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World Vegetarian Day ~

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It’s not Just about Eating/Not Eating Meat

It’s also about….

Too much American and now Mexican land that is literally a big huge shit pile

that is making people sick.

Genetically manufacturing/mutating animals for humans to eat.

Being put on this earth to dominate it, yes, but to destroy it and  human lives in the process, no.

Greedy corporations that own and have power over, well, pretty much everything in America.

Putting manufactured food into our bodies that is not healthy, necessary or even safe.

Allowing the rest of the world to suffer from hunger by..

Using American land and grain for feeding meat.

Having 1 or 2 big corporation run the country lawmakers, media and even        non-profit charities.

It is down right appalling to me that Americans can not look past their plate and their stomachs to see the rest of the world suffering because of our consumption.

It is not just propaganda that we could feed the world if we just stop producing meat for ourselves.

It is ridiculous that we can not sustain our greedy fat stomachs so we move ‘meat production’ into other countries where there is little to no regulation on workers and land.

It is scary to think 1 or 2 huge corporations run, literally, run this country. They control how the government votes, what and how farmers grow, how animals and other people get to live.

It is greed and power, people, pure and simple.

We, as Christians should be ashamed at how we can compartmentalize our ‘charity’, our ‘love’ for others.

How we can not see past our bellies to help others to have simple food to keep them alive. EVEN in our own country.

If we stopped eating meat and processed foods, and looked at how we can feed the world with grain and produce, each and every one of us, we could really make a difference.

I don’t want to speak for God, but really, if we looked past how an animal tastes and saw, really saw, how the animal suffers, how production impacts the animals, the workers and the people who live around the factory farms….. we should weep, God is weeping.

Instead of covering our ears when someone tries to tell about animal and human suffering, try listening with a global perspective.

Instead of whining how we couldn’t go one day without eating meat or at McDonalds, try listening to the doctor when they tell you you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol and/or clogged arteries. Try going for a walk! Try taking your meat money and giving to local food pantry.

Even if we feel that animals don’t have a soul and should not be treated humanly … we should at least feel for the people who do not have enough food and can not afford meat or processed crap in a box we eat here.

We serve the poor our throw-aways. We serve the poor by having them work in slaughter houses in foreign countries to feed our fat bellies or slave in sweat shops to clothe us in ridiculously expensive clothes.

Eating meat literally makes people sick, may not make you sick personally, but it is making millions of people sick, from hunger, from heart attacks, from slaughter house accidents and gas emissions.

Now that I am on a roll…. The excess in this country saddens me and disgusts me.

I am buying items for the shoeboxes for the children in other, poor countries.

As I look at websites and see all the plastic toy pvc-filled, cardboard crap we make to satisfy our entertainment, I am overwhelmed. Greed, people. Think of all the food and housing that could go Haiti with the money spent on county fair prize crap.

As we sit on our butts in front of the TV griping because we are cold in our 70 degree fully insulated houses, my little Compassion child, Josue is homeless in Haiti, his parents

having to move because their house was destroyed.

We are not humane. We may kid ourselves we are, but we are not.

–adjective

1.

characterized by tenderness, compassion, and sympathy for people and animals, esp. for the suffering or distressed.

—Synonyms
1. merciful, kind, kindly, kindhearted, tender, compassionate, gentle, sympathetic; benevolent, benignant, charitable. See
human.

—Antonyms
1.  brutal.

Anyone who has had the pleasure of adopting a pet can see that the pet loves, lives, breathes and has emotions. They cry when you step on their paws, they wag their tail and lick your face when you come home; they limp in pain when they are old, they shake with fright at loud noise, they bark and growl to protect their homes, and they love and nurture their young.

Pigs, cows and chickens do the same! Rats, bulls, elephants, frogs, monkey, horses and ostriches, too.

