Monday, August 31, 2009

"Reality" TV

So, I've been watching some "reality" tv shows lately, and I've been wondering - how real is "reality" tv? Take Extreme Makeover Home Edition, for example, did you ever think that while the family is on vacation there is a camera crew with them? Or in the World's Strictest Parents, did you ever notice that you (if you are a teen between 15 and 18) can sign up to be on the show - doesn't it always seem like the parents made their kids go? Sometimes I think that it is easier and more enjoyable to pretend that it all really is real - not just reality tv.

Peace,

Haddy

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Relationships and Hypocrisy

I "come from" a big family and lately I've been noticing (and enjoying) the different relationships that I have with each of my brothers and sisters. My youngest brother and I are usually the first to get up in the morning and so we spend time together each morning eating breakfast and sometimes playing Wii or looking things up online together. My youngest sister and I share a room, so we spend a lot of time just hanging around each other and talking together or just being there. One of my brother's likes to go fishing - something I would enjoy if you didn't have to buy a dang license - sometimes I go along with him when he goes fishing and just sit in the boat or on a culvert and watch him catch some fish. Etc, etc, I do various things with my other brothers and sisters, too... and then there are the ones who have moved out and with whom my main relationship most of the time is through phone calls - which is a lot different and a lot harder, because I hate talking on the phone. I love seeing relationships between other people and I love the relationships that I have.

One thing that I dislike is hypocrisy - Lord, help me to do the things that I expect from others and to stand for the things that I say that I believe in.


Peace,
Haddy

Monday, August 24, 2009

Blogging, Judgement and Unborn Babies

Something "my" pastor talked about last Sunday really hit me, he was talking about judging and how sometimes we can feel that someone is judging us and therefore we judge them for judging us and it all goes around and around in a circle. I realized that has been true for me, I've oftentimes felt judged (sometimes by people from my own church and even my own family) and because of the judgment that I feel from them I sometimes don't give them a chance - because I am now judging them. The pastor spoke of how Jesus said that He didn't come to judge, and if Jesus who had "every right" to judge didn't anyway, why do we feel that we can? Very interesting, and very convicting.

I've been blogging for a year (or two or three), but haven't been very faithful with keeping any of the other ones going. I am hoping that with this one I will be better. :) Because so far I have many thoughts to share and I am feeling very excited and happy to be writing on this blog.

I found out a few days ago that one of my cousin's (along with her husband) is expecting her second baby and I am so HAPPY! I would love a niece or a nephew, but this is really the "next best thing". I am very close to my cousin's first child and love her so much, I know that I will love this baby as well (as I already am starting to). Babies are such miracles, don't you agree? Small and helpless and yet growing to make large and helpful adults. :D

Peace,
Haddy