Kevin Baugh is the self-proclaimed dictator of the Republic of Molossia. Molossia has a population of six. (Not exactly a megalopolis) Its geographical location is primarily Baugh’s front and back yard. The value of its currency, the valora, is tied to the cost of chocolate chip cookie dough. (Isn’t that sweet?) They have ban walruses, catfish, guns and almost everything from Texas. And they are at war with East Germany, which by the way, no longer exists. Truthfully, there is no nation like the Republic of Molossia.

While the Republic of Molossia began as a joke, many have been fooling themselves as they set themselves up as the king of their own lives. Their currency is tied to the sweet things of this life. They determine their own rules, what they will and will not allow.

But as a Christian, we understand we are not our own, we are bought with a price. (I Corinthians 6:19-20) Jesus paid for us, with His own blood. When I became a Christian, I submitted my life to Him. He is my Lord and my King. He is to rule and reign over my life.

Dr. Wayne Shaw (R-Grove) has been a member of the Oklahoma Senate since 2014. Prior to that he served as the senior pastor at First Christian Church, Grove, for many years.