Monthly Archives: April 2012

Don’t Make Mom Mad

Mothers are icons and for good reason. First, there would be no “us” without them. Even if we were able to clone successfully without a mom, can you imagine how screwed up the world would be without moms? I’m not just talking about cooking, cleaning, and other stereotypes that moms get labeled with. I’m talking about the void society would have and the chaos that would ensue without the common sense, intelligence, care, and leadership mothers bring to the forefront through their chosen profession.

Noticed I used the word profession. Whether raising one child or a half-dozen, motherhood requires the skills of a consummate professional. Running a home is no small feat and the list of qualities needed to be successful in this day and age is rising. Think of the skills sought after in the outside the home workforce and the list is the same – good organizational skills, communication skills, ability to multi-task, capital budgeting, etc. The list of skills needed to raise a family and stay at home to oversee (manage) the operation put mom in a pretty skilled position if and when she ever decides to enter the other workforce.

So why in blazes does mom get the bad rap in the press for choosing to partake in the most important position on the planet? If you think that claim is overstated, look at the families having to survive without moms due to premature death, divorce, or other reasons and a majority of the time you see a family in shambles. Back to the question –  somewhere in the last 40 years, liberals (in particular females) began to loathe stay at home mothers. The 60’s and 70’s brought in a new era for women in workforce rights, political rights, financial opportunity, and a general form of independence they had not known before in the nation. Was it well deserved and overdue – you bet it was. Did it mean that women who chose not to enter into the outside the home workforce were dopey, useless, and an embarrassment for other women – absolutely not. That did not stop liberals and feminists from panning stay at home moms almost with the same disdain they have for those of us from the South.

So the Mommy Wars with the elite liberal snobs and feminists has been ongoing since the 60’s. The liberals and feminists try to hide their hatred from the press as much as possible until some Super Mom gets too close to the political spotlight. When that happens, the acid in their tongues rises to levels of putrid stench rivaled only by the skunk. Take the latest bashing from Democrat strategist Hilary Rosen against Ann Romney, wife of Mitt Romney. In Rosen’s eyes, motherhood is a piece of cake and no work at all.  Rosen exemplifies the modern-day feminist liberal – they hate any women that is a stay at home mom that shows ability to excel at any job, shows higher intelligence than them, has more than one child, illustrates traditional family values, acknowledges God in their lives, and is genuinely happy and proud about being a mother. Should that women also happen to be gifted with beauty, then their feminist liberal hate for her goes nuclear. They see any women with these traits and values as a threat and will stop at nothing to suppress them. When a woman such as Ann Romney, who exemplifies all of their phobias, gets close to political power through direct election or through the election of their spouse, it is simply more than they can process and the babblematics turn on.

Ann Romney joins Sarah Palin and Michele Bachman as the latest for the libs to attack. What I find particularly interesting is that the feminists are bashing these women in the very manner that if an assault were to come their way via a male – well then all hell would break loose. Rosen tried to cover her trial by stating she meant Ann Romney was so rich, she could not have had any work in raising children – it was all paid for. So now she is back to class warfare.

The challenge with Rosen and her ilk is that they forget when you poke at the Ann Romney’s of the world, they have a whole army of supporters in mothers working at home and mothers working at home and juggling a career that this really ticks off. It may have been less than a microsecond after Rosen inserted her foot into her mouth that the backlash came after her. So much that she issued an apology less than a day later after feeling the heat from moms across the nation. Bottom line – don’t tick off the mommas in this nation.

Going to be a long 7 months to the election…..

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The Miracles of the Death of Jesus Christ

When Jesus died on the cross and rose 3 days later, the sins of man had been paid for and forgiven.

However, his death brought specific miracles that were a continuance of the miracles performed by Christ during his stay on Earth and a precursor of the resurrection. Four specific events occurred at the moment Christ died and left the Earth that confirmed the testament of his claim as the Son of God. Let’s have a quick look at them:

The Tearing of the Temple Veil
Jerusalem in the time of Christ had the Holy Temple Mount. At the top of the Temple was an area where only the priests entered once a year – during Yom Kipper. The entrance to this area had a massive veil that separated “the holiest of areas” from every day man. Now this was no small veil – it was 60 feet high and over 30 foot wide and took over 300 hundred priests to move.  According to Matthew 27, verse 51 “… the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom…” This was not a result of the earthquake that occurred, but a specific design by God through the death of Christ. The veil represented a separation of man from God – the tearing of the veil at the time of the death of Christ removed the barrier to God and entrenched that only through Christ could man come to God.

The Earthquake
There are those that argue it should be the earthquake and the eclipse, but the eclipse occurred prior to the death of Christ, during his last 3 hours on the cross. However, the earthquake occurred when Christ died. Scripture writes that the earth quaked and that buildings shook, rocks were split, and the Romans guarding Christ feared for their lives. It was as if nature was revolting at the death of the Son of God – the Creator. The earthquake not only shook the area, but opened tombs.

The Resurrection of the “Saints”
Verses 52 and 53 of Matthew 27 tell of the tombs that were opened of the saints and their return to the city to be seen by many. While the definition of how saints is used draws some debate, it is generally determined that these were the people who had come to Christ in his years of preaching and had died during those years as well. When the earthquake opened their tombs, they arose and went back to the city. They were but another testament to the power of God through the death of Christ.

The Testament of the Roman Centurion
Perhaps the statement of Roman Centurion “Truly this was the Son of God” best illustrates the redemptive power of Christ. Here was a professional soldier who commanded over 100 men, battle hardened, and most likely a professional executioner to have been given the detail of the execution of Christ. He had chided Christ on the cross to save himself, but was terrified of the supernatural darkness covering the land. That darkness was not a storm cloud or dust storm, but a supernatural eclipse that was occurring during the days of Passover. Passover always has a full moon, so a solar eclipse was astrologically impossible yet was occurring anyway. The soldier was in this province in the first place because the Jews refused to call Caesar “god”, so he knew religion was a factor there.  Christ asked for forgiveness for all – no matter how minute or gross a sinner is, we can all be saved. The Roman Centurion in the moment of the death of Christ was turned.

While I understand that there are those that still refuse to believe in the death and resurrection of Christ, once again – Jesus is the reason for the Season.

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