Monday, December 15, 2014

'Tis the Season

Following religious pages on Facebook is a good thing & a bad thing. Good thing because it's easy access to inspiration through out the day/week. Bad thing because it's also easy access to negativity & hypocrisy in the comments sections.

Today a page that I follow posted the link to the beautiful Pentatonix version of "Mary Did You Know?"  I made a mistake. I read the comments. Because I forgot. 'Tis the Season that all the sanctimonious ultra-conservative people come out of the woodwork and in subtle (or not so subtle ways) tell you that you are going to go to hell if you celebrate Christmas because *gasp* it has PAGAN ROOTS! There were also the commenters saying, basically, that you can't listen to Pentatonix & be a good Christian because Pentatonix covers secular music.

I read a really good post last week about Christmas. The author posed very good point. All the anti-Christmas people seem to think that celebrating Christmas makes you an "accidental pagan", thus ascribing WAY more power to Satan than to the God they profess to worship. However, the God I believe in is bigger and kinder than that.

If you are a Christian and really want to live by not only the letter, but the spirit of God's word, then how about trying to follow the example of Jesus and look out for the poor, the downtrodden, the "least of these." Instead of standing on your holier-than-thou soapbox, get out and do some GOOD! There are so many charitable organizations that need help, through donations of time, money or items. Harshing on other peoples' holiday cheer from behind a computer screen is easy, sure, but it is absolutely not right, nor Christian. 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Not Fair!

This afternoon did not go according to plan. After 3 hours of fighting to get Serenity down for a nap, she won. I was a frazzled, frustrated mess when hubby got home. And after HE rocked her for 5 minutes, she was asleep. So, naturally, the first words out of my mouth after he was done putting in her crib were "Not fair!"