Just admit it! You knew I would share this article and open my mouth about it. Apparently this bully hasn’t learned that world is jumping on the anti-bullying bandwagon, for the most part. I hate to say it, but the world is going to chew this guy up and spit him out! Aside from that…I feel sorry for him. Yes, what he is saying is horribly wrong, and frankly I hope he isn’t married…poor woman. Can imagine trying to be married to a man who thinks like that?!? I can’t. God definitely does not guide his life. But yes, I feel sorry for him because what kind of a lifestyle must this mean for him. If he thinks it is all about being “hot” and “cool”, or being “in the in crowd”….I can’t imagine his daily routines to keep himself ‘up to standards’. I figure the guy must have pretty low self-esteem…his words scream insecurity. This is a person, as well as a company, I will be praying for.
Personally, I have never cared for the company…their ads, clothing, employees, stores, etc. I don’t like any of it! Their stores smell way too strong, are too dimly lit, and their employees snotty. Their clothes are cheaply made, yet cost a fortune. Their ads…well…I believe they speak for themselves…inappropriate and raunchy. I won’t go on because I’m not here to be ugly.
I just thought I’d share the news with my readers!
I’m sure most of you have heard about the shooting that occurred a few hours ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School in New Town, CT. My husband texted me telling me about the tragedy so I immediately put on the news and sat down. Hearing what had happened brought tears to my eyes. I don’t know a single person in the state of CT, but I am heart-broken for them. I am especially heart-broken for the families of the victims, and the shooter’s family. This was a K-4 elementary school where many very young, innocent lives were lost.
The shooter was a 24 year old, young man who was originally from New Jersey. This young man went and shot one of his mother, in their home, before going to this school. His mother worked at this school. At the school he took 26 or more lives, mostly innocent babies. They believe the class he took most of the shooting out on was a Kindergarten class. This has not been confirmed yet, though. When I heard this, I sat down and cried. My baby is 5 and in Kindergarten. It hit home way too close. I can’t imagine facing those demons these parents have been faced with. My little girl said a wonderful prayer for those families. It is a shame parents can’t even feel safe sending their children to school these days. It makes me all the more thankful that God has called, and allowed, our family to homeschool. I just don’t know how I could go on living my day to day if faced with something like that. It would only be by the grace of God that I would be able to get out of bed each morning. As the shooting began it was stated that the intercom came on over the school for lock-down and all the children could hear was screaming. Some were placed in ting closets, huddled up so that if the shooter came by he would have no reason for entering the room if no children seemed to be present. Some were immediately ushered out into the hall to get out of the building. As they were lined up on the wall they were told to close and cover their eyes, as to protect their innocent eyes from seeing all the horror that was going on around them. One child witnessed the death of a first grade teacher. Those children will never be the same. I can’t help but think of the horror the teachers felt; the urgency to protect their babies. As a former teacher, I can tell you that teachers love their kids. They feel as if they are their own, and seek to love and protect them. They will do anything in their power to protect them. Over the years many teachers have given their lives to protect their students. It is very courageous, but something no teacher should ever have to do.
Being a 25 year old in today’s society, I can’t help but wonder what in this 24 year old man’s life was so terrible that he had to kill a parent, innocent children and teachers, and possibly even himself. What in his life was so terrible? I have no idea! All I know is that he didn’t have Christ. No matter how terrible a situation may be, Christ can pull you from it and change your life. He must have felt empty and without options in life. I’m not sure what that feels like, but I can imagine it must be a very dark place. I feel sad for him. I feel sad for his family, who lost a child as well, and in such a very sad way.
To add to today’s sadness, it turns out in China a very similar mass killing occurred. A man entered an elementary school and stabbed and killed 33 children.
It puzzles me as to why our society feels our nation is better off without God. Events such as these are only of Satan. How could our nation go through so many terrible events, so many mass murders, and not seek God?! You can seek out as many gun laws you want. In fact, you can ban all weapons, but it isn’t the answer for our society. God is the answer. Just because something is banned or illegal, doesn’t mean it will stop evil. People will always find a way to commit evil acts. The only way is to lead our society in a different way, down a different path. Lead them to God!
Please be in prayer for these families. Please be in prayer for our nation.
If you know me, you know I’m soft-hearted, and a people person. I love people and kids, and families, and I love happy endings. I always want the best for people and hurt for those hurting. I came across this page earlier and felt compelled to share it with you. I can not imagine what the Brown family has gone through, or what they are currently going through. All I can do is pray for them. This story really touched my heart, and as I read their story the tears began to flow. I felt hurt for their sweet family. Anyone can find a way to relate to this family, but I don’t think there are many of us who can relate to what they are going through. Please be in prayer for them!
Tonight I was sitting at the computer browsing through facebook, I ran across this page: Prayers for Carson Matthew. I wasn’t sure what it was about, or who it was for, or where they lived, but I felt compelled to find out. I clicked on the page and began reading about the precious little life of Carson Matthew. Carson has not been born yet, but will be making his arrival soon. As joyful as an occasion that it will be for his parents, family, and friends, little Carson has some serious heart issues. He and his mommy have already been through a lot, and they have a long road ahead of them. Even after Carson is born, he will have to go into surgery at just a few days old. He will have many surgeries within the first few years of his precious little life. His parents have been told that little Carson has a 60-70 percent chance of going home, but they are trusting God, knowing that is all according to HIS will. Wow! What a testimony it itself! I want to encourage everyone to go and ‘like’ Carson’s page, so you can follow his mom’s updates and be in prayer for his little life, as well as strength and peace for his mommy and daddy.
