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Good Friday!

I will apologize now for taking sooo long to post a blog.  I will be honest I have had some life changes and uninspired to write anything. With that said. I have had some inspiration since it is Good Friday. 

The basis of Good Friday is that today our savior died on the cross for our sins. He is a perfect man that died to save us. Today is such a huge day in the Christian faith.   Today is the day that we are forgiven. We are totally forgiven if we ask Jesus into our hearts. How rock star is that! I am unsure if I could bear such a burden for humanity. But that is the awesome part….We don’t have to

Now why would Christians want to celebrate such a brutal day? A day full of suffering and loss. I know that for me, I celebrate because He gave me a new life. I am inspired to be just like him, I fail everyday but I know that I am forgiven because of this day. I can one day hang with Jesus because he did this for me.

I feel so thankful for such a gift that Jesus gave to me. I feel joy and peace that I have Jesus and he has my back!  I hope that today we all take the time to thank our Savior for this gift and think about the true meaning of Good Friday!

 

Be Blessed!

 

Since yesterday was Valentine’s Day and all, I decided to wait till the day after to write about why I love my husband. There are thousands of reasons why but I edited it down to just ten reasons.

 

  1. He makes me laugh every day.
  2. He gave me two beautiful boys.
  3. He is sexiest man I know.
  4. He likes to organize and does so well. (I hate to do this so I appreciate the fact that he likes to do it and is good at it.)
  5. He puts up with me on a daily basis.
  6.  When I get too stressed out he calms me down.
  7.   He is easy to talk to.
  8.   He listens to me (well most of the time)
  9.   He has always stayed faithful to me.
  10.   Because I know that he loves me more than anything!

 

control freak!

Lately it seems that people have called me a control freak. I have never thought of myself in that way….ever. I like order I have to say. But I don’t have to have things my way, I just want things done. I am willing to get things done if nobody else wants to. I try to be the best me I can be in whatever I do.

But it surprises me when people say that I am a control freak! I must have somewhat of control of my life for the simple fact that I have two children one with autism. I have things that have to be remembered and things that just have to get done. So, in that aspect of my life I do need to control how things are done, to get them done.

 

So, it seems that in light of how I must present myself to other people I seem to be a control freak. I would never have seen that in myself. That got me thinking about how what I think I am and what I am are two totally different people. I know that to some degree we are all like that. There are qualities that we don’t care for in ourselves.

I know that for me I don’t like that I can be quick to anger and that I get hurt feelings very easily. These are two qualities that I have that if people pointed them out I would whole heartily agree with. Control freak is just not one quality in me that I think that I have. But I have had it said enough times in the last couple of weeks that now it has me thinking.

It also got me thinking. If I am a control freak then how in the world do I let God take control of my life since obviously I think I can do a better job. I think that I don’t to one degree because I am scared that things will get too out of control in my life. There is nothing wrong with a little order but not maybe to the degree that I do it. I also feel anxiety when things don’t get done or things are left for the last-minute. I like to plan a head so that I am ready. So what do I do about this? Where do I go to control freak anonymous? Maybe it’s about giving up my controlling tendencies to let God take control of my life. Maybe I should trust the person that made me to have my back when I feel out of control instead of trying to take control on my own.  

I am living you with this. “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”

Colossians 1:15-17

 

I have written this blog for a little while but not put much about me. I have put things I believe in and so on and so forth. Here are twelve things to know about me.

  1. I love salad. I can eat salad everyday and a lot of days I have it for at least one meal.
  2. I hate onions more than anything. Yet I love salsa…I am unsure why
  3. I curse like a sailor. No my parents didn’t raise me to curse but I do. I try to tone it down at church.   
  4. I smoke. I will eventually quit this very bad habit. (Yes I am a nurse and know better)
  5. I say what is on my mind. Not very graceful at times and I don’t tell people what they want to   hear.  (Yes I have been told many times that I need to learn to keep my mouth shut!)

  6. I hate exercising more than I hate onions but I do it anyway.
  7. I don’t trust many people it takes a lot to gain my trust.
  8. I would do anything for people who I call my friends. (Which aren’t many people)
  9. I dislike driving in snow so much that I try to as little as possible. (Yes I live in the Midwest which makes no sense at all)
  10. I love to cook and love to see people enjoying what I make.
  11. I am almost done reading the entire bible (I also have fallen asleep at times reading it)
  12. I know that God has something awesome planned for my life if I could just figure out what it is!

 

I just wanted to give you some insight on me!

I thought that this was a good video to watch, After seeing a lot of people on Facebook posting it. I decided to check it out and found that I agreed with most of it. It goes back to really serving god or ourselves. Just food for thought. Please check it out!

