Friday, December 19, 2008
He was the pastor of a huge church in Colorado and president of the National Association of Evangelicals. That is, until he was accused of paying for sex from a male prostitute and using meth. He admitted to "sexual immorality" and said that he "really did sin."
What made all of this even more "news worthy" than just one of the several other ministers who have been busted for some devious act is that the NAE, and Ted Haggard especially, had been so outspoken and condemning of homosexuals and fought for "family values." The public image wasn't one of grace but judgment. So, it was no big surprise that when he was caught doing something he had so publicly preached against, he was judged publicly and humiliated.
Honestly, this whole story breaks my heart...on many levels. First, what he did was sin. He struggled with sinful actions. He continues to have that temptation. There is an article on MSN today about him and a new documentary coming up in January. You can read the article here.
I don't think there is any question in most people's minds that he was engaging (at some level) in highly risky, inappropriate, sinful behavior. I get that and agree with that.
However, I view what he did both privately (inappropriate/sinful/etc.) and publicly (preaching against homosexuality, family values advocate, public judgment of others, etc.) as symptoms of the problem. The root of the problem here is that he was believing/is believing lies.
In this current article, he says, "The reason I kept my personal struggle a secret is because I feared that my friends would reject me, abandon me and kick me out, and the church would exile and excommunicate me. And that happened and more."
His fear that he was unacceptable affected all of his actions. To cover up his insecurities, he was more bold in speaking against others who lived differently/unbiblically (not sure if that's a word but I'll use it anyway). :)
I don't know where Haggard stands with Jesus. I don't know if he's been redeemed and made a "new creation." However, I do know that regardless of any of our struggles, in Christ we are a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17). So, if he's a believer, he's a new creation and completely accepted by Christ. All of his needs are met in Him. He may always be tempted by certain sinful behavior, but he isn't stuck in choosing them. He's been set free (Galatians 5:1).
However, believing that he's unacceptable because he struggles with sin that looks and sounds gross, he acting to cover it up...most likely believing that something was wrong with him. That's what we all do. One of the most profound truths I learned through "Be Transformed" was something like, lie believed as truth will manifest itself as truth. In other words, when we believe a lie, we begin to live as if the lie is true. Others will respond to our actions in ways that will reinforce those lies (because they see the action, not the initial lie that lead to that action). When others respond to the lie, we receive it and believe that it must be who we are.
So, we think we're stupid. We put on a front and act stupid. Others call us stupid and treat us stupid. This reinforces the lie. Or, we think we're an incredible gift to the human race. We walk around confident in our own abilities and successes, thinking we've done it all by our charisma. Others are drawn to us and encourage our egos. We receive these responses as reinforcement to the lying belief that we're awesome.
I'm not saying that Haggard didn't do anything wrong, but it's just a clear example of how believing lies can affect/destroy our lives. No matter what he's done, if he's a believer in Christ, he is still holy, blameless, righteous, perfect, and complete in Him. However, he's not experiencing freedom and life because he isn't believing that he is free and alive in Christ. Christ truly is the Source of life, but if we're living as if this life is up to us, we're not experiencing Him as the Source for our life.
My thoughts are a bit scattered over this story about Haggard, so I'll end with this. The saddest and most revealing part of this story is the last sentence of the article. It ends with a quote of Haggard. He says about himself, "At this stage in my life, I am a loser."
He has completely identified himself by his mistakes/sin/actions. In Christ, we are no longer known by our actions but instead by our union with Him. Until we realize who we are in Him and who He is in us, we will manifest self-effort in our lives...because we're believing lies about who we really are and who He is in us.
Only Christ transforms, and He does so by His Spirit renewing our minds with His Truth. My prayer for Haggard is that he will find his worth, value, acceptance, love, and life in Christ. My prayer for the church is that she will fix her eyes on Jesus, the beautiful groom and object of her affections. And in so doing, see the root of the problems around her, not just the actions. I think we'll begin addressing our culture differently when we see the lies believed, not just the behavior of those around u...including ourselves.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
When we got home, I told them it was enough and that it isn't a value in our family to treat people the way they are treating people. I realized by the look on A's that she wasn't having a good day. She and I walked in the house together while everyone was still unloading. Then...
