Saturday, December 30, 2006

Happy Birthday to Charley Gansky!


Happy fourth birthday to Windfall's Glorious Gansky, aka "Charley." What a love he is!
I want to thank all of you for your comments over the last couple of days . . . and the tone with which your comments were offered. :-)
I think it's interesting that Scripture lists stealing, greediness, drunkenness, and cheating right along with sexual sins--they're all wrong in his eyes. Sin is disobedience, period.
BUT--I do think it's important to know (and teