Monthly Archives: January 2013

Meet me in the Middle

This morning I had two completely contradictory emails in my inbox. You see today is the anniversary of Roe v Wade. Planned Parenthood who I support wants more money to continue their crusade for women’s rights. Focus on the Family who I support wants more money to continue their crusade for unborn children’s rights…

See the problem. I do lean more to the left on this issue. I have held the hand of rape victims as they silently cried and died a little inside. The police were in the room you see, they needed the dna. So not only were they violated once, but twice. The justification of a woman who is told her child will be hideously formed or brain dead…that one is mine. The accidental party with the bad outcome for the 17-year-old, who was rushed into a decision she still contemplates in her 40’s. I actually had an 80-year-old beautiful christian woman tell me until she could open her home to all the unwanted children she refused to participate in her churches protest.

Meet me in the middle. I serve a God that opens his arms to these children. I serve a God that understands we do not take these decisions lightly. I serve a God that loves us unconditionally.

Here ya go America, how about christian counseling as an option at women health clinics. Christian not radical keep at all cost, but not with me. Christian not think about yourself now not later opinions. Christian – real options for real women. Then I will send you some money.

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Big ass bandaids

Oh god i need you now….those are the words to a song by plumb

Need you now

I love this song. It hits a nerve for me and most of us. As we walk through life, sometimes a big ass band-aid is not enough. As a mom I have fixed knee scrapes, held small hands in the emergency room and even hands larger than mine as we cried through broken hearts. But sometimes the emphatic ear and unquestioning love just do not cut it. Sometimes as a christian those really do not get the job done either. Last evening I found myself in an unwanted bitter to swallow sandwich. My mom is awesome all she needs to be happy is for you to be ok.

Last night my beloved son was not OK. He recently lost someone he loves very much. Because of the funeral he is able to spend a day with mom and I. He got a call last night that someone else he loves had a stroke. He ran to the back yard to start the family phone tree. My mom out of respect for his privacy stayed in the house. Now understand she wanted to pick up this 200 lb. man she helped raise and rock him in her arms. So staying off that back porch was hard. Can you taste that sandwich? There are very few people I love in the world as much as I love these two. So I kept going in and out….like my 14-year-old husky I kept feeling pulled both directions. As I sat beside my frightened child. I couldn’t do anything but pray and I am a doer so admitting my helplessness is hard. But sometimes guys that is all we can do. It turns out it was a seizure and maybe a wake-up call for that family like the one we got here. Either way thanks lord for walking beside me when I was helpless.

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Feelings

You hurt my feelings

Those words sound funny coming from me

You hurt my feelings

I usually do not allow assholes in you see

You hurt my feelings

Amazing how sharp and deadly words can be

You hurt my feelings

Those buried yet fragile birds can break

You hurt my feelings

So I forgive you yet again for this mistake

I am the better person….wait

I hurt your feelings

I ignored all the signals you sent

I hurt your feelings

I burrowed in, not realizing what you meant

I hurt your feelings

My space gets so full, I leave little room for you

I hurt your feelings

Thank you for the reminder of what I need to do

I hurt your feelings

I will watch for signals to avoid this hurt

I hurt your feelings

We will be the better person

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This is forgiveness “>

I respect these people more than I could have imagined. I also see a scenario that could apply to many people I love. If we are honest with ourselves, we can even see ourselves. I pray this scenario never reveals itself in my circle but if it does I ask God to give me this kind of strength.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/06/magazine/can-forgiveness-play-a-role-in-criminal-justice.html?pagewanted=1&_r=2&smid=fb-share

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January 6, 2013 · 1:13 pm

I want to read this over and over

I need to remember to continuously upgrade my skill-set. 

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January 6, 2013 · 11:47 am

http://www.wikihow.com/Be-Amazing

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January 6, 2013 · 11:38 am

http://motivationalmagic.wordpress.com/2012/12/03/life-lessons-at-90-years-old/

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January 6, 2013 · 11:35 am