I usually like to keep my prayers rather serious, but when I got out of U.S. History today I had to give a quick "Thank God it's Friday!" I meant it; I'm glad this week is over, and that I made it through in one piece.
Of course, I couldn't have done that without all of your prayers and support. Sorry if that last post seemed over-dramatic. I really was feeling down, but I'm at 100% now, trust me. For one, the weather has been absolutely, positively gorgeous. If clear skies and perfect temperatures can't bring up your spirits, then I don't know what can. I also decided to stop stressing about classes so much. That'll probably cost me later (especially seeing as I have three--count 'em, three--exams next week), but I think emotional well-being is worth a few less points on a test.
And, most importantly, I decided to (forgive the cliché) let go and let God. The future is something that is too complicated to worry about. All I can do is serve God now, and have faith that He'll provide. Now, it's Friday and I won't be able to post again until Monday. I'm going home this weekend. The Good: Family and friends. :-) The Bad: Dial-up connection :-(
Therefore I'll just post some random things that happened this week:
1. I didn't get to go with Tanya to the rosary yesterday, which is a shame, because I was really looking forward to it. There was a mix-up and she forgot the time, so it's really her fault, not that I blame her. ;-) Hopefully we'll go next week. Either way, I've decided that I need to start having my own prayer time where I sit down and pray, not for myself, but for others. It's something that I simply don't do enough because my prayers tend to be very self-centered.
2. We went salsa dancing on Wednesday. I have to say I looked the part (a girl said I looked like Adrian Brody trying to be Antonio Banderas...okay, so maybe I didn't look that much the part). Not to mention the fact that I have the rhythm and coordination of a wounded duck. I probably was the biggest dope out there, but hey, I had fun.
3. Okay, now for my political/social musing for the week. Two of my favorite bloggers (La Shawn Barber and Randy Thomas) are at the Values Voter Summit as I speak, an event sponsored by the Family Research Council. The event is set up to discuss political issues important to conservative Christians. You can bet the Federal Marriage Amendment will come up. Personally, I'm against it. The Defense of Marriage Act (signed into law by Bill Clinton) is perfectly sufficient in my opinion.
Earlier today, I made the mistake of confusing the Family Research Council with the Family Research Institute. A reader pointed that out to me (thanks again!). FRC seems to be a decent organization. FRI, not so much. Why? Because their Chairman--Paul Cameron--is a moron. I don't usually go to "The Daily Show" for news (though I do think it's hilarious), but the interview they did with Cameron was unbelievable. The subject they were discussing was whether or not gays should serve in the military. I won't go into my opinions on that here, but I will link to the interview (view at your own risk). Simply put, Cameron made some ridiculous assertions and looked like an idiot without TDS having to do much on their part. I especially liked when he said that gay men enjoyed a certain sex act that I had never even heard of, let alone been tempted to do, and out of decency won't print here. Needless to say it's something extremely disgusting and I was ready to punch the screen when he said, "I guess if I was gay, that would be something I'd like to do."
I hope this man's realm of influence is limited. He's the exact type of guy that hurts the cause of ministering to gays and lesbians. Heck, he hurts the cause of ministering to anyone. Geez! Okay. Rant over. Have a good weekend, y'all!