Holiday from Real

I’ve just returned from a three day speaking jaunt this weekend. I had three events back-to-back in three different states.  It was pretty crazy, but I had the opportunity to meet with a lot of great people with great pro-life organizations! This work is definitely more of a ministry than a job. 

I thought this summer was going to be really slow, but it doesn't look like that’s 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, so we’re probably going to be sick of each other after this summer is over! :) 

A few days ago, I watched Mike & Mike on ESPN and I heard something really interesting. A high school kid had thrown a golfing tournament so that another kid could go to a national tournament. 

The kid that threw the tournament was already qualified, so he was basically going to fill two spots anyway, but 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 really irritated me. 

At first you would probably think, "Aww, how sweet."  But, NO! This is what’s wrong with our society. People don't EARN anything!! I know I am a super competitive person, but seriously! 

I honestly think if I was that kid who was pitied into qualification, I don't think I would even go to the national tournament. I wouldn’t want to go unless I earned it, not if someone else GAVE it to me! UGH!! What is wrong with people??? 

If this kid wanted to be so charitable, then why would he tell the papers and new agencies bragging about his good deed? I was thinking that maybe he just shanked it on accident and then said, "Oh wait, that was on purpose. I meant to do that." 

Where did our competitive spirit run off to?? I know this is just a kid's golfing tournament, but I think this is the 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, but I like cleaning other people's houses. Why is that? I guess I might get tired of looking at my own stuff. 

Recently, I received an e-mail from someone titled "anonymous," of course. The type of people who write offensive e-mails never put their names. However, I didn’t actually think it was offensive at all. I thought it was funny. 

Here’s a sample. "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, never mind the fact that hardly anyone having an abortion is a 13 year old girl. The majority females receiving an abortion are women between the ages of 18 years old and 25 years old.  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 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, then I leave for Los Angeles Friday through Monday. 

Blessings to all of you!!!