A had barely walked in the door when she threw her body on the ground and started weeping in a little ball. I sat down and asked her to tell me what was wrong. She came to sit in my lap and proceeded to say:
"I'm sad. I've had a bad day. Nobody at school was nice to me. No one wanted to play with me."
She told me no one wanted to sit by her or play with her with they went outside to the playground. She also said that one of the other girls in her class would come to her and yell, "I'm mad at you!"
For A, this is devastating. Later, when she was talking with Dani, she said that she was trying everything to make this other girl happy but she just kept saying she was mad at her.
This was all just heart-wrenching for me. We sat on the ground and cried together for a couple minutes and then tried to move on. However, the rest of her day was affected by all of this.
It's hard watching one of your kids go through difficult things.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
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So, if you want to read more about it, you can read the whole article here.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Here is one paragraph:
A week ago, leaflets were distributed in several predominantly Christian neighborhoods, threatening families to "either convert to Islam or pay the jizyah or leave the city or face death," said the Interior Ministry official.
Doesn't seem like any of those are great options....
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Our friends have 4 kids. So, for most of Tuesday, we had 7! It was exhausting, but a bunch of fun too.
Around 10:30 Monday night, their youngest woke up screaming for his mommy (he wasn't all that happy to find that she had left and we were all he had). After SCREAMING for about 30-45 minutes, we finally laid him on the couch and he settled down...but didn't go to sleep.
He wasn't settled unless I was sitting on the recliner next to the couch. I would whisper to him that I was there each time he would start to get upset and that seemed to settle him somewhat. This went on until at least 3:00 am.
Then, I woke up a little after 7:00 and looked over at the stairs to see the other 6 children sitting on the bottom few steps looking at me! Who knows how long they had been sitting there quietly, probably wondering, "who is this guy and why is he sleeping there?"
After a run to Starbucks, Dani and I woke up a bit and ended up having a blast with all the kiddos. However, I definitely don't want 7 kids on a regular basis! :)
Now, I'm a little on the exhausted side.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
The other day, I started realizing that both parties spend the majority of their time explaining their enemy, rather than honestly discussing why they are the best person for the position.
If I were to just listen to both parties talking about their "enemy," this is what I would conclude:
The Republicans are at war with the media. The media never portrays them in the right light and always presents the news with a slant towards the Democrats or liberalism.
The Democrats are constantly being lied about by this underground, incredibly huge Republican machine. Somehow, this faceless group of Republicans is taking everything that is said and spinning it into some sort of lie that makes the Democrat a demon. This isn't directed directly at a person, but rather at a scheming group, i.e. the "machine."
Here's how I think a great political race would look like:
Instead of each candidate/party spending MILLIONS on advertising, campaigning, and politicizing, each candidate would take all of the money donated for their cause and begin giving it to areas where they feel it is best needed. Instead of talking about about how the other candidate doesn't care about the homeless/poor, they would demonstrate how much they are concerned with this problem by financially contributing to organizations that are actually dealing with this problem right now.
Instead of talking about how they would fix education, they would begin working with the people they feel are making strides towards a better education in America and actively working on them before they are elected.
Instead of merely discussing how the other candidate doesn't know how to handle problems overseas, they would contribute to world relief organizations and volunteer in refugee camps and serving through grass roots efforts to actually affect change in the world.
I would think, that if a candidate were to actually live out these things, they wouldn't have to spend a dime on advertising as the media would cover every moment because he/she would actually be doing something that is news worthy, instead of just attempting to destroy others' character.
Just some thoughts from a cynical, apathetic, twenty-something dude.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
I think my favorite show right now is "Wipe Out" on ABC. This show is hilarious! I can't control my laughter most of the time that I'm watching. Ever since I first saw it, I thought it was the show that I'd want to go on and compete.
So, after a little researching, I found out that you can't go on the show unless you "currently live in California." Can Texas be annexed for a few months?
I'm totally bummed...
Monday, September 8, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
For the past few years, there has been one relationship with a guy that has been a huge struggle for me. The dynamics of this relationship didn't start out as personal, and we never really reached the level where I could call it a friendship. For the most part, the only thing I could really describe the relationship as is hurtful, disappointing, and dysfunctional.
One of the biggest problems, from my perspective, is that he has no clue. I've tried communicating it with him on several occasions, asked for his forgiveness for how I've treated him, and tried to just move on. All the while, I never received any acknowledgment from him that he did anything (good or bad).
