Monday, December 21, 2009

"Not Me!" Monday.

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

There is absolutely NO WAY that I entered my MckLinky before writing this post so that I could be near the top of the list. Nope, I'm a rule follower and I would never cheat. Not Me!

And I am not going to post this "Not Me!" real quick and then come back and edit it so that you will see this post when you click MckLinky. Nope, not me!

This week I did not chuckle (to myself) at my choir director when he pulled his VERY large truck out of a parking spot and had to back, pull forward, back, pull forward several times before actually being able to drive away. No, I'm never judgmental about others' driving. Not me!

It was NOT mere seconds later that I backed my own VERY large truck out of my parking spot and crashed into a car parked behind me! There is no way that was me! I was not so thankful that my choir director was gone and that he did not see my little accident. Not me!

There is no way that I considered* driving away from the accident without doing anything about it. I always take care of my responsibilities, even in thought. I do not run away from confrontation. Not me!

*I did in fact leave a note.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Double Giveaway Full of Christmas Cheer.

MckMama of "My Charming Kids" and Grammie of "The Grammie Diaries" in a show of forgiveness and solidarity have chosen to give away a copy of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 and Adobe Photoshop Elements 8, respectively.

To win just enter at MckMama's or Grammie's

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

No More "Merry Christmas"!

So we all know that there's been a big swing towards being PC around the holidays. And many businesses as well as people have stopped saying, "Merry Christmas!" Instead they choose to use more ambiguous terms like, "Happy holidays.", "Season's Greetings." Things that won't offend people of other faiths or those with no faith at all. And the Christians are all up in arms.

While I agree somewhat with the sentiment that they are taking the Christ out of our Christmas, and it's absolutely ridiculous that the majority(Christians, in this case) have allowed the minority(those of other religious beliefs) to dictate away our faith, even in things as small as the phrase "Merry Christmas!"

But I began to wonder, what does "Merry Christmas!" really mean, and how does it really relate to anything substantial in my faith? I thought about the word merry, and what it means. Here's what the dictionary says:

1. full of cheerfulness or gaiety; joyous in disposition or spirit
2. laughingly happy; mirthful; festively joyous; hilarious
3. Archaic. causing happiness; pleasant; delightful.

While all these things are rightful to feel in view of what Christ has done in my heart and as a response to celebrating His birth. They are in fact a result of the work that Christ has done in me, not feelings that I can affect. As I pondered this I began to feel that saying a simple, "Merry Christmas!" falls very short of the goal of sharing the gospel to a lost and dying world. So, rather than wishing people gaiety and cheerfulness this season, I'd rather wish them Christ.

I propose:
"May the Christ of Christmas bring peace to your heart!"

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A MckMama Giveaway!!

One of my absolute favorite blogs is "My Charming Kids". MckMama is fun and has a great big heart! This month she is giving away an HP TouchSmart computer, so hop on over to here and leave a comment to enter. Tweet about it and get a second entry. Post and link about it in your own blog to get a third entry!

I hope you win. Actually, I hope I win! ;)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009