Saturday, February 26, 2005

What a week!!!

This week has had its ups and downs. One thing that happened is when I went into work on Tuesday they wanted to talk to me before my shift. They said that they no longer could accommodate my schedule. I told them that it was funny to me because there are so many others in the same situation as me or worse and they can accommodate theirs. Anyway, in the end they let me go. I realize after I had stepped into my car that the real reason was that a few weeks ago I had a discussion with one of the managers about my hours. She told me that I am required to work every holiday(stat or not) whether or not it fell on my regularly scheduled days and she noted that it was in the employee handbook. She included Mother's/Father's day etc... I then proceeded to tell her that before she hired me I made her aware that I do not work on Sundays due to religious reasons and that she agreed to my terms upon hiring me. I then told her that by law she can not force me to work on Sundays. She basically looked at me in surprise, I guess she thought she could pull a fast one on me or something and realized I knew more than she thought I did. She then said that we would discuss this later, to which I said alright. All I can say now is I guess this was the 'later' she was talking about.

At first I was a little upset. Mostly because all they ever talked about was honesty and integrity (even when they were letting me go), and they really were only talking about it to make themselves feel justified. I really dislike dishonesty. I think what they did was terrible. And I really hope they don't do it to anyone else. I was the only one speaking honestly and openly about my faith, that too could be a reason. But truthfully, it really doesn't matter because in the end we all are held accountable to God.

So, what do I do now? I pray for them and me. God is on my side and I know He is working in me and through me. With God all things are possible if we only put our faith in Him. That is what I am in the process of learning and doing. I also must remember that God is in control, and I know He takes care of me.

The second thing that was a downer is that I found out that my grandfather is in the hospital. They had been running tests to see what was wrong with the pain in his side and when they did a catscan on him they found cancer. Not just a little cancer. He seems to have full blown lung and bone cancer. They gave him only four weeks. What is worst of all is that he does not know the Lord.

My friend from school volunteered to come with me to the hospital and we are going to have a real chat with him, today. One like he has never heard before. I really hope in the end, whether we are there or not, that he gives his heart to the Lord. Only him and God will know. And that is fine with me. All week, all I have been thinking about is what do I say, how do I do it. I have never done anything like this ever. I guess there really is a first for everything. I am no pastor, but I know that the Lord will give me the words. If it isn't too much trouble, I could use your prayers too.

Monday, February 21, 2005


Tonight I attended the defendMarriage fundraising banquet. It was held at my college. It was very encouraging to see people of all faiths join together to fight for our human rights and religious freedom, our culture and the future of Canada. There were speakers from the Jewish, Catholic, and Christian community, two politicians-Stockwell Day and Anne Cools. Members from the Hindu community also attended. Some activists from the Homosexual community also attended. They tried to start a fight with Stockwell Day but they quickly realized he was not afraid to speak what he believes. Just so everyone knows, this is not a fight against the Homosexual community it is a fight against redefining marriage.

I recommend you check out this site: . It is a valuable tool in keeping up with what the gov't is doing and what you can do also.

After the fundraising dinner, I went out with my brother and handed out brochures. I plan to continue to do this. This is definitely worth fighting for.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

The Same-Sex Survival Guide

Sunday, 06 February 2005
How to Defend Traditional Wedded Bliss
Toronto Sun
by Lorrie Goldstein

The next few months are going to be dangerous ones for those of us who support the traditional definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Herewith then, a survival guide for avoiding the slings and arrows of Paul Martin, Jack Layton and the liberal commentariat.

(1) Beware of any journalist who claims that he or she knows what a future Supreme Court will do on any given issue such as: "The Supreme Court will never force religious institutions to marry same-sex couples against their will." Journalists pretending to be legal eagles are like pit bulls pretending to be brain surgeons. You don't want to be around to see the results.

(2) In any discussion of same-sex marriage in the liberal media, count on their side to be represented by 134 constitutional lawyers and 268 spokesmen for Egale Canada, and our side to be represented by Billy Bob Baggins of Backwater, Sask. and the Very Rev. Homer Phobia of the First Church of Hairy Muffins.