This summer it all kinda came to a head. I walked around for about a month with bitterness oozing out of me. It not only affected my relationship with him, but it affected how I viewed other things as well. I could "smell" the stench of bitterness almost flowing out of my pores.
Finally, a few nights ago while I was running, I released him. I knew that Christ in me had already forgiven him and loved him. I didn't wait for the feeling of forgiveness to rush over me and for a warm feeling to lead me into releasing him, I chose to agree with my spirit, which is in perfect union with Christ, to forgive him.
I don't do this often, but I spoke it out loud. There was something in hearing my voice say, "I release _______ from all the hurt, bitterness, and resentment that I've held towards him. I choose to forgive him in my soul as Christ in my spirit already has. I know that the most natural thing for me to do is forgive as I've been given the mind of Christ, so I choose forgiveness."
I am thankful for this process and through it have been shown several areas in my own life and through this relationship where I was wrong. I was practically living as though I had unmet needs and was hoping he would meet some of them. Thankfully, in Christ, I am complete and satisfied. No need is unmet in Him. Also, through this, I'm reminded of how much I am blinded by what I can see physically or what I feel emotionally, instead of the deep reality of who I am in Christ, and who Christ is in me.
Thank God for this relationship! Through it, even though it's been incredibly difficult, I've been able to see the beauty and reality of His life, His work, and His love in and through me.
So, I've let go and I choose Christ. As I choose Christ, He lives His life through me, which will always lead to extending grace, forgiveness, and love to others, regardless of how they have treated me.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
1. I love to have fun. I look for ways to make fun in life and, most of the time, I don't know when to stop.
2. I flee from conflict like it's the plague. This is an area God continues to change in me. I been in countless situations where I begin to feel tension and will attempt to squelch it with humor or even lie in an effort to avoid conflict. Usually, this creates bigger conflict...and I am saddened when I lie, not something I like to do.
3. I quit playing football when I got to high school because I was afraid of the bigger guys. I sometimes wonder what it would have been like had a not stopped playing.
4. I have no clue what tomorrow, next week, next month, or next year will look like for my family and me. It's not easy for us, but it's definitely been and still is a great ride for us. We're continuing on the journey of learning dependence, not just dependence for the big stuff, but for every facet of life. We're learning what it means to rest on Christ, fully trusting and completely depending on Him.
5. I have a problem with either being way too silly or way too serious. I am not often in the middle. When I was in seminary, my classmates told me that my sermons didn't sound like me because there were not any jokes, it was just too much seriousness for anyone to follow for any length of time. I think it stems from always being the clown and not feeling like anyone really took me seriously, unless I was awkwardly serious...even then some would laugh. :)
6. My life right now; what I'm doing, what I believe, and how I live is a direct result of what God has done and is doing in my soul. Most of which He has done through my wife, Dani. I am deeply grateful that He put us together. Sometimes I wonder what my life would have been like had He not brought us together, and I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be in this ministry that I'm in now, I wouldn't know God, love, and grace the way I do now, and I wouldn't live on the journey of dependence (knowingly at least). The most significant things in my life that have changed my perception of reality for the better have all been primarily through my relationship with Dani. No matter what struggles we've faced or will face, I'm thankful that we're together, as God speaks to me through her clearly and powerfully. He connects us deeply and I'm so thankful for that.
Bonus: I like to write :) and ... too much. I use them like they were going out of style.
Alright, I guess that's it. If you have any questions you want to know about me, ask and I'll share. For now, I guess I need to tag some other bloggers.
Tag, You're it:
Slothink About Life
The Journey to Christishness
The Transformed Church
Walters of the world, unite!
Here are the rules:
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
6. Let the person who tagged you know your entry is up.
And of course, this is just fun. If you don't have time or just don't want to-no pressure :)
Monday, August 4, 2008
Side note: This girl isn't a kid, she's an adult...does that make any difference?
I'd love to hear your thoughts!!!
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
After we got what we needed to from Sam's, we headed home. A realized she wasn't holding her new movie so she asked Dani if she could hold the movie, "Papa John's."
I guess pizza's a pretty big deal at our house. :)
Friday, July 25, 2008
So big, so old
Impossible to move,
Reaching to the sky
Or brown, tree-covered and dry
Water flows freely off you
But you are not the source.
You are home to so much life
Yet life does not originate from you.
