In the name of God, here's looking forward to a single, unified Orthodox Church of the United States.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Yay winter! 13" of snow and climbing! =D

Yay Christmas Break!

Yay EJ coming home tomorrow (today, if we're lucky and the weather doesn't shut down the airports)!

*does a happy dance*

Friday, December 12, 2008

Wow, an excellent post on women in the military.
I do not condemn my sisters in Christ who serve in the military, but I do ask them to examine themselves and the role God has created for them ... and to leave the feminist lies behind.
I believe the Coffee Catholic wrote this article, even though she didn't sign her name. If my suspicions are correct, then this woman knows what she's talking about. Indeed, the article lines up pretty well with what little I've seen since EJ joined the Marines: Almost everyone is very nice with a good work ethic, but dig just a little and the sexual depravity to be uncovered is ... startling ... and it's just expected.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

EJ just bought us our new car insurance.


For serious: joint bank accounts, same car insurance, same cell phone plans....

It's like we're married or something...

I dare you to watch this without crying

I love little snippets like this. It's so wonderful in a bittersweet kind of way.

Only 36 seconds long, but it got me without even trying. *smiles quiveringly*

Thanks to Katie.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

But they won't let the 10 commandments in...

Crown Rallies Against Atheist Sign

Actually, I shouldn't jump to conclusions. I know nothing more about this than what the article has told me. Heck, the 10 commandments could be standing tall and proud next to the atheist signage - I highly doubt it, however.

If they're going to remove one religion from the courts, they need to remove all - including the religion of humanism embraced by so many atheists. Except...

You can't remove all religions. Do you see what is happening before our very eyes? Nothing can exist in a vacuum - as soon as one goes, another comes to take its place. That's the way of humanity. In our case, humanism has taken the place of Christianity. Quite honestly, that's scary. It opens the way for abortion, euthanasia, and all those marvelous things that eugenicists love for the sake of "creating a better world" - oh wait - that's not coming, it's already here.

You can't remove religion from justice...justice is all about religion, and the humanistic religion leaves us with nothing but a hollow shell of morality, subject to the smallest change in the Winds of Opinion.

EDIT: Haha, wow, sometimes I have to eat my words. Turns out, the sign was placed right next to a Nativity.

In that case, I say fire away! After all, there's no better way to ingratiate yourself with the local community than by spreading hatred and discord. =D

Friday, December 5, 2008

Subconsciouses are weird

As much as I don't want to make this a political blog, sometimes I will break my own rules (I know I've done this in the past already).

I had the strangest dream last night - proof that, no matter how pessimistic I am on the outside, my subconscious still allows me moments of hope.
I was a dancer for a company (the dancer part is really strange... a long-forgotten desire?) and I was supposed to be part of the fanfare introducing the new leader for an important organization (love the ambiguity here).

So, there I was standing outside the doors, no idea who was supposed to come through them, when the announcer begins his introduction. At his words, I begin my dance and, while I'm turning about, I can see the man's face before everyone else - my heart plummets.

"Ladies and Gentlemen! I give you your new representative: Barack Obama!!"

I continue my dancing for a few more moments, determined to make the best of things, only to realize that the music has stopped and the entire audience has fallen silent. I try to gracefully end my steps while my face flushes in embarrassment for Obama (I get easily embarrassed for other people), who is also trying to save face. I begin to dutifully strike my palms together over and over again and, for a moment, I'm the only one. Then, then audience begins to follow suit, but it is a mechanical clap - there is no joy to be seen on anyone's face - and the silence quickly resumes. Clearly, he was not the man they wanted.
A girl can dream - literally. I'm not going to deprive myself of every little hope, even though the world lets you down far less when you don't expect anything good of it.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

November 26, 2008

Coming hard on the heals of my last post, this one will probably seem disjointed, but what I'm about to write actually occurred exactly one week ago.

I eloped.

That's right, I've covenanted with God and with EJ to be his wife until death takes one or both of us - and I mean it. =)

Blind, unadulterated hatred and rage - the rage of the impotent; I am powerless to stop the evil being lauded and praised as good running rampant around me.

I am tired of playing by their rules.

I am so frightened of the consequences.

Words cannot describe how badly I want them to suffer as they have caused, and are causing, others to suffer.

Even the plank in my eye cannot hide the ship's mast in their own.

Righteous anger - I have no idea if this is what I am feeling right now. I hold no love for these people. Jesus said to love your enemies, yet more and more I find myself giving into my hatred, giving into my passions, wanting to punish them violently, because they are so smug and arrogant. I want them to fear...

... me?

... God?

Whom do I really want them to fear?

This is of the devil. I am supposed to love them. I am supposed to pray for them. I am supposed to pray with all my heart that they will repent - I don't believe for an instant that will actually happen, so I don't.

God, help my unbelief and forgive me my sins, even though I can't forgive those who sin against You and humanity.

I deserve forgiveness even less than those I hate. God, I am the lowest of the low.