Saturday, November 22, 2008
You can pick your friends and you can pick your nose... but Don't Pick Your Friends Nose!!!
Platville.... Plattville or Plateville? In any case, that was my destination on Saturday. A bonfire, a ton of people whom I had never met, scalding hot cocoa and meeting the Fam was the mission. Mission report: Successful:)
Skinnyjay and I went to a WACOS(We Are Called tO be Saints) bonfire that was planned by his padre who makes amazing chili so henceforth we shall call him Chiliman, and his madre is dubbed Mili. Apparently the chili that I had that night was not the "Famous Chili" that I've been hearing a gillion stories about. Luckily I have secret ninja skills and was able to convince Chiliman to make it for me sometime. I must say that I am stoked! Skinnyjays Family is absolutely amazing. Mili is from Spain and she is wicked bubbly, I don't think I've ever laughed so much. She is hilarious, and I love her accent. She is the source of all knowledge when it comes to Skinnyjays childhood... he can't remember much (grrr) Chiliman has a sense of humor that is very similar to Skinnyjays (thank heaven) at first I thought he was kinda intimidating.. then I discovered the family secret... he's a big teddy bear [it's not really a secret... it just sounds cooler that way:] Pepe (SJ brother) is a masterful hacky sacker and reminded me of my cousin, so that was really cool, because my cousin is pretty amazing.
When we here making the hot cocoa we discovered that I have an uncanny sense of smell. I can smell temperature! pretty cool eh=P unfortunately it didn't do me much good.. I still burnt my tongue when testing it. Sad times indeed:( the bonfire was a ton of fun, we did the cha cha slide, sang songs, and ate yummy chili. It got really cold after a while, luckily I had a heater motor handy, always be prepared right? I'm a regular boy scout... well sort of:) all in all it was an absolutely fantastic day!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
They went to the next room and opened the door. It was exactly the same as the first one. There was the large round table with the large pot of stew which made the holy man's mouth water. The people were equipped with the same long-handled spoons, but here the people were well nourished and plump, laughing and talking. The holy man said, "I don't understand." "It is simple" said the Lord, "it requires but one skill. You see, they have learned to feed each other, while the greedy think only of themselves. "Jesus is always thinking of you"
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
'Let me see if I've got this right:' You want me to go into that room with all those kids, correct their disruptive behavior, observe them for signs of abuse, monitor their dress habits, censor their T-shirt messages, and instill in them a love for learning.
' You want me to check their backpacks for weapons, wage war on drugs and sexually transmitted diseases, and raise their sense of self esteem and personal pride.
' You want me to teach them patriotism and good citizenship, sportsmanship and fair play, and how to register to vote, balance a checkbook, and apply for a job. You want me to check their heads for lice, recognize signs of antisocial be behavior, and make sure that they all pass the state exams.
' You want me to provide them with an equal education regardless of their handicaps, and communicate regularly with their parents by letter, telephone, newsletter, and report card.
' You want me to do all this with a piece of chalk, a blackboard, a bulletin board, a few books, a big smile, and a starting salary that qualifies me for food stamps. You want me to do all this and then you have the nerve to tell me.................
'I CAN'T PRAY?'
What an amazing thing. I can honestly say that I was slightly shocked when I read this. I never thought this would happen in my lifetime. It truly warms my heart to know that there are good men out there, who are no longer blinded by prejudice. I pray that we will have the ability to maintain this alliance, and thank God for opening the doors that made it possible.
What A Long Strange Trip It's been
Posted by: John Schroeder at 07:09 am, November 6th 2008
Proposition 8 is now a part of the California constitution! That is probably the best news from an otherwise difficult election for conservatives and Republicans. In very large part, we Evangelicals must thank our Mormon cousins for that fact. They, along with our Catholic brethren, were better organized than us and that provided a base from which we could ALL work together to get this job done. What more, as we have chronicled here, Mormons took the brunt of the abuse, derision, and even threats of physical harm that came with this effort. And like us, they have given thanks to the Almighty that is ultimately in control, even if their understanding of that Almighty is a bit different than ours. I cannot help but wonder how much more thankful we ALL might be today if we had been more willing to embrace these religious cousins a few months ago – but alas, politics is always about governing today and looking forward to the next election. Said John Mark Reynolds: In the battle for the family, however, traditional Christians have no better friends than the Mormon faithful. It would be wrong if that support were taken for granted. We are intolerant of the false attacks on Mormon faith and family. We stand with our Mormon friends in their right to express their views on the public square. We celebrate the areas, such as family values, where we agree. A hear felt thank you may not win points from other friends who demand one hundred percent agreement from their allies, but it is the decent and proper thing to do. Thank you to our Mormon friends and allies! Hard to do better than that. The "Ruth Youth" ministry proclaimed yesterday "International Mormon Appreciation Day." Very appropriate, yet still inadequate. In addition to our thanks, Mormons deserve our protection. They have been oppressed in ways during the Prop 8 campaign that this nation has not seen since the 1960's and the civil rights movement. The rhetoric has been deplorable, but moreover, we have seen instances of vandalism, property destruction, and some leaders in the fight currently find themselves with armed protection because of the threats made against them and their families. Our nation will not and cannot tolerate this sort of behavior - it is incumbent on all of us to stand against it, and the best way to do that is to stand between the Mormons and the forces that would perpetrate such evil. Now I am sure the Mormons can, and probably want, to take care of themselves, but as a Christian, it is my duty to protect the innocent and free the oppressed. To turn a blind eye in this circumstance is not only ungracious, it is simply un Christian. Make all the theological distinctions you want, but in the political arena we are yoked with the Mormons (he said borrowing some religious imagery) and it is darn well time we started acting like it. Absolutely, positively thank the Mormons - but don't stop there. Stand up and be counted against the evil that has been perpetrated towards them in this campaign. As Christians we can do no less.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Lee and Supes came to visit this weekend it was a grand ole time. We went to the LCCC basketball game and the happy news is ... WE WON:) not that I'm all the surprised, my team is pure amazingness!
we decided that the vacuum in the background was a nice touch:)