Monday, October 27, 2008

Furious

This makes me furious.

I'm certain Dr. White knew he was going to cause a stir when he said these things- and I'd say it's blown up to a full blown ruckus by now. 

Lets get a few things straight. I do not agree with using abortion as a form of birth control. The morning after pill should not be used as birth control. I'm not a sex outside of marriage girl and I disagree with using abortion to fix a problem caused by fornication. I've even talked a little bit on my work blog about how uncomfortable I am aborting a nonviable pregnancy. I say all this to make the point that I am proooooo life. 

Most medicinal forms of birth control prevent ovulation, some prevent implantation, some do both. The argument is against types that prevent implantation. Regardless, no form of birth control is 100% effective- we all know this. I believe that fertilization and implantation are equally important. It's impossible to be pregnant without both! I can understand the argument that life begins at fertilization- but life is non sustainable without implantation. I'm not undermining the miracle of fertilization and pregnancy; I'm a Labor & Delivery nurse. I find pregnancy to be the most amazing miraculous event. How can anyone know the mechanisms of life and deny the presence of God?? It's absolutely incredible. 

Dr. White himself stated he & his wife at one time used birth control. He now says, "The reason that we did it was my own selfishness, I wanted kids, but I wanted kids — not in God's timing, but in my timing." So, Dr. White, are you saying that birth control pills are stronger than God? That God cannot still work and move and create life while a person is using birth control??? Personally, I believe God is infinitely more powerful than a little pill (or in my case, a 1.5"x1.5" patch.). Just as God sometimes leaves women barren, sometimes he blesses us with children. I may not fully understand either situation, but that doesn't mean I don't trust in God's plan. If I were to get pregnant (as a birth control user) I'm not only certain that a baby would be an incredible blessing in our lives, but I also know that God would provide for us. 

I think it's ridiculous to call birth control pills "murder." There are so many other bigger problems with the church these days, Dr. White, and you are not helping matters. I do not appreciate the negative publicity this has brought to the Seminary and Baptist church. And as if this werent enough publicity, Soul Force is scheduled to be on campus today. (but that's a whoooole other blog.) 


Current Song: ehh, nothing. 

Friday, October 24, 2008

Christmas Pictures

Ok, so this past weekend Jordan and I and Greg went up to campus to take some pictures for our Christmas cards. For those of you who've never been to SWBTS, it's got lots of great photogenic spots for pictures. We were hoping to get some great pictures of the 2 of us, and there are a few that I really like. I would have loved to go take some at a Christmas tree farm all bundled up, but the way our cards will be this year, I gotta get started early!!! (as in 2 weeks from Saturday!) Alas, we got some cute pictures and enjoyed walking around catching up with Greg. I dont think I can say the same for Greg, though- I think he just wanted a nap. :)

So, around the campus there are all these great spots for reading- especially if you go up on the weekend when it's really quiet. This past Sunday was no exception- there were people sitting all over the place reading and walking around. Families with their kids had come out to the pond to feed the fish. And then there was this couple- we could tell they weren't married yet, because they were doing a pre-marital Bible Study (Before you Say I Do-- it's good, Jordan and I have it also!) They were sitting together on a blanket under a tree- very sweet, until you see what's lying next to her shoes.....

...A dead squirrel.
Yep, that little brown furball sitting inches from her shoes is a dead squirrel. Now obviously, these 2 were totally oblivious to the fact that there was a dead animal within a few feet of them and we could hardly stifle our laughter. The picture we got (above) was a ploy "to test the lighting." It was hilarious. Poor kids were probably upset at us for laughing so loudly nearby while they were intent on the week's lesson in marriage. We never did go fill them in on their little friend's proximity.


Current song: I Miss You by Shane&Shane

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Fall = Fair time!

Friday, we made our first trip to the Texas State Fair.

Is there any way we can go to the fair without talking about fried foods??? Isnt that the best thing about a fair?! Being that this IS Texas, new fried foods emerge every year. This goes way beyond a corny dog & funnel cake people. Among others, we saw Fried Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Fried PB&J's, Fried alligator, Fried cheese curds, Fried S'mores, Fried Oreos, Fried Honeybuns, Fried Snowballs, Fried Snickers, Fried Lattes (dont know how that one's done...), Fried Banana Splits, Fried Jellybeans, Fried Chocolate Truffles, Fried Ice Cream, and the big food winner this year, Chicken Fried Bacon. What was I most interested in????.....

Mmmmmmmm.... Fried Oreos. Delicious. Think Oreo-flavored funnel cake. What was Jordan's fried desire???? A Fried Snickers Bar (see the very first picture.). Who would've thought anyone could fry a snickers bar. Regardless, it was pretty awesome.

Obviously.

Creepy Big Tex. He's not supposed to be creepy, but I just happen to think that a 52' tall talking dickies-wearing cowboy is just a little creepy. I'm just saying.


Of course, we tried the Chicken Fried Bacon.

And it was good.

