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“Plus Size” models–what a joke

Posted by justanotherstayathomemom on September 9, 2009

Crystal Renn is the highest paid plus-size model out there. 

She is a size 12.

When did a size 12 become “plus-size” –that is something I would like to know.

I was watching Fox and Friends this morning and this gal was on, talking about her career, and her new book, and how plus-sized models were becoming more and more accepted. They are “back on the catwalk”. 

What catwalk is she talking about, exactly?

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Now, she is very beautiful, no doubt, but lets be very clear about something, size 12 is now considered plus-size.

Let that sink in. 

I used to think size 16-18 was plus size, didn’t you?  Let’s be honest, the term “plus-size” in itself has negative connotations.  I hear “plus-size” and I think “fat”.  It’s a knee jerk reaction as I have been conditioned by the media to think as such.  Havn’t you?

So, I currently am one size off from being “plus size” since I am a size 10.  Wow, just gonna let THAT one sink in!  Have you even been over to the plus-size section at the clothing store?  They consist of sizes 18 and up (and lots of size 22)..I know because I was looking at some cute clothes the other day, they were all to big, and then I looked up and saw that I was in the “Women’s” section.

Whitney Thompson First Plus Size America’s Next Top Model

 

The problem is our perceptions.  Above is a picture of  “America’s Next Top Model” winner.  She apparently is plus size too.  And supposedly a size 14 at a height of 5’10”.  36-32-43

whitney-thompson

Yep, she looks like she belongs in the “plus-sized” catagory to me too (rolls eyes).

What we really need is to change our perception of what is acceptable/achievable.  The MSM isn’t going to help us do that by printing photos of plus sized models as they are way to busy keeping us up to date on Brangelina

Is this really a “movement”?  Will magazines start to show size 12 girls on it’s covers in lieu of the immaciated pre-teens we are used to seeing?

Is the media just looking for a good story to up their numbers, and charge more money to their advertisers???

makes me wonder…..

How does that make you feel?  I don’t think it will make one iota of a difference in the MSM because magazines will put pics of this girl on their covers instead of the what is really out there. 

We simply prefer to look at  the unattainable on the covers of magazines.  It makes us feel better about ourselves…doesn’t it?  (rolls eyes)

Romans 12:2  And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

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Shame on you, Miley Cyrus

Posted by justanotherstayathomemom on August 18, 2009

Why are you selling out? 

I watched the so called “pole dance” on youtube, and while she indeed does get on a cart and hold onto a pole, it is hardly a dance.  What is so disturbing to me is that she is only 16 and her shorts barely cover her ass, they are skin tight, and leave little to the imagination. (not that I am trying to imagine anything of hers, but you know what I mean)  Her target audience, the audience that has financed her thus far, is typically, let’s say around 10 ish?  I know I have frequently seen little girls, as young as 7 wearing their “Hannah Montana” wigs around the mall. 

The first time I really ever paid any attention to her was when she showed up on the front of People magazine without her wig and hardly any makeup.  I thought, wow, she’s cute, I wonder why they make her wear that horrible wig?  I stumbled upon her show, watched for a few minutes, and found out why she wore the aforementioned wig.  Now, I see her all over the place, mainly in skin tight pants, and too much eyeliner. 

You know she has a stalker?  Yep, and he is 53.  Gross.

Because, dear Miley, not everyone who is your fan is a teeny-bopper.  Many less than desirable men are watching you as well.  And shame on her parents for not teaching her some self-respect, because she is showing off far more skin than is necessary to sing a song.  Don’t give me that crap about she is young and pretty and just having fun….train up a child in the way they should go….

Where is she going with this?  Is she trying to be sexy?  She’s not…

Is she trying to get attention?  That she is, and it won’t always be the attention she wants…but then again, negative attention is still attention (just ask my 4 yr old!)

What it comes down to is this…she is young and wants to morph into a more adult demographic.  Understandable..you can’t sing to the tweens forever, eventually you want to sing more adult-ish songs.  Does she need to be half-naked to do this?  Apparently, she does.  She wouldn’t have gotten anywhere near this much attention if she had worn something more conservative, would she? 

