-- Tom Hoefling, March 29, 2013
"There are some things you must do no matter the apparent odds, because it is your God-ordained duty to do so, simply because it is right. You must seek peace and pursue it, even though you know that there will never be ultimate peace on this earthly plane, not until the Prince of Peace returns. You must fight for equality before the law, even though you know that in a fallen world such as this, all will not be justly treated. Though you see and know the great power and the constant working of the forces of disunity and dissolution, you must seek to form a more perfect Union, as the oath requires, because that is the purpose of our Constitution, and because our national unity is the security for our liberty. You must work to secure the Blessings of Liberty to Posterity, even though you will never yourself see or know that Posterity in this world. It's all an act of faith in the apparently impossible, and in the unseen, you see, because you believe that in the end God will bless all such righteous efforts abundantly as the good seed that they are, and that it will be of eternal value to Him."
-- Tom Hoefling, March 29, 2013
"To God, Truth is the revelation of His own own character, and the nature of His creation, which can lead men to eternal salvation and happiness if they're simply willing to accept it. But to the devil and his sophist assistants, truth is no more than the bait used to draw men to destruction. God gives freely with both hands. The devil gives with one hand and takes away everything with the other."
-- Tom Hoefling, January 4, 2013
"I refuse to listen to the counsels of despair, whether such counsels come from my dearest friend or my fiercest foe. To despair is to sin. Don't give in to the temptation, no matter how strong it might be, no matter your outward circumstance. God Almighty still rules and reigns over the affairs of men. He still cares about a single sparrow that falls to the ground. And He still cares lovingly for you. He has promised to take care of you, has He not? Despair seeks to make a liar out of the One Who is Truth. Reject it, and remember that the joy of the Lord is your strength."
-- Tom Hoefling, November 12, 2012
"We are grappling in our politics with matters of great importance, to ourselves, to our nation, to the world, and to the prospects for our posterity to enjoy the Blessings of Liberty. But, as I watched the stars fade from the sky this morning, and the sun rise, I was reminded once again that to our Creator, the One Whose glory the heavens declare, our troubles, which we tend to think are so daunting, are actually quite small. Not that He doesn't care, He most certainly does. After all, not a sparrow falls to the ground without Him, and even the lilies of the field receive His loving care. It's simply a question of proportion and perspective, and knowing Who is actually in charge. There is no danger that He cannot protect us from. There is no evil that can ultimately defeat us. Nothing, nothing at all, can happen without His all-wise superintendence. So, let us confidently, faithfully, do the simple things today that He has called us to do, while trusting Him, resting in Him, filled with the love, and the joy, and the peace, that only He can give."
-- Tom Hoefling, Sept. 24, 2012
"God always moves on behalf of those who determine, in faith, to do right, no matter the cost.
Those who cower in abject fear before the giants in the land die in the wilderness.
In the end, “pragmatism” is surrender and certain defeat.
Over the long haul, being principled is practical."
-- Tom Hoefling, August 20, 2012
"The only argument Romney Republicans have for their candidate is fear, an abject fear that is intended to convince you to support what you say you hate.
Well, I, for one, refuse to be motivated or activated by fear, or to abandon the truth, or principle, out of fear.
My Bible tells me that God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind, and that He rewards those who act out of a principled faith.
And so, like the free men and women who built this country, let us laugh in the face of fear, and simply do right.
Let us maintain the spirit and attitude of our first and greatest president, George Washington:
'If, to please the people, we offer what we ourselves disprove, how can we afterwards defend our work? Let us raise a standard to which the wise and the honest can repair. The event is in the hand of God.'"
-- Tom Hoefling, April 23, 2012