Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Spring Is Here!

Today was awesome weather-wise, hitting about 60 here. After I got out of Dante's Inferno (aka Hobby Lobby), I stopped and got some meat to grill. It was perfect weather for grilling, and all day long the image of chicken grilling on the grill played in my mind. Unfortunately, chicken wasn't on sale, so I got a good deal on some steaks instead, which was pretty good. Added to that was the potatoes I fried with peppers and onions, it was a great Spring day meal!

Now I am sure, we will end up getting more nasty weather before Spring actually arrives, but let me enjoy it while I can. :-)

I am finally recovering from a bad cold I have had for a week. The week-end was the worst, I felt drained and exhausted from it, and had it not been Easter Sunday, would have stayed in bed Sunday morning. I have been accused of passing it on to two people, hope no one else. :-)

My sister Pam is often calling me with amusing things my nephews said. The latest one really tickled me. They are having special revival services at their church and have to keep the preacher and his wife, a young couple they know well, at their house. Tonight after church, Josiah (6) was changing out of his church clothes, and the following conversation occurred between he and his mom: "Mommy, we shouldn't let the company see us without our clothes, right?" Pam said that was right, and Joey said "because it wouldn't be polite?", Pam said "well, not that", trying to think of the right word, Joey said, "cause it would be rude?", Pam said "well, not really rude, " before she could come up with "proper", he sighed and said "Moms aren't as smart as dads - you need to go back to college, Mommy!" Pam was still laughing as she told me on the phone.

Speaking of Josiah, they were afraid for awhile that he may have asthma, so they had him checked out yesterday, and he doesn't have it, thank God. The doctor kept having him blow in some device, and he told the doctor he was wasting his breath. :-) You never know what kids are going to say.

Work still has me down, but I try to leave work at work. I just dread going in daily anymore.

This whole election thing is scary. I always vote Republican, not because I am a hard core Republican, but because I am a hard core conservative, and the Republicans usually stand for what is important to me as a Christian, which boils down to picking the lesser of the evils. This election, the evils are not that far apart. On one hand, you have Hillary. I still firmly believe she and her hubby had several people wacked, such as Vince Foster, and she stands for everything I am against. I don't care what church she goes to, or how Christian she tries to sound, she can't fool me. She is pure evil. And can you imagine her in charge of oiur military? That makes me shudder.

Then you have Obama. When you start to read about his followers, it starts to sound like a cult. He won't put his hand on his heart for the national anthem - do we want a president who won't do a simple patriotic gesture like that? I also think he has more Muslim ties than he wants to admit, and it scares me what he could be capable of if he gets in. Islam could very well be what destroys America, and he could play a hand in that.

And lastly, we have McCain, a Democrat in Republican's clothing. He, along with the other two dimwits, is buying into the global warming myth. He is also weak on abortion and other issues important to Christians, but he is most likely the lesser of 3 evils. He is a patriot, and won't hand us over to another country, or sell secrets to other countries.

Thing is, we are getting closer to the end of time, and things are supposed to get worse. Also, America isn't the wickedest country out there - check out Amsterdam, for instance, but we used to be a Christian nation, and we have fallen hard and far from what we used to be. We kill thousands of innocent babys every year. We are trying to remove God from all parts of life. And Christians have sat back and done nothing. Even worse, a lot of Christians have focused on the wrong things - wars, the economy, etc, and voted in evil men who stand for nothing we believe in.

I didn't mean to get political, but this election worries me. We just could get what we deserve as a country in this election.

On a brighter note, I found a celebrity I am actually impressed with: Kirk Cameron. He is one of a very few people in Hollywood who seems to actually live his faith. I don't mean to judge, but I believe a true Christian will live differently, and people will know. They won't sing just any style of music, write just any kind of book, be in just any kind of movie, etc. Kirk isn't in many movies anymore, but is careful about what he appears in, works hard to evangelize, and is outspoken about his faith. I was on the international movie database today reading up on him, and was reading comments left on the message boards, and there were a lot of vicious things said about him on there. Is it any surprise? If we do live a life pleasing to God, it isn't going to bring applause from the world. How many other celebrities who claim to be Christians who don't live it, do you think draw criticism like Kirk Cameron does? I doubt any. And I am not saying I approve of a Christian being in Hollywood, but if they are, things are going to be different.

Well, I am going to crawl down from my soapbox and find something constructive to do. :-)