I am writing this blog to try to get understanding of my own but see if together we can piece together what Jesus would be like if he was here today and running for a political office. I think that the last statement is a false statement because Jesus would not want or need to run for office.

I am also writing this blog to see why a lot of Christians believe that the Republican Party is the “Christian party”. If you go into most churches they believe that you should be a republican. I am a registered democratic which is not a popular thing in a lot of churches.

I am researching each party to see their core values. I am trying to be fair and determine which group if any truly hold more Christian values than the other. I have done a lot of research on a list of core values of each party. Since there is so much out there on trying to sell one party over another I have found this to be difficult.  On http://www.helium.com/items/1625598-10-differences-between-democrats-and-republicans I found an article that was the most informative to me on this subject.  The Article name is: 10 core values that separate Democrats from Republicans. By Rena Sherwood.  I will be using this article as my basis for comparison.  Also on this website please check out the article by A.T Meininger link is http://www.helium.com/items/1638569-core-values-snicker  I just found this funny.

Core Values of the Democratic Party:

Taxing the Rich and not the poor

The poor need outside help to get past their circumstances.

Everyone should have the chance to have the “American Dream” having proper food, shelter      and clothing. Also have affordable health care.

More government involvement.

Support government aid such as welfare because everyone needs a helping hand.

For gun control

For abortion

 

Core Values of the Republican Party:

For a flat tax for all and giving the rich tax cuts. The whole trickledown effect.

The poor are poor because it’s their own fault and should not receive outside help.

To make as much money as possible and make their families as comfortable as possible.

Less government involvement.

Do not support government aid such as welfare because people will take advantage of services such as these.

Against Gun control

Against abortion.

 

 

Jesus Core Values:

Pro life

Help the needy

Love your neighbor as yourself.

Love

Against adultery

Truly living the word of God.

Standing up even when people don’t agree with you.

 

Here lays the problem with politics today. The Politian’s are selling a “brand” like you would an Oreo cookie.  They are selling the idea of what a democratic or a republican “should be”. They are not true to themselves or to the country. NONE of them are representing the people; they are representing what the people who pay for their campaigns what them to represent. They represent the 1%.  

Here is the conclusion that I have come up with. Both parties hold SOME Christian values. But neither holds what most Christian’s value. We have become a very greedy society. Our politicians reflect what we have become.  

If Jesus would run for office he would not be a popular candidate. He would stand up for the unborn, the needy and stand up for God. Jesus would not hang out with Republican or democratic Christians. He would not like what we have become.  He would hang out with the prostitutes and homeless people. He might take a politician like Matthew the tax collector. I think Jesus would take down our whole political system and one day he will when he comes back. Jesus would not need to “sell “his brand. He would not need to make promises he couldn’t keep. He has already given us his ultimate gift.  His life.

As Americans and so called Christians (including myself in that) we should look at the whole candidate and see what the character of the person is. If they can’t be faithful to their wife then how can they be faithful to our country?  They have proven they can’t be trusted. That includes both parties.  Let’s stop looking into party lines and look at what values you hold dear to you and what each candidate has to say about that. I believe in being my brother’s keeper. So that is very important to me.   Whatever your choice is you should VOTE!!!!!

 

 

God Bless,

 

Dawn

 

Side note: I know a lot of people will not agree with me and I really don’t care. Please don’t leave negative comments. I will not respond to those and they will not be posted on my site.

 

Small Steps…

Well, it’s been too long since the last time that I wrote on this Blog. Sorry for the absence it has been a heck holiday season. My Grandfather has been ill with cancer and infection took over his body for about a week. It is better now but all of this happened the week of Christmas. I have lost track on how long it has been since I have written. But here I am. Today is New Year’s Day. The day that we all have promised that something will change. I know I have goals in mind this year. I want to get to my goal weight, a better relationship with my husband and kids, to go on a medical missions trip…..

 

I know that every year I fall short on at least one of these goals. I have a variety of excuses why I didn’t make the goal I have sent for myself. But what it really comes down to is I just didn’t do it. My excuses make me feel better on why I didn’t do it. But I still don’t get it done. That is the problem with New Year’s resolutions we set our self up for failures.  We go too hard to fast instead of easing our self’s into it.

So this year I am trying something different. I am going to take small steps. If I fall I will get back up and try harder.  I will keep doing this and maybe I can at least be half way to my goal by the end of 2012. I may even have to have the same goals for 2013 and that is o.kay.

 

I wish you all a Happy New year and may all the goals you set get done as well!