Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Random Things + 2 Rants

Let's be honest... this post is going to be random. I'm warning you now.

First, I believe in spoiler alerts. They make me happy. Earlier this year when I saw Reality Steve posted that Andi would pick Josh M., I was so happy. That man is so foine. Can they please make babies already? #Seriously. At the same time though, I feel really bad for Nick. I personally like Nick, contrary to other women. Oh and who is gonna be the next Bachelor? Chris? I mean... a farmer would be kinda nice to watch.

Next on the agenda: husband and I's third anniversary is quickly approaching and we firmly believe in 'traditional' gifts (here). This year, the gift theme is leather. I pretty much already know what I am gonna get him, but he isn't sure what to get me. Maybe y'all can be sweet enough to leave suggestions so that he can read them! Hows about it?

Also notable, is the fact that summer school will be over on Thursday. Hip hip... hoorah. Momma needs a break. 

Lastly, I have had these two 'rants' saved as a draft on le blog for a while. It gave me some extra time to consider whether or not I should publish them. I hate all things negative, so I try to veer away from it when possible. However, I am not perfect... and sometimes I let silly ole things get under my skin. I am writing these rants so that hopefully (just hopefully) some people in this world can get the hint that they're not perfect either.
1. I'm not okay with passive-aggressive people. If I write about something personal (such as our trying to conceive journey), then please don't critique me on the words themselves; if anything, critique me for sharing "too much" online. Maybe things don't always come out exactly how I intended for them to, but who are you to judge? God knows my heart. Here's a quick example: I know someone who read this blog post (specifically the last paragraph), and then decided that instead of supporting me saying something like, "I'll pray for you", they blasted me on social media, claiming that my thought process was "wrong." Again, who are you to know my heart? 

2. In the same tone, I'm not okay with people who pretend that they are perfect Christians. Just because your relationship with God is one way, why on earth would you expect mine to be the same? I have a very special relationship with my savior. It's something that only He and I share. If I act differently than you would, or if I say things differently than you would, does that make me any less of a Christian? The correct answer is, "no." My prayer is that all "perfect Christians" out there will be humbled and realize that they are no better than me, or anyone else. And the good news is that God loves me (and you) equally.

Not gonna lie... I feel pretty great about getting that out. I don't think it was too harsh; just honest.

Lastly, and on a positive note, husband and I bought the most cool coffee maker ever. This is huge, considering him and I were previously addicted to going to Starbucks regularly. Yay for saving money!

18 comments:

  1. Ross-- Get your wifey a new purse!

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    1. Hopefully he gets the hint. That sounds mighty fine =)

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  2. Oh yeahI Second the new purse thing!


    Also, I am so glad you posted this! It really baffles me when people believe all Christians should act like "they" do. I have a friend who seriously posted something on facebook about being "scared for a lot of 'Christians'". That really offended me. It's not our place to judge others' actions. My neighbor's relationship with God isn't my business. It's their business, and God's business.

    Ok. *Steps off soap box*
    :)

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  3. I totally have an idea for your hubby for you anniversary gift!!! I say that because my hubby did it for me for our anniversary! haha The 3rd Anniversary stone is the pearl so he got me this http://www.jamesavery.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=157181 . Now I know it's a bit pricey and I do not approve of him spending this much but he did it without me knowing so yeah that's how it went. But that's a traditional option :)
    On being the "perfect Christian", none of us are and we are all a work in progress or at least I feel that way. I need God to lead me or give me a kick in the butt EVERY SINGLE day! I don't always make the right decisions so knowing that, I try my best not to judge others either because it's not my place to do that.

    Hope you have a great week lady!!

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  4. Girl, you're a rockstar! I love that you share the good and the bad with the world. It lets us know you're REAL, and brave. :) Also, there's no such thing as a perfect Christian, so to those that deem themselves to be, they need to take a good hard look in the mirror. Just sayin'.

    And Ross, I think your wife would ROCK this leather, wrap-around monogrammed bracelet...
    http://www.evesaddiction.com/sterling-silver-custom-fancy-script-monogram-leather-wrap-bracelet/BR10863/141?refcode=gpla&promo=G20&gclid=CIzc34ra6r8CFUVo7Aod_hIAgA

    Brianna
    xobriannaleigh.com

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  5. A lot of my friends have received a leather handbag for their 3rd anniversary.... especially since Nordstrom has their annual sale every year. :)

    Amen to your "perfect Christian" point.

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    1. Love the handbag idea... thanks for the suggestion!!!!!

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  6. NEW PURSE or wallet!!! or fabulous, leather shooooooes :)!

    Passive aggressive is annoying. And so rude to blast on social media instead of addressing the problem. How rude.

    Prefect Christians are usually the least Christian people out there. It's sad.....

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  7. Who would do those last two things?.... I with totally with you on BOTH! PS, great minds must think alike bc I posted about Reality Steve also today! :)

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  8. AMEN for summer school being over!!! It cannot get here quickly enough.

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  9. Leather gift ideas: a Bible, a purse, a Bible cover, a wallet (I've had two MK wallets and I love them both. They're incredibly durable.), a sexy leather jacket!!

    Hope y'all had a good time this weekend! Maybe we can meet up next time you're in the area. :)

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  10. Leather...purse, wallet, makeup bag! All are wonderful options!

    No one is perfect. Many of us would do well to realize it!

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  11. Good for you for sharing! I am in shock that someone would blast you over that last paragraph in that post, I just don't understand some people. I couldn't agree more on both rants... I could go off about the christian thing but I better not get started. Relationship > religion.

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  12. 1) This is for Ross: http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/michael-michael-kors-hamilton-tote?ID=709052 (*wink wink, hint hint*)

    2) I cannot believe that someone would blast on you social media because of something you put in a blog post. Like we talked yesterday, when people are nasty to you, it says more about them than it does about you. I'm so glad that you don't let those words get you down. Christians are called to be Christ-like. Would Jesus passive-aggressively shame you in public (which is essentially what the person was doing on social media)? Gosh, that really bugs me. Love you!

    3) Jesus is love. Anyone who uses their "perfect" Christianity to make others feel anything but love are not doing their job.

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  13. Maybe you need a Barrington tote? The handles are leather. :)

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  14. I agree with a nice leather purse or wallet! I can't believe people are criticizing your posts about fertility. Rude! I think it's very brave of you to post that stuff and I completely understand why you would want to do so. It stinks that people can't just be supportive.

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  15. Rant on woman! I think a purse or jacket... or shoes..... lol. Proud of you for posting you rant. Its your blog, your life.... and I agree with P!nky, perfect christians need to cast the first stone. xoxo

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  16. I am so sorry that someone has criticized you about your journey. There is no right or wrong thought process when it comes to infertility and only those of us who have experience with infertility know what that really means. It's such a struggle, its the biggest emotional roller coaster you'll ever ride. You should be free to share your story and your feelings!! Love to you girlfriend!!

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