I wonder what God was thinking
When He spoke you into being.
You are a great example and hope
As Jesus to His disciples spoke,
If one should ask in faith
For a mountain to be moved,
It will be moved indeed,
Even if that faith is as small as a mustard seed.
So big, so old
Impossible to move,
Monday, July 21, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Another app is what I used to post the previous post of Dani sitting across from me at TGI Fridays during our 7th Anniversary dinner on June 23rd. It was fun!
This application lets you take a picture and post it directly to a blog of your choice, adding the title, description, and tag and then uploads immediately. Pretty cool stuff.
I can't wait to try out the one that lets you listen to music on your phone and mix/scratch while the song is playing. Rock on! I've always wanted to be a dj...I can live the dream, kinda.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Anyway, this morning we were planning on going to church. The older two dressed themselves while I gave our baby a bath and got her dressed (with a dress Dani set out before she left). While I got ready, everyone hung out in my bedroom and the older two drank a bunch of water by filling up their cups in the bathroom sink.
After I got dressed, I fed baby while I thought the older two were going to the restroom for the last potty trip before we left.
I loaded everyone up for church, almost 30 minutes late for the service, and we headed off. The ride to church was a bunch of fun as we listened to one of the girls' favorite cd's: Alan Jackson singing a bunch of hymns.
When we pulled up to church, I started to get the girls out of the car when I noticed something...S had pottied in her seat!!!
So, we loaded back up and headed home. No church today.
Friday, July 11, 2008
She's also one of the singer in Hillsong. I'd love to hear what you think about the music...
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Monday, June 30, 2008
Anyway, After swimming around for a while, I got on float (ok, it was a pink float) and started to slowly head for the shore. When I was about 10 feet from the shore, I saw something pop out of the water about a foot away from me with the corner of my eye. By the time I looked over, it was already underwater and those on shore said they thought it must have been a turtle, although no one really saw it clearly for sure.
Moments later, something knocked me off of my float and into the water! I didn't know I could swim as fast as I did.
I wasn't really all that interested in getting back in the water after that, but I did. Thankfully that was my only encounter with the living creatures in the lake. Of course, the students will probably never let me live this one down.
Overall, it was a great retreat and a great weekend. I'm sure glad to be home now though.
Monday, June 23, 2008
I am often amazed at how her strengths make my weaknesses look better. She challenges, encourages, and supports me. She's an incredible mom to our girls and I'm so thankful that they get to look up to such a godly woman as their primary role model.
The past 7 years have been quite a ride and I'm excited about the rest of our lives together, as I'm confident that the best is yet to come.
I LOVE me wifey!
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
I feel I've become a bit old. I have my favorite news anchor crew, 10:00 news station, and I enjoy mowing the yard. I'm also getting tired earlier and earlier.
The guests who came for dinner were a ton of fun and it was really nice getting to know them. We met through our church and found that we have a lot in common. Our kids all played outside on the trampoline and an inflatable that my parents bought our girls last year.
Then, I left to play soccer. I've been running again lately so I thought I might be in okay shape...I was WRONG!
This league is a 7-man league. There always has to be at least 3 girls on the field during the whole game. We subbed the dudes every 3 minutes. First off, 3 minutes felt like an eternity when I was on the field and way too short when I was off. At times, my feet felt like I was stuck in cement.
All that said, I had a TON of fun. It was just great getting out there again and kicking the ball around. I never realized what kind of shape I used to be in though. I also was a bit surprised at how easy it was for me to talk some trash to some of the players on the other team.
As soon as one of them said something to me, I snapped back without even thinking about it. It's crazy...I know I have NO room to talk out there. I could barely move after making one run, let alone muster up the composure to spit out one sentence without heavy panting between each word.
I was rather pathetic trying to prove my point to some dude. Trash talking is usually probably done better when you can actually say everything without gettind dizzy in the process. :)
Anyway, I think I'm going to play every Tuesday and Thursday through the summer so maybe I'll get back in a little better shape before it's all done.
Soccer sure is fun! But the day after is painful...
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
So, I just received these books last night and started to read one of them. The one I chose to start with is called A Scandalous Freedom by Steve Brown.
As soon as I started reading this book, I wanted to finish it. It's incredible and engaging and clearly presented. The author has been a pastor for 25 years and is now a professor at a seminary in Florida. It is obvious that he has had to field countless questions and faced people who fear resting in their freedom in Christ.
