christian frustration

31 January 2007

**mood: astonished
**noise: nothing...we blew a fuse...

in early January, a school board in Federal Way, Washington banned the viewing of An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore. here's a quote from a father who sent an email opposing that the movie should be shown in school...

"Condoms don't belong in school, and neither does Al Gore. He's not a schoolteacher," said Frosty Hardison, a parent of seven who also said that he believes the Earth is 14,000 years old. "The information that's being presented is a very cockeyed view of what the truth is. ... The Bible says that in the end times everything will burn up, but that perspective isn't in the DVD."
His wife says:
"From what I've seen (of the movie) and what my husband has expressed to me, if (the movie) is going to take the approach of 'bad America, bad America,' I don't think it should be shown at all," Gayle Hardison said. "If you're going to come in and just say America is creating the rotten ruin of the world, I don't think the video should be shown."
OK, i can see their perspective that school, may not be the proper place for kids to view this movie, but seriously, what in the world is he talking about? what does this have to do with the Bible saying that in the end times the world will burn up...doesn't it also talk about being a good steward? is this guy saying that we should rape and pillage the world over because in the end it doesn't matter? is he saying that we should keep on the same road of destruction because we're just helping Jesus out, bringing the end times faster? i just don't get this logic? i want to understand where he's coming from, but i can't. and his wife!!! why don't these folks see the movie their talking about before they oppose it. why don't they educate themselves before they start going after something.

i see this all the time. whether it's harry potter, the davinci code, global warming, bigotry, yoga....and although many groups of folks get on band wagons and start spatting off crap, it seems that the majority of the time, it's Christians. it makes me sick. here's just another example of Christians making waves and inevitably, turning off non-believers because their viewpoints are so whacked.

what are we doing? seriously, what will this movie hurt??? how can this movie disrupt our children's faith? why do folks make such huge deals on little piddly stuff? and this movie? i see absolutely no logic in his viewpoints. help me find his logic. please...

alarm spectacular

29 January 2007

**mood: well
**noise: radio babble

This is the coolest thing i've seen in a whil

The alarm clock that runs away and hides when you don't wake up. Clocky gives you one chance to get up. But if you snooze, Clocky will jump off of your nightstand and wheel around your room looking for a place to hide. Clocky is kind of like a misbehaving pet, only he will get up at the right time.

ohh yeah...and now it comes in shag!

another round of video fun

24 January 2007

momma panda freaking out when her baby sneezes...

steve irwin

**mood: a bit sleepy and sick, but on the mend
**noise: put your records on ~ corinne bailey rae

steve and i watched the steve irwin special last night and they included this commercial he did for
ESPN. We were on the floor laughing, so I thought I'd share it. enjoy. on a side note, i'm continually amazed at how strong and articulate his daughter Bindi is. i cry every time i see her. i still haven't figured out if it's because of her amazing spirit or just my hormones...maybe a bit of both...

and then wile I was looking for that commercial, I found this one...the guy, bless his heart...that's all i can say.

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baby, God and you

**mood: nauseous
**noise: true...spandau ballet

i find it absolutely amazing how fast my body's changing. it makes me think of all the years i didn't believe in God. my body started changing physically and emotionally within days of conception and it continues to put me in a whirlwind. my thought processes, my growing belly...and other anatomy...color changes, emotional changes, the fact that i'm exhausted everyday and now i get the joys of's just crazy to me to think that i have a little person growing inside of me. a little
steve and i. with a brain and thoughts and a heart. how can that just happen? how can a piece of steve and a piece of me just happen to combine and create something so amazingly intricate and beautiful? how could that possibly happen without a God? i already have to pee every hour. i eat constantly, not because i want to but because i'm seriously hungry. my pants are already tight. i sleep 9 hours a night and it's still not enough. i'm crying over be nice to me!.

i think my belief in God makes this process even more amazing because every day i'm reminded of His majesty, His creativity, His love and His humor...oh, and the fall... maybe it's the hormones, but i look at everyone differently. how each one of us is distinct with individual personalities and beauty that fills us all differently. i see the humanity, but i also see the Godliness in all of you. i thank God for all of you that are part of my life and for all of you i have yet to meet.

this is such a cool time.

a bit of life

16 January 2007

**mood: anxious to leave
**noise: a babe crying in the clinic

our basement has walls and a ceiling. it's so cool to see everything go up. I can't wait to see the final unveil.

we took down the old metal/glass shower doors in my bathroom this weekend and put up one of those new fangled curved shower rods. it rocks. i recommend them to anyone. there's so much more space in the shower, i feel like i can do a jig...not that i'm going to, but i could if i wanted to!

other than that...there's not much. sleepiness...a bit of nausea...that's it...ohh and ice! what's up with the weather turning to crap as soon as we have to start parking outside for the builders. car was one big icicle 2 days in a row. blasted global warming is whacking out my world!

bun baking extravaganza

10 January 2007

**mood: still sleepy
**noise: the heater at my feet

well....i wanted to wait for a bit longer to let everyone know, but word seems to have gotten out about a certain baking of a bun . and since i'd rather you heard it from me, it is true. I'm pregnant. 8 weeks pregnant.

things are going well. i really can't complain. there hasn't been much nausea, just a bit...but what there has been is exhaustion. which is frustrating more than anything. i've been going to bed at 9ish , getting up at 6:30 and still feeling exhausted. last saturday i sat in front of the tv in my pajamas until 4, took a shower, put my pajamas back on, and then finally changed for church at soon as we got back home, the sweats went back on. it's sad really...i've turned into a lump. but i hear it gets better by the 2nd trimester, which is approximately 4 weeks away. i'm praying for that!

so yeah. we're pregnant, and have decided to try to live it up as much as we can. going out to dinner and movies...just whenever and whatever we want to do.

but we are excited. so please pray for the babe's health and growth and all that jazz...

august will be the big arrival month...

new year spectacular

05 January 2007

**mood: super sleepy
**noise: forget about the future ~ sting

we decided to keep the new year celebration a bit more relaxed this year and had a bit of a game night fondue party thing with a few friends. it was fun and relaxing. although i did learn that too much fondue wrecks havoc on your system!

anyway, here are some choice pics from the night...

Krista isn't very happy about how the game is rollin and Matt's being a stinker. By the way, check out the game apples to's super fun!


my boo

So now krista's happy...

the coolest game of the year...trivial pursuit totally 80's

steve crackin open the champagne

k and m having phun with the horns and whistles

a choice naughty pic of matt with his horns

chillin watching dick clark

matt sure enjoyed his whistles...

tv junkie

04 January 2007

**noise:evanescence? something blaring in the clinic

Ross will start finishing off our basement this coming monday! sweetness. they should be done by the time lost starts again. so for those of you who partake in lost nights, they start back up on february 7 @'s going to be a late night.

also, there's a new episode of the office tonight.

man, i sound like a tv junkie...i won't even start with the cool new show we got stuck on, heroes...but seeing we only watch 4 shows, i guess we're not too addicted...but ya know.