Yet, for our own greedy wants and desires, we test on them, we kill them inhumanely, we allow them to suffer for our entertainment [bull fighting, circus, etc], we keep them pregnant for drugs, milk and veal. We discard boy chicks by the thousands in garbage bags because they can not lay eggs.

Now for the Christian perspective; I, for one, do not eat certain foods from any sort of piety or because I think God said for me to just eat veggies. Nor is there any scripture that entitles you or me to judge the other for their own food consumption.

My basic desire to eat better, feel better, to keep the world a better place for animals and humans to live. To live like Jesus told me to live; to love others, to do good deeds, to glorify Him in all that I do.

How do you love others?

Think about that next time you open your box of mac n cheese or fire up the BBQ…….

Funny Thing, This Life

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So, life. Funny thing this life.

I have a new client, well 2 clients.  splendid, respectful, gorgeous, professional men. They have show goats.

I feed, water and milk the goats. They are adorable. I feel like a real country girl.

I’m going to be a grandma.  Hubby’s son’s girlfriend is pregnant.

Hubby’s 51st birthday is Monday.

I’m taking my motorcycle training class this next week.

 

Life, just moving along, things simmering in a pot… job interviews, slowly getting new clients, wondering whether to work or advertise my business more. Bible study choices for the fall. Keeping this pup or adopting her. Weddings and showers fly by.

I’m kinda in this ” I Don’t Know” period of my life, don’t know what to do about work, life, son, volunteering, etc, but I’m also in a place where Im ok with it. So that’s gotta be good.

Son is working at a local sammich making franchise, loving it.

We went to a college prep/advising meeting to discuss his senior year of college and where he wants to go after.

There is a college in another town about 1 1/2 hours away [Kenmore] that has the exact major/career he wants to do.

3 more years of college and have a masters degree. he would be 23 years old and hopefully his whole life ahead to work, work, work, doing something he loves.

Son is struggling right now with what to do with himself after he is turns 18.

He doesn’t want to stay here and abide by our rules, but doesn’t know exactly how to move out, work, school and live.

Something he must decide. Just like every other teen.

son is downstairs now with a friend. We are going to watch Death Race 2000.

Funny thing, this life.

 

Haiku ~ A Burst of Creativity

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food for the soul

rots in the evil innards

expelled by minions

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shadows flutter from corners

