Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Tuesdays Things

First thing I need to get a blogroll going. If you read this blog will you please post your address in the comment section so I can start one. Thank you!

Second, My good friend Jen Krause who I have been friends with since Austin was born so gosh, 9 years. She has three beautiful kids. Her youngest Luke, has speech apraxia. She is trying to show the importance of his signing. Her goal is to go to Honduras next year with her daughter Lily to sign to poor deaf communities. My kids take ASL and I think it is important for all of us to know how to sign. She also has a business called The Hungry Baby www.thehungrybaby.com She gives a lot of her earnings to charities. Her nursing covers will be at my party on Nov. 13th for a donation which will help her on her trip to Honduras. (I love my nursing covers) Go visit her at www.jenkrause.com and don't forget to check out the fashionable nursing covers too.


Thirdly, This Saturday there will be 100's of us standing out with our yes on 8 signs if you would like to get egged, I mean if you would like to join us email me at www.carlsbadryan@aol.com and I will give you the info. Bring the kids!


And last but not least...
My sister Brianna FINALLY updated her blog. I have been trying to get her to update because even though I see Aven (Stinky) That's what I call him:) once in awhile I just can't get enough of him. Go check her blog out and show her some love...http://www.theadamsfamily3.blogspot.com/
They were the cutest family at the Halloween party. She did a family theme too! Go see...

42 comments:

Domestic Diva....NOT said...

You have a very encouraging blog :)

Jen said...

I have you on my blog roll thing but I don't know if it works right...
I'd love to join on Sat. and get egged lol but I have a family party to go to. Hope you get a lot of people there.

kristina16marie said...

I'm new to blogging. Do you want my blog address or my actual address?

Kim said...

Well I would have posted my address, but after the YES on 8 comment, I think I'll stop reading your blog. And I think it's terrible that you would take your children to that and teach them to discriminate. How awful!

Bridget said...

kim, I'm sure you won't get this since you don't read this blog anymore but I am not teaching my kids to discriminate, I am teaching them that if you believe in something to stand up for what you believe in. We believe in the bible and what it says. Thanks for visiting!

SHALOM said...

I love your blog and I LOVE your support for YESSSSS on PROP 8. I wish I could be there with you all. Yet I do have a Yes banner up on my window for all to see. My address is http://shalom-ahava.blogspot.com/. Hope you and others enjoy if you ever get the chance or happen to stumble upon my family blog.

Love,
Fellow home schooler and Christian,
Nettie

Michael, Trisha, Grace, and Anna said...

I too love your blog! And from what I've read so far, I think you're an awesome Mom!! thanks for sharing w/ us. I am not a resident of CA we're in PA), but I'll be praying for u! My address is:
http://sparemom.blogspot.com/

Andrea said...

I check to see what's going on in warmer climates :). What is the 8? I am assuming that it is policy to be voted on in a few weeks?

I am a Speech-language pathologist and speech apraxia (or dyspraxia) is challenging. I use signing with my kids as well (it reduces the repeating, yelling, etc).

Shannon Hartz said...

Hi Bridget:) I'd love to be in your blog roll:) can I add you too mine as well? WWW.thehartzherd.blogspot.com

Loni's World said...

People need to seriously grow up!
This just goes to show how ignorant people can be and that scares me to know these people are everywhere!!!!!
If we all believed in the same thing there wouldn’t be any excitement or diversity in our Country and having the ability to be different and believe in what you want is a true sign of our FREEDOM!
Just because you don’t have the same views as your neighbor doesn’t mean you can’t be friends. Something brought Kim to this blog and if she read it she would know that Bridget is a Christian Mom, she should know what she was getting herself into. I myself am not associated with any religion (I AM NOT AN ATHEIST so don’t start with that I hate GOD stuff) I just can’t find one that fits me. We are all different and TRUE believers of GOD can accept that. If we all spent our time judging people on what they believed in then we would all be segregated and if that is what Kim wants than in her own words “I think it's terrible that you would take your children to that and teach them to discriminate. How awful!” She said it herself but I guess Hypocrites don’t see their flaws…..

Loni's World said...

Oh and add me to the blogroll if you would like...
http://sumtingswong.blogspot.com/

kristina16marie said...

Sorry Bridget, Here is my blog address: http://kristinabailey.blogspot.com/

Anyone who reads your blog can tell that you are a wonderful woman of God and I am proud to call you my friend. I know your heart is pure and that we do need to stand up for our faith and our beliefs. I hope and pray that God will speak to Kim through this experience.