I'm not far enough yet to fully endorse this as a great book, but if it continues the way it's started, I think it's going to be a book I read several times and will be added to my list of books to go through with other people.
A Scandalous Freedom: The Radical Nature of the Gospel.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
I'm still hoping to attend the Matt Smith Convention sometime in 2009.
Monday, June 9, 2008
Overall, the meeting was encouraging, but there were a few moments that were a bit less than encouraging. He started by saying that the first sentence was "sloppy." He said that if he had received it at a regular time and not for the conference, that he probably wouldn't have read any more past the first sentence.
The good news is that he liked the idea behind the book, I just need to work on how I'm communicating that idea. So, more work to do but at least I've started...
Hopefully, I'll get less and less "sloppy" as I go.
Monday, June 2, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
That being said, there is one aspect to living where we do that I find rather humorous. I joke a lot with me wifey that we live in the country, even though we're surrounded by people. I could actually probably straddle our yard and our neighbors yard and touch both of our houses. So, we don't have the land that typically comes with living out in the country, but our neighbors help us feel like we are. :)
One of our neighbors has a big pickup with camo trim!
The other day, one of our neighbor's boys went into a friend's house but didn't tell his parents. Once they realized they didn't know where he was, they frantically started searching. The dad had a broken ankle so he was hobbling down the street yelling the boy's name.
The boy came running out heading for his dad (probably about 50 yards away). By the time he reaches his dad, the dad already had his belt off and in a loop and in one motion spanked the boy and started to put his belt back on.
A few days later, my family decided to head over to the neighborhood pool for a little swim. I was sitting on the side feeding our 5 month old and watching my other girls swim with Dani.
I looked over at another family and could barely hold in my laughter. Most people would bring noodles and floats to the pool...not in my neighborhood. This family brought a lasso. No joke! This older teenage boys was roping his little sisters! It was hilarious. They did this for about 15 minutes and then decided to get in the pool.
That just about sealed the deal for me. I'm convinced...we officially live in the country...without really living in the country.
Friday, May 23, 2008
She sat down at the opposite side from where I was so I decided to jump high and land on my back. When I did, she laughed and said, "Whoa, you're a heavy guy!" Every time for the next several bounces, she repeated herself and laughed.
I guess that's a fat joke... :)
Monday, May 12, 2008
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Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008
That being said, I guess I'm pretty much in line with Karl Barth. You can take the quiz by clicking on the link under the picture of Karl Barth below or you can click here.
Which theologian are you?
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The daddy of 20th Century theology. You perceive liberal theology to be a disaster and so you insist that the revelation of Christ, not human experience, should be the starting point for all theology.
I'd love to know who you're matched with...
Saturday, April 5, 2008
One of the biggest things that stood out to me was this paragraph:
"One of the biggest differences in whether people believe in the concept of sin is actually not even religious, but political. Among political conservatives, 94% believe there is such a thing as sin. This is also true among 89% of moderates. But only 77% of political liberals believe in the concept of sin."
If you check out the report, scroll down to the bottom and you can see the info listed in chart form if you don't want to read through everything else.
What do you think? Is this study surprising to you or does it coincide with what you already felt to be true about our country?
What does this study say about the role that the church is playing in our society?
Sunday, March 30, 2008
One of the things that this school emphasizes is their Bible story time and music. This is the first time that our oldest has come home and told us about what she learned and what the Bible story was about that day.
I'm thankful for this place and thankful that my daughter enjoys it. I have one hang up though, and I'm probably the only dad that has this issue.
One of the songs they are learning (and the ONE that has really caught my daughter's attention because she sings it all the time) goes like this:
Obedience is the very best way
To show that you believe
My middle girl has joined in on the musical fun and her version goes a little like this:
I enjoy hearing their excitement and love listening to them sing, but I am not all that thrilled with the lyrics here. I know, most parents are usually concerned b/c their kids are listening to rap or something with lyrics they don't even understand (and that may happen in our house as well). But, for now our issue is with this song.
I would love for my girls to live a life of complete abandon to the things of this world and complete surrender and dependence on Christ in every moment. I would love for their lives to be obedient to the Father because I know they were created to operate out of their relationship with Him. However, this song just throws all focus onto the obedience.
