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|Thursday, September 23rd, 2010|
"Come on," she pleaded. "Just stick it in there!"
"Come on," she pleaded. "Just stick it in there!"
"I'm trying," I responded, breathlessly. "It just
doesn't want to go in."
Cameron was sprawled out on the bed with her platinum
blonde hair pulled back in a ponytail, showing off the
dark roots. Anxiously, she waited for me to slide the
large shaft home.
After being apart for nearly two months, this was a
much-anticipated meeting. "Come on," she moaned
again. "You're fucking killing me here!"
"That's it," I said, no longer hiding my frustration.
"I give up." I dropped the large metal shaft I had
been holding for the last 15 minutes. "I didn't come
over here to help you put your furniture back
together. Get your dad to do this shit when he gets
"Good," she said with a smile. "I'm starving. Let's
order some Chinese food to go with that wine."
Cameron hopped off the bed and led the way back
It was the first weekend of summer break, and the two
of us were celebrating a reunion or sorts. Cameron
and I had been friends for as long as I could
remember. We grew up together, and had been nearly
inseparable since the beginning of high school. Over
the last nine months, we had each been away for our
first year of college. Although we talked on the
phone several times a week, this was our first time
hanging out together since Easter.
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|Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010|
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|Thursday, January 21st, 2010|
Hi, I'm Miranda, a 27 year old mom of two girls, ages 5 and 3. I recently became a Christian and my boyfriend and I attend church regularly. I am feeling guilty about not being married and living together. Craig and I have been together almost 3 years and I couldn't have asked for a better father or partner in life. However, we can't be married yet as both of us are going to school and need the money I get each month. I would lose the money because the girls biological father (who I was married to) passed away and our sole income right now is my survivors benefits. However, we want our girls to be raised in a Christian environment and hope they will practice courtship and not dating. We want them to be pure before marriage. I feel so guilty because we are not practicing the standards of purity, even though we were living together before I became Christian. I'm hoping we can get married before it's too late for us to seriously teach our girls about sex before marriage.
Anyway, I need good Christian friends and the advice of other Christian moms, so I hope this community will help me out! Thanks!
|Monday, December 29th, 2008|
WHO AM I?
It is not uncommon to hear someone say, " I am trying to figure out who I am." Even when we get to middle age and beyond we sometimes hear this question echoing in the recesses of our brains. It is especially confusing if we have defined ourselves by what we do - our careers, our home responsibilities, our various roles in life. When those roles change, are we are at a loss?
But the more important question is, how does God see me? While meditating on these thoughts I came up with the following Scripture verses:
Luke 12:6-7 NKJV
"Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coins? And not one of them is forgotten before God. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.”
Psalms 139:13-16 NKJV
For You formed my inward parts;
You covered me in my mother's womb.
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.
My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.
She gave this name to the LORD who spoke to her: "You are the God who sees me," for she said, "I have now seen the one who sees me.
James 1:23-25 NKJV
For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was.
Psalms 17:8 NKJV
Keep me as the apple of Your eye;
Hide me under the shadow of Your wings,
Psalms 19:12-13 NKJV
Who can understand his errors?
Cleanse me from secret faults.
Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins;
Let them not have dominion over me.
Psalms 19:14 NKJV
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
Be acceptable in Your sight,
O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer.
Psalms 26:2-3 NKJV
Examine me, O LORD, and prove me;
Try my mind and my heart.
For Your lovingkindness is before my eyes,
And I have walked in Your truth.
Psalms 27:8-9 NKJV
When You said, "Seek My face,"
My heart said to You, "Your face, LORD, I will seek."
Do not hide Your face from me;
Psalms 27:13-14 NKJV
I would have lost heart, unless I had believed
That I would see the goodness of the LORD
In the land of the living.
Wait on the LORD;
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the LORD!
Psalms 119:11 NKJV
Your word I have hidden in my heart,
That I might not sin against You.
Psalms 139:23-24 NKJV
Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me, and know my anxieties;
And see if there is any wicked way in me,
And lead me in the way everlasting.
|Wednesday, December 24th, 2008|
Hello everyone. I just wanted to share this, as I thought it had made some great points!
The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning
I am a Jew, and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish. And it does not bother me even a little bit when people call those beautiful lit up, bejeweled trees, Christmas trees.. I don't feel threatened. I don't feel discriminated against. That's what they are: Christmas trees.
It doesn't bother me a bit when people say, 'Merry Christmas' to me. I don't think they are slighting me or getting ready to put me in a ghett o. In fact, I kind of like it It shows that we are all brothers and sisters celebrating this happy time of year. It doesn't bother me at all that there is a manger scene on display at a key intersection near my beach house in Malibu . If people want a cr뢢he, it's just as fine with me as is the Menorah a few hundred yards away.
I don't like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don't think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period. I have no idea where the concept came from that America is an explicitly atheist country. I can't find it in the Constitution and I don't like it being shoved down my throat.
