Friday, March 26, 2010

A poem

I found this poem that I wrote a few years ago...I thought I would share it...

Im not sure why I wrote it or what I was thinking but I like it

Through your eyes there is beauty
Your glory shines in all directions
Through your eyes there is romance
Your love floods the Earth from one end to the other
Through your eyes I am loved
Through you eyes there is only color

I bow before you, my life in your hands
let me see the world through your eyes
Give me your eyes, God Almighty
Oh, how I need you.

Through your eyes no one is lonely
and no one goes hungry
Through your eyes there is only love
and that will always triumph!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

health care

So I usually don't get into politics, and i wouldn't even call this "getting into it" but I do have a few things I would like to say or possibly vent. Im not sure how I feel about this health care reform bill but there are a few thoughts that I have, mostly from others reactions. I have heard a lot of people complaining and I agree there is a lot about this whole thing that doesn't seem like it is going to work out. But I do think the motivation behind it is good. I do think there is a lot wrong with our health care system. And I do think something needs to change. Now whether or not what is going on, on capital hill will change anything? I don't know.

I think a lot of the people to complain about this are those that have always had good health care. People who look at it as a privilege and that they have earned their health care. Now don't get me wrong I do think that everyone willing and able should be working and should not be handed everything. But, is health care really a privilege? I tend to think it is more of a right. I also think that working hard doesn't always equate to good health care. I know my husband and I both work very hard yet, we happen to work for people who don't offer health care. Does that make us deserve good health care any less?

On the flip side of that we do take a huge hit to pay for own insurance and yes at times it is inconvenient and sure we could find so much else to put our money to but this is just what we have to do right now. Would we take advantage of a government handout in health care if thats how it was? ehh probably not until we seriously couldn't afford our own. And by that I mean managing our money well, only buying what we need and still not being able to afford it. I very much dislike a lot of our government programs. Take food stamps for example. In my experience I have known more people who were able and could work but weren't, who were on food stamps than those who were truly unable to make a living. I think it is taken advantage of. Im sure there are plenty of people out there who seriously deserve and need them but I think there are just as many, if not more who could do better with there money and/or work harder in order to buy their own food. I can say this since Mark and i make very little money and yet we still have managed to buy our own health care and our own food. I believe we do qualify for food stamps. All this to say that another government program makes me a little nervous. Will it help those who need it?

I first started getting disgruntled with our health care system when I applied in December for health insurance and they would not cover my asthma or anything related to my lungs, i.e. bronchitis. I have not seen a doctor for years for asthma but yet I do have it and I am on an inhaler therefore they won't cover ANYTHING having to do with my lungs? It just wasn't right. We tried another company and they cover it but at an extra charge. I wonder how many people complaining about this new health care have ever been denied coverage for any reason? Do they know what it is like? I am thankful that it won't happen anymore although I have heard that this fact alone could make everyone pay more.

I would love to see this bill help people who truly need it. I would love to see much less complaining, after all its a done deal. Im not sure what we are accomplishing with complaining. Our health care system isn't right now maybe there is hope it could get better for some? Who knows?!

**sorry if this was confusing and that there are no concrete facts. I just wanted to share some of my thoughts based upon others complaints. Thats all. Now I can go back on with my life***

Thursday, March 11, 2010

spring vs. allergies

I love spring a whole lot. I have been watching my flowers grow taller every day, I have no been able to stand being inside and I can't wait to start bring home my produce from my CSA. BUT one thing that also is creeping up on me are allergies. It has been only 1 week of nice weather and my allergies are full blown. Its a good thing spring is full of good things other wise allergies might win and have me very much disliking it right now. Maybe I will see a flower today...

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


After only 11 months I am amazed by how much Cincinnati feels like home. I couldn't imagine being anywhere else right now. When we came here we brought all sorts of pain and confusion. We weren't really sure if Cincinnati was where we wanted to be but it was our only option. It is amazing how much God had planned for us. I could not be more excited about our life right now. I cannot wait for summer. Life is finally feeling right and I love everything about it.

Today I am thankful for my amazing husband, for our perfect little home, the sunshine and the summer ahead....

Monday, March 1, 2010


"Real freedom is being able to live in the truth in spite of our circumstance. It is living with and structuring our lives around hope."

"Hope looks forward to something that's founded in reality-something that's even more real than what we think or feel."

Hebrews 11:1
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

Im seeking freedom...
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