I really don't think that was ever the point of Jesus' teaching. I think obedience is a natural by-product of what He was really about, which was and is about us being restored into an intimate relationship with the Father through Jesus, who lives in us at and after salvation.
Well, I'm glad I got that off my chest now. I've been thinking about it for a few weeks. Now I can move on. :)
Monday, March 17, 2008
Saturday, March 15, 2008
You're Watership Down!
by Richard Adams
Though many think of you as a bit young, even childish, you're
actually incredibly deep and complex. You show people the need to rethink their
assumptions, and confront them on everything from how they think to where they
build their houses. You might be one of the greatest people of all time. You'd
be recognized as such if you weren't always talking about talking rabbits.
Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.
So, what book are you?
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
This is the culture they are growing up in! I find it intriguing that our society continues to treat sex like it's perfectly normal for people to experiment and have more than one partner, as long as "you're in love."
What are your thoughts?
Monday, February 25, 2008
Last night, we were all outside with our neighbors (minus our dog) talking a bit before dinner. As our kids were playing with the other kids on our street and one of our neighbor's dog, Ania started crying. Dani was closest and bent down to see blood.
She called me over and we thought the dog had bit her figure because we could see a bunch of blood covering it. She was hysterical and shocked over the incident.
It wasn't until we got home and under the light that we could see two little teeth marks on her upper lip. Apparently, the little dog bit her on the lip when she bent over and my oldest fell down, scraping her finger on the street.
Well, once blood is drawn, there really isn't much you can do to just work things out between neighbors...at least that's what we've come to find out. We contacted our doctor and found out that we had to report the incident to Animal Control. They came out this afternoon and checked on everything and told us they didn't really care how it affected neighborly relations, they were required by law, both state and county, to take the dog and quarentene it for 10 days to make sure it didn't have rabies.
It's kinda like welcome to the neighborhood. :) On the one hand, we feel bad for our neighbors and really didn't to make a big deal out of it. I'm just glad that our girls got to learn the incredibly important lesson that you can't play with other dogs because you just don't know what they will do from a little dog, so the damage is minimal.
On the other hand, this is the course that must be taken. Dogs that snap at people must be under complete control by their owners. I'm still not completely sure why we have dogs in our neighborhood that are allowed to run around without a leash every day. To me, that's just asking for trouble.
Anyway, we are continuing to keep things interesting...
I guess I'm going to have to stop letting my girls watch The Unit, Criminal Minds, and Big Brother-Til Death Do Us Part before bedtime now. :)
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
We had a blast. We were given a dinner for two to the nicest steak house in town so we went there. I had a great salad, amazing Merlot Tenderloin and baked potato, followed by an incredible 8 layer chocolate malt cake. The margarita was pretty good too. :)
Anyway, we enjoyed getting to eat in some peace and just talk without much interruption. When we got home, I got our youngest and helped her get to sleep and then went to bed.
I woke up at 5:00 am with a terrible stomach ache, that stayed with me for just over 24 hours. I was in the bathroom all day and was given the privilege of tasting the dinner again, and again. It wasn't nearly as good after the first time around.
After three days, I feel like I'm able to manage through the day without feeling sick. I'm sure you probably didn't want to read about all of these details of my past few days but I just felt like sharing my adventures with you.
Happy Valentine's Day!
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
I was checking out YSMARKO's blog this morning and he displayed the results of the cannibalism test. So, of course I had to see what it said about me.
What about you? Take the test and let me know!
Thursday, January 24, 2008
You can read about their thoughts concerning Heath Ledger's death here.
Apparently, they have missed the reality that God is love and passionately loves His creation. I'm also a bit tired of hearing about all of their protests. Sad stuff...
Friday, January 18, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Later that day, I was taking our middle daughter (2 year old) out on a "date." The girls were going to see a friend that was moving and wanted to give them a gift and I was trying to move away from a date always involving ice cream so I figured we could go to Target and hang out together and she could pick out the toys for her friends at the same time.
Well, when we returned home, my 4 year old wanted to know what we did on our date and we told her we went to Target. My oldest responded with, "That's not a date!" Apparently I need dating lessons.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Time is running out on this survey and then I'll try another question. Maybe I will ask something more people really care to answer (that is if there are actually people reading this blog).
And yes, I'm shamelessly plugging for feedback...