Saturday, September 25, 2010

Our new kitty!

A week ago Jason came home with a 2 month old kitten. He's the cutest sweetest thing ever. These pictures don't do him justice. He loves Jason as he sleeps in the cat cage at night on his shirt. He loves to be in your lap, to play with anything that moves and to hide under the couch. He even looks at the faces on TV and stands up on his hind legs to get a better look. He loves to snuggle and kneads with his paws as if he's nursing his mom. He's just really so cute! We have come up with lots of names, but nothing has stuck. Jason calls him "jelly" with a southern drawl to it. I think it sounds getto. Some other names have been: tom, Henry, tip, tippy, shadow, and all kinds of initials, like KC for 'kitty cat'. What do you think we should name him?

Monday, September 13, 2010

Jason 101

For those of you who have not met Jason here is a little about him:

1. Jason loves mushrooms. He puts them in spaghetti sauce, and always gets the mushroom burger at burger joints we eat at.
2. Jason loves Twislers. He will not eat Red Vines. Twislers only!
3. Jason grew up in central Illinois and those mid-westerns love their Miracle Whip. Jason is no different. He does not eat mayonnaise, just Miracle Whip and a lot of it!
4. Jason loves to watch sci-fi movies and TV shows.
5. Jason has a Kawazaki ZX1400 motorcycle in blue, with one red rim. He can go 200 miles an hour on that thing! He drag races it too.
6. Jason is really good at sharing his faith with others- everywhere- including Starbucks- where he gets his hot chocolate, not his coffee.
7. Jason likes to make up songs (just like me). But his we can't usually share, if you know what I mean.
8. Jason is good at making me laugh. I don't know how his brain comes up with the stuff that he does, but it's usually pretty good.
9. Jason loves to go visit the ocean.
10. Jason loves to take naps.
11. Jason can cook.
12. Jason likes to be in shape and work out at the gym.
13. Jason is often helping others.
14. Jason likes to go camping.
15. Jason has a big voice. He loves to sing and we will one day get him voice lessons as he has a lot of potential!
16. Jason is very affectionate- at least towards me.
17. Jason is a good friend to others.
18. Jason loves chocolate and can eat a whole chocolate cake by himself in 15 hours!
19. Jason favorite drink is Mountain Dew. I wish we had stock in that company!
20. Jason has righteous desires and wants to be a better person.
21. Jason is a country boy at heart. He has a YeeHaw that is extremely loud!
22. Jason loves dogs and all animals (just like me).

As you can see from the picture, he's a stud!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

America IS founded on Christian principles!

While watching this on Facebook I commented that "I love my country. I'm proud to be an American" Yet, I know that America is not what is was nor is suppose to be! I know America is corrupted. The constitution is not upheld as it should, although the presidents make a promise/covenant to do so. I long for the day when I can say those 2 sentences with out apprehension.

Friday, September 10, 2010

The Cutest Thing!

If this isn't the cutest thing- I don't know what is!!!! He's like a little person! Australia is my dream trip. When I go I want it to be for a month! It is a huge island with so much diversity with the land and animals! The Zoo's are a must! Perhaps someday.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Encouraging respect for religious diversity

Let us as latter-day Saints reach out to others not of our faith. Let us never act in a spirit of arrogance or with a holier-than-thou attitude. Rather, may we show love and respect and helpfulness toward them. We are greatly misunderstood, and I fear that much of it is of our own making. We can mbe more tolerant, more neighborly, more friendly, more of an expample than we have been in the past. Let us teach our children to treat others with friendship, respect, love and admiration. That will yeild a far better result than will an at titude of egotism and arrogance.

April 2000 President Gordon B. Hinckley

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Our Muslim Neighbors

Next to the Bellevue Stake Center on Main Street and 148th, where Jason and I attend church is a Muslim place of worship. It's nothing fancy, but we let them use our parking lot as there's is so small. Last week was Stake Conference where all congregations (about 10) called 'wards' of the 'stake' (geographical area) meet twice a year.

A brother of our ward shared what he saw happen last week with us in Fast and Testimony meeting. He sat near the double doors that were open and watch as a woman with a scarf around her head in Muslim like fashion come in. She looked at the picture of the Savior with his 12 apostles for about 2.5 minutes and then prostrated herself on the floor in the state of Muslim worship. She got up, looked at the picture again and did the same thing. She did this a total of 3 times. At the end, this brother came to her and invited her into listen to conference. There was a language barrier, but she came and sat and listened probably not understanding much, but had tears streaming down her face often. At the end, he again tried to communicate with her, to no avail. He brought over the missionaries, again a language barrier. The only thing he could think of to do was to give her a picture of the Savior with the 13 articles of faith on the opposite side of a card he always carries with him in his wallet.

While listening to this story, my mouth dropped open! I can only speculate about why she was there and what she felt and what she knows or does not know.

I've heard of Muslim's being converted to Mormonism and explaining it to their people as Joseph Smith is the new Muhammad. I've heard of Muslims having dreams in which they were told that Muhammad is not a true prophet. I know of the similarities of our religions, such as a food code, the need for a prophet to restore doctrine, etc. Someday they will all be brought to the knowledge of Jesus Christ and we will all be under one King: The King of Kings.

For more information read this: A Latter-day Saint Perspective on Muhammad.

From the Wikipedia: (red words, created by me, are similar beliefs of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

According to Islamic tradition, each prophet conveyed the same basic ideas of Islam (defined as submission to God, to his words and to his orders). They brought the belief in a single God and in the avoidance of idolatry and sin. Each came to preach Islam and told of the coming of the final law-bearing prophet and messenger of God: Muhammad. Each prophet directed a message to a different group and each prophet taught minor variations in sharia (or the practice of religion) to a different target audience. These variations constitute applications of Islam: mainstream Muslims do not consider them discrete versions of Islam.

Islamic tradition holds that God sent messengers to every nation. Muslims believe that God finally sent Muhammad to "seal" and to convey the divine message to the whole world (to sum up and to finalize the word of God), whereas he had previously sent the other messengers (rusul) to convey their messages to a specific group of people or to an individual nation.

Muslims regard Adam as the first prophet and Muhammad as the last prophet; (from the traditional interpretation of Muhammad's title Seal of the Prophets). Islam regards Jesus as a rasul (and sometimes as a nabi) because he received wahy (revelation) from God, through which God revealed the Injil (Gospel) to him.[1] Muslims have great respect for Jesus (known by the Arabic form of his given name as Eesa or Isa) and for his mother Maryam. They do not, however, regard Jesus as the son of God.

Islamic theology recognises as many as 224,000 prophets.[2] According to Wheeler, the Qur'an identifies 25 prophets by name, starting with Adam and ending with Muhammad.[3]

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Woodrow Wilson

1916: Woodrow Wilson Quote: "I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments in the civilized world.No longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men."

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Conspiracy Theories

Yes, I'm reading this book.

Yes, I'm dabbling in the idea of "conspiracy theories."

Do I believe them? YES.

In what areas do I think secret combinations are happening?

History- how we specifically got into wars.
Education- how socialism is taught and the Founding Fathers are given a bad rap.
Government- how the banks, the people with the money are really in control of congress and Washington DC.
Foundations- how they support socialism, communism and a new world order.
Secret groups of the rich that help create organizations that are unconstitutional and support their causes and deny the righteous ones.

You should read it! you should check it out! I've decided that I am no longer Republican- I'm a constitutionalists and will check every idea against that inspired document.

If you'd like to learn more, you can go to this web sight: to learn about Pearl Harbor, the war in Iraq and many others. While I have not read all of the topic's, I TOTALLY DISAGREE with atheism.