Bridget said...

Loni, your so right. I have friends and family with different views than me but we are still friends. In fact,many of my friends and family don't agree with homeschooling but still read and enjoy my blog.

Brianna said...

sounds like Kim is the one discriminating. Maybe she's better off not reading your blog if she can't stand to hear the truth.

Twisted Cinderella said...

http://tc-twistedfairytale.blogspot.com/

Just stopping by to say hi and I thought I would add my address to your list.

PS, don't let anyone's negative comments get you down.

Aimie said...

Go Loni!
Just keep doing what your doing Bridget. You have the best kids I have ever had the privilege of knowing. You are teaching them well and have never taught them one mean thing as long as I have known you. You are a loving mother and educator and when I grow up I want to be just like you! :)

Tina Gallaway said...

Here you go add me on!

http://tinagallaway.blogspot.com/

Mary F. said...

What does the Bible or being a Christian have to do with supporting a prop that will essentially deny a portion of this country's population their human rights? I truly don't get that... While a marriage CEREMONY might be religious in nature, marriage itself is certainly NOT a religious issue, it is a legal one. Not everyone in this country believes in the Bible (hence freedom of religion), so how in the world could you ever justify taking away the right of marriage based on something so diverse as religion? I am not trying to be sarcastic, I really do want someone to explain their reasoning to me.

Laughing Momma said...

Bridget, I have been reading your blog for a couple of weeks now, and would love to be added to your blogroll. www.alwayslaughingoutloud.blogspot.com

As for the comment "it's terrible that you would take your children to that and teach them to discriminate. How awful."

I am trying to figure out how the freedom of speech, and of peaceful protest or in this case peaceful support, constitutes discrimination?
And, furthermore, since you would be on the receiving end of the "eggs"... I am more concerned with whatever group of people would dare impeed, your guarunteed constitutional right of free speech.
Let's get our "rights" right.

April
Laughing Momma

Carolee said...

I would like to be included on your blog roll. My address is www.bunchofbiehns.blogspot.com

Obviously Mary F. does not know what she is talking about. Prop 8 does not take away anyones rights. In CA same sex couples can join in a civil union and have all the same rights legally as a married couple. Prop 8 is simply preserving the definition of marriage.

Mary F. said...

Carolee, I know exactly what I'm talking about. By definition, not allowing a same-sex couple to call their union a marriage is making it unequal(think separate but equal education for African-Americans... deemed NOT legally equal). The reason is this: the term "marriage" carries with it an innate, worldwide meaning. It is a legal term that carries with it a legal definition and legal rights under our Constitution. If same-sex couples cannot be MARRIED under the law, they are being denied their human rights.

Bridget said...

Mary,
Thank you for your comment. This is where I am coming from. I hope this helps you.

"Marriage" was ordained by God himself. He says that "marriage" is to be between a man and a women. We can not change that definition. We are taking away no one's right's we are just trying to keep "marriage" what it was intended to be by God.

Mary F. said...

But Bridget, you're missing my entire point... NOT EVERYONE IN THIS COUNTRY IS CHRISTIAN. A law based on a religious definition is ILLEGAL in the USA because it violates separation of church & state. You may believe marriage was ordained by God, and I respect that, but that doesn't mean everyone has to believe that. I mean, atheists can get married, can't they? Marriage cannot, therefore, be denied on a religious basis. It just can't be-- because while it might be a religious issue for YOU, it isn't for everyone... we are talking about people's legal human rights here, and nothing else. You are trying to take away ANOTHER PERSON'S rights based solely on YOUR religion. How does that make any sense? I truly do not understand how you can legally impose your religious beliefs onto another's life... or why you would want to do that.

The Achee Family said...

Bridget,
I just love reading your blog.You come up with the cutest, most unique way of teaching your kids. I would love to be apart of your blog roll.
www.acheefamily.blogspot.com
:)

Anonymous said...

We will see the American people vote. Majority Rules on prop 8. In spite of someone being black, mex, white, etc. It's an issue of morality not race.

Anonymous said...

Continue to argue with Bridget if you like but this is her blog and she has her beliefs, you wont change her mind so you are wasting your time preaching about it.
If you have such a strong opinion got protest against them!
I could care either way, for or against its not affecting my life.

debbie said...

Bridget, just trying to see if this goes through

Bridget said...

yes tiny deb it went through

debbie said...