Girls are being brought up in a day and age in which dressing this way is normal and expected…just look at Britney Spears…and look where it landed her. 

Be careful, Miley, you are more than your image, and many, many (very) young girls are looking to you for the way they should act and dress. 

it makes me very sad to say the least…..

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GMO’s–Genetically Modified Organisms–Frankenfood

Posted by justanotherstayathomemom on June 22, 2009

Well, a good friend of mine sent me an email today about GMO’s and how they are the bane of society. 

I tend to agree with her. 

I understand the basic premise of altering our food’s genetic make-up for the better-ment of society, mainly by food becoming shelf stable for a long time…a really long time.  And because it looks fantastic…you don’t realize that tomato you are eating on your hamburger is acutally three weeks old.  It’s an atrocity.  How nutritious do you think that tomato is?  How long do you think it took to get to your local Micky D’s? 

We really have lost all touch with reality when it comes to our food.

GMO’s can currently be found in 95% of our corn supply, in our canola, soy and cotton.  All of these are marketed by a company called Monsanto, a multi-billion dollar pesticide and seed manufacturer. 

They own patents on seeds.  If they find their seed growing in your field because it blew in from another farmer’s field, or was dropped there by a passing bird, they will sue you.  Nice folks. 

Now, the powers that be, are getting ready to add wheat to the GMO list.  And then, whether you want to or not, you will be eating wheat created in a lab.  Kewl.  Really (rolls eyes).

Here is a really neat movie about our food system and how perverted it is courtesy of Monsanto and greed.  It’s long, about an hour and a half, but it’s eye opening. 

 http://www.hulu.com/watch/67878/the-future-of-food

(one of these days i will figure out how to imbed one of these video thingies)

I have watched about half of it, and it’s very disturbing, to say the least. 

I don’t know what else to say about it.  We have to change our diet, I have to change our diet.  I’m working on it. 

hmmm…i will be doing more research on this topic…it’s very interesting to me

www.alphainventions.com

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It’s a question of ethics, really…

Posted by justanotherstayathomemom on June 18, 2009

Let’s say you manage a store.  A grocery store.  You have many employees, and do a pretty good job of running it, so far.  One of your employees, Jerry,whom was hired by the former manager, tells you that one of your other employees, John, has stolen some apples. 

Well, you thank him, of course, and then, two days later, you fire Jerry. 

Without warning.

Without cause.

Jerry doesn’t understand because when he was hired, the store’s policy on firing is that you are given a reason for being fired and you are given a week to find a new job.  (It’s a pretty nice policy, one that you, when you were the meat manager, and a few other managers wrote up and asked to be put into the store’s handbook.)

What Jerry didn’t know is that you and John are best friends, and John actually went to bat for you when you applied for the “General Manager” position at the store.  He is a great friend and you are NOT going to let a little theft get in the way of that.

Now, of course YOU wouldn’t fire Jerry, right?  I mean, he did the RIGHT thing by telling you one of your employees was stealing, RIGHT? 

That was the correct and ethical thing to do, report someone stealing, letting the boss know what was going on under his nose because he is busy doing lots of other grocery related things.

Well….what if I told you our “wonderful” President Obama has done this very thing…just a few days ago.

The MSM (main stream media) isn’t covering it…they are too busy covering Hillary breaking her elbow and who’s “the world’s hottest bachelor.”

AmeriCorps attorney general Gerald Walpin was fired, without reason, for alerting President Obama that the mayor of Sacramento, Kevin Johnson, had basically stolen over $800,000 dollars of taxpayer money for car washes, among other things. 

What Walpin didn’t know is that Obama and Johnson are friends, and Johnson is a huge supporter of Obama. 

It must be nice to have friends in high places.  You can steal, lie and cheat, and still not loose your job. 

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,526650,00.html

Now, why should this matter to you and me?  Obama co-sponsored a bill, while he was still a Senator, that required Congress be given a 30 day notice AND justifiable reasons why an inspector general was to be fired.  Obama did none of these things.  Someone pissed him off, he fired him without notice AND after a few days came up with a the lame excuse that Walpin was “disheveled” at a meeting back in May. 