As I sat reading the words his mom had posted on her updates about his health, surgeries, delivery, and everything else they are going through, I felt pain for her. As moms (and even dads), we never expect our babies to have problems. We never expect our babies to be that 1 in 1,000. But it could be our baby. That is the reality of this life. As I continued to read, I couldn’t help but think…God, why this family? Why not my baby? Why did you bless me God? I am so thankful that God has blessed me with a healthy child! However, God quickly reminded me that he is blessing this family as well. Yes, their little baby has complications, but he is, and will, bless them immensely. Sometimes we can’t always see the blessing, but they are there…and often it is later on down the road that we truly discover them. God has a plan for little Carson, regardless of what happens. This is a family I will be praying for daily. This is a family within my own community. I don’t know the family personally, but I don’t need to.
I encourage you to go read about little Carson, and spend some time in prayer for him. I also encourage you to go to this website and make a donation to help with all of Carson’s medical expenses. I can only imagine the cost and financial strain. And what a reminder to us all that we have something to always be thankful for…our health and our children’s health.
You know I just had to post about this, right?! I mean, what good American citizen isn’t talking about it??
Let me start of with a little disclaimer…I consider myself a conservative, I side more with Republicans on issues than Democrats nine times out of ten. I love America! I love people! I am not happy with the America we currently have, and feel disappointed by many people in America today. However, I have high hopes that improvements can be made. I am not a huge fan of our current President, but I do respect him. I respect him because of his position as President, and for all the things he deals with due to being in that position. I try very hard to never let my personal feelings affect my ability to make good decisions about important things. Voting for President is one of those times where personal feelings are thrown out the window, and I believe that is important and something we should all do when picking our next President. Although I am not a huge fan of Mr. President, or his policies, but I pray for him and his family a lot. I believe in prayer!….for everyone! (Esp. if we want a better America.)
Okay, so now that you kind of have a little info on me and where I stand personally on politics, I want to know…what did you think about last night’s debate? I’ll point out a few things I noticed with no personal bias included, but I would love to hear your perspective as well. I actually like politics…go figure! I did not watch the entire debate, but the biggest thing I noticed was that Mr. President seemed to struggle. This concerns me! If you really listened to the questions and answers, you probably noticed that there were quite a few instances where he never actually answered the questions. He said a lot, and included a lot of good things, but never really answered the question. Now, if you think back to all of these events four years ago when he was first running for President, you might notice a common theme. In many cases, he did not answer the questions he was asked. Yes, four years ago, he was a rookie and I can understand the fact that you just can’t always have the answer for everything. However, this happened way too much. He sounded good and was likable, and said a lot of good things, but he never answered the questions he was being asked. There were even a few interviews back then where he was asked why won’t you answer the question. And he never really answered that question either, but simply became very defensive. All of this concerns me because I would hope that after four years in the presidency, that rookie would now have become an expert. It just did not appear that way last night. He should have the answers by now, he should know the facts. Am I wrong? Now, did Gov. Romney do perfect and answer each question directly last night? No, but he left far fewer questions unanswered than Pres. Obama. Last night’s debate reminded me of college. Gov. Romney seemed to be the rookie professor with a lot of knowledge, and Pres. Obama was the fifth year senior who still hadn’t learned to properly study and prepare for his exams. A little harsh…maybe, but true according to what I witnessed. The other big issue I noticed was that Mr. President seemed to show little respect for his opposition during the debate. I don’t care if he hates Romney, a good person should always be respectful. Now we have obviously seen much worse in the past during debates, but I was a little disappointed by this. I also took notice to how well spoken Gov. Romney was. For the most part he spoke clearly, and was direct, not stumbling over his words. Mr. President seemed to stumble over his words quite a bit, the speed in which he spoke changed often, and his enunciation was poor. Again, not reaching the level of expectation for someone who has held this position for four years now. Some think all of this was tactic for Mr. President…to come out soft and relaxed, just taking it easy. If so, was this a good choice? I don’t know. As of right now I don’t think so. It made him look foolish in my opinion. Romney came out strong, aggressive, and passionate. Four years ago Mr. President was passionate, but last night I kind of got the impression that he just doesn’t really care anymore. I did agree with Mr. President that Gov. Romney’s plans don’t have much detail right now. I think we would all love to see more detail. However, that’s part of this process, and hopefully soon we will see more of the details in his plans. This is something Mr. President was easily able to point out from his own experience. When he ran his plan had very few details, but even as they were added, they were hidden from us. Many of his plans are still being hidden from us. I know many people don’t like to hear that, but it is true. I’m not going to get into all of the policy talk and propaganda because that is something I believe everyone needs to do their own homework on and form their own opinions. I did enjoy last night’s debate, and I look forward to next week in hearing what the Vice President candidates have to say.
All of this is just my opinion and beliefs, and what I saw last night. I do not expect anyone to agree. But I would love to know how you interpreted last night’s debate! Share your thoughts with us!