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Thursday, July 26, 2012

This One is Serious...Chick-Fil-A Making a Stand Serious

Here I go.  Please hold your offense until you read the ENTIRE post if you would.

I am shocked and dismayed that Chick-Fil-A is being so blasted by just about everyone.  This gives me serious pause as to what really constitutes ones right to free speech today.  I have kids.  Their future is being formed by these events.

Chick-fil-A has had ties to the church since it's creation, so why is everyone surprised that they support causes that coincide with Biblical beliefs?  Let me tell you why I think this.

Christians tend to forget one very important thing from time to time.  The Bible is a book for Christian living.  It spells out how CHRISTIANS are supposed to behave.  I am a Christian.  The Bible says that we are all going to be judged (by God, not men) so I need to read that Bible and live as a person honoring the Lord.  In other words, I need to worry about ME and what I'M doing.  I shouldn't be focusing on the messed up-ness of others because I'm mess enough.  If someone doesn't claim Jesus, and they are doing things contrary to what the Bible says you should or should not do, I will pray for them.  I won't say what they're doing is okay.  I won't participate.  I won't gossip about them behind their back.  I will, however, still be their friend, and I will still love them.

I don't know why being gay is such a big deal at present.  I can only guesstimate that maybe it goes back the original AIDS epidemic and the fear and the panic it caused.  There are a lot of other things the Bible says that we shouldn't do that seems to be overlooked in the light of gay issue.  Things like don't have sex before marriage, don't drink to access, don't be a glutton, don't gossip...don't judge.  You know why you don't judge?  Because of the mess that makes up you.  I've never done drugs,didn't have sex before marriage, been drunk but rarely but I still have plenty to answer for.

I will be 100% honest with you.  I don't understand all the rules in the Bible.  I'm a romantic.  I'm not against one person loving another.  I can only say that if God put a limitation there, He did it for a reason.  I don't hate gay people.  I know some very awesome people who just happen to be gay.  I cannot say that I behind same sex marriage because the Bible says it's not okay, but I cannot say that I'm complete against it because of that ol' romantic thing.  I'm most conflicted, and when I am, I side with the word of God.

Back to the Bible is map for Christian living.  If you are professing to be a Christian and you are gay, all I can say is you need to seriously seek God in that situation.  I don't know what you're going through because women don't tempt me. (Gluttony does.  Pies are sexy dang it.)  I won't tell you it's okay, but that you need to seek the Lord with an open mind and heart.  That's really all I can say about it except I'll pray for you and let's get coffee sometime.

As for being so crazy about Chick-fil-A expressing their right to free speech to believe and practice what ever religion they want, we have lost our minds.  People want a personification to beat up on for all those hateful things people have said to them.  It's Chick-fil-a.  I applaud everyone who stands up for themselves even when it's most likely a losing battle, and I applaud Chick-fil-A for not bowing when it would've been oh so easy to do so.

Now if you are one of those awesome gay people I mentioned earlier, I loves you.  I really do.  I don't judge you for who you sleep with.  That is between you and God.  I got me and 3 munchies to account for...at least until they are old enough to account for themselves.  I don't have time to judge you; it's not my job.  That being said, neither will I judge Chick-fil-A.

I'm done now...be mad at me if you like.  I meant what I said and I said what I meant.

Monday, July 23, 2012

What Did I Just Step In?

Soooooo...what did I just do?  Well, I got my ma and sister all excited about this Diva Marathon and now it is a family event.  Oh yeah.  No backing out now.  Not that I was planning on backing out, but now my house has to burn down before I can miss it.  I think that's a good thing though.    I'm looking forward to the training even.  I don't want to be where I am, so maybe this will be the key.  Trying something new is good for ya...right?

In other news, my baby is turning 5 tomorrow.  I'm not sure how I feel about that.  She's officially not a baby now.  I don't have a baby in the house.  I don't want a baby in the house; I like my big girls.  I think that's what it is:  I want right now to stay right now.  It can't, and that sucks.  It's the ending of this parenting chapter.  Sigh.  Children are meant to grow up, but man, it stings some days.  Today is stingy.  Tomorrow there will be cake.  So, hey I got that.  Cake. Sigh.  Cake is good.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

And Now...

Hey Jen, why the picture of Darcy from BBC's Pride and Prejudice?  Because it's Tuesday, and this scene is awesome!  What?!

Right now we are at the part of summer break when we terrorize our siblings for amusement.  Good times.  So I thought I'd ask my question while there is a lull in the madness...I have about 5.3 minutes tops.

While this blog is what helps keep me put together, it's not just for me.  One of the main reasons I do this is to encourage others with my life adventures and the crazy stuff that happens around here.  You're not the only one with crazy kids, weird family and messed up friends.  I got a bucket of 'em.  They're fun on the holidays.  I digress.  The point is, what kind of stuff do you want to see?  More stories about the kids?  How I'm dealing with the Florida ESE system?  How to's?  Snippets from my stories?  A Vlog so you can hear the crazy from my own two lips?  What say you?

Now for something really big...for me anyway.  As many of you know, I don't run.  I walk.  I get balked at by runners for this, but at least I'm moving it.  Go open yourself a can of ZipIt and enjoy.  My cuz-in-law, who's weight loss venture you can follow by checking out her blog I Am My Alter Ego, told me about an all ladies half marathon in SC, next year that she thinks we should do together.  I said heck yes.  Why did I do this?  Because you get a tiara and a feather boa at the finish line.  Good health and long life?  Eh.  Look good in a swimsuit?  Seeing as how I'm pretty enough as is, not a motivator.  A sparkly tiara?  Let's do this.  I'm researching how to train and I'm walking as much as I can.  Believe it.  Now that all y'all know, no take backs.

Leave a comment and tell me what you what you think my peeps!


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Under Constuction

That phrase just means so much in so many different ways right now.  I'm really having to think about things and about how I want the rest of my life to go.  I mean, I'm 35.  Honestly, I believe I've been blessed with the life I've been given so far, but I want to be sure that I'm not missing the boat on those plans for a hope and a future the Lord has for me.

First of all, I need to really think about my days and what I want to accomplish in them.  I've started making a to do list.  Little, every day goals to be accomplished.  I'm also working on bigger goals to print and put on office wall, so that I can see them, and make sure that I'm doing something everyday to accomplish them.  If you're reading this thinking, "Well duh, Sherlock."  Bite me.  I'm busy reconstructing my way of thinking, and that's really hard.  It's hard to climb out of ruts and make mental U-turns.  Give a girl some grace.

Secondly, I need to tell you what I'm up to more often.  This means more writing for me and more funny stuff for you guys.  It also means that I have a lot to learn about having a really cool looking blog page so you want to keep coming back the see what's shaking at the Rabbit Trail.  This is not easy for me.  I changed some HTML code, and you would've thought I just saved someone life with brain surgery.  True story.  Man,  I should've paid better attention in Web Design class, but this really hot guy did a lot of my work for me, and because he was hot, I let him.  Don't worry.  I let him marry me as compensation.  Did he get a sweet deal or what?  If you're sitting there thinking. "What"  Bite me.

So, in the end.  I'm going to kicking my Cotton Candy Awesome Sauce up a notch.  Let me know if there is something you'd like to see.  Remember, that I am a family friendly blog.  If you're sitting there thinking, "I know what I'd like to see.."  Get off my blog and don't come back, ya sicko!  I've got more to blog, but I got sick puppies to tend to.  See you tomorrow maybe.