Monday, July 15, 2002

I have finally decided that I am going to open up Wishes & Whims on August 1st. This will give me another 1/2 month to get everything in order, so that I don't feel so rushed. I really wanted to open it sooner though, but I don't want to put the "cart before the horse" so to speak either. *LOL* I would like to invite you all to come to my grand opening:



I got this one at Donna's Dilemmas =o) You know, one of these days I REALLY need to link my daily reads. *LOL*





BLUE



You give your love and friendship unconditionaly. You enjoy long, thoughful conversations rich in philosophy and spirituality. You are very loyal and intuitive.




Find out your color at Stvlive.com!


hahaha... according to this, in a past life I was....



What Was Your PastLife?
I think I told you this before, but I am taking my client that I work for on the weekends to church in the mornings. We go to a church of her choosing, which I haven't really had a problem with... they have seemed like they try to preach by the word even if they are not as lively and as peppy as I am used too *LOL* Today though, I was slightly offended. I am not the type to ever question a pastor of a church, but today I've even been contemplating writing an anoynomous letter to him at the church. He made a mistake I believe, but I believe it was hurtful... maybe it was only me who was hurt by it though. He was talking about people of different colors, and he said "There are some churches where blacks and whites walk right up to the first pew and sit down together, and my first thought is, What's going on here?" he went on to say that even when he thought that God would tell him he shouldn't be like that. I had noticed the week before that there were several african american people at that church, which is actually pretty unusual where I live.. there is a very very small african american population. Anyways, I turned to my side and I saw a little african american girl of around 8 and her younger brother. I could not tell how she felt about this, when even *I* had problems with it. This week her and her little brother were the only african americans there, and I felt so much that the pastor was in the wrong. Maybe I took what he said the wrong way, I *have* been known to do that from time to time, but I know how I would have felt if someone said something like that about me, and I was under the impression this was a church that was accepting of you however you are. They may say that they are, but not at heart it seems. Maybe he was just trying to be truthful about his feelings, but I'm not sure it was something that God would have wanted him to say, especially with those present that could be hurt by it. Although I am upset that they heard that, I would have been upset anyway... that just in no way seems fair. Am I wrong in this? I supplied verses for Carilyn today. I told you how she asked about what Jesus would do with her "dumbness". I found her a few verses, but later tonight she asked me some more questions. She wanted to know about how people die when they are saved. I explained that it wasn't a literal death, or a physical death of our body, but a symbolic spiritual one. I hope I didn't confuse her =o( I definately need God's guidance to answer these questions the way that they are ment to be. I spoke with a lady at work who I consider to be a very God-Loving spiritual person, and she told me she felt that I said exactly the right things to my client last week when she asked about her "dumbness." Maybe I did, but maybe someone else could have explained it better. There is no one else though, and any thoughts I had had about talking to her pastor about talking to her about this left when he said what he said today. I guess I need to get over it... I'm usually so peaceful but I feel so much like calling him on this. I wonder if anyone else was bothered by it? Would you have been? It seemed so... racist to me. =o(