Wednesday, July 26, 2006

I married an Atheist...and I'm a Christian!

Wow, there are plenty of warnings in the Big Book of Life that say that a "Christian" should not be yoked with an unbeliever.
Lets discuss this concept.

I just got married on 7-21-06, and I yoked myself with an Atheist. I was confronted with the question: "why would you marry somebody that will challenge your belief system every day?"

I have been a Christian for 11 years. I am yoked with an Atheist. This decision has brought some mental turmoil for me due to the fact that I KNOW how God feels about this...he was pretty clear about it in the Bible. Also, my family has not completely stood behind my decision to be with an Atheist, even though they admire and love my husband.

Although my spiritual situation is not ideal, I admire my spouse for his years of great effort and exploration to finally arrive to this solid conclusion. I would rather be with an Atheist who is sure about his spiritual stance (there is no stance), than a person who labels themselves as "Christian", but doesn't go to church (or know God for that matter); or is a "Christian", but molests children; or a "Christian", but beats his wife before Sunday service.
....I'm sure you get my point!!!!

I have fallen in love with the person that I married as a "whole". I accept him for the marvelous person that he is! I accept our differences: for example, our brains are wired differently. He is a scientific brain and I'm an artistic brain. He can't believe in God because there is no "Scientific Basis" or logical evidence for this system. I can believe because of personal experience with God. What makes me different from an Atheist? After all, I would not believe in God if He didn't make Himself real to me!

My only hope is that I do not have to suffer because of the decision I've made to be with an Atheist husband.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

God's Time

Going Through the Pain of Life: I feel like this toad sitting on a big mushroom.

I have no idea why I'm feeling like this, but I'm a gonna do some PREACHIN! Hope y'all are wearing your Sunday Best!! :)

I'm here to inspire you and tell y'all this simple message: God will give you anything you want in this lifetime. Yes, God will send you the man you desire, the job you want, and /or the healing you need. But, here is the catch: IF YOU WAIT on him. God has alot of fixing to do (as he did with me!!!!!)...and we don't want to go through life being "half-fixed"!
When God finally answers your prayer, life is not all peaches and cream...with a new man comes a new set of "obstacles", with a new job comes new responsibility, with healing comes an obligation to do what is right.
Life is never free from burden.
Life is never easy for anybody.
Thank goodness for being older: as I get older I get wiser. And with wisdom I discover what is truly good for me.
Eating cooked spinach tastes like doggy doo-doo....but it is so nourishing to our body! just eat it!). Sometimes we just have to suck it up, and go through the pain that is intended for us. But we will come out of the pain! THEN and only then will we truly discover the freshness of victory.
OK, I'm stepping down from the pulpit. Thanks for being a good congregation. Now it's time to collect the offering $$ (hahahaha!!!)
;) Love ya!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Wedding Day

In 2 days I will marry the man that I love... friend.
I have a sparkle in my eye as I embark on the desire to REMAIN faithful, solid, and beside my man for the rest of life's journey here on earth.

Friday, July 21, 2006
4:00 p.m.

All are invited to attend in spirit!

Monday, May 08, 2006

How much do you think PMS affects you?

Back in the precivilization days, women were banned from the community when they had their mences. I wish I could be banned..sent away from all responsibility because of it.

Ontop of suffering PMS, we now have a diagnosis to add to the insanity: PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder). Some feminist professionals, including the APA’s Committee on Women and the National Coalition for Women’s Mental Health, objected to the inclusion of such a syndrome under any label. From their point of view, menstruation is a normal bodily function, and any psychological changes associated with this function should be seen as normal as well. Classifying PMS or PMDD as a mental disorder stigmatizes women, and may have other undesirable social consequences by laying additional foundations for disability claims and the insanity defense. Setting ideology and politics aside, PMDD raises fundamental questions about the nature of psychiatric diagnosis. What are the standards for distinguishing between "normal" PMS and "pathological" PMDD? Even if there were solid criteria for distinguishing between normal and abnormal changes in estrogen levels, why should the mental and behavioral consequences of these physiological changes be construed as symptoms of a mental disorder? What is the difference between a "physical" disorder and a "mental" one?