Or maybe I can put it another way: where did the idea come from that we should worship celebrities and we aren't allowed to worship God as we understand Him? I guess that's a sign that I'm getting old, too. But there are a lot of us who are wondering where these celebrities came from and where the America we knew went to.
In light of the many jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is a little different: This is not intended to be a joke; it's not funny, it's intended to get you thinking.
In light of recent events... terrorists attack, school shootings, etc. I think it started when Madeleine Murray O'Hare (she was murdered, her body found a few years ago) complained she didn't want prayer in our schools, and we said OK. Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school. The Bible says thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as yourself. And we said OK.
Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn't spank our children when they misbehave because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem (Dr Spock's son com mitted suicide). We said an expert should know what he's talking about. And we said OK.
Now we're asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don't know right from wrong, and why it doesn't bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves.
Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out. I think it has a great deal to do with 'WE REAP WHAT WE SOW.'
Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world's going to hell Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says. Funny how you can send 'jokes' through e-mail and they spread like wildfire but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing. Funny how lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene articles pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed in the school and workplace.
Are you laughing yet?
Funny how when you forward this message, you will not send it to many on your address list because you're not sure what they believe, or what they will think of you for sending it.
Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks of us.
Pass it on if you think it has merit. If not then just discard it.... no one will know you did. But, if you discard this thought process, don't sit back and complain about what bad shape the world is in.
My Best Regards, Honestly and respectfully,
PS- If anyone is looking for a friend, I could use some more CHRISTIAN friends, as ever since I accepted God/Jesus into my life I have lost a lot of people that I THOUGHT were friends. Feel free to add me and I'll add you right back! I am a 24 year old mom of three. <3 Current Mood: cheerful
|Tuesday, October 28th, 2008|
THE REWARD OF CHILDREN
BLESSING AND PROSPERITY
Read Psalms 127–128
Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in his ways. Blessings and prosperity will be yours; Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house… children are a reward from him. Psalm 128:1-2b, 3a; Psalm 127:3b
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The Psalms portray children as a sign of blessing and prosperity. The Psalmist declares, “Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one's youth.” (127:3-4) Along with this blessing, however, comes a warning: Unless the LORD builds the house its builders labor in vain. (127:1)
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God promises that if we put Him first in our lives we will eat the fruit of our labors–a blessed home. But when we focus on what the world expects of us, working long hours and doing too much, our lives become unbalanced. When this happens, the Psalmist says, "In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat–for he grants sleep to those he loves." (127:2)
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Dear Father, I pray for the peace and rest that comes from focusing on You, even when I am busy. Help me to order my priorities according to Your perfect will. Thank You for the blessings of children.
* * *May the LORD bless you from Zion all the days of your life… and may you live to see your children's children. Psalm 128:5–6 NIV
|Saturday, May 24th, 2008|
|Thursday, March 15th, 2007|
|Friday, March 9th, 2007|
One Flaw In Women
By the time the Lord made woman,
He was into his sixth day of working overtime.
An angel appeared and said,
"Why are you spending so much time on this one?"
And the Lord answered, "Have you seen my spec sheet
She has to be completely washable, but not plastic,
have over 200 movable parts, all replaceable
and able to run on diet coke and leftovers,
have a lap that can hold four children at one time,
have a kiss that can cure anything from a scraped
knee to a broken heart
-and she will do everything
with only two hands."
The angel was astounded at the requirements
"Only two hands!? No way!
And that's just on the standard model?
That's too much work for one day.
Wait until tomorrow to finish."
But I won't," the Lord protested.
"I am so close to finishing this creation that is so
close to my own heart.
She already heals herself when she is sick
AND can work 18 hour days."
The angel moved closer and touched the woman.
"But you have made her so soft, Lord."
"She is soft," the Lord agreed,
"but I have also made her tough.
You have no idea what she can endure or accomplish."
"Will she be able to think?", asked the angel.
The Lord replied,
"Not only will she be able to think,
she will be able to reason and negotiate."
The angel then noticed something,
and reaching out, touched the woman's cheek.
"Oops, it looks like you have a leak in this model.
I told you that you were trying to put too much into
"That's not a leak,"
the Lord corrected,
"that's a tear!"
"What's the tear for?" the angel asked.
The Lord said, "The tear is her way of expressing
her sorrow, her pain, her disappointment, her love,
her loneliness, her grief and her pride."
The angel was impressed.
"You are a genius, Lord.
You thought of everything!
Woman is truly amazing."
And she is!
Women have strengths that amaze men.
They bear hardships and they carry burdens,
but they hold happiness,
love and joy.
They smile when they want to scream.
They sing when they want to cry.
They cry when they are happy
and laugh when they are nervous.
They fight for what they believe in.
They stand up to injustice.
They don't take "no" for an answer
when they believe there is a better solution.
They go without so their family can have.
They go to the doctor with a frightened friend.
They love unconditionally.
They cry when their children excel
and cheer when their friends get awards.
They are happy when they hear about
a birth or a wedding.
