Monday, October 20, 2008

Menu Monday

Week of October 20

Monday: Roasted Shrimp and Orzo; salad

Tuesday: Potato Soup; Raw Veggies

Wednesday: Tangy Pineapple Chicken; Rice

Thursday: Roast Beef Swirlwiches; fruit

Friday: Out of Town with Friends and They're Cooking!

Saturday: Out of Town with Friends and They're Cooking!

Sunday: On the Road

Thursday, October 2, 2008

An Invitation To Look At My Rear - Tell Me, Do You Like What You See?

Well, yesterday, I finally did it. I invited everyone and their brother to look at my rear...I put a bumper sticker on my car. A friend of mine had a clever political sticker and I complimented her on it. She offered me a second one she had. With some hesitation, I took it. Actually, I had no problem taking it. It was applying it on my car that caused me some angst. It actually took me about a week to work up the nerve. I worried about what everyone would think of me. After all, I know what I think when I see folks sporting "that other candidates" sticker! Besides, I have to go to my church 5 days a week. What would they think?
I suppose I should explain. See, I've held my political views since I can remember. They differed from those of my family (the one that raised me; not the one I raise) so I can't say I was born this way. And over the years, I've seen a shift in the views of many who now cloud religion and politics. To them, somehow being a Christian means you can only vote for one party. Well, I will tell you I am a Christian and I don't vote for "that" party. I've learned that God has always given us choices. He hopes we make the right ones; he loves us regardless; and he never takes our choices away. His son spent a lot of time with folks who were less fortunate as well as those who were, shall we say, undesirables. He treated them like He did anyone else. He fought for them. I apply this to how I live and that's why I vote the way I do. Unfortunately, I believe many people have taken their own morality and tried to impose it on everyone else. Taken away their God-given choices and tried to make one way the only way. I believe that if you choose to live a certain way or make certain choices that's your right. Just because something isn't a law doesn't mean you will change the way you chose to live.
So, with the explanation out of the way, I can tell you I had a few other drivers smile at me today. And, I got a good feeling when I passed someone who had a sticker for "my" candidate. There aren't that many days left until the election. So, my sticker won't be on for long. But until then, make no mistake, I'm a CHRISTIAN MAMA FOR OBAMA.