Whatever.

So, this means, Obama can and will do whatever he wants, despite the rules he himself passed into law.  Apparently the law doesn’t matter anymore.  This means very few people, if any, will dare to go up against our illustrious President, for fear of losing their job. 

Ridiculous. 

Utter Ridiculousness.

alphainventions.com

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Rick Warren’s inaugural prayer and why I don’t like it

Posted by justanotherstayathomemom on January 23, 2009

Almighty God, our father, everything we see and everything we can’t see exists because of you alone. It all comes form you, it all belongs to you, it all exists for your glory. History is your story. The Scripture tells us, ‘Hear, oh Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is one’ and you are the compassionate and merciful one and you are loving to everyone you have made.

Now today we rejoice not only in America’s peaceful transfer of power for the 43rd time, we celebrate a hinge-point of history with the inauguration of our first African American president of the united states. We are so grateful to live in this land, a land of unequaled possibility, where a a son of an African Immigrant can rise to the highest level of our leadership. And we know today that Dr. King and a great cloud of witnesses are shouting in heaven.

Give to our new president, Barack Obama, the wisdom to lead us with humility, the courage to lead us with integrity, the compassion to lead us with generosity. Bless and protect him, his family, Vice President Biden, the Cabinet and every one of our freely elected leaders.

Help us, oh God, to remember that we are Americans. United not by race or religion or by blood, but to our commitment to freedom and justice for all. When we focus on ourselves, when we fight each other, when we forget you, forgive us.

When we presume that our greatness and our prosperity is ours alone, forgive us. when we fail to treat our fellow human beings and all the earth with the respect that they deserve, forgive us. And as we face these difficult days ahead, may we have a new birth of clarity in our aims, responsibility in our actions, humility in our approaches and civility in our attitudes—even when we differ.

Help us to share, to serve and to seek the common good of all. May all people of good will today join together to work for a more just, a more healthy and a more prosperous nation and a peaceful planet. And may we never forget that one day, all nations, all people will stand accountable before You. We now commit our new president and his wife Michelle and his daughters, Malia and Sasha, into your loving care.

I humbly ask this in the name of the one who changed my life—Yeshua, Esa, Jesus, Jesus—who taught us to pray:

Our father, who art in heaven, hallowed be they name. They kingdom come, they will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

 

 

What’s wrong with this “prayer”…

well, Esa, also known to Muslims as Isa, is their version of Jesus.  There’s that whole idea of “Allah” simply being Arabic for God, but we know that they mean something very different when they say “Allah” from when we say “God”.

When they say “Isa”, they mean a person who will lead people to “Allah”, who will be subservient to Mohammad, and is very different from what we mean when we say “Jesus”.

This is what he said, and if he’s claiming Jesus to be the same as Islam’s “Isa”, this isn’t good.

 

Wikipedia:
Isa (Arabic script عيسى) is an Arabic name corresponding to Jesus in English. It is a common male given name for the Arabs and other Islamic peoples.

Arabic-speaking Muslims refer to Jesus as Isa, while Arabic-speaking Christians refer to Jesus as Yasu (Arabic script يسوع). Jesus is considered a prophet in Islam (see Islamic view of Jesus), and his name is used in these two forms in the Qur’an and Arabic versions of the Bible, respectively.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isa_(name)

Jesus in Islam (Arabic: عيسى‎ `Īsā) is a messenger of God who had been sent to guide the Children of Israel (banī isrā’īl) with a new scripture, the Injīl (gospel).[1]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus_in_Islam

http://www.answering-islam.org/Responses/Abualrub/true-name-isa.htm

 

“Jesus – Hay-soos” doesn’t have the same cultural background as “Isa” does, nor is “Isa” simply a transliteration of “Iesous”, as Jesus is. Isa is a different word altogether, and has its own meaning, that being a false christ.

 

Islam expert Robert Spencer at JihadWatch.org, an organization dedicated to bringing public attention to jihad theology and defending Western society, criticized Warren for including a common refrain from Islam’s Quran – “You are the compassionate and merciful one.”.

