There are different ways to settle elections. What we saw in the presidential vote a few months ago continues to lead to dissention on both sides.
Maybe they have figured out a better plan in Dickinson, Texas.
The Houston suburb of about 22,000 citizens held a mayoral race in November. No candidate received 50 percent of the vote, so they had a runoff. And that’s where things got interesting. Both candidates, Elizabeth Alvarez and Sean Skipworth, received exactly 1,010 votes. To settle the tie, they each scribbled their initials on ping pong balls, which were placed in a hat. The outgoing mayor then drew out the winning ball. (I won’t tell you who won until the end of this column; I know the suspense is killing you.)
I suppose drawing balls from a hat is one way to make decisions. But for more important matters, we need to be more decisive. I suggest the following decisions you can make every day, which don’t need another vote:
- No more porn
- No more fantasy
- No looking at other women or men
- Yes to Jesus
Recovery Step: Say it with me – “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15). And the winner was . . . Sean Skipworth.