The food stamps bureaucratic thing wasn’t so bad. Found out the reason the rules changed is because the federal waiver for Oregon was revoked or expired. I heard both explanations. Everyone was scrambling to get this federal program in place within a very short time period, like less than a month with everything going live … Continue reading That Wasn’t So…
I suggest reading and meditating on this section from Christopher West’s book Theology of the Body for Beginners. A direct contrast to the ‘God is out to get you and damn you to hell crowd’ that prefers a harsh, unforgiving tyrant than a merciful Father who who forgives when asked. Continue reading In Response To Those “Catholics”
I did not want to get out of bed today. I just want to hide. I have to deal with bureaucracy tomorrow and I’m afraid that I’m going to lose my food stamps due to the stupid changes in rules. Actually, I’m totally convinced that I will lose my food stamps and that I will … Continue reading Anxiety and Depression Run Rampant
Mark Shea has a good post for those “hurt by the Church”. Good for those who haven’t been hurt as well. As someone who has been struggling with fellow Catholics (particularly in regards to comments on my blog from Catholic bloggers who want to rip me to shreds, condemn me to Hell, demand that I … Continue reading Hurt by the Church?
I hate snow. This is what I came home to after Mass and a quick run to the grocery store. This all started about 11 am and now it’s almost 2 pm. This is wrong and I totally called it when I found out the snow level for the mountain range we sit up against … Continue reading This is The “Evil”
Of rain in Oregon. And we had sun before that. If you don’t like the weather, just wait five minutes and you’ll get something else. Think we could go for 40? We might have borrow Noah’s ark, though. And in other news, it looks like I’ll be celebrating Christmas on my own. No one has … Continue reading Day 23
It has rained for 22 days straight (so far) in my little corner of Oregon. I’m thinking I might need to invest in a boat or scuba gear. And rain is in the forecast through the weekend. Yes, it is winter in Oregon. Continue reading For the Record