“‘The compassionate, the merciful’ is, of course, a reference to the invocation at the beginning of every chapter of the Qur’an except one: Bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim, ‘In the name of Allah, the compassionate, the merciful,'” Spencer writes. “Making sure everyone feels included – terrific. But the prayer indicates yet again that there is little general awareness of the reasons why the term ‘Judeo-Christian-Islamic values’ is a misnomer.”


Warren also included the foundational Jewish prayer Shema Yisrael, “Hear, O Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is one,” and the prayer beginning with the words “Our Father,” revered by Christians as the Lord’s Prayer.

 

“the future is not about secularism, it is religious pluralism.” Warren also called for interfaith projects to replace interfaith dialogue.
 
Jesus died on a cross, Isa did not.
 
Yes…he knew what he was saying, he knows who Isa is because he recently spoke at a muslim convention
 
Just wanted y’all to know this…warren is a type of false prophet…don’t buy into his purpose driven lies!!

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Obama to Lift Ban on Overseas Abortion Funding

Posted by justanotherstayathomemom on January 23, 2009

President Obama on Friday is expected to lift a ban on federal funding for groups that help provide abortions abroad, reversing a policy of his predecessor, George W. Bush.

Obama will sign the executive order one day after the 36th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion in all 50 states.

The policy, known as the Mexico City policy, requires any non-governmental organization to agree before receiving U.S. funds that they will “neither perform nor actively promote abortion as a method of family planning in other nations.”

The policy was first instituted by President Ronald Reagan in 1984 and continued by President George H.W. Bush. The policy was reversed by President Bill Clinton in 1993, and re-instated by President George W. Bush in 2001.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/first10 … n-funding/

 

So…not only is ok to kill our own children, but now it is ok to kill the children of the world!! 

How can he be a Christian, Christ follower, and put a stamp of aproval on two pieces of legislation that will indeed cause more abortions to happen???  The two do NOT go together. 

I truly don’t understand…..he is obviously not a real Christian…in name only but not in actions.

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Freedom of Choice Act is really freedom to murder

Posted by justanotherstayathomemom on January 21, 2009

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c110:H.R.1964:

 

 

A BILL

To protect, consistent with Roe v. Wade, a woman’s freedom to choose to bear a child or terminate a pregnancy, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the `Freedom of Choice Act’.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

Congress finds the following:

(1) The United States was founded on core principles, such as liberty, personal privacy, and equality, which ensure that individuals are free to make their most intimate decisions without governmental interference and discrimination.

(2) One of the most private and difficult decisions an individual makes is whether to begin, prevent, continue, or terminate a pregnancy. Those reproductive health decisions are best made by women, in consultation with their loved ones and health care providers.

(3) In 1965, in Griswold v. Connecticut (381 U.S. 479), and in 1973, in Roe v. Wade (410 U.S. 113) and Doe v. Bolton (410 U.S. 179), the Supreme Court recognized that the right to privacy protected by the Constitution encompasses the right of every woman to weigh the personal, moral, and religious considerations involved in deciding whether to begin, prevent, continue, or terminate a pregnancy.

(4) The Roe v. Wade decision carefully balances the rights of women to make important reproductive decisions with the State’s interest in potential life. Under Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, the right to privacy protects a woman’s decision to choose to terminate her pregnancy prior to fetal viability, with the State permitted to ban abortion after fetal viability except when necessary to protect a woman’s life or health.

 

What about protecting the life or health of the baby?

 

 

(5) These decisions have protected the health and lives of women in the United States. Prior to the Roe v. Wade decision in 1973, an estimated 1,200,000 women each year were forced to resort to illegal abortions, despite the risk of unsanitary conditions, incompetent treatment, infection, hemorrhage, disfiguration, and death. Before Roe, it is estimated that thousands of women died annually in the United States as a result of illegal abortions.

