District Committee Selects New Chair and Vice Chair - Congratulations Amanda Teegarden and Joanne Tyree!

Following recent resignations by Grace Farmer and Jerry Buchanan (Sooner Politics story here), the First District Committee for the Republican Party met May 22nd in Tulsa to hold a special election for a new chair and vice chair. There were 16 voting members (one a proxy) present. After two rounds of tied voting and a brief question and answer period, Amanda Teegarden was selected as chair in a 10-6 vote. Voting was by secret ballot.

Joanne Tyree was the only announced candidate for Vice Chair and was elected by acclamation. Other candidates for chair were Bo Summers (withdrew after first vote and gave his support to Amanda Teegarden) and Jon McGrath. Neither Summers or McGrath or Tyree are members of the committee, but one does not have to be a member of the committee to be selected as chair or vice chair.

Congratulations to Amanda Teegarden and Joanne Tyree!

OKGrassroots – First District Committee Selects new Chair and Vice Chair – Congratulations Amanda Teegarden and Joanne Tyree!

The Case for Christ — one Man’s Journey to Find the Truth

The movie is compelling on so many levels. It was refreshing to see a journalist actually dig for a story and admit when he makes a mistake! The story is about Lee Strobel and his efforts to research and debunk the ‘myth’ of Christianity and faith. He is a writer and a seeker of truth from beginning to end.

And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.

Jeremiah 29:13

If you are paying attention you can almost see the hound of heaven pounding on the door of his heart.  You can see the prayers of his wife materialize on the screen.  You can feel the agony of a man’s journey to find the truth even when it defies all he has built his life around.

Don’t miss this movie when it is in your area.  You and your entire family will enjoy and probably learn something too.  Did I mention there is a subplot that is as compelling as the main story.  It revolves around a court case and a media story that causes his conviction wrongfully.  I wonder how many of us would have had the courage to admit we were wrong and correct the matter?

Here is the website about the movie.

If you stay for the credits you will find out what happened to each of the main characters and even the children.  If you want to read the book, it is available on Amazon.  Click on pic below for more info or to order online.

Finding Gems & Sharing Them: The Case for Christ — one Man’s Journey to Find the Truth

It’s Official!  Senator Nathan Dahm is running for US Congress – District 1 in Oklahoma

[Editor’s Note:  It is a thrill to know that Nathan Dahm will run for this open Congressional seat in 2018!  The first time he ran for the seat in 2010, he was not very well known in the district.  That will not be the case this time, being known as the guy who beat Piers Morgan on his own show!  He is the only announced candidate to my knowledge with an in office voting record and Nathan Dahm’s voting record is sterling.  He is one of the top ranked conservatives by multiple sources for multiple years.  More than that he is loved by the people he represents because he works to protect and defend their rights.  We need to keep this congressional district in good hands.  Go Nathan!  Our prayers are with you Nathan – may His blessings continue to be upon you!/sc]

story via OKGrassroots

R3publican: Oklahoma Republican State Convention Highlight – Abolition of Abortion in Oklahoma Resolution

Abolition of Abortion in Oklahoma Resolution

WHEREAS, We hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness;

WHEREAS, The Oklahoma Republican Party Platform states: “God is the Author and Creator of life and that all human life, both born and unborn, should be protected.” (Republican Principles) ; and it later states: “We believe that at the point of conception, a person is granted the rights guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution.” -(B. Right-to-Life and Medical Ethics);

WHEREAS, Abortion is considered a crime under Oklahoma Statutes 21-861 and 21-862; and

WHEREAS, The 10th Amendment states that “[t]he powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.-”

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, The Oklahoma Republican Party calls upon the Oklahoma Legislature, Governor, and Attorney General to only support and enforce any and all federal statutes, regulations, executive orders, and court rulings which give an unborn child the right to life:.

RESOLVED, The Oklahoma Republican Party calls upon the Oklahoma Legislature to pass legislation and calls upon the Governor and Attorney General to enforce said legislation to completely abolish abortion in Oklahoma:.

RESOLVED, The State Party Chair and State Republican Executive Committee is directed to support the passage of legislation that protects ALL life of unborn children and to utilize reasonable Party resources necessary to promote such abolition legislation in the 2018 Oklahoma Legislative Session; and.

RESOLVED, A copy of this resolution shall be sent to the Governor, Attorney General, Oklahoma Senate Pro Tempore, Senate Floor Leader, Oklahoma House Speaker and House Floor Leader.

“Presented by: Andrew Lopez, Dee Dobson, Joe Palmer, Dave Spaulding, Amanda Teegarden, Gary Lanham, Wayne Hill and Kenny Bob Tapp”

Passed by the body of the Oklahoma Republican Party state convention May 6, 2017

R3publican: Oklahoma Republican State Convention Highlight – Abolition of Abortion in Oklahoma Resolution

New Series for New Moms — Dear Mama by Rachael Joy Tapp

If you are just starting a family or well on the way you don’t want to miss this series.  i’ve only known Rachael Joy Tapp for a few years, but it seems like we’ve been friends forever.  She has wisdom beyond her years.  She lives in the Panhandle with her husband, Joshua and their children.

Rachael and Joshua lost their first child during the pregnancy. They have a precious two year old daughter, Hadassah, and just recently gave birth to premature twins, Levi and Gideon.  So she has a bit of life experience but she wraps that in practical tips and guidance from above.   I know you will enjoy each segment so be sure to connect with her and her blog.   I will try to add links to this post as they are released.

Here is her own bio in her own words.

Here is the series announcement.

Article one: Dear Mama, Who Just Gave Birth

Article two: Dear Mama, Who Wonders why Kids are like This