Holiday from Real

Just got back this weekend from a three day speaking jaunt.  I had three events back-to-back in three different states.  It was pretty crazy.  But I met a lot of great people with great pro-life organizations!  This work is definitely more of a ministry than a job.  I thought that this summer was going to be really slow, but it doesn't look like that is going to be the case.  Doug, Grace and I definitely need some good family time after all of this traveling.  We have a fun vacation planned in July.  It is going to be great!  Actually, we have two vacations planned...we are going to be sick of each other after this summer is over! :)  I was watching Mike & Mike on ESPN a few days ago and heard something really interesting.  A high school kid had thrown a golfing tournament so that another kid could go to a national tournament.  Now, the kid that threw the tournament was already qualified, so he was pretty much going to take up two spots...so he decided he would intentionally shank one of his last spots into the rough so that this other kid would have the second spot.  This makes me so irritated.  I mean, at first you think, "awww, how sweet."  But, NO!  This is what is wrong with our society!!!!  People don't EARN anything!!  I mean, I know I am a super competitive person, but seriously!  I honestly think that if I was that kid that was pitied into qualification, I don't think I would even go to the national tournament.  I would not want to go unless I earned it...not if someone else GAVE it to me!  UGH!!  What is wrong with people???  And, if this kid wanted to be so charitable, then why would he go to the papers and new agencies and brag about his good deed?  I was kind of thinking that maybe he just shanked it on accident and then said, "Oh wait, that was on purpose.  I meant to do that."  Where is our competitive spirit??  I know this is just a kid's golfing tournament, but I think it is kind of the mentality of so many people today.  Okay...there is my rant. :) 

I need someone to come and declutter my house...who do you hire to come do that?  :)  I hate cleaning my house.  I like cleaning other people's houses.  Why is that?  I guess I get tired of looking at my own stuff. 

I got an e-mail from someone and it was titled "anonymous," of course.  People who type offensive e-mails never put their names.  But, I actually didn't think it was offensive at all.  I thought it was funny.  Here is a little snip-it.  "I really don't understand why people like you feel the need to get in other people's genetalia."  Well, besides misspelling genitalia, that whole sentence is silly.  I, for one, do not want to be in ANYONE's genitalia.  That is for sure.  Here's another sentence from it. "Having a baby is a physical and emotional strain that not everyone is prepared for, especially when it's a thirteen year old girl."  Isn't it funny how pro-aborts will always go to the extreme cases?  I used to do that, too.  I mean, nevermind that hardly anyone having an abortion is a 13 year old girl.  The majority are women between the ages of 18-25.  But, you know, they will always go for the 12 year old girl who was raped by her dad...what should she do, huh, HUH????  That is so silly.  Here's another good one.  "I went a Christian school and church for over 15 years and the bull is always the same."  Well, all I can say to that is that you must have not been a very good student! :)  Here's the last thing that I thought was really great. "And I really don't want you to pray for me, so please don't."  Like someone can send me something like that and I am not going to pray for them!!  Come on!!  This anonymous person is now at the top of my prayer list!!!  :)  I look forward to hearing about their conversion.  :) 

Hope everyone has a wonderful week!  I am home all week until Friday...I leave for Los Angeles Friday through Monday.  Blessings to all of you!!!