Thursday, June 9, 2011

Gripes & a Praise


I don't have them too often but here goes....

*Just because its summer, doesn't mean you should share your body with the rest of society.  I KNOW its hot, I live in Miss., but cover up.  A skirt, or decent length shorts,or  a top that covers all that a top is supposed to cover (its called modesty folks).  This isn't just for females ~ I don't care for all the men parading up and down the street with no shirts either.

* Don't be putting pictures of your daughters on FB or your blogs in their bikinis.  There are BAD people out there ~ don't advertise that you have beautiful daughters and show them mostly naked.  Use your brain!!!!!

*In that same vein....when did wearing short, skimpy, halter dresses to church become the norm?  This isn't a picnic in the park, or a day at Disney ~ cover up.

*Keep your "little darlings" with you in stores.  Running up and down the aisles, screaming, etc. is not acceptable store behavior.  If an adult did that, they would get thrown out or arrested by the management.

*Know where your little darlings are when you are at home ~ WATCH your kids.  Last night, when we got home from church the little girl that lives across the street from us was screaming in her front yard.  The 3-4 year old was screaming & crying "help me".  I went over there to talk to her (knew who she was because of her white blonde hair).  She was scared to get into the house because of the roaches.  I asked her if she wanted me to hold her hand or carry her ~ she wanted me to hold her hand.  We got to the open garage door and she froze...2 roaches are crawling around.  I picked her up and got her to the door and knocked.  Her brother came to the door, looking at me weird cause I am holding his sister.  I told him, I lived across the street and she was crying and scared of the roaches.  He mumbled thank you and I headed home.  Oh yeah, this was 9:45 last night ~ I never saw mom, no one was concerned that she had gone out to get something.  When did this become normal?

*I am really tired of feminism.  Did it really accomplish anything?  The "I can do it all" mentality is a lie ~ thats probably why so many children are messed up.  Out of wedlock pregnancy has soared (& so has the abortion rate), women are leaving their husbands & children to "follow their dreams", women are "leading" men ~ in the workplace, in churches, in politics, in the military, this isn't the way God planned his creation to work.

*I am getting very tired of arrogant, know it all people who want to share everything with us.  We don't need the enlightening ~ we know we aren't perfect, we know we have struggles every day, we know that people are watching us & critiquing us because of the stand we have taken on education, worship, holidays, courtship, and just living.  Everyone is welcome to their own opinions ~ but you should be able to back it up biblically, scripturally, and/or morally, if you are going to take it up with us.  Sorry if that sounds arrogant, but we are doing the best we can, relying on the Lord and His strength and guidance not man's. 

Enough of the griping.....

Now the Praise~

James will be starting at our local Community Technical College in August.  He got into the Welding Program.  He is excited about this new chapter opening in his life and after the last 10 years, this is truly a blessing from the Lord.  He is going to continue working fulltime and go to school at night ~ I'll have to keep him stocked up in vitamins!


  1. Ah Donna, I know just how you feel. I sometimes don't even recognize the world I live in anymore. I don't even know what the TV commercials are talking about. We don't watch enough, I guess. Just the 10:00 news. Game shows and sitcoms make me want to run screaming from the room and crime shows just make me sick and fearful. I'm shocked by behavior that a few years ago would have seemed bizzare; now it's just normal. As you say, even church is different. Sigh...

  2. Amen, and amen!! I could not have said any of it better!!!

  3. Wow! I totally agree with everything you said! I have always said I really hate to see warm weather come because you see more of the human anatomy than God intended for us to see in public! Our churches are very lax today and that is totally wrong! So glad our daughter and son in law are going the courting route with their children. It amazes me that kids in grade school are "dating" and by the time they are in high school--well, we won't even go there! Thanks for saying exactly the things Christians should be aware of!
    Old fashioned Grandma!!!! and proud of it!

  4. Just wanted to leave you a comment and let you know that your blog has been a blessing to me.

    Blessings on the journey~

  5. sigh........abortion rates are down.

  6. I don't know who "Anonymous" is but abortion rates aren't down...their reporting may be down because Planned Parenthood sometimes doesn't "accurately report" their numbers ~ especially if the client paid in cash, which PP prefers.


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