 

Uh, ok…huh?  Forced is not the correct term here.  Those women let themselves get pregnant because of irresponsibility, because let’s face it, it is ultimately up to the woman to stop herself from getting pregnant.  I don’t see how they were “forced” to get an illegal abortion…why didn’t they just have the baby and then give him/her up for adoption?  This is something I don’t understand…Nobody forced them to do anything (unless they were raped which is a different discussion).

 

(6) In countries in which abortion remains illegal, the risk of maternal mortality is high. According to the World Health Organization, of the approximately 600,000 pregnancy-related deaths occurring annually around the world, 80,000 are associated with unsafe abortions.

 

Why have abortions if they are unsafe?  Giving birth in these countries may also be “unsafe”.  The bill doesn’t mention this part.  Do these countries have the most basic of understandings of washing hands and using clean instruments?  The wording here is disturbing.  What does an unsafe abortion in another country have to do with the United States?

 

(7) The Roe v. Wade decision also expanded the opportunities for women to participate equally in society. In 1992, in Planned Parenthood v. Casey (505 U.S. 833), the Supreme Court observed that, `[t]he ability of women to participate equally in the economic and social life of the Nation has been facilitated by their ability to control their reproductive lives.’.

 

Whaaaaa????  So, it’s all about living the American Dream at the expense of our children?  We are to stop pregnancy so we can work and “participate equally” in working and paying taxes, hmmmmm?  Again, with the disturbing wording.  It’s very swaying and underhanded.  We women are asked to give up our prime childbearing years so we can become workers in society.  Maybe if we weren’t so busy climbing the career ladder, we wouldn’t be going in for fertility treatments at alarming rates.

 

(8) Even though the Roe v. Wade decision has stood for more than 30 years, there are increasing threats to reproductive health and freedom emerging from all branches and levels of government. In 2006, South Dakota became the first State in more than 15 years to enact a ban on abortion in nearly all circumstances. Supporters of this ban have admitted it is an attempt to directly challenge Roe in the courts. Other States are considering similar bans.

 

Yeah for South Dakota!!

 

(9) Further threatening Roe, the Supreme Court recently upheld the first-ever Federal ban on abortion, which has no exception to protect a woman’s health. The majority decision in Gonzales v. Carhart and Gonzales v. Planned Parenthood Federation of America permits the government to interfere with a woman’s right to choose to terminate a pregnancy and effectively overturns a core tenet of Roe v. Wade by abandoning more than 30 years of protection for women’s health. Dissenting in that case, Justice Ginsburg called the majority’s opinion `alarming,’ and stated that, `[f]or the first time since Roe, the Court blesses a prohibition with no exception safeguarding a woman’s health.’ Further, she said, the Federal ban `and the Court’s defense of it cannot be understood as anything other than an effort to chip away at a right declared again and again by this Court.’.

 

Yep, a baby can be bad for the woman’s health….therefore, maybe she should NOT get pregnant and get sterilized so that no further pregnancies could happen and then she wouldn’t have to murder her unborn baby…just a thought….Besides, how many women get pregnant when they have cancer and stop chemo, have the baby, and then go on to fight and win the battle against cancer???  Should she have aborted the baby?  Should that baby not have been allowed to live so the woman could stay on chemo?  It’s not the baby’s fault, is it? 

 

 

(10) Legal and practical barriers to the full range of reproductive services endanger women’s health and lives. Incremental restrictions on the right to choose imposed by Congress and State legislatures have made access to abortion care extremely difficult, if not impossible, for many women across the country. Currently, 87 percent of the counties in the United States have no abortion provider.

 

Is this supposed to make me sad? 

(11) While abortion should remain safe and legal, women should also have more meaningful access to family planning services that prevent unintended pregnancies, thereby reducing the need for abortion.

 

This is what is really comes down to…if you don’t get pregnant there is no need to murder your child.  So…be responsible, don’t have sex unless you are willing to take up the responsibility of a child.

 

 

(12) To guarantee the protections of Roe v. Wade, Federal legislation is necessary.

(13) Although Congress may not create constitutional rights without amending the Constitution, Congress may, where authorized by its enumerated powers and not prohibited by the Constitution, enact legislation to create and secure statutory rights in areas of legitimate national concern.