even in this darkness

God be glorified

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slam the door hard

walking over  crushed blood red hearts

freedom bellows from the streets

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kisses like forbidden fruit

stolen glances among the books

condemnation stares

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tulips swoon by the wind

paper thin promises blow

harsh rain breaks the stem

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one heart still beating

knowledge filled paper back books

the heavenlies cry

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pleasure and pain unfold

every sin has its source

the world swallows you up

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light and darkness spread

may they never fall from grace

wasted so much time

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child man confused

deviant delusional

the world hates you

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desires float on oil

emotions in your pocket

compost your soul

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white fluffy petals

taken by the eastern wind

brought home to love again

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branches brought low

in the perfect time of weakness

faith  rises above

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some are brought back

some in chains, some with gladness

all are His in Christ

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no easy answers

to pull up the weed or not

till the ground of hope

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innocence shattered

debris left to ponder why

shadow loomed dark

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my fingers say yes

rainbow colored fibers skeins and balls

my heart says no

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protect the nest egg

a mothers occupation

die a small death over

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sin like an apple

shiny pretty inticing

worm like a serpent

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from a cell he came

cute little bundle of joy

what will he become

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water cleanses me

fire refines me

earth nourishes me

sky illuminates me

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humans depress me

God loves me

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sin surrounds the dark

wrong love devours the weak

help those who have died

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blue wet churning water

red scorching hot towering flames

purple is my heart

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to do or not to

complex issues of the heart

enduring love rules

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christlikeness we seek

prone to judge sins of other

God is ashamed

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destruction our demise

accountable to a holy God

do not let sin reign

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brought low by autumn

buried by blustery winter storms

sun wakes up again

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dimly we now see

the Lords view is from on high

destiny is heaven

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promote wrong ideals

shame is now celebrated

repent young sinner

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food for the belly

we disagree the intent

cruelty slays me

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chastity is good

lust spreads like open leprosy

keep them locked up tight

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small minded people

you are contrary to nature

take log out of eye

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an empty cheerless house

inheritance forgotten

missing infant smile

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silly names I love

monkey face, crazy two toes

no one to hear me

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pinecones litter ground

babies fall from mothers tree

swirled by the wind

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OK, there is much more swirling around in my brain,but its almost 500 words.

add your own…….

Home Engineer PLUS Pet Sitter/Walker

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This week I started a dog walking job. I walk three pups in the middle of the day for their mommy, who is a school teacher.

Chester is a long hair jack russell mix, Gus and Gizmo are papillons. They are sweet dogs.

I so enjoying being outside, walking and being with mans best friends. Even when it’s raining.

It feels so good to be out of the house and minding someone else’s business for a change.

I’m seriously considering a pet sitting/walking business, so if you know of anyone [within a 5 mile radius of my house]

who needs pets fed/walked, mail picked up while on vacation, etc., let me know.

I’m hunting around, checking others businesses prices and figuring out how much time and money I want to invest in this.

This past week, the only 2 times I felt actual joy was 1. the second day I was walking the pups and 2. when I was ironing and my dog was chewing on a bone on the floor beside me and my cat was playing with a sweatshirt string on the bed.

Ps 20:5 – [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]Wewillsingforjoy over your victory ,  And in the name of our God we will set up ourbanners. May the LORD fulfill all your petitions.

Ps 27:6 – [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]And now my head will be lifted up above my enemies around me, And I will offer in His tent sacrifices with shoutsof joy; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the LORD.

Ps 32:11 – [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, you righteous ones; And shout for joy, all you who are upright in heart.Ps 33:1 – [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]Sing for joy in the LORD, O you righteous ones; Praise is becoming to the upright.

Ps 35:27 – [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]Let them shout for joy and rejoice, who favor my vindication; And let them say continually, “The LORD bemagnified, Who delights in the prosperity of His servant.”Ps 84:2 – [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]My soul longed and even yearned for the courts of the LORD; My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God.

Ps 92:4 – [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]For You, O LORD, have made me glad by what You have done, I will sing for joy at the works of Your hands.Ps 95:1 – [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]O come, let us sing for joy to the LORD, Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation.

Ps 98:4 – [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Hebrew]Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth; Break forth and sing for joy and sing praises.

So, Speaking of Facebook

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Facebook has got me hooked.

Sadly my life revolves around superpoke pets, bejeweled blitz, tattoo pictures  and status updates.

I have been hurt by people de-friending me. Amazed at seeing high school classmates again.

I have de-friended people but asked them back.

Grateful to have people on there that I would normally not see very often.

Relieved to see people updating things even when they hide out from reality.

Sad to see some folks with messed-up lives. Glad to get to pray with them and for them.

So what would God say about this phenomenon called Facebook?

Are we doing what He intended with our lives? Are we bringing people to Him through this medium?

Will all the nations hear the Good News of the Lord and Savior thru FB?

I’m assuming like everything else in life Facebook needs to be balanced. Fit in among living, cooking, cleaning, reading, growing, moving, learning and loving.

 

The Home Engineer…..

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       Teacher

    cHauffeur

      Encourager

 

    t Herapist

     cOok

      Mom

   clEaner

 

    pErsonal shopper

 lauNdry mat

     Gardener

     Interior designer

     Nurse

     Electrician

     Eleven times great than dad

     Roadside assistant

 

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I think this is too hard to read, but my boy did it for me. He loves his summer college class and loves being out of the ‘homeschool’ house.

He is looking forward to fall quarter where he gets to DRIVE to school!!! ARGH!!!!