To all who have honest questions in reguards to where Christians come from in reguards to prop 8, I have this to say. First we do understand that not all people hold to the same beliefs as we, and we still chose to respect them. We are not here to force you into our way of thinking. We are to speak the truth in love. The truth to us as revealed in the Bible. We all are American's and have freedom to express our views. If you go and look at this nations history and its foundation you will find God at it's center. Like it or not this nation was founded on the Bible and the founding fathers being Christian formed a government to protect those rights. There is no where in our constitution, or any other government document that sets up a separation of church and state. Please look to see for yourself. It is quite amazing. With that said, let me make a point. People say we are trying to take away the homosexuals human rights. How can that be? They have the same rights as we do already. But were do we draw the line on peoples rights? Here is an example, Say we give permission for gays to be married, because they say that is their RIGHT, what if the same person or someone else decides that their definition of marraige is one that is between a man and a child, or a woman and a child, or a male, female with an animal,ect. How can we tell them that they cannot marry the person or animal they want because that is their definition of "marriage" We in society have to have a moral code or we will have chaos. We cannot all do what we might think is "right", because my "right" will most likley be different from your "right". So who gets to make the rules? Me ? You? The government? Hey, how about God? Does He get a say? I promise you He will have a say, but in the mean time we need to have order and rules to govern our lives. Another example might be- What if I feel that it is my "human right" to go into any store I want and take whatever I want,why should anyone stop me? How dare they squash" my right." Oh, there are laws to say I cannot just take what I please, or do what I want,or I will be in jail. Does anyone see the danger in that thought process? Please understand we as Christians have no desire to take away rights of anyone, but our Savior( and yours, if you would have Him) paid too high a price to not stand for the truth He has revealed. He loves the sinner, but will never approve of the sin. Sin shows itself in many forms. We will stand for righteousness in the midst of an evil generation that denys Him. We can disagree without being full of anger or rude comments. I pray for all of us to search our own hearts to see where we stand. For those who say it "dosen't affect me" I say ,it is a good thing that we all don't sit back and think that. What we say and do does have an affect on others,I think that is proven by all the people who blog. We care, and we need to care. God Bless us and help us all.

Anonymous said...

Debbie,

1. Did you SERIOUSLY just compare a consentual, adult, same-sex couple with a woman marrying an animal??!!?? Seriously?? Is that what your Bible teaches you? Sickening. Being gay is NOT a choice. You might as well make a law saying two people with blue eyes can't marry each other.

2. Separation of church & state is embedded in our Constitution in the First Amendment via the Free Exercise Clause & the Establishment Clause. It is the one of the main foundations of this country. Would you rather live in a place like Saudi Arabia where religious principal is the only law? You are lucky to have a separation of church & state & how dare you take it forgranted! Not to mention, the very Founding Fathers you speak about said it was so!!

3. The Founding Fathers WERE NOT CHRISTIAN. They were Deists. Look it up. And while this country was indeed founded on Judeo-Christian PRINCIPALS, that has nothing to do with this law or with denying basic human rights, which the Founding Fathers fought first & foremost to preserve.

4. Um, the right to marriage is a bit different from walking into a store & stealing. Marriage is a LEGAL PROTECTION, not a crime. A same-sex marriage harms NO ONE, but denying it harms our society as a whole.

5. Traditions & "values" in this country evolve. If they didn't, there would still be slavery.

6. I respect everyone's right to protest any law they don't believe in. But don't throw God in my face... I believe in a God that is loving & accepting... please don't impose what your God stands for onto my life.

7. Bridget, I'm sorry this seems to have taken over your wonderful homeschooling blog :-) Maybe you can use it to teach your kids how valuable debate is in this country :-)

Anonymous said...

This is for the comment right about mine:

You seem so concerned about adults rights to marry no matter what,after all they are "consenting adults". I can conclude that you are in favor of polygamy. Why should we not let a man or women marry multiple people, they are all consenting and they are all adults.

Anonymous said...

In response to the polygamy question (though I don't really understand how you can compare it to a same-sex couple):

1. Marriage is a LEGAL PROTECTION. Polygamy is inapposite to this ideal because it would cause all kinds of legal harms to both the multiple wives & all the children involved.

2. Polygamy very often involves underage children... by definition that would be neither an adult or a consentual relationship.

3. In ancient times, polygamy was common across all religions. It still exists in parts of Asia, Africa & South America, where it is perhaps more practical to their way of life. As OUR AMERICAN society has evolved, however, it became clear that polygamy was harmful to this modern nation. A same-sex marriage IS IN NO WAY HARMFUL TO ANYONE. In fact, it would benefit our society--more legal protections/responsibilities for those married & their children, more chances that children in the foster care system will be adopted, more stable families, etc.

