Saturday, October 16, 2010

Friday fun

Today (technically it was yesterday, but still feels like today because I have insomnia) was SO busy. I'm not used to crazyyy busy days like today. I was hustlin' and bustlin' from one place to the next. Bible Study was amazing! Words can't describe how much I love meeting with these ladies who are all so warm and welcoming. Today we talked about having an ear to hear when the Lord is speaking to us. So important that we're not just always blabbing, but we're listening and hearing what God is trying to communicate to us. It definitely ministered to my heart.

After, we had lunch with my dad then picked up Josh from work and then I came home to get crackin on dinner for Rae and Fam. I <3 that family. Continue to lift them up in prayer as decisions need to be made and comfort and peace need to flow abundantly.

When Josh came home at 3, we hopped in the mini (van, that is - mini sounds way cooler) and headed to Gma Rutherfords, dropped the kidlets off, then dropped the dinner off and headed to a Memorial for Kris Allen's Dad. Always puts things in perspective when some passes away so unexpectedly. I'm glad that we could go for the sole purpose that I got to give a huge hug to Gayla, Kris's mom. She is one of the sweetest ladies I've ever met. It was also a mini Crossroads reunion afterwards. Seems like we've been alternating weddings and funerals. So glad next up is a wedding.

We hurried back, grabbed the kids and headed home for baths and then we shortly took off again to go out tonight. Josh and I were skipping and high-fiving when we made Friday night plans and then we enjoyed a good laugh at how ridiculous and delirious we are! HA! I love that man! So we went to Chipotle, then to a mini-improv night at Crossroads. It was pretty fun, definitely not bad for free entertainment. We got to hang out with Jarrod, Kelly, Jonathan, Mark, Candice, Geoff, Brenda and Andrew. Most of us went to Denny's after and we had ourselves a fabulous little dessert and coffee! Got home a little after 12ish. Why I'm not dead on my feet, I have no idea. Today was a long time away from the pookies. I missed them, but they were in good hands =]

Feels great to get out and hang out with friends! Weekend is definitely off to a great start.


Debbie said...

I just wanted to let you know that I read your last several posts today after they were drawn to my attention by my sister. I have a few things I would really like to say. First I totally applaude you for your courage and ability to put all your thoughts out there for all to see. Such a controversial subject. And sadly as a Christian for some time, not one I have given sufficient thought or study to. Like many things in the Bible I simply accept by faith what it says as truth. Homosexuality is definitely a sin. There is no way anyone who reads the Bible at all or attends a church where it is taught as absolute truth could believe any differently. It simply is. It is not a question in my book of intolerence or hate towards certain people. Anymore than I hate or am intolerent towards anyone who is different from me or who sins. If we hated all who sinned there would be no one left to love as we are ALL sinners of course, saved by grace. It is a belief that the Bible is the infallible Word of God. And you are soo right. You either believe that or you don't. To pick and chose which parts we decide ARE truth is nothing more than putting ourselves in the position where we are even capable of such a thing. And I for one am not. It is not a gray area. It is stated in many different places quite plainly. There is really no other way to interpret it. To disagree that it is indeed a sin is to disagree that what God has to say is truth. Like I believe you tried to say a number of times, IF you don't believe that the Bible is the Word of Almighty God than the argument can't really go on. I made a comment recently on another blog about this where I stated that I felt some people were indeed born gay. Not that it is right, but it does seem to be their natural inclination. It is what attracts them. But a choice must be made to NOT follow these natural inclinations. I have given much more thought and prayer to this question and I have to say that I have changed my mind. I too do not believe that God would or even could make such a mistake. I think all of us are different in what we struggle with. Some are drawn to sexual sins, be they homosexuality or being sexually promiscous, or even pornography etc. Others don't struggle much with that. Some tend to lie at the drop of a hat. Others harbor hate and bitterness in their hearts. Others struggle with drugs or alcohol addiction or even over eating. We ALL are sinners. To say we were "born" that way is very accurate of course. No one has to be taught to be selfish or unkind or unloving. It is our very natures. So maybe some are born with more of this inclination or pulling or desire than others. Who knows why? But the fact remains it is still our choice as to rather or not we act on these desires. Just as it is our choice to act on any of our sexual desires outside of His perfect will of marriage between a man and a woman. So the answer to the question "When did I decide to be straight?" or "When did I chose?" would be....When I decided to give my life to Him and to the best of my abilities through strength from His Holy Spirit live my life for Him. That is quite truthfully when I decided not to even harbor any thoughts toward sexual misconduct in any way in my heart. To turn and repent from ALL of my natural inclinations towards many things and live my life for Him. But to say that this now means that I hate those who pracitice homosexuality or live with their boyfriend or girlfriend, have abortions or drink until they are indeed quite drunk would be a total misconception. My desire is the same as love all those who I come in contact with and pray that all might come to a saving knowledge of Him. Again, I thank you for having the courage to write that post! God's best blessings to you, Debbie

Priscilla said...

Thank you! so glad you took your thoughts and questions to prayer!! Your comment has really encouraged me and made my day! thank you!!