Their hearts break when a friend dies.
They grieve at the loss of a family member,
yet they are strong when they think there is no
They know that a hug and a kiss
can heal a broken heart.
Women come in all shapes, sizes and colors.
They'll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you
to show how much they care about you.
The heart of a woman is what makes the world keep
They bring joy, hope and love.
They have compassion and ideals.
They give moral support to their family and friends.
Women have vital things to say and everything to
HOWEVER, IF THERE IS ONE FLAW IN WOMEN,
IT IS THAT THEY FORGET THEIR WORTH
|Sunday, February 4th, 2007|
|Tuesday, January 30th, 2007|
I am really desperate..This may be off-topic somewhat, but I need some help here!
My 27-month old daughter eats no meat really. She ate some chicken tonight(processed, into a kiev..) and the odd time, she will eat 1-2 chicken nuggets that we have in the freezer. She is a carb addict, and eats a lot of breads, wheats and sometimes pasta.. She also loves fruit and eats peas, corn and cooked carrots.
She drinks apple juice(diluted atleast 50/50) and 2%milk, but that's all she will drink. She doesn't like orange juice, she won't drink any 'red' juice and isn't fond of plain water, but will drink it if she's thirsty enough..
My problem is that she is developing a yeast problem, a rash-like problem, in the creases of her arms and legs, as well as a little bit on her tummy. I'm quite certain it's yeast, and will be booking a dr. appointment tomorrow.
I've started her on acidopholus, and she eats 1 yogurt *everyday* at breakfast. I need to come up with some lunch and dinner ideas, that she might atleast try to eat...and I'm stuck. We eat grilled cheese, kraft dinner, spaghetti-o's, omlettes, toast, bagels and french fries for lunches mostly(with apple wedges, applesauce, grapes and bananas as an option..) and for dinner, she pretty much eats rice with some veggies, or potatoes with veggies, salads, kiev or a nugget or two... It's a very small variety for a diet, I know, but she is SO not into eating meat.
(oh, and we don't eat red meat, period.) Just chicken and VERY rarely fish.
Any meal ideas/suggestions? Even snack ideas? Anything?? Current Mood: curious
|Monday, January 29th, 2007|
Eating by themselves
I am a first-time mom and so I don't quite know when I should expect my son to be doing things for himself all the time. So I just have a couple questions I hope you can help me with.
How old should he be before he is eating by himself (with a spoon)? He enjoys playing with the spoon now and can put the spoon in his mouth with a little bit of food on it but that's it.
How old should he be before he drinks his bottle by himself?
These are questions I am just at a loss for and am not quite sure where to get the answers that I'm seeking. Thanks for all of your help. Current Mood: curious
|Thursday, December 28th, 2006|
My 14 month old might get kicked out of day care
She is biting. I understand the day cares frustration, but I don't know how to fix this problem. I tell her "Don't bite me". I redirect her attention. What else can I do? She doesn't bite me, or her dad, or her sister. She has before, but it is VERY rare and always happens at bed time when she is extra cranky.
Any suggestions? Current Mood: frustrated
|Wednesday, December 20th, 2006|
|Thursday, November 30th, 2006|
I started reading the poll answers from a post in the community today and I started thinking about my own little girl. She's 2 (just turned 2) and she's still in the one word phase. She's up to 15 I think. She's doing speech therapy, but so far it's just common sense stuff. The therapist just plays with her and repeats the stuff she's playing with-just like I do. For those of you that had a late talker, can you give me any insight? I know everyone tells me that I shouldn't worry, that she'll talk eventually, but I feel like I'm missing out on a connection with my daughter...our conversations are me asking her something and she points.
Poll on First Language Acquisition
I'm working on a project for my linguistics class, and I'm wondering if anybody out there would be willing to help me out. If you have children that have already learned how to talk, can you follow the links over to my journal to take a poll? The first poll
is for parents who have taught their children spoken English only
. The second poll
is for parents who have taught their children spoken English and baby sign language
I sincerely appreciate your help with this.
Crossposted. Current Mood: hopeful
|Monday, November 13th, 2006|
James Shannon ("Jack") [lastname] was born on 11/8 at 1707 (Central Time).
Thirty hours of labor. Two hours of pushing. I'd do it all again.( pictures :)Collapse )
|Tuesday, October 31st, 2006|
Hannah has been horrible for taking naps lately. I put her in bed, she is fine, say "nite nite" and walk out(this is the routine) and before I am out the door, she is whipping her toys at me, and screaming her head off. Not sure if this deserves some sortof discipline, or do I just let it go?! How will I ever get her into her big-girl bed?!?
help!? Current Mood: curious
Hi, I am a college student at the Catholic University of America and I am writing an argument paper about the affects television has on children.
Part of my assignment is to ask a community a question regarding my topic. So, community members, as Christian mothers, do you believe that television teaches your children bad values and morals (such as immorality, violence, and rebellion)and that it exposes your children to bad examples that influence how they behave? Thanks for your feedback...