(14) Congress has the affirmative power under section 8 of article I of the Constitution and section 5 of the 14th amendment to the Constitution to enact legislation to facilitate interstate commerce and to prevent State interference with interstate commerce, liberty, or equal protection of the laws.

(15) Federal protection of a woman’s right to choose to prevent or terminate a pregnancy falls within this affirmative power of Congress, in part, because–

(A) many women cross State lines to obtain abortions and many more would be forced to do so absent a constitutional right or Federal protection;

 

Maybe these women would think about abstinence….are we just cattle that get pregnant all the time and need to kill our children out of convenience?  The wording here pisses me off, like women will continue to get pregnant and need abortions…no one NEEDS and abortion.  “Forced” is a strong word, don’tcha think?

 

(B) reproductive health clinics are commercial actors that regularly purchase medicine, medical equipment, and other necessary supplies from out-of-State suppliers; and

(C) reproductive health clinics employ doctors, nurses, and other personnel who travel across State lines in order to provide reproductive health services to patients.

 

Cha-ching!!  And those doctors and nurses pay taxes on the money they earn from abortions, don’t they?  I wonder if there is another agenda here. 

SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.

In this Act:

(1) GOVERNMENT- The term `government’ includes a branch, department, agency, instrumentality, or official (or other individual acting under color of law) of the United States, a State, or a subdivision of a State.

(2) STATE- The term `State’ means each of the States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and each territory or possession of the United States.

(3) VIABILITY- The term `viability’ means that stage of pregnancy when, in the best medical judgment of the attending physician based on the particular medical facts of the case before the physician, there is a reasonable likelihood of the sustained survival of the fetus outside of the woman.

SEC. 4. INTERFERENCE WITH REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH PROHIBITED.

(a) Statement of Policy- It is the policy of the United States that every woman has the fundamental right to choose to bear a child, to terminate a pregnancy prior to fetal viability, or to terminate a pregnancy after fetal viability when necessary to protect the life or health of the woman.

 

If a baby is able to live outside of the womb, why kill him/her???

 

(b) Prohibition of Interference– A government may not–

(1) deny or interfere with a woman’s right to choose–

(A) to bear a child;

(B) to terminate a pregnancy prior to viability; or

(C) to terminate a pregnancy after viability where termination is necessary to protect the life or health of the woman; or

(2) discriminate against the exercise of the rights set forth in paragraph (1) in the regulation or provision of benefits, facilities, services, or information.

(c) Civil Action- An individual aggrieved by a violation of this section may obtain appropriate relief (including relief against a government) in a civil action.

SEC. 5. SEVERABILITY.

If any provision of this Act, or the application of such provision to any person or circumstance, is held to be unconstitutional, the remainder of this Act, or the application of such provision to persons or circumstances other than those as to which the provision is held to be unconstitutional, shall not be affected thereby.

SEC. 6. RETROACTIVE EFFECT.

This Act applies to every Federal, State, and local statute, ordinance, regulation, administrative order, decision, policy, practice, or other action enacted, adopted, or implemented before, on, or after the date of enactment of this Act.

 

If this is passed, all states will allow this.

 

Did you know that I was an accidental pregnancy?  So was my husband.  Are our lives not worth protecting because our mothers got pregnant before they wanted to?  Partial birth abortion is disgusting…any abortion is disgusting.  Why do things like this have to happen?  So many families want to adopt and can’t…so many babies want to be born and are killed.  It makes me so sad. 

 

Please sign the petition to keep partial birth abortions illegal. 

 

http://www.fightfoca.com/

 

 

Our wonderful new president has promised to sign this into law….

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pf0XIRZSTt8

 

 

This is NOT about women’s health!!  This is about killing our future. 

 

Remember, God IS watching….

 

 

For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.  2 Chron 16:9

                                                                                    

 

 

 

 

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Is Christmas Pagan or Christian???

