Yeah.... I put up a Christmas tree. There are many who don't, claiming that it stems from pagan practices.
Well, here is what I know....EVERYTHING Holy that is out there has a counterfeit. EVERY thing. It's what satan does. But, the thing is, I am remembering the birth of Jesus.
Some don't celebrate Christmas as it is supposedly the time of His (Jesus') conception, NOT the time of His birth. Again, I don't think we should split hairs on this. As Easter, arguably one of the most important days to a Christian, is always changing days....yet we still remember....I don't know how good of an argument that is, as those who don't celebrate Christmas don't celebrate Easter....again....pagan roots. BUT, they rename it, calling it "Resurrection Sunday." It's still Easter.
I get so frustrated with the legalism that people hold to. What's more is that nobody really knows the specifics of these holidays, as there had to be a LOT lost in translation.... but we are to remember Jesus' birth, death, and resurrection.
I think Joel Olsteen and Joyce Meyer....(is it Meyers? or Meyer?) Either way, you know who I'm talking about.... are full of hot air and it annoys me that their "self-help" junk is going all out. People think just because they have a big church and/or preach/teach to thousands that they are on board with all that is great. Weed it out, people. Yes, I think they are Christian, but I do not think all they say is good. Joel is not realistic and Joyce....well, she doesn't know her place as a Biblical woman.
I know....that wasn't in the title. That was free.....
The false prophet that I read..... she is fascinating, really. Makes me think. She puts stuff up that makes sense....but she is full of bunk. She is trying to put a date to Jesus' schedule. She calls herself a "watcher." I have no problem with that. We are to all watch. We were given things to look for....and, quite honestly, this stuff is happening at an alarming rate. How long do we have? I don't know. But, if it happened tomorrow, I wouldn't be surprised.
Anyway, this gal is like a train-wreck... you know, it's impolite to stare, but you can't pull yourself away.
I would like to write a book. I have some very sketchy ideas.
And, that's all I have to say about that.
One week from today I am scheduled to teach my first CPR class at a local junior college.
Ter. i. Fied!
Really, I am. I don't know why. It's something new. I don't generally like new things. I know how to teach. I'm not "eskeered" to speak in front of people. I have the materials that I need. It's just different. This time next week, I will be OK. I am excited to go this path....this path that God has so clearly put me on.
I have a few more posts in my head. One is fermenting. That will be one on the catty side....then deleted. I need to rant. AND, many would get mad. I guess I should just get a private journal going. I mean.....I tend to speak before I think. We shall see.
My youngest son has started using the word, "butt-hole."
I know.... totally gross. And, he is starting to get swats for it. On the "dirty word scale" from 1 - 10, it is not that bad..... but there are a few words that REALLY offend me. That would be one. Yes, he's a boy, and they do stuff like that, but there are other words I would rather him *experiment* with.
Michelle Duggar.... God bless her. I feel badly for her.... as I would for anyone who lost, or loses, a child. It is not any of my business, or yours, for that matter, how many children she chooses to pop out. I mean, really.... I wish I had the means to have more, but it is not right for me. As long as their family is not on welfare....fine. Have as many as you want! It just irks the snot outta me when people say, "Well, they're only living off their TV show." Well, BOO-FREAKIN' HOO!!! You sound a tad jealous. And really? No, duh! Sounds like excellent business sense, if you ask me. If my family could be on TV for a some money..... dude, I might just consider it.
People also complain about how much quality time they (the Duggar parents) spend with their children. First off...once your children get to a certain age, they don't need you. Second, she doesn't work. And, from what I have seen on their show, and read in their books, he doesn't have set hours that he is gone. Plus, they home school. If they spend 10 minutes per child per day, that is probably pretty close to what you and I get in quality time with our own.
That being said, I need to figure out a way to spend more time with my kids. :-)
I got black pearls for Christmas. They are GORGEOUS!
My Christmas stuff is still up. It won't come down until January 7. Because that's what I do.
Next post will probably have something to do with my resolve not to resolve....or maybe I will resolve.
Call it what you want, resolution, reflection, regrouping, recommitting....whatever, it is all the same thing..... brown duck, white duck....still quacks!
Who still reads? I'm curious. If nobody is reading, I'm considering shutting down. What's the point, right?