Reformed Grits

Dear Lord…..
October 22, 2008, 9:12 pm
Filed under: Faith

Dear Father, I have a few questions for you tonight.  I know I may not know for all eternity but one day if You would be honored in letting Your curious child know I'd be grateful…

Why do people who say they love democracy and free enterprise in our republic say it's not socialism to give "tax refunds" to those who don't pay taxes?  Isn't that really just stealing from people and giving it to those who quite frankly are just too lazy to work? 

Why, oh Lord, do all the most delicious things have saturated fat and cause diabetes?  And why can't the goodies in life, like ice cream and cookies and brownies and meat wrapped in bacon and dipped in sugar–why, Lord, can't they be health foods?

Why are my children quiet until I get on the phone, on the potty, or in a frantic situation?  And especially if I have a frantic situation on the phone while I'm on the potty.  That always solicits a scream from somewhere in the family. 

Why, dear Lord, do the ones we love the most have the ability to injure us most? 

And the waist, Lord, why did you make what was supposed to be tiny and attractive just sit RIGHT above where all our baby pudge would reside for the rest of our lives on earth?  It's like a big, giant boob from your belly button to your pelvic bone.  Is this attractive to you?  Do you see beauty here?  Why can't everyone?  Why can't muffin tops be hot? 

Why do clowns scare people when they are supposed to make us laugh? 

Lord, why is it that the most absolute precious time in a woman's life– when she has just experienced the miracle of birth and life– why is it that she's so exhausted that she can't enjoy it?  I would love to know that one. 

Did you make the little bitty dogs to really survive in the wild or are they some weird cultivation of the species?  Seriously, I'd like to know how that happened. 

And finally dear Lord, I'd love to know how you thought up the way babies came out.  I'm just askin'. 

Lord, now my kids are home and I will no longer be able to think of these questions.  I'm sure I'll have more.  Children always do. 



Wish it were mine!
October 22, 2008, 8:24 am
Filed under: Music

Last night I went with Gayle to Sophie's house to enjoy a little music courtesy of Trent Monk which was a lot of fun and I took a little snack shared by Caroline (of the former Incomplete Thoughts) last year which wound up being a big hit!  For those who asked for the recipe, here ya go!  I didn't come up with it; wish I had!

I also want to say we really enjoyed hearing Trent's music.  Wow that guy has some pipes and some mad guitar skilz!  I was very impressed and I walked away with my name on the pre-order list for his new CD coming out as well as an acoustic one in my hand for the road.  I especially loved his "More Than That" song.  Wow.  I'm there.  I'm a fan! 

Thanks, Sophie, D, and Little Man for having us all over; and thanks Trent and "ShaneShane" Dan for coming and blessing us!