(3) Avoid, at all costs, the CBC. If they come at you with a microphone, run.

(4) Expect Liberals to say they know you're personally struggling with this difficult issue about 10 minutes before they call you a bigot.

(5) Expect NDPers to skip straight to the bigot part.

(6) Expect to be portrayed as part of a dwindling minority of Neanderthals who would have kept slaves in another life, even though, as a COMPAS poll this week confirmed yet again, Canadians favour retaining the traditional definition of marriage by a margin of almost two to one over those who want to change it.

(7) Expect the compromise which would satisfy the largest group of Canadians on this issue - retaining the traditional definition of marriage while providing equal rights to homosexuals through civil unions (see COMPAS) - to be dismissed by the liberal commentariat as a bigoted view actually held only by Stephen Harper and a handful of American militias.

(8) Expect those who support same-sex marriages to frequently stamp their feet and proclaim "a right is a right is a right!" as if this ends the debate. Smile back and say, "A marriage is a marriage is a marriage - boogah, boogah!"

(9) Expect those who support same-sex marriage to say stuff like "it's time we got back to serious issues like health care" and then go right on talking about same-sex marriage.

(10) Expect exhaustive media analysis of how Stephen Harper is playing politics with this issue, and no analysis of how Paul Martin is playing politics with this issue.

(11) Please be advised that any mention of the "notwithstanding clause" will be punishable by incarceration at a Liberal re-education camp until such time as a team of three government-approved psychiatrists unanimously agrees that you no longer pose an imminent danger to yourself or to others.

(12) Expect the liberal commentariat to always argue that "being treated equally doesn't necessarily mean being treated the same" when it comes to employment equity, and to never argue that "being treated equally doesn't necessarily mean being treated the same" when it comes to same-sex marriage.

(13) Never ask a member of the liberal commentariat why, if same-sex marriage is a fundamental right, only two countries on Earth have recognized it.

(14) Never ask them if they are seriously suggesting that countries like Denmark and Sweden, which recognize civil unions for homosexuals, are bastions of bigotry and repressed sexual attitudes. Since the liberal commentariat normally love talking about Denmark and Sweden, this will only confuse them.

(15) Never expect the liberal commentariat to ask Paul Martin, why, if he considers same-sex marriages to be a fundamental human right, he voted against recognizing them in the House of Commons in 1999.

(16) Do ask the liberal commentariat to point out, where, exactly, the words "sexual orientation" appear in Section 15 of the Charter. Remember, you want to see the words. Accept no substitutes, especially any answer containing the words "read in."

Monday, February 14, 2005

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!!!

Love is the greatest gift of all!!!

Yesterday, I experienced an awesome love. The love of the Father being poured out into me. It is totally awesome when you realize the Father is using you to help out someone else, one you don't even know. I think that is the greatest love. To love unselfishly, to not care about what others are thinking, just doing as you are called to do. I find it amazing how every day I learn something new about this love that God has for us. To care so deeply for us when we, over history, have always turned our backs on Him. How great His love is for us!

Last week, I helped out someone from my school and they had said it was the answer to their prayers. Yes, more than one prayer. I was like wow!! When we listen to God and do as He wills, our life is so much more fulfilling. What a blessing it is to have the best kind of relationship in the world!! You too can have this relationship too, it just takes faith. Come and lets leap together on this fantastic journey of faith.

Thursday, February 03, 2005

A little update.

Today I decided to go to school early. By early I mean 4hrs early. I do not think I am behind in studies but I do see April 1st coming a lot quicker than I had hoped for. So, today I decided to study until my first class starts, which is at 6:20pm. Yes, it will be a long day but it hasn't felt like it so far. Since I have gotten here I have completed one of my essays and am about to tackle another one. I just figured I would update this page a little seeing as I haven't been on here very much as of late. Juggling school, work and my family time has been hard and will probably get harder as April approaches but I know God is behind me, so I will be just fine. Crazy, but fine. ;-)