Archive for January, 2011

I Love My Job!

I haven’t disappeared, I promise! My wonderful new job just leaves me much less time for “computering,” as Teddy would say 😉

And I haven’t forgotten my promise of Christmas pictures, etc – hopefully, one day soon, I’ll get those up! 😀

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First day at work!

Okay, so it was a 1/2 day (icy weather yesterday and today), but I actually WORKED today!!! Yippee 😀 And school is back in session tomorrow, which means a full day at work for me, and Teddy’s first day riding the bus to day care; he’s SO excited about getting to ride the bus 🙄 I’M excited that he’ll be with a wonderful Christian lady who has her own daycare business! Yeah, God 😀

Wow!

I actually looked at my stats, and 45 people visited on New Year’s Day! That’s the most ever! Of course, what’s even more impressive, is that during my time of not posting anything, I averaged about 4 or 5 visits everyday. It’s just amazing to me that there are 4 or 5 people (much less 45!) interested in reading what I have to say 🙂

 

Why don’t we do this?

Very serious post here. I’ve got some pics of stuff around Christmas, but the batteries in the camera died, and I need to change them before I can upload. I do have a couple of “fun post” ideas, but the following is something I’ve been thinking about and want your input on.

1 Corinthians 11: 2-16 NKJV

2 Now I praise you, brethren, that you remember me in all things and keep the traditions just as I delivered them to you. 3 But I want you to know that the head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God. 4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonors his head. 5 But every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, for that is one and the same as if her head were shaved. 6 For if a woman is not covered, let her also be shorn. But if it is shameful for a woman to be shorn or shaved, let her be covered. 7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God; but woman is the glory of man. 8 For man is not from woman, but woman from man. 9 Nor was man created for the woman, but woman for the man. 10 For this reason the woman ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels. 11 Nevertheless, neither is man independent of woman, nor woman independent of man, in the Lord. 12 For as woman came from man, even so man also comes through woman; but all things are from God. 13 Judge among yourselves. Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered? 14 Does not even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him? 15 But if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her; for her hair is given to her for a covering. 16 But if anyone seems to be contentious, we have no such custom, nor do the churches of God.

Yes, I know some people do – the Amish and Mennonites immediately come to mind, as do Catholic Nuns, but why don’t we, as Christians, do this anymore? I really would like a good discussion on this, not just pat answers like “because we quit doing it.” I mean, God – through Paul – is instructing us to this, right? So why don’t we wear head coverings anymore? I also don’t want any “that was then, this is now” answers. That doesn’t jive well with a God Whom we are taught is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. (And the rest of the chapter goes on to talk about The Lord’s Supper, and we still do that.)

And something that goes with this too – we are also taught to Pray Without Ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17). That would seem to me to be a reason for wearing a head covering all day long, not just during church services. (Don’t know a specific denomination, but I think there is at least one that does this.) But how do you handle this at night? Wear a night cap to bed? (I’ve prayed myself to sleep countless times….) Or, even more so, what about at bath time, in the shower? I don’t know about y’all, but I do some of my best praying in the shower.

So please, share your thoughts, beliefs, convictions! Thanks 🙂

Edit: As a background on me, I grew up Southern Baptist, later attended a non-denominational Pentecostal church, then an Assemblies of God church, and am now back in the Baptist church I grew up in. I think of myself as Bapti-costal 😉 I have never in my lifetime worn a head covering, but came across this in a recent time of my (not-as-daily-as-it-should-be) Bible Study. And I’ve been pondering on this ever since, until now, where you see it in my blog, open for discussion by anybody who happens on it!

It’s a New Year!

And, I’m back! Time will show how regularly, but here I am 😀

Anywho, updates: depression stinks, big time! (Biggest reason I haven’t done this in awhile) But I always get really depressed Thanksgiving/Christmas. * 28 Dec was 6 months smoke free! It was also 6 months since my back surgery, and I’m finally, truly, starting to feel “normal” again, without some tenderness, soreness, etc. I was starting to think a mild level of tender/sore would always be there, but it really has nearly disappeared in the last week or so! Yeah, God! * We’ve found a different doctor for Teddy (behavioral pediatrician instead of psychiatrist) and the difference is truly amazing! He tweaks the medications instead of just discarding or dismissing, and actually sees us for longer than 5 minutes!  * Biggest news: I GOT A JOB!!!! Okay, so it doesn’t start until the 10th, but I’ve got one! Full-time, working in a tax office, LOCALLY (not driving 30-45 minutes one way!), with the possibility of staying on at least part-time for data-entry after April!!! Yippee!!!  (I know, I know, could I have possibly used any more exclamation points? I’m just a little excited, though, can ya tell?) This will be the first time in 7 years (yikes!) that I’ve worked full-time (double-yikes!)! Praise God for providing though 😀

Ummm, so, that’s all the “important” stuff that’s happened in the last 6-8 weeks. Now on to hopes and dreams for the future. * Seed catalogs have started arriving, and I’m having fun dreaming over what to get and plant. * I’m really wanting to deepen my relationship with God, and make sure I’m listening and being obedient. * I hope to be able to move Teddy and myself OUT of my Mom’s house. * I’m still praying about it, but right now I’d like to go back to college in the fall, seeing as how I’ve already been accepted and everything. *I’d really like to find a source for REAL dairy, be it cow or goat. As much as I like butter and cream, though, cow might be best 😉 I found farm fresh eggs, and they are YUMMY! As my MIL said, “Eggs actually have a taste! Who knew?” And the yolks are so thick and creamy.

Note: this is NOT a list of New Year’s Resolutions. It’s a list of hopes and dreams for the future that just so happen to be posted on New Year’s Day 😉