We aren't big ride people, so we mostly played games, looked @ the exhibits, ate the food, shopped and walked around. It was fun- and now we can always say we've been to the Texas State Fair. We did not stay for Jessica Simpson. I did not see Jessica walking around. I did not see Tony Romo. I did not care to see either of them. 

So 6 hours after making the drive to Dallas, we left $47 poorer, several pounds heavier with sore feet and raging headaches. 

I was disappointed with myself for not running after all those fried indiscretions. Alas, I went out last night and was pretty pleased with myself. I guess all my whining to anyone who would listen has not fallen on deaf ears. I finally broke past 2 miles. You could say I trampled over the 2 mile mark by running 4 miles last night. Yep- that's right 4 whole miles. And surprisingly I didnt feel like ground beef when I was done. The same can't be said today about my left knee though- it hurts

What else wonderful happened yesterday?? The Longhorns trampled (and I mean trampled) Mizzou 56-31. It was beautiful. We kept our well-earned #1 ranking, and hopefully will continue to dominate over the next few weeks. The rest of the season's games (Texas Tech, A&M, and Kansas just to name 3) are no piece of cake, so the Longhorns will really still need to stay on top of things to stay on top of the BCS ratings.


Current song: Sometimes I cant make it Alone by Mae

Friday, October 17, 2008

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Ground Beef.

Run. Run. Run. Run.

My momma predicted it. "Running will get in your blood," she said. I kind of thought she was crazy when she said I needed to run the Cowtown with her in February, but then again, if she can run a marathon, why the heck cant I? So, I surprised myself by running a lot further than I ever expected to. And now I'm running every day. (well, almost everyday. I haven't run today, but i've been up since 5 and it's raining outside.) 

It seems like it took NO time to go from not running at all, to doing 2 miles/day. But where am I still?? 2 Miles/day. My times are getting faster, I'm doing a 9-10 minute/mile now, which is by no means speed racer, but I think going at a faster pace equals shorter distance before wearing out. So what's more important? Will it all come together here soon? Will I come to the point soon where I have a good pace and distance? I'm certain this will come, but now I'm just getting impatient. I dont have anyone coaching me, just the random encouragement from those who know I'm running and my end goal. Is 3 1/2 months enough time?! 

And yet, I'm still going. 

I am encouraged that this knee pain I've been having is transient, as I'm not hurting any more. Too bad the same cant be said for my sore, recently flu vaccinated bicep. Yowzers that thing hurts!


Current song stuck in my head: Anything by Mae

Saturday, October 11, 2008

I've got soul, but I'm not a soldier

Buh.
I'm disappointed in this week's episode of What Not to Wear. It still makes me want to go shopping however. Have I ever mentioned how much I enjoy The Soup though?

I've really grown to love our small group. We met again this week (at our tiny apartment!) for dinner-well, breakfast for dinner, conversation, and prayer time. All the couples in our group are pregnant but us, so our conversations usually revolve around pregnancy, labor, and babies. Regardless, I look so forward to meeting again!! 

I ran another 2 miles today. I havent been able to break into 3 miles yet. Halfway through the week, my sinuses started acting up again and I havent been able to breathe through my nose since then, which has hampered my running. 

I am happy to announce that the Longhorns are VICTORIOUS this year against OU!!! Go Horns!!!! It was a great game and all, but the Longhorns won 45-35! I think our friendship with Greg & Kelli may be a little strained now, although I hope they dont hold this against us. I wish we'd taken a picture; Jordan and I were all decked out in our burnt orange gear cheering on the team to victory! Due to this awesome win-- Texas is now #1 in the country!!!! Way to go Longhorns- keep it up! The next couple of weeks are going to be difficult games, but I think we've got it in the bag :)


Current song stuck in my head: All These Things that I've Done by The Killers

Monday, October 6, 2008

Border Bash aint got nothin on this...


It's that time again... for the Red River Rivalry!

Jordan and I have finally broken the very very loose ties with any college team we've favored and pledged our allegiance to the 'Horns! And none sooner- this weekend is the awesome, highly anticipated, super Texas-sized, ultimate rivalry. Texas Longhorns vs Oklahoma Sooners. A game this big makes the dawgs/gamecocks match up look like pee-wee football. Held right here in Dallas @ the Cotton bowl, it's the biggest game of the year. This year should be no different; #1 ranked OU vs #5 ranked UT- both undefeated so far this year. Should be a real nail-biter. :)


Even my mom couldnt escape 'Horn fever- she has her own UT paraphernalia, which she got while out here a few weeks ago. I'll have to make sure she wears her Longhorn gear this saturday - we'll have to be on our "A" game to bring down the Sooners. Hook em Horns!!!

Last week I ran a total of 7 miles (over the whole week- not in one day!!!). I'm hoping today to run 3 miles. I'm ready again for Junk Food & Jesus (our high school girl's Bible study). I've got a pot roast cooking. I need to do laundry. I'm busy busy making a card for Mr. Mims (whose birthday is tomorrow.... whoops.). I must take a shower. I have a lot to do!!! I need to stop talking so much about football (which is so out-of-character for me anyway!). 


Current song stuck in my head: Texas Fight! haha
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