Monday, July 21, 2008

Jesus loves her more than he loves me?

I have a MySpace account. A number of my MySpace friends are people I actually know! Imagine that! Most of them I would say are my friends. A few (very few) are people I knew in high school or college and may not have actually socialized with. But who really cares. Its just a social networking site. I post things, they post things. If I want to read it or look at their pics I can. Its fun and a great way to loose a few hours of your life.

I made a "friend request" once of two sisters I played soccer with in High school. I was not shopping buddies with them. I didn’t not like them however. We just didn’t hang in the same social circle. They did not accept my invitations. Ok, fine. I always thought they were snotty MK’s anyhow (MK = missionary kid). Oh I know-Sounds like I am jealous, or was at one point. But I wasn’t. I just didn’t ‘get’ why everyone thought they were the big cheese. Frankly I thought they were kinda snotty AND self-righteous. ;)

I did notice however that one of them had a headline of “Jesus loves me more than you” Ummm… he does? I didn’t know that. Where in the bible pray tell does it say that Jesus, the son of God, the personification of God our Father, loves us differently? Did I miss something in my years of church? All the Sunday mornings I say in Mrs. Sprankle’s Sunday school class at Gates Assembly of God Church, the 4 years at Northstar Christian Academy, and then 4 ½ (I changed majors a lot) years at Houghton College I never heard anyone tell me God will love some one more than he loves you.

God our Father. We are told our parents won’t love us more or less than a sibling. OK, fine. Since God is our Heavenly Father shouldn’t that hold true for him as well?

But maybe missionary kids are loved more??? I mean, they have to spend years in 3rd world countries, wearing not exactly the coolest of fashions, not having access to all the lasted pop culture items, and having to be Godly examples for the locals 24/7. Oh man! I guess maybe that he could love them more than he loves me.

But in reality… I doubt it. I can’t find the God loves someone more than he loves me verse in the Bible. He loves everyone. EVERYONE! The MK, the PK (Pastor’s Kid), the meth addict, the whore, the average Joe sitting in the third pew every Sunday, the guy who stole your parking spot at the mall, and me… he loves us all just the same.
What is my headline? “Body Piercing Saved My Life.” Go ahead and ask me what that means!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Stay-At-Home-mom income=$0.00

I don't make any money. Not a single dime. Some days the whole "Weeds" TV show looks like a good diea. But I don't even know how to buy drugs...where would I get them to sell them???? Plus the whole going to jail part if really not to high on my agenda these days.

I am looking into USBORNE books as an option to make some extra income for my family. But I wonder how well that will do.
Pro: Only one person in the area is doing it. All the other at-home-business ideas seem swamped with people. There is potential for growth!
Con: The economy- will people be willing to spend $ on books for their kids?
Pro: Reading to kids is important
Con: $100.00 to start up.

What do you suggest????

Monday, July 14, 2008

Sex offenders in your neighborhood

I am the first to admit that I am obsessed with knowing if a sex offender lives near me. I check the New York state registry often. Sometimes daily!

I always thought sex offenders, especially pedophiles, were messed up in the head. But now that I have a son and daughter I find myself getting angry. Beyond angry really…I can feel the anger grow inside of me. My blood boils!

While I never let my children out of my sight, I still think it is important to know who lives near you. Knowing what the person looks like, what they drive and where they live can give you the tools to protect your neighbors. You never know what you may be witness to.

The following is the NY state level 3 Sex Offender. Do a search for other lists. Some provide you with maps.

Vermont had its first Amber Alert recently. Brooke Benett was 12 years old when her her uncle a known sex offender kidnapped her. His probation had run out…possibly earlier than it should have. That is being investigated. He kidnapped her in an effort to initiate her into a sex ring he was operating. Another member of his family, a 14-year-old girl, was already a “member” of this group with her boyfriend. On top of all that her ex step father was involved in the sex ring. He resides in Texas. When all of this happened, he had his roommate throw out a safe and laptop that contained images of sex acts with minors.

There are so many questions. Why hadn’t her mother, grandparents, other relatives or family friends made it clear to her what type of man this uncle was? If my own brother was ever assigned sex offender status, neither of my children would ever be permitted to be around him…even in my presence. Easier said than done? Not hardly. My children are under my care for 18 years by law. It is my God given responsibility to protect them.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

"I want a fun mom"

It was hot outside today. No duh, right? Its JULY lady!
I filled the kiddie pool for my 3 year old. She loves water and insists on making puddles in the backyard. Once the pool was finally full. I turned off the hose when she decided to make a lake next to the pool. Needless to say, she threw a fit. She's 3...what can I expect for ruining her fun.

The kicker was she told me a few minutes after her meltdown that she was going to have a new mommy who was fun. I don't react to those comments anymore. Frankly, I am too tired to react. A few moments later my husband came outside. Our calm daughter told him she was getting a new mom. A fun mommy. He asked her if she was getting a new daddy. She said no, she would keep him. He said he went with mommy. She said "Oh...well, I guess I'll get a new daddy too". Strangely enough she would like keep her little brother. He doesn't crawl yet (he is 4 mos old). Ask me in a few months how she feels about keeping him!