Being Sheep

"I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep."John 10:14-15

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tough Times

He screamed all day. He screamed because he wanted something. He screamed because I gave him what he asked for. He screamed because he didn't like his lunch, he didn't want to take a nap, he didn't want to wake up from his nap. He didn't want to play with toys, or read a book, or play in the basement with his brothers. He just screamed.

He kicked and flailed and smacked my face a few times. He told me his list of people that he wanted to hit.

"I want to hit Mommy. I want to hit Daddy. I want to hit...." (Yeah, he's two.)

He screamed some more. I cried. I turned the TV on in desperation an hour before my hubby was supposed to be home and he calmed long enough for me to calm myself. All in all he spent a good 3+ hours of the day just screaming in my arms.

Then Daddy came home and he flipped the happiness switch on. He was happy to see Daddy! Everything was great! Dinner was great! Playing was great! Toys were great! He laughed and made funny faces and entertained everyone!

I hate attachment disorders.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Pro-Life or Anti-Abortion?

I don't care how you vote. I don't care what your feelings on Planned Parenthood are. Holding up signs or shouting at pregnant women as they walk into a clinic won't convince me either. Your opinion on sex education? Nope. How many times you've watched the video 180 done by Ray Comfort? Still no.

None of those will convince me that you are "Pro-Life".

Do you care about kids that are already born? Are you doing anything to help the 147 MILLION orphans throughout the world? Are you helping any of the nearly 500,000 kids in the foster care system in the United States? Perhaps considering adopting one of the 100,000 kids available for adoption right now in the US? Maybe you can't adopt, but are supporting a family who is?

Maybe you volunteer at your local soup kitchen, or give out Christmas presents to needy families. Maybe you're sponsoring children in a foreign country who would otherwise have no access to eduction or medical care.

Doing any of those makes you Pro-Life.

Being anti-abortion does not make you pro-life.