Sunday, November 23, 2008

Please pray

Bryan's brother Roger and his wife Angela are in the process of losing another baby. This one had been unexpected, yet still eagerly hoped for. My heart aches for them and I wish there was something I could do to ease their pain and fulfill their dream. Please pray for God's comfort and peace for them and their family in Tennessee.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Y'all remember Thanksgiving?

In 1846, Sarah Josepha Hale, began writing letters to presidents and publishing essays to establish a national day of thanksgiving. Ms. Hale was the nation's first female magazine editor and the author of "Mary Had a Little Lamb" innovator if you ask me.

Finally, in 1863, Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday on the last Thursday of November.

However, if you go out and about anywhere, especially in retail stores, you'd think Thanksgiving didn't exist. Everywhere I go, Christmas music is playing loudly, Christmas trees are all aglow, Christmas decorations, clothes, and sales are everywhere!! And it all started even before Halloween was over.

I think it's a travesty that Ms. Hale's dedication and hard work in establishing a national day of thanks is becoming more overlooked each year. Where is Thanksgiving?

I for one, refuse to listen to Christmas music or put up any decorations until Thanksgiving is over....well well into December over. I'm tired of all the commercialism that Christmas brings around every year--so much so that it's wiping out Thanksgiving. What's next? A Christmasy 4th of July?

Is anyone else miffed by this? If so, join with me and the late Sarah Hale and let's bring back Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Is it a choice?

Here's another discussion topic for you:

We've heard a lot about the issue of *gay marriage` in this election year (I'll use asterisks to help keep the spammers away). First of all, is *homosexuality` a choice? I know that who you ultimately decide to have a relationship with is a choice, but is the feeling a choice?

I've had a few *gay` coworkers and friends over the years. Some I would say have been
"obvious" and some have not. Could it be that some people are born with a tendency to gravitate toward the same gender?

Also, I've seen some documentaries about people who claim to be "trans-gendered", that is born physically one gender, yet mentally are a different gender. What is your take on this?

I can't imagine how it must feel to either be attracted to the same gender or feel like a different gender altogether. It can't be easy.

I wonder too...should *gay` couples have any couples' rights together, like common-law marriage, etc? Let the thoughts roll in!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

"The sky is falling!"

I'm not a politcal girl. I don't debate on politics...or religion for that matter. Always ends up in vicious cycles of finger-pointing and judging.

However, the e-mails are still coming now about how Obama is the Anti-Christ (or insert other scary term here). I'm hearing apocolyptic whisperings passing between people as I'm out and about. Haven't watched "The 700 Club" yet, but I'm sure there's some doom and gloom going on there too.

I shall not debate the politics, but will someone please enlighten me as to why electing Barack Obama as president is signaling the end of the world? I have a feeling the same fears have arisen as other world leaders have come into power (remember Hitler?).

Like him or not, I feel like we should be in prayer and support of our new president and administration. It is our duty to pray for their wisdom and leadership. Enough with the "sky is falling" warnings.

Feel free to post your thoughts. This is another of my posts about controversial topics. Any and all thoughts are welcomed, but will be screened of course :) Post away.