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Religion and Politics Yup I’m Going There

Stained glass at St John the Baptist's Anglica...

Stained glass at St John the Baptist's Anglican Church http://www.stjohnsashfield.org.au, Ashfield, New South Wales. Illustrates Jesus' description of himself "I am the Good Shepherd" (from the Gospel of John, chapter 10, verse 11). This version of the image shows the detail of his face. The memorial window is also captioned: "To the Glory of God and in Loving Memory of William Wright. Died 6th November, 1932. Aged 70 Yrs." (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As I lay in bed last night, again at 2:30 a.m. not sleeping I couldn’t help but remember a post I read on Facebook, it bothered me so much. I didn’t comment on it on Facebook and I was tempted and still think I might unfollow that person, whom I really don’t know so no great loss for either of us. It’s what was said…and no it wasn’t political so I’m hitting the religion track here.

Ok so here it is, paraphrasing. There was a story being told by this young woman how she ran into a “friend” and was talking about Spring break for the kids, the friend wasn’t sure of the date but knew it was right before Easter. The comment on Facebook was that, that person was not a Christian because they didn’t know the exact date of Easter. This just struck me on so many levels. How hypocritical to call someone else not a Christian, judge not etc… Who knows what is going on in his/her world that they might not remember a date. Who made the rule you’re voted off the island if you can’t remember something.

Last night I had long conversations in my head about this, might as well when you can’t sleep or yes perhaps if I shut up the voices I might sleep. I hate it when religion is used as a weapon instead of the beauty and promise it should be.  I may be wrong some where in here, and I know that was one persons opinion just as this is mine but I had to just get it out. Thanks for letting me vent.

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I haven’t posted in so long. I could say I’ve been busy and it would be true in some ways, not time wise so much as things going on in life. Health hasn’t been great, I’ve been fighting extreme fatigue for some unknown reason and then you throw in sleep issues and it’s a double whammy. I think I’ve mentioned I’m a CASA-Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children, that has been busy but so fulfilling, best think I’ve ever done. Then I decided that wasn’t enough and I started a local group using Facebook and Twitter, called Toledo Cash Mob. I love the idea of Cash Mobs, if you don’t know what they are here’s a link to check out. We’re having our first “mob” this weekend and I’m so hoping it’s successful. I was interviewed by the local paper and when asked why I started this group I had trouble answering. Why I did it is unknown to me, I woke up one morning and thought I wonder if anyone is doing this here, I searched and found nothing, so I started the Facebook group and wham it took off with over 100 members in 4 days!

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business Absolutely loving this book from the introduction on it’s been just fascinating. Also reading a Lisa Gardner book,Catch Me

I love my Kindle Fire I cannot imagine being anywhere without it. My biggest concern is the short battery life before it needs a recharge.

Alright I’ve babbled on about nothing really just needed to get some words out there. Local paper identified me as a blogger, yikes, I don’t know where they got that from but I’m feeling pressure to perform.

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