I feel like I'm running behind on everything this week! School started earlier than normal this year. Pdaddy and I were discussing it and decided we don't like it. Not that that changes anything. It makes the summer really short for us because Pdaddy is on a university schedule (last day in mid-June). With the kids going back so early, we only had seven weeks of concurring vacation. But, the kids are happy with their schools and teachers. And...I have to admit this weird quirk: I love the way new clothes make a room smell. If I could can that scent (that and new car scent), then I'd be one happy camper. :)
I have an acquaintance that sends me glurge (christian e-spam). She's not even a friend. She got my e-mail off of a group e-mail from another friend (which always seems very desperate to me). Anyway, she sent me this gem and I wanted to jam a spork in my eye.
I love that our leader will take time out of his schedule during wartime to witness. In Christ - Jamie
There is a man in our church, Jeff Benoit, who has a friend who served on Pres.
Elect Bush's campaign in Austin, and she called him to tell this story.
Last week, Gov. Bush appeared at the thank-you banquet for his campaign staff, and
was going table to table to shake hands with the 1000+campaign
volunteers. He got to one lady, who by a brief comment she made,
indicated she was a Christian. She was there with her 16 year old son.
Gov. Bush asked him if he was a believer, too. He said he didn't think so.
Gov. Bush then asked, "Do you mind if I tell you how I came to know Christ as my
savior?" The boy agreed, and Gov. Bush pulled up a chair and witnessed to
him for 30 minutes, and led him in the sinners prayer!
Jeff's friend was so choked up, she could hardly tell the story through her tears.
Yes, my dear girlfriend, we are living in the end times. How glorious to know that
our new president is a man that doesn't feel the political pressure to glad-hand
1000 people, but would take 30 minutes of his precious time to lead a teenager
*spork spork spork*
Ok. For one, George Bush hasn't been "president elect" in seven years. Do people who chain mail this crap actually read or try to assign veracity to this crap? Second, I don't know how Bush supposedly did this "during wartime" during his presidential campaign. Do you? Third, if he did take thirty minutes to witness to some teenager during a state occasion during war, it's not going to give me warm fuzzies. Doesn't he have better stuff to do? Like, oh...I dunno'...clean up his mess! Finally, it took me all of two minutes to Google this and find that it's on Snopes. It's totally fabricated. Not one true statement in the entire thing, but...eight years later, it's still making the rounds. This is why no one takes the religious conservative party seriously. Between this and the staunch attachment to the "fact" that "Obama is Muslim", it's clear that these people are NOT concerned about reality. They want to tie crap up in cute little Jesus bows and build upon the lies by interjecting their own introduction.
I wrote her back. I asked her to take me off of her list. That's it. I didn't say, "You're full of crap and so is your story." Just, "Please take me off your spam list." She wrote back saying, "WELL EXCUSE ME. I AM SORRY FOR SENDING YOU A POSITIVE MESSAGE DURING SUCH A DIFFICULT TIME FOR AMERICA."
Oh yeah,...all caps. *spork*
Must. Fight. the. Stupid. Must. Not. Write. Back.