A blog carnival originated at www.mycharmingkids.net
I didn’t…not bath the kids, figuring they would be clean from swimming in the pool….
I didn’t…decide to have the pool guys come early to close the pool up for the season( this week) to save $$$$ and expense of keeping it open, with the cost of the chemicals and the electricity to run the pump…
I didn’t…feel hurt that most former classmates and friends I found on Facebook didn’t even remember me, at least not at first, like I’m not worth remembering…
I didn’t…get seriously depressed now it’s the end of summer and school’s back next week….
I didn’t….feel disgusted and filled with righteous anger reading “Christian” blogs that mentioned they like Harry Potter(occult the Bible warns us to avoid) and have SEX-toys; NOT appropriate for Christians, and some things really should be kept PRIVATE, esp. your sex-life; they are not a good example of godly living and make ALL Christians look badly…
I didn’t…get mad when I thought a friend might cancel out on travelling together as she didn’t want to leave her DOGS, esp. when if I can leave my kids she can certainly leave her dogs,and people are more important than animals and should come first…
I didn’t…get mad at my hubby and think it frivoulous that he’s still spending 100$ to get the piano tuned when $$$$ is tight and we have a 800$ bill for van repairs; thinking the $$$ could be better used elsewhere and that this is the sort of thing that you let go when $$$ is tight….
I think I can best describe myself as a sorrowful heart and a European soul. I have always been drawn to Europe and feel at home there. I always carry a certain sadness in my heart as well, and have great compassion for others who suffer and am constantly praying for them. The rampant immorality, sin and disregard for God in the world troubles me greatly, and I am concerned for people’s salvation and pray for the souls of the dead. My mother, however, sees my high moral standards, staunch religious beliefs(and being unapologetic for it) as well as my strong opinions and conservative views as “self-righteous”, “critical” and “judgemental”, when really it comes from LOVE; I love and genuinely care about people and I WANT them to go to Heaven,and as Christians we ARE called to evangelize and admonish sinners, with the hopes of leading them to God and salvation! I DON’T want people to deny God and to go to Hell.This is why I let them know and what drives me to stand up for what’s right, as well as righteous anger that so many in the world disobey and have turned their backs on God, esp. when He loves us all so much! I have lost friends over my views and beliefs and it does turn some people off,and I’m always being hassled, but that’s their problem, not mine,and I am accountable and loyal to GOD first!
In other news, right in the middle of watching a movie last night the power went off, in the entire street,and was out for 7 hours,and we never did find out why, or what happened. Just my “luck” though; I hardly watch anything, and the odd time I do THAT’S always the time the satellite, TV, or power goes off.Figures.It feels like everything is always working against me all the time and nothing ever seems to go my way!
1. I remember, I remember the lazy, hazy, days of childhood summers_____.
2. Dear bullies of my childhood _________ I want you to know the scars remain for life!______.
3. Is that my mind that I lost ___________!!???
4. I’m trying to resist the temptation of gorging on a bag of spicy chips ___________.
5. I’m saving a piece of my heart___________ just for you!
6. If I made a birthday list Jesus on the guest list ___________ would definitely be on it!!!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to watching a movie _____, tomorrow my plans include a BBQ _____ and Sunday, I want to go to Confession_____!
Catching up on our lives:
I have Pink-Eye AGAIN and it’s so bad; all red,swollen,itchy,gritty,and irritated and I’m alergic to the eye drops as well, and our oldest(away at university) went to the ER; sick and unable to get out of bed, with severe headache; they think it’s a sinus infection but took blood to check for Swine Flu I presume(as the symptoms for that and a cold are so similar) but results takes 5 days. I also got the newest George Thorogood CD(I’m listneing to right now, in fact) and we went to the “Ex”; an end of summer family tradition,and are preparing the curriculum to begin a new homeschooling year,and found out the van needs new brakes now as well; another expense we can’t afford and we can just never seem to get ahead!! I am also disgusted by so-called “Christian” bloggers I read who said they like Harry Potter(which is occult and the Bible warns us to avoid), and use SEX TOYS(which is just perverted and NOT appropriate for Christians,and some things should really be kept private, esp. your sex-life) filling me with righteous anger; they are NOT good examples of godly, and righteous living and make ALL Christians look bad! I am slighted as well I was to go on a trip(to either South Africa or South-East Asia next year) with a friend but it may not happen now as she insists she always travels with her dogs but they don’t allow them on the cruise ship, and I told her just to board them at a kennel instead,and if I can leave my KIDS behind she can certainly leave her DOGS and it’s not right she miss out on a trip with a friend(and let me down) for DOGS! People are more important than animals and should come first! It makes her sound like one of those crazy pet ladies and animal-freaks that treat their pets like babies!(it’s one of my biggest pet-peeeves,too if you pardon the pun!!)