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My passion is helping others defend themselves and their families. I am an NRA Certified pistol instructor, a NRA Chief Range Safety Officer, leader of TWAW Shooting Chapters - North Cincinnati, and the state leader of TWAW Shooting Chapters - Ohio. I also have a heart for the Lakota people and lead mission teams to the Pine Ridge Reservation each year, am founder and director of Backpacks For Pine Ridge,, and do various volunteer work in my own community. My greatest joy is being a grandma and hanging out with my husband of 30+ years.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

You're All Hopeless.

It's been a tough day. Maybe it's because we're just back from a couple of days away and I'm irked that we couldn't have more time. Or maybe it's because I've had a dealing or two today with people that I just don't like. I don't know but for whatever reason I feel really irritated today and I don't like feeling that way.

For the most part of the day I drove around running various errands and praying that God would help me to like people because today is a day that I don't like much of anybody. I get fed up with people and all the stupid things they do - they do stupid things to screw up their kids, their marriages. They are self-centered, self-seeking and arrogant. Sometimes I want to scream at them and other times I want to do worse than that. And then sometimes it just makes me really, really sad. And then there are times when I am forced to take a look in the mirror and realize that I am in the same boat. I am just as hopeless as they are.

And that is the good news! While I am not one to promote grace without truth (that isn't really grace), I am really glad that God's acceptance of me isn't based on my own goodness.

Click here for a satirical video from Vintage21 that makes that clear. Please don't be offended by the video - it is a satire and meant to make you think about your perception of Jesus.


annie said...

Oh my goodness, I tihnk I saw my self in a couple of those videos. (I took a break from blogland and I have enjoyed catching up on your posts...I see where you or some of your family came through my city...wish I had known, I would have come and seen if there was anything I could do for y'all....thanks for coming!)

Gary Means said...

I love those vintage21 parodies. so clever. I don't like there other dramas quite as well. thanks for sharing them. I saw one of the four a year ago, and wanted to see me.

My wife came into the room while I was watching them. She rolled her eyes, made some disparaging comment, and left. She just sees them as disrespectful. Oh well. I laughed.