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Athlete = Rude?

Today marks the second time in as many days that I have been cut directly in front of while waiting in line for food. Seriously, they just walked right in front of me and stayed there - most didn't even seem to notice I existed.

Is it because I'm the short, frizzy-haired girl with glasses and they were all tall athletes who, apparently, think they own the world? Just because you can leap tall buildings with a single bound doesn't mean you can ignore such things as common decency and respect.

EDIT: I realize this was written with a spirit of hurt and anger. The Bible calls us to love your enemies and do good to those who persecute you (Matt. 5: 43-48). It even says that "if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, let him have your coat also" (Matt. 5: 40)! In that case, I should have backed graciously away and asked the LORD to take away my anger and replace it with love.

Of course, there wouldn't have been anything wrong with just a quick, polite, "Exc…

PFC Edward John

I would just like to take this time to thank and praise my fiance EJ for always being there when I need him even though we're over 1,000 miles apart, for preparing to provide and care for a family and for working his hardest, even when he's tired, drained, and only wants to sleep. Thank you for putting up with my whining and complaining and seeing the humor in every situation.

But, most of all, thank you for realizing the sacrifice God made for all of his children and striving daily to live the Biblical model for husband-hood.

I'm starting to tear up. ^_^

Mild Frustrations

Good grief! Why is it that, whenever I come across a website or organization who's theology seems the most Biblically sound, there is always, and I mean always, a clause saying they think the Roman Catholic Church is the Whore of Babylon, or music with a beat is of Satan, or the King James' Version of the Bible is the only authorized version in the English language (What the heck?? Authorized by whom? Did Jesus Himself come down and say, "Thou shalt only use this 17th century English version until I return to judge the living and the dead"? What about people for whom English is a second language? Come on, that's the silliest thing I've ever heard!!). Why, oh why??

Seriously, EJ and I need to start our own house church, because I'm beginning to believe that there is no one out there who cares about the doctrines of the Bible more than tradition on the one hand or "relevance" on the other.

This is eerily accurate

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"You have a shy personality. You tend to hesitate before trying new things or meeting new people. But once people get to know you, you open up and show the world what you are really all about."

Living Daily with Discouragement

"With all the money I'm spending on your education, you'd better do something with it other than just popping out babies."

That's what my dad said to me this morning by way of 'encouragement.' Unfortunately, that sentiment is shared by the rest of my family who are simply too polite to be quite as ... erm ... articulate.

What higher calling could I attain than serving my family in a Godly way and properly educating my children using what I learned in school? If he's so dead set against me following God's plan for the family, why doesn't he just withdraw me and 'consign' me to a life without a degree? I'll happily have a courthouse wedding and join EJ wherever he's stationed. Sure, I wouldn't mind finishing college, but, honestly, I'm only there because my dad wants me to be.

One more year and I'll be free. =)
I have to say, I'm glad I'm no longer working. My time at the hospital ended 10 days ago because the company had miscalculated its budget and could no longer afford to pay me. I was going to leave to go back to college anyway, but things just worked out sooner rather than later.

That's alright, though, because, to be honest, it was quite aggravating sometimes to work with three women who fiercely believed in feminist ideology and all that entailed. However, my time in the office did provide a very telling glimpse into the harm said feminist ideology has done and is doing to these women and their families. It was quite interesting to realize (with no small amount of glee) that feminism is not the natural order of things and they only acted the way they did because they'd been trained to do so. I'm able to say that, because every so often I would notice a crack in their hardened exterior and catch a glimpse of the real woman hiding inside.

Not that they even knew it wa…