Archive | September 2013

My Weekend In the 80’s

Well, it’s back to 2013 tonight. 

I had a wonderful time with my old friends from school.  I have not danced till 1:00 a.m. in years.  I couldn’t party too hard because I had to drive, but it was still great.  One our classmates is a DJ and played some great old tunes.

I even found an 80’s radio station on the way home and cranked it up.

      Lionel was “Dancing on the Ceiling” while Van Halen was “Jump”ing.  Huey Lewis was “Happy to be Stuck With You,” and John Mellencamp was hanging out with “Jack and Diane.” Boy George said, “I’ll Tumble For You,” and Rod Stewart asked “If You Want My Body,” but Michael Jackson told them to “Beat It.”

 

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Reunion…Yay!

I know it may seem crazy, but I am sooooo looking forward to this weekend.  I will be on a solo road trip to Columbia, SC to see my parents and go to my 25th class reunion.  No hubby, no kids….can’t wait. 

I love my friends from school. Thanks to Facebook, most all of us are still in touch. I counted one day. 70 something of my FB friends are from as far back as kindergarten.  Gonna be great!

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Chasing the Why

Why don’t you want me anymore?

No, wait…you want me around to clean and cook.

I have been good to you…never complaing about how much you work.

Never nagging…you have even thanked me for that.

I take care of the home, so you can take care of others.

I do anything you need me to do.

I haven’t let myself go.

Why don’t you want me anymore?

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Love Doesn’t Have to Mean Agreement

Why is it people think that love means you have to agree with someone’s actions?

I was recently blasted for a comment I made on another site.  The person was asking how I could say I loved others when I put them down.  Uhh, it’s not putting someone down to say you don’t approve of their behavior.

For those that don’t know me, I am pretty consevative. I watch Fox News, have guns in my home, and voted for George W. Bush back in the day.  I am opposed to abortion and consider the practice of homosexuality a sin, but *gasp* I have 3 gay friends. So, yes you can love someone without supporting their actions. 

I saw a wonderful example of this on the news this morning.  There is a pastor’s wife who started a church for strippers.  I’m not kidding!  Check out stripchurch.com.  She started it as a ministry to those in the sex industry.  She didn’t go in passing out Bibles or “Biblethumping.” She took them food and told them she she cared. I’m sure this lady did not think stripping for strange men was a good idea, but she cared for them. 

So yes, it it possible to care without agreeing with someone.

Just my vent for today.

Good Video

Lately, my husband and I have been getting sick of judgemental people who claim to be Christians. You know the kind. The ones who only want certain people who are good enough in their church. This is a video of a young single mom telling her story and how she was not welcome in a church. It breakes my heart. She was searching for God and trying to teach her son, and was turned away. That is just wrong.

It’s exactly why so many people say the don’t go to church because of the hypocrites and why Dan Kimball wrote They Like Jesus, but  Not the Church.

I think some people need to pull the log out of their own eye first and remember we are all sinners in need of God’s grace.

I am deathly afraid of public speaking, but I can’t wait to give my first sermon in Oct.  It will be on Matthew 25: 34- 40.

“34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’”

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Old and Young

Funny how when you’re young, you can’t wait to grow up. Then when you grow up, you want to be young again. *sigh*

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