Posted by justanotherstayathomemom on December 4, 2008

I like Christmas…not for the presents…although those are very nice…but for the decorations and the great music and the weather and it’s a great reason to get together with your family and friends.  Do I have a Christmas tree? Yes..we actually bought a new, 9 1/2 foot artificial one and even bought new lights to go on it…they have 16 diffrent functions…oh yeah!!  Now, do I believe the Christmas tree has ANYTHING to do with the birth of Christ, Yeshua?  NO…I think they are pretty and cool and festive and that is as far as I take it.  The Christmas celebration is pagan in nature, but so is Easter…does that mean I don’t celebrate the resurrection of Yeshua?  NO…it means we have fun collecting eggs and our son has fun finding them and that is as far as it goes….it’s just something fun for the kids….I know, you are saying that if the world does it then we, as  Christians, shouldn’t be doing it… I mean rabbits, eggs, fertility….it has paganism written all over it.  But, I digress, so back to the main subject….

Yes, Christmas is a pagan holiday.  Constantine mixed pagan and Christian holidays long ago so that they would stop killing us and make life better for everyone….

Now, I know the tree has absolutely nothing to do with the birth of Christ…I know that Christ was probably born sometime in the summer…i also know that for me, this is just something fun to do with my family.   I was gonna nix santa this year and let my 3.5 yr old know that he wasn’t real, but hubby likes the santa thing, so…he will figure it out.  Children grow up way to fast in this day and age and are asked to look at things and hear things that they are way to young to understand.  Santa doens’t bother me…he’s cute.  He makes a great decoration.   I don’t put to much thought into it.    I know the history and as long as I make it a priority to tell my sons that this is the day we celebrate Jesus’ birth, that is all that matters….we can discuss semantics later.  When they are older. 

As for when Yeshua was really born, there are two schools of thought…read this neat article

  http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Articles/Christmas/christmas.html

it gives both arguments for a summer birth and a winter birth for Christ.

As for me and my house?  we will celebrate Christmas for what it is… a time to hang with family and friends and give gifts and sing Happy Birthday to Jesus…I am even gonna make Him a cake!!!  KEWL, huh?

If you don’t have a tree, more power to ya, but kids grow up so very fast.  I prefer mine to have some childhood while they are still children.

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“The Christmas Sweater” book review

Posted by justanotherstayathomemom on November 26, 2008

Well, it’s not often that I get to read a whole book, much less buy a book.  I recently bought, gasp, a book and read THE WHOLE THING!!!!  It had nothing to do with children or cooking or housekeeping or anything like that!  The book is a beautiful story about a boy who gets a hand knitted sweater for Christmas instead of the bike he wanted.  It is a tale of how his life is changed dramtically and how he comes to terms with those changes and the fact that he is 13 makes it all the more dramatic because as an adult, I can see how destructive his decisions are and it makes my heart ache for “Eddie”.   This is a cryer, so don’t read it unless you are not wearing make-up and you are alone…unless you don’t mind others seeing you in a sniveling, runny mascara look.  It’s sad and happy and it’s the happy part that made me cry…Funny how that happens, huh? 

The book is 284 pages, but the pages are very short…like 3 pages equals one normal page in a regular novel…so it’s a fast read.  I bought it at Sam’s club for 12 bucks and it was well worth it.  I want my hubby to read it…but, we all know how likely that is!  The book is by Glenn Beck and he is an awesome writer and a radio talk show host.  I love his show, although I don’t get to listen to it very often. 

So, if you find yourself with a few extra bucks and want to read a great story, go out and read this book…you’ll be glad you did!

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Pregnant “Man” makes me sad…

Posted by justanotherstayathomemom on November 19, 2008

So, I am watching 20/20, which I hardly ever do anymore…they used to have really great reporting, great stories that were worth watching;  now they seem to do what most tv news/msm seem to do…report on the sensationalism of the week so their sponsors can make money (in this economy?  yeah, right!)  But I digress…

The only story was on the pregnant “man”.  It was an hour long Barbara Walters speacial.  Now, I think she is a good reporter, but somewhat boring as of late…I would like to see better questions…again, I digress…The thing that makes me sad is that, yes…legally he is a man.  Biologically, “he” is a “she” because “he” still has a uterus.  He and his wife are legally married as well, but she is not gay/lesbian (not sure how that works).  They have a 5 month old daughter and are currently expecting again.  They live a “normal” life…the wife even breastfeeds the baby (ya gotta admit, that’s pretty kewl). 

