Showing posts from May, 2006

Conflict Diamonds

i know some of you may be tired of hearing me preach about this, but it's not going to stop me! when steve and i first started talking about marriage, the topic of diamonds always came up. i never wanted a diamond after hearing about the diamond trade. we had decided not to get them. So when steve proposed with a diamond, i was confused until he told me more. the diamond trade is a nasty bloodshed business, but you can find free trade diamonds. today i found a great site about conflict diamonds and an alarming video. here are some exerts

the bad news...African nations such as Sierra Leone, Angola, and the Democratic Republic of Congo continue to suffer from the mining of diamonds. These diamonds are traded for weapons to continue wars and oppress entire communities of Africans. With an estimated 3 million deaths and almost 7 million Africans displaced, the diamond-related wars continue to affect many Africans continent-wide. Without concern the diamond obsessed global communi…


steve and i both have poison ivy. blasted. both his arms are layered with these horrid looking pustules...i'm just red and itchy...what sucks is that the more i think about it...the more i itch...and i'm not suppose to itch. what irony! .blasted good for nothing weed. and all we wanted was a garden.

my prayer

i'm baffled about this whole da vinci code debate and i don't understand the christian point of view. i don't even want to be writing this, because i'm frustrated but i feel that i have to get this off my chest. i'm frustrated that people associate me with christians. and i hate that. i want to be proud of it. i want to be joyfull when i look around within my community. i want to see people showing love and compassion. i want to see people reaching out to those who need something. but i don't see much of this. for the most part, what i see are christians who condemn and fight battles that don't matter and that only separate people rather than bringing them together. when i look around i see a bunch of people that slander and judge on a constant basis. whether it be marilyn manson, harry potter or the da vinci code, it seems 'christians' come out of the woodwork slandering and making such a ruckus that non-believers get frustrated with th…

just another spitting image of myself

i've been seeing myself in others lately. not who i am today but who i used to be. i can only attribute it to the Holy Spirit, helping me understand where others are coming from and i guess how to interact with them, and .maybe in time, to show them that there's another way.

i was so angry with 'christians' in my youth/ early 20's. i thought they were all a bunch of idiots...seriously. i loathed them at times. i didn't know where they were coming from, i thought their beliefs where a bunch of phooey and i couldn't understand how and why they believed what they believed I mean , come on! couldn't they see what i saw? couldn't they see that they're following a bunch of lies spewed out by hypocrites? Ahhh, yes, this is how I felt.

today, i was eating lunch with 2 work friends (who are believers) and another work person (not so much a believer). and we were just talking about tv n other VERY important issues...when all of a sudden, the non…

feeling the love

thank GOD for all the many, MANY, riv folks who signed up for the welcome team...i was starting to sweat it, but man, did He ever deliver! sweet!!

a plea

fellow riv goers...i'm in need of a little help on saturday nights. but don't fright or turn your head right yet, you haven't heard the whole not a huge job or a time consuming's just the welcome team needs you. come on, all ya have to do is smile or smirk and say hello while passing out fliers. it's an easy gig, and if your going to church already, what's stopping you from getting there a few minutes early?

so that's my plea, i need you, riv needs you and come on...the saturday night welcome team needs ya. if you have 1 saturday a month open...or maybe 2...give me a shout, we'd love to have ya on the team...all you have to do is show up 20 minutes early, hand out fliers and help take offering. thats it! you know you want to....all the cool kids are doing it..

giving up?

steve and i may be giving up on trying to sell the house by ourselves...we're not sure what to do advertising wise. it cost us about $170 to put it in the paper for 10 days and not 1 person came to either one of our open houses or called for more information. i would hate to loss all that money and leave without any profit, but what's better...waiting it out and paying $700 bux a month on a mortgage or just getting rid of it....such a decision...please pray for us to make the right decision...thanks guys

by the way...

happy cinco de mayo!



kisstheson aka clementine aka steve, my future husband, actually updated his blog...i know, i believe a miracle has just taken place!go check it out here


i feel crazed. it's the first day back from a 3 day conference and i have so much to do, yet i can't concentrate. the lack of sleep has caught up to me, the stress has created 2 of the biggest canker sores i think i've ever had and of course they have to be pretty much on top of one another...and to top it all off my folks are coming down tomorrow. steve and i just keep thinking about the that wrong? i mean the wedding will be cool and i can't wait...but to lie in warmth and hear nature with a mai thai in my hand...and no work to interfere with my sleep...or train derailments....or plans....just silence and romance and sand...but hopefully not sand with the romance...that would suck.