4. Polygamy has NOTHING to do with Prop 8.

Anonymous said...

you really didnt answer my question.

i understand that polygamy has nothing to do with prop 8 but it has everything to do with your reasoning for same sex marriage. that reasoning being "consenting adults". by definition polygamy is the practice of having more than 1 husband or wife at a time. Assuming that 2 adults males would like to marry you are saying its okay because they adults then why wouldnt it be okay for 1 adult man to marry 2 adult women? dont go into how bad it would be for children because that really isnt the issue its your opinion. i think 2 men raising a child would be bad for the child so we really cant bring children into our argument. i am simply holding you to your case of allowing contenting adults to do as they please.

Anonymous said...

But it is 2 completely different issues. Polygamous marriages are illegal for EVERYONE. There is is no discrimination in that law. You want to deny same-sex couples the SAME RIGHTS EVERY OTHER COUPLE ALREADY HAS based purely on their sexuality. Marriage between 2 adults is allowed in the USA.

Being gay IS NOT A CHOICE. Therefore, denying the right to marriage to same-sex couples is exactly the same as denying that right to an interracial couple. It is UNCONSTITUTIONAL. Entering into a polygamous marriage has absolutely nothing in common with the right to enter into a same-sex or heterosexual marriage & obtain the legal rights guaranteed by such a union.

Brianna said...

Anonymous...I really don't think you are going to change anyones mind here. If you just take a look at how a woman and man were created. Even to have sex. man and man aren't created for that or woman and woman. Even if you don't believe in God you can see that our bodies were made for someone of the opposite sex. Everyone is titled to their own opinion I think you should just take your argument elsewhere and not on Bridget's blog. I know for a fact you aren't going to change her mind or her beliefs.

It's amazing that you chose to stay anonymus. What are you hiding from??

Michelle Tim and Landen Bradley said...

Hey girl this is Michelle Bradley. You did my hair :) Anyway I love reading your blog you inspire me to go out and do things with my Landen. Its so important that kids get experience in life instead of just sitting in front of the tv. You are such a great mommy :) Here is my blog www.thebradleysworld.blogspot.com I need your email to add you to the list.

Anonymous said...

You have such weak arguments!! You now are changing your tune by saying 2 adults are legal to marry in the US and therefore have the right. I guess you are for the father and adult daughter who want to marry(it fits your criteria of TWO adults).

I have come to the conculsion after this interaction with you...
there is no reasoning with the unreasonable. Good Bye:)

Anonymous said...

Brianna,
Everything you just said has NOTHING TO DO WITH THE LEGAL RIGHT TO MARRY. The male & female body were created as they were for pro-creation, not as a pre-requisite for marital rights under the law. Pro-creation also has nothing to do with the right to marry... if it did, infertile couples couldn't marry. I am talking about denying a segment of the population their rights. You do not NEED one man & one woman to sign a marriage certificate, any 2 consenting adults can do it, and should be able to, whether gay or straight.

I am not trying to change anyone's mind, rather, I'm TRULY trying to understand WHY anyone would want to take another person's legal rights from them. No one has put forth any explanation in favor of Prop 8 that makes sense, morally or legally.

I signed in as "anonymous" because I don't have a blog. I came across Bridget's while looking for some homeschooling advice. My name is Lauren, I'm married, have twin 4-year-old boys, & by the way, I DO believe in God!

anonymous/lauren said...

Um, I'm not the one comparing same-sex marriage with illegal acts like polygamy or worse yet, incest. If you think those things are equivalent, you need to open your heart & your mind & THINK a little. That is truly a discriminitory, biased, hateful thing to say!

Bridget: sorry your comment space got run over with all of this. I appreciate all the homeschooling ideas & stories you have here. I'm leaving this thread now, it's become ridiculous.

SHUSH!!! said...

PEOPLE LET IT GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You are all wasting your time... and Bridget's page space.
Anonymous go stand in front of Best Buy and get your signatures and let it go here. Again I dont care about the issue either way as this does not affect me personally but You are starting to attack other people for their beliefs and i think everyone can agree drop it already!

Bridget,
You should just stop the comments for this Anonymous obviously has nothing better to do.

momof2pitas said...

You can add me to your blogroll. momof2pitas.blogspot.com. I don't agree with voting for Prop. 8 but that doesn't stop me from reading your blog. I love your blog. And everyone is entitled to their own opinion. You have fun Saturday.

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