Saturday, January 29, 2005


Well, here I am again. Tired. And I just got a call requesting me to come in to work at 6am in the morning for my boss who had an 18 y/o family member in a head-on collision today. Sigh. Well, I can do this! I would hope that someone would do the same for me if I were in their position. And also, until John brings in that first paycheck, I can't really afford to turn down the extra shift. (Sitting up straight) I can do this.

Today was a nice sort of day. We didn't get to sleep in too much, because Mr. Malachi decided that we all should get UP. LOL. So, we started our day on the early side. But I got to sleep in my own bed instead of working, so I am thankful (thank You, God). I didn't do any aerobics today, because I'm still not feeling very well. But I WILL be able to do them soon. And anyway, I'm tired of being sick. I don't have time to be sick! LOL. We didn't do too much today. Just went grocery shopping and watched some movies. We cooked some steaks that we found on sale and baked potatoes, and we baked cookies. It was nice. We watched Mary Kate & Ashley's "New York Minute". Madeline LOVES Mary Kate & Ashley, and they do make nice clean movies. A little hokey sometimes, but clean and this one was pretty funny. We all laughed our heads off.

I was reading my message board today, and found a disturbing message. Apparently, there is a Sponge Bob movie made solely for the purpose of advocating sexual tolerance. And when the movie is over the 6 & 7 y/o's will be asked to sign this pledge:

Tolerance is a personal decision that comes from a belief that every person is a treasure. I believe that America's diversity is its strength. I also recognize that ignorance, insensitivity and bigotry can turn that diversity into a source of prejudice and discrimination. To help keep diversity a wellspring of strength and make America a better place for all, I pledge to have respect for people whose abilities, beliefs, culture, race, sexual identity or other characteristics are different from my own.
You heard right, blog, 6 & 7 y/o's My almost 6 y/o only talks of kissing so far. And we've had the talk together of how important it is to save that first kiss for someone really special. And I feel that that is my right and privelege and responsibility to talk these sorts of things over with my children. I will be held accountable to God for how they turned out one day. But anyway, there were several posters that had a problem with this (rather surprisingly, since tolerance seems to be a magic word these days, and I often find myself in a limited crowd with my feelings and morals. Then one lady posted the following:
When did tolerance become a dirty word?
What is going on in this country? Do we not have more important things to worry about than whether or not children are being taught tolerance in schools? When in god's name did tolerance become a dirty word and a value that clearly must be avoided at all cost? There are alot of things that I don't like in this world but I still find it in me to try not to judge and to be tolerant and accepting of people's differences. But somehow, somewhere along the line that must have become the wrong thing to do.
Clearly now it's not a matter of ye who are without sin cast the first stone but a matter of bombs away. If you don't like it or approve of it, then it must be wrong. Show me the nearest quarry, I'm in need of some stones. For some reason the thing most impossible to accept or tolerate is a same sex union or children with parents in such a union. My advice to you people that are so against it is very simple... You don't like it, don't enter one. Simple as that. But what gives you the right to define how love should look? My daughter will grow up knowing that whatever she does or whomever she chooses to love or have a child with, I will always love and support her in her choices in life. Will I always agree with them? Probably not, but I will accept them and respect them because after all, if it makes her happy, what more could I ask for?
So in conclusion, find another outlet for all the excess energy that you are putting into hating or judging and do something positive with it instead because nothing good ever came out of judging other people.
I did think hard before posting, but this was my response:
I'm sure I'm just reduntantly echoing the OP's, but if you're referring to the tolerance pledge, I don't think that it is the place of the school to teach 6-7 y/o's tolerance of anything sexual--whether it be homosexuality or protected sex or abstinance. Like I stated in an earlier post, I discuss these things at home with my 11 y/o, but with my almost 6 y/o, all she's really ready for is talking about kissing. That apparently is the talk of that age in her school. And we deal with that at home--not at school. Blessedly, at our schools, we have a really good staff with a good head for what is appropriate for their age--or not.
As for judging, I don't have that heavy responsibility. God is the ultimate judge, and he's already laid out what is right and what is wrong. Accordingly as His child, I do my dead level best to love my neighbor and treat everyone I come in contact with with love and respect. I love the person, but I am not called to love everything they do.
Just me & my house . . .
Joshua 24:15
(God, please let me have spoken as You would have me to do. I know I cannot change people's minds on my own, but You can. Let me have just planted a seed, and let these people see that Christians reflect Your love.)
Anyway, that was that. I reckon that was my stand for the day--LOL.
Well, I guess I'd better go to bed, blog. I'm already tired, and I have to get up at 4:30am. Good night! : )

Welcome to blog land. I have been missing you in class, but understand with your crazy schedule. Great to hear about John's job.

I think your comment to the tolerence thing was right on. Keep it up.
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