I'll never forget taking psychology 101: My professor, Dr. Stuckey, said that PMS is an excuse made by women in the United States, and that there is no psychological or physiological impact of a women's mind during this "prelutial phase". THERE HAS LONG BEEN AN INTEREST IN FEMALE CRIMINALITY WITH A plethora of theories proposed to explain why some women commit antisocial acts. These biological, sociological and psychological explanations were seen as particularly necessary since a view of women's persona emerged in the 19th century in which females were regarded as innately angelical and by the natural order, incapable of violence. A violent woman was thus unnatural. Since females were the childbearers, they were perceived as passive, weak and highly vulnerable to stress, particularly during pregnancy, the post-partum and menstruation. Women offenders were sick or mad, but not bad!
Nineteenth-century theoreticians, some ancient philosophers and cross-cultural menstrual taboos all supported a view of females as the victims of menstruation, and later, by the mid 1800s, more specifically their ovaries, and then in the 1920s, their hormones. It was not, however, until the early 1950s that the focus changed from menstruation to the menstrual cycle and the time period preceding the menses; the premenstrual era and its concomitant theories relating to deviant behaviour had arrived. Thus, PMS began to be used either as a defense or as a mitigating factor in a number of countries.

I've heard that PMS really stands for: Putting-up with Men's Shit. You can be the judge of that!!

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Can't be bothered by coupons? Think again!

OK, so this has been a month and a half without childsupport, and things are a little tight here! I'm down...but I'm definately NOT OUT! What is one of the tricks to my survival?? It's a little lifestyle that my sweet, little mother taught me: CLIPPING COUPONS! There was a time not too long ago where I thought "HECK NO!!! I don't have time for that garbage." Then I calculated how much I could save in a year, and I figured how much time it would take me to work for that money, and I realized that I couldn't afford to not cut coupons!
Regular coupon users can save as much as $5,000 a year if you know some basic tricks. Here is the first trick that I will teach you to help y'all have an extra $5,000 in your bank account next year! Ready to go to Cancun, all expenses paid thanks to your frugality? That's what I THOUGHT!!!
Alanita's trick #1: Read the Fine Print
Coupon values are determined by their wording, not by the item pictured. Look for words like "any variety" and limiting terms like "applies to 1.4 ounces size and larger." If the size or variety is not specified, then the coupon works for any size or variety. The coupon needs to state specific varieties/sizes or exclude specific varieties in order to limit its use.
Last week I bought $81.24 worth of groceries for $29.51. That's a savings that will help a single mom, a middle class family, and a smart shopper SURVIVE!
Any Questions for the coupon queen? I will write you a letter with my response. Have a great day!!!

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Controversial Gospel of Judas? Don't let it shake your dogma!

After 1,700 years, the Gospel of Judas is lost no more. And the twisting tale of the document itself is nearly as surprising as the story it tells. The surviving copy of the gospel was written in the third or fourth century A.D., but the text was known prior to A.D. 180. In this gospel, the Apostle Judas Iscariot is not a traitor but a hero, the chosen disciple. Jesus Christ asks Judas to betray him to the authorities. Experts who have examined these aspects of the Gospel of Judas agree that the codex's theological concepts and linguistic structure are similar to manuscripts found in Nag ‘Hammâdi, Egypt, which contain Gnostic writings of a similar time period.

Here's my own thoughts on the matter: Yes, it may be valid...but this will be another mystery that will forever be truthfully unknown. No matter how much evidence will be unveiled about this matter, what will be proved? True Christians will not be shaken! There are many routes to God: If I've met God...the REAL TRUE GOD...not any bit of evidence will shake my faith. It's like somebody saying to me: "There is no Niagra Falls"...when they themselves have never been there! Not only that, but didn't Judas hang himself? Hello!!! Suicide, people!!! He was depressed, perhaps psychotic...the possibility of mental disorders could go on.

Maybe the gospel of Judas is just a heightened exageration of false truth (I've had patients who are psychotic swear that there is a bomb in their room, because they saw a dark shadow put it there!). End thought: We will never know. But there is one thing that we CAN know: The Real-Deal-Papa-In-The-Sky-God :) With the help of the holy spirit...all things really ARE possible!

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Question and Answer Game

Who are you?
What is your profession?
How long have you known me?
Have we met?

If you had a remote control and you could click it and change your life to be living in any TV show, which channel/TV show would you choose?

Where's your favorite restaurant?

What is one thing that not many people know about you?

Describe yourself in one or two words.

Describe "Alanita" in one or two words.

What is one ethical question you have?

What is your favorite thing to do when you have relaxation time?