Tag Archives: Church

Week in My Life

Monday: May 19, 2014

may 19
Josh was on vacation all this week. He drove me nuts (not really) Open-mouthed smile

Untitled
I played with an app called Photofy, and I’m loving on my case. I’ve gotten used to the size, though I’m still a shaky beast Laughing out loud  Continue reading

Needing Sleep

Okay, I have tried and tried to figure out how to work baptism invitations into a blog post. Well, I guess I have now, but before that, :lol:, I was having some major problems. No one in our family really makes a big deal about a baptism. I think the only one on my behalf was actually a christening one, when I was a baby. We didn’t do anything like that with the kids, because we didn’t want to force a religious choice onto them. I didn’t get baptized (by choice) until I was a teenager. That involved telling people by phone, that if they wanted to witness it, they could. It was always orally.

So, that makes me wonder, though. Are we in a majority or a minority lately, with not taking our children to a church? Personally, I have yet to find one that I’m comfortable with. The one I went to in Indiana is no longer the same church. The pastor I loved retired. The music minister I adored was let go. They also really screwed with the youth program. Its just not the same church that I knew and trusted.

Then, when I lived in Florida, I was “a part of” one of the most hypocritical churches I have ever seen in my life, minus the Phelps clan here in Topeka (do not even get me started on those psychos … I’m all for free speech but they infringe on other’s personal rights when it comes to funerals and that pisses me the hell off). They picked and chose which pieces of the Bible they were going to follow to the letter, and which they were going to twist to their own views. My Indiana church did not look down at you if you were not perfect, because no one ever was, minus Christ. The Florida church? They thought they could dress up their church with a nice music program, and then hate everyone and everything. I’m of the mind “Hate the sin, not the sinner”. This church was “Hate the sin, harass the sinner”.

I’ve yet to find a church in which I feel comfortable. Most of them would have a problem with mine and Josh’s relationship, since we’re technically not married, at least in the eyes of the church. We do not have that piece of paper that claims we are. We are legally married though. I could legally change my name, without a problem. We are common law. But, a lot of churches would have a problem with that. Personally, I can’t get into the idea of someone telling me what to think and what to believe. Too many churches do that. I’m too much like my dad: I’m hard-headed, strong of heart and have a brain of my own.

Mamma Mia, My Oh My

I Finally Got Away

Friday, my friend, Julie, and I saw Mamma Mia! May I say that I, who’s not a huge fan of musicals, absolutely adored the movie. Julie wasn’t too sure that she’d wanted to see it, but saw it because I wanted to, and because Sex and the City wasn’t available. She paid for the tickets ($14) and I paid for the popcorn and sodas ($15.52). Worth every single penny paid, I think. Definitely one where I’ll be purchasing the DVD when it comes out, and the soundtrack as well. As I told Julie, I want it in my car, on my laptop, and on my phone.

Rave Reviews

I absolutely loved the screen adaptation of Mamma Mia! The look of it was gorgeous, never has a Greek island looked so beautiful! I loved Meryl Streep as Donna, she cam across as an honest and good-hearted character. I loved Amanda ans Sophie and my only big casting problem was Pierce Brosnan, you may want to cover your ears when he sings, he’s horrible. Some of the songs seemed a bit forced in the storyline, but some of them felt at home. I saw an advanced screening and the sound wasn’t very good but that could have been because of the spot where we were sitting. The movie was ultimate feel good! I loved it! It was very bright and bouncy the whole time. I didn’t feel that there was one slow moment in the movie! I think my favorite moment in the movie was definitely Dancing Queen. It was spectacular.
Author: Sergihoe from United States

I’d have to say that I agree 100% with this review, and all of the spectacular ones. There might be some not so nice ones, but I haven’t paid any attention.