As always with these “news” shows, they have other “experts” they interview for soundbites, and for extra fodder that will support whatever bias they are trying to report.  The one guest was a midwife, who exclusively serves gay/lesbian/transgender couples, helps them concieve and give birth, with her delivering (I guess).  She says that mother and father are “social terms” and…..WHAT!!!!  I’m not sure I remember what she said next because I was bitching at the tv…wait, I can rewind my tv…damn, ya gotta love that DVR! 

oh, wait, someone else said that mother and father were social terms and that as long as one was called mother or father that is all that matters. (oiy, my aching head)

“The face of family is changing.  It has been changing for a long time and each time that something pushes the edge of that family our society at first tends to think it’s wrong wheather that was people having interracial babies, or weather that was single mothers by choice, or that was gay or lesbian families, the same is true for transgender families.”  the midwife said this…

Ok, while I have no problem with interaccial babies (I mean they are beautiful, aren’t they…I remember when jungle fever came out and couldn’t figure out what the big deal was..I mean if they liked each other what was wrong with them dating….way off subject), I do have a problem with single moms who CHOOSE to have a baby without a husband.  We were created to be our husband’s helpmeet, we are the walls, he is the roof, and Jesus is the foundation.  I HAVE to have a problem with gays having famiies because it goes against my core beliefs…that being said…they do make wonderful parents and I don’t begrudge them at all for adopting.  I will not judge them because that is not my job, it’s God’s job. 

Now, God did give us some wonderful technology and fabuously smart people on this planet to make life better for us and to (hopefully) draw us closer to Him.  I cannot imagine His plan for us being that we would turn to our own kind to make families and reproduce in such a way as this couple has chosen.  I mean…she is with another woman…right???  I dunno, it makes me sad…in so many ways. 

Leviticus 18:22 is translated: “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.”  Remember the story of the Sodom and Gomorrah?  Ya know the one..two Angels came to visit Lot and the men, old and young, came to surround his house and called out to him that he would let the men (Angels) out so they could “know” them.  (Genesis 19)  Ya, that story…remember what happened to those two cities…yeah, ya do, they were destroyed for their sin (terrible sin at that!)

so…we know how Yahweh feels about that…

Thomas Beatie is not the first pregnant “man”. 

“Most transgender men who choose to be pregnant are simply choosing to make a family”  Sorry, they may look like a “normal” family, but they are in direct opposition to God and his commands.  I know…I’m a rotten sinner as well…all I can say is I do my very best everyday to walk the path….they are not walking the path or even trying to walk the path…they are digging up the path and directing it to an alternate destination. 

35-40 have already done this.  More sadness.

“He had the capacity to have a baby.  That didn’t invalidate him being a man”

Ok…huh?  All throughout the Bible and throughout the history of the world, woman have always given birth to children….Methinks this most certainly invalidates him as a man….most certainly…if he has a uterus and had a vaginal birth (he did), then he is a woman in my book…legally is another matter.  I am thinking if I were up in Heaven with God and Jesus, they would agree with me that “he” is a “she”, wouldn’t you???  Just because she looks like a man doesn’t make her a man irregardless of the fact that the government agrees and says she is a man.

I dunno…I have never wanted to be a man, so I don’t know what that feels like.  I do know that we have a choice in this life.  We can either choose to live the way God made us, or we can radically alter what he has made us to be and then live according to our own selfish desires.  I have watched these shows before with transgenders and gays and they say they have always felt this way, they never felt right.  I feel very sorry for them and cannot imagine life like that.  I know many commit suicide, abuse themselves and others, turn to drugs and other things. 

It’s her choice to become a “man” and get married and have kids, but it still makes me sad that as a society we now give this type of story prime time coverage.  This is the way things are made acceptable to us…just like the midwife said…one day this will be “normal”.

That will be a sad day indeed.

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