Sunday, March 30, 2008

He's our God-Bun

Today was the baptism day of my best girl friend Aimee's son, Bun (not his real name. Please! What kind of weirdoes do you think I associate with? Wait. Don't answer that).

Everything she has blogged about this boy is true. He is a snuggly, chubby bunch of baby who fell asleep in my arms (ok, full disclosure, he fell asleep in everyone's arms, but I'm his godmother and it's my blog so I'm going to pretend he liked me best) and I just wanted to eat him up he's so cute (Isn't it weird to say a baby is so cute you want to eat him? But he has the chubbiest cheeks and I really did want to chew them up. And I think I could have eaten a pound of those cheeks and there still would have been enough left over for Aimee to nibble on too.).

So please welcome our little Bun to the Church. And pray for his mama and daddy and his brother and sisters. His godfather (my husband Scott) and I will.

Here's a picture of Scott with Bun, taken with Scott's camera phone. That's why it's fuzzy. Get a load of those cheeks.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Bubba: (on the stairs, going up) I am off to fight fake evil!
Primo: (Following him) Can I come? I have the best aluminum sword in town.
(ed. note: Sword made from tin foil. Please Lord, no real evil in the house)

Friday, March 21, 2008


This is what I had up on my header. It has a typo in it:

Do everything withour complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure... (Phillipians 2:14-15).

It should read "without complaining or arguing," but given the complaining, whining, and arguing that's been going on here lately by me and everyone else here, I find this sentence with the typo to be quite interesting. Re-read this with the typo:

Do everything with our complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure...

In other words: Do everything while we complain and argue so that God can make a saint out of you.

Just don't engage in the complaining and arguing yourself.

I have a long way to go.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Chuck Norris doesn't read books.

He stares them down until he gets the information he wants.

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Monday, March 17, 2008

I wonder...

Do people sneeze in their sleep?

Is there intelligent life on other planets, and if so, are we called to evangelize them?

What if F. Scott Fitzgerald had finished "The Last Tycoon?"  Would we be reading that in high school instead of "The Great Gatsby?"

What if Bobby Kennedy had survived Sirhan Sirhan's bullet?  

What are YOU wondering about?  Tell us in the comments.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Standing by her man

NY times photo 
Here is Silda Spitzer standing next to her husband at the press conference on Monday.   So today the papers and bloggers are buzzing: why is she standing there with him?  Didn't she learn anything from Dina McGreevey? Oner blogger pointed out that both Mrs. Spitzer and Mrs. McGreevey were wearing pale blue suits on the day that their husbands had press conferences admitting to the world that they screwed up their marriages.  One blogger I read in the paper today said he thought this was like battered wife syndrome: she's staying because she has no one else to go to. 

But why does she stand there with him while he has this press conference, addressing the bad choices he's made regarding his family and his career?  I can't pretend to know the mind of Silda Spitzer.  But I think it's safe to say that she loves him.  

It's so simple, really.  No matter what kind of a jerk he's been, she loves him.  No matter how much of their money he spent on call girls, she loves him.  I can probably guess that she doesn't like him very much right now.  But she loves him.

She takes seriously her marriage vows.  She promised to stick it out in good times and in bad.  She is thinking of her children.  They are suffering and to have the press speculating about where she is if not at the press conference would make it worse for them.  

She is strong.  She may decide later that his breach of their marriage bed is a "deal breaker" (to quote Dr. Phil),  but right now she has decided that she's going to be the strong one since her husband is so weak.  

Silda, this married woman wants to thank you for showing the rest of us how to be graceful and strong in the face of such betrayal.  This married woman wants to thank you for showing us all what it means to honor your marriage vows, especially when your husband didn't.  Thanks for showing us that a lady doesn't kick her husband to the curb, even when our culture encourages her to do so.