Thursday, August 20, 2009

Come on people!!

Socialism: "Any of various theories or systems of social organization in which the means of producing and distributing goods is owned collectively or by a centralized government that often plans and controls the economy."

I am usually not vocal when it comes to politics or the government. I don't voice my opinion because I don't like to argue about those things and don't feel that I fit in with the political world but this time I cannot keep my mouth shut. Everyone is so surprised at what is going on in this country right now - Everyone seems so taken back by what our President is doing - And everyone wants to complain and jump on a band wagon of some sort without knowing what they are even complaining about. Here is my solution to that: At least have some shred of intellectual curiosity to research the information so that you can at least try and differentiate between fact and rumor. Just because it's on the Internet DOESN'T MAKE IT TRUE! Dig deeper...maybe even go to the Library but investigate the allegations so you can be more educated on what is really going on before you get on a soap box and flap your jaws about things you don't know anything about! That is my first gripe.

My second gripe is this: Stop acting surprised about what the President is doing with our Health care right now! These things were discussed during his campaign. And there were people that tried to warn Americans that this would be happening. Nobody listened...until now. Until it's too late and most of the ones who are complaining are the ones that voted him into office. Really?? Are there that many hypocrites in this world??!!

Look, there's nothing that can really be done. What the government wants is what is going to happen. So what can we as little pee-on people do? PRAY! Pray that God will give us grace to make it through the "change". Pray that God will protect us. But most of all, pray that God will allow His will to be done. It doesn't matter what the President or the government do. God is ultimately in control and there is no plan out there that Obama or the government can come up with that will rock that boat!

Hebrwes 13:5b-6..."for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me."

Thursday, August 6, 2009


With my grandmother in the hospital this week, I can't help but let my mind wonder and reflect back on growing up around her. It has been very hard to have so many miles between us. I was so accustomed to having family right next door for so many years...running in and out of my grandparents house and running down to my aunt's house to play with our cousin...going across town to my Nanny's house to visit...those are some of the things I miss the most...and some of the memories that I will forever cherish.

My nanny used to bake and decorate cakes for people (she could hold her own against Ace of Cakes with no problem!) She did a doll cake for me one year that was so beautiful that I didn't want anyone to touch it! She did these out of her home so her fridge was full of all different colors of icing!! She would re-use those small butter containers and keep the icing in those. Purple, blue, red, pink, green, yellow...every color! I remember standing on my tiptoes, reaching as far back in the fridge as I could and popping off the tops to see what color I could get into that day. It was pure bliss! Of course, when she asked who had been in them, I would tell her I didn't know. The small fingerprints embedded into the icing must have come from somebody else!

My head is full of happy memories of her. She is my last grandparent alive. I know that there will come a day when I say good-bye to her for the last time. I'm not looking forward to that. Losing a family member is never easy. It makes me think of a puzzle. You work on it for a while and when you've placed all the pieces in their particular place, the puzzle is totally complete. Over time, a piece will go missing, then two, then five, until that completed puzzle is no longer complete. There are gaps throughout the whole picture and it just doesn't look right anymore. Then I started thinking of how wonderful it will be when God will put those pieces back for us when we finally go home. I truly find comfort in the fact that whatever happens is God's plan. He is in control and nothing....NOTHING can separate us from His wonderful love. Love you Nanny!