Sunday, November 9, 2008

This Weekend and the End of the World.

Well, it was a packed weekend - but I got a lot accomplished. You know that list that you have in the back of your mind of all the projects you'd like to finish but you really keep putting off? I always have a list of say 10 or so things on that list. This weekend I actually finished some of them and its a huge sigh of relief.

Totally Exciting List of Things Lauren Did This Weekend...

  • Painted the living room - the same color. It kinda sucks because no one (including my husband) really will notice, but I did get rid of the many nail holes and smudge marks that were driving me crazy.

  • Hemmed and hung new curtains in the living room. We've really had none the past year and our living room was a total fishbowl.

  • Finished Natalie's baby scrapbook, chronicling the first year. I already am anticipating the next kids' book is going to be a slide-the-pictures-in-the-slots album. I mean, I aspire for more, but shall I just be honest with myself???

  • I got started on painting some furniture I bought for Natalie (a little table and chairs). Granted it's not done, but I started.

I HATE painting. So these projects are ones that I've been putting off for some time.

What do you put off???

So if you're still with me and not asleep about my to-do lists... yeah for you! I'll switch gears now and get some of you fired up and may lose the rest.

What do you think about the end of the world?

Do you think it's coming? Do you think it will happen in our lifetime? Do you WANT to think about it? I don't. I try not to. I'd rather just not think about it and live my life now because, seriously, what am I going to do about it? I mean if something happens where the whole world goes to war and is obliterated by nukes, then what good is it really going to do me to think/worry/fret about that now?

And if you're a Christian, what do you think about this? This has come under recent scrutiny in our house. Do you think it's a sign of the world government in which the anti-Christ will rise up? I don't like these discussions. I feel like some things are just inevitable. And if I'm alive to see them, then I'll deal with them as they come. But surmising whether something IS a sign or ISN'T a sign is just that to me... surmising. I know that seems to some like just "sticking your head in the sand" but maybe that's just how I deal with the thought of potential death, destruction and mayhem.

How do you deal with stuff like this???

So I'll leave you with a few pictures of Natalie and me this weekend. While I feel like I'm constantly attempting to keep her from killing herself (falling down the stairs, grabbing knives out of the dishwasher, flushing herself down the toilet, etc), this is a really fun age.

Here's a picture of Natalie "reading" Good Night Moon...upside down. She's SO serious sometimes.


Pipsylou said...

I LOVE that pic of you two, and I LOVE her little two front teeth! I love painting, I decided. Maybe I will come to your house and help you paint?

Kera said...

Yeah for completed projects!! I like to paint! It's one of those instant gratification jobs : )

I have to say I am with you on the end of the world thing. I don't like to get into the this could be the end times, look at the signs. The people in the Bible thought they were in the end times and I think that the people lived through the great depression and World Wars probably thought the same thing. I also don't know what I would personally do differently if it were?? It's going to happen, I can't stop it and I am confident that in the end I will be on the winning side. I guess if I knew for sure I would try harder to tell others, but we should be doing that anyway??

jahcriado said...

Well, unlike most evangelical Christians I do not think the "Left Behind" view of Revelations is the correct view. It is actually a rather recent view of Revelations, between 200-300 years old. It depends on if you think the book was written in 65AD or 95AD.

From much of what I've read & listened to (Theres a guy named Hank Hanegraaff who has a radio program called the Bible Answer Man, very good, hes also an author) Revelation was more like written in 65AD & is a warning of the tribulations that would come against believers in the first century. Also, the ruller of what essentially the entire world at the time, Nero, when you spell his name in Hebrew & do that "number the letters in his name" thing, it adds up to 666.

Theres a lot more to it but I think one of the most important things we can remember was that Christ himself said that no one knows the hour or day of his return, not even him. So we are to be about his work & doing what we should do. Not sitting around, staring into the sky & over analyzing politics wondering if this is the year the anti-Christ appears.

Anyways, its been good to find your blogg & get caught up on how your life is! Nice family!

jahcriado said...

Forgot to add this:

That being said, we should resist things like one world governments & these socialist agendas. They are bad ideas based on the idea of mans ability to "be good" or at least that we will have leaders that will do the best for us. No thanks. A gov properly ran with checks & balances that lets the people be free like ours was founded on will blow every other governmental philosophy out of the water.