Monday, October 23, 2006

What is a Liberal?

There's a post on Woods Cross Citizen that talks about a local candidate distancing himself from the national party. The thing about the post that interests me is one of it's comments...

The Angel Liberal said...
James 1: 5
5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

Let's remember the true meaning of liberal, not the Sean Hannity assassination of the word.

Alma 1: 30
30 And thus, in their prosperous circumstances, they did not send away any who were naked, or that were hungry, or that were thirst, or that were sick, or that had not been nourished; and they did not set their hearts upon riches; therefore they were liberal to all, both old and young, both bond and free, both male and female, whether out of the church or in the church, having no respect to persons as to those who stood in need.

Alma 6: 5
5 Now I would that ye should understand that the word of God was liberal unto all, that none were deprived of the privilege of assembling themselves together to hear the word of God.

D&C 46: 7
7 But ye are commanded in all things to ask of God, who giveth liberally; and that which the Spirit testifies unto you even so I would that ye should do in all holiness of heart, walking uprightly before me, considering the end of your salvation, doing all things with prayer and thanksgiving, that ye may not be seduced by evil spirits, or doctrines of devils, or the commandments of men; for some are of men, and others of devils.

Think about it.

Brings new meaning to the term "bleeding liberal" doesn't it.

I was talking with my dad the other night about how we in our suburbia get so comfortable. We have nice couches, and we drive nice cars. We don't have to think about people who are starving or people who don't have places to live because we don't see it. We get caught up with soccer games and pot luck dinners and all the little things in our lives that seem so important, but we forget about taking care of others who are not as blessed as we are.

Perhaps we all ought to be a little more liberal.

Depression and Brussel Sprouts

No, sorry children, there is no known link between the two...

This time of year always makes me a little sad. The gardening season is over. Then there's politics.

It depresses me that there are so many qualified candidates who don't get as much support because they are democrats, while crazies (aka less-qualified-but-still-nice-people-in-general-probably) end up getting elected. I'm remembering Rob Bishop. How in the world did he get elected?

Paul Neuenshwander has some jumbo signs up with the word REPUBLICAN across the bottom (in case anyone forgot who they should vote for).

Here's hoping for sane voters (and by sane, I mean those who agree with me) this year.

In other news, I tried brussel sprouts for the first time ever last night. I was pleasantly surprised. I really expected to gag them down. They tasted a little like cauliflower, just a bit stronger.

I wouldn't mind eating them again (as long as they are cooked well, and not too big- I've heard they can be terrible if you aren't careful about only buying small ones).

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Still here...

Every morning (at least on weekdays) I wake up, get the kids ready (usually with a lot of help from the Mister) and head to school. Kindergarten that is.

Between shuttling the 5-year-old (we are walking less than we used to) to and from school, and the 2-year-old's play group, and volunteering as a computer mom and a reading mom, helping with homework (no, it's no mandatory for kindergartners to do homework, but he gets "pluses" for doing it, which earns him small prizes), and youth council, and church responsibilities, and Mister's school (which is a huge part), I'm too tired to blog much.

I'm feeling pretty good, a little tired, but not sick anymore. My pants don't really fit anymore, which makes dressing interesting.

I'll try to blog if anything extra special happens. :)

Oh, the 2-year-old did finally advance to the next shoe size today (and he is still eating constantly).