Friday, March 04, 2005

Poor Hubby has been sick again this week. He's finally feeling a little better, but I think he had the flu. The coughing was horrible and the headache and neckache was awful. Of course, it rearranged our schedule for the whole week, but hopefully we're back on track.

I'm quite ready for some warmer weather. The house feels very stuffy and I'd like to get it aired out.

I started reading, The Last Disciple by Hank Hanegraff and I'm very disappointed. Until I started reading this book and doing some research, I had trusted his take on things. Now, I'm not so sure. The book takes a "preterist" view of Revelation and prophecy. They believe that the 1st century persecution by Nero was the tribulation period and the Nero was the beast. I find this very difficult to believe in light of Scripture. I believe that it was a shadow of the wrath to come, but I know that Scripture says that believers will NOT see the wrath of God and that there is a coming wrath. We will suffer persecution, but not wrath. There are just to many questions that have to remain unanswered if you take a preterist view. There are to many things that can't be explained. I found it to be discouraging and at the same time, it fulfills Scripture about scoffers and false teachers.

Once again, the conservative view is under attack on KR. It doesn't seem to matter what the conservative says, it is routinely blasted and discounted. In this case, I don't have anything to do with it. I've learned my lesson, it isn't worth my time, and it's become a foolish argument. No more casting pearls before swine, the dust is shook. I'll keep checking in and I hope to encourage those that are feeling bold, but it's really a private party that many there don't want crashed.

As I've been watching the world around me, news, websites, blogs, I'm often appalled at the level of selfishness. The whole "I, Me" thing. Everything is about bringing pleasure to oneself, fulfilling ones needs, doing what's right for "me" and to heck with the rest of the world. It's sad. There is so little joy, so much bitterness. Maybe, if people weren't so focused on themselves, they'd see things a little differently, be less expectant of government to rescue them.

Well, enough ranting. My mom is taking me out for lunch today for my upcoming 41st birthday. I'm looking forward to it.

I'm almost finished with one baby sweater and started a white Dale pattern last night, something special for JJ to wear when he is dedicated to the Lord.


Anita said...

I so much love the fact that in all the times I have read your responses in KR that they are good, solid, right-on Bible teaching stated in a loving, non-judgemental way. You're right, sometimes we just need to shake the dust off our feet and move on. I've had jobs like that as well. They just don't want anything to do with what is good and right and honorable. It's really too bad.

And, Happy Birthday! I'm right there with ya at 41. I'm really starting to feel old but I'm determined to not let it get the better of me. :-)

KnitnMom said...

I was so discouraged to read your comments about Hanegraff so I emailed my DH to see if he had heard the same...and he confirms it. How sad! I enjoyed "Christianity in Crisis" so much!
I think you are handling KR so well. I have not been there for many weeks and do not plan to return as I never felt welcomed. :(
Happy Birthday (soon)!! :)

lottie said...

Hiya Dawn,

For some reason I thought you were my age--34! Well, you look great! :) HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

I looked in at KR & oh, they are so annoying...they are really picking people's that cammellie or whatever...well, it's everyone but I notice her...I wish I could post! :) I agree about shaking the dust off but sometimes I think a good fight is needed! I'd love to see a bunch of conservatives start posting!

Sorry about your husband, I'll be praying for know, I haven't had the flu much but this one (we had the Fujian A) was a real just dragged & dragged...

Have a lovely weekend!

God bless!

Anonymous said...

Hi Dawn,

Happy Birthday!!!

I hope your husband feels better soon. We have had a merry-go-round of colds all winter. But the flu was really bad last year, so I can't complain too much. I can't wait til spring!

Ditto about KR. I don't visit much anymore. However, I must admit that I learned so much - such as: SAHMs are stupid, Zionists are terrorists, and Conservatives are ignorant. :) I realized that knitting does not a friendship make. The mean-spirited attitudes threw me for a loop. And I was stunned when the rude behavior extended into the regular knitting topics. My time is too precious for all that migraine-inducing small talk.

Have a good weekend!

lara (aka gabsmom)

Anonymous said...

Amen, sisters, about the KR. I'd rather visit the domestic bird group any day. There's a whole lot less pecking there, and not as many feathers flying. ;-) Happy B Day, Dawn. You're still a youngster yet. You'll hit my age soon enough and be older than dirt.
P.S. The only bad thing about the warmer weather is that we are getting hit with those stinking Asian beetles again. GRRR!

Anonymous said...

Just had to add my 2cents worth about KR, too. I discovered them a couple years ago and became an instant fan, being a new knitter and new to internet chat as well. But I had the temerity to mention I bought something at Walmart and got blasted to the high heavens by one and all--this was before the off-topic area was created. It was so hurtful that I quit the forum and now only go back occasionally to get the lowdown on new yarns, patterns, etc. In my imagination I'd like to see some of the more rabid KRers locked in a room with Sean Hannityites and Ann Coulter acolytes, they can get into a knock-down, no holds bar fight that they love so much, and let us rational, sane, looking-for-common ground people alone!
Happy belated birthday you young 41 yr old!