Thursday, April 26, 2012

I'm Not So Arrogant to think my city is the best city in the state or my state is the best state in the United States or that the United States is the best country in the world.  Every city and every state and every country is "the best" is someone's eyes.  They all have faults and problems; they all have thing to be proud of.  It's all about the people in those cities, states and countries and what is in their hearts.   Governments can be bought and corrupted.  Only the people represent the goodness of their city, state, and/or country.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Why Should People on Public Assistance be Drug Tested?

It upsets me when people preach that all people receiving public assistance should be drug tested before they can receive help. They seem to be assuming that everyone who needs public assistance is a down-and-out druggie who refuses to work and just wants the money for more drugs.  My father left our family when I was approximately 6 years old and went to CA.  To my knowledge, he never provided my mother with a cent.  I know how that abandonment affected me, but that's another story.  My mother was left with three kids, aged 6, 5 and an infant.  She was young, had only a high school education, and lived in a community with very few job opportunities.  Her parents helped as they were able, but she had to accept public assistance in order to feed her children.  Should she have been drug tested and treated as a criminal because she wanted to put food in her children's mouths?  

Saturday, April 07, 2012

It's Time to Stop the Hate

It's time to stop all the hate in this country and learn to compromise and accept others.  God made each and every person in this country and loves each and every one of us just the same.  We are ALL made in his image.  God doesn't discriminate because of the color of one's skin or whether a person has straight or curly hair.  He doesn't discriminate because one is fat or thin, whether one is gay or straight, whether one is old or young, whether one is athletic or disabled, whether one wears a 3-piece suit or a hoodie.  God loves each of his children and wants them all to treat others as they want to be treated themselves.  I used to teach my Sunday School classes that, just like a box of crayons, God liked to color and he made people in all kinds of colors.  Has anyone ever criticized a child for coloring a cow blue just because that child likes blue?  So why do people criticize God for making people different colors?  God gave us all voices to sign and musical languages to sign in.  God likes variety.  He gave us different religions so humanity can celebrate his goodness and love in different ways.  None of them are wrong...and not one of them is more "right" than the other.  It's the human part that gets in the way of understanding and appreciating the gifts God created.  Like a box of crayons...we are all the same but different.  Yes, it's time to stop the hate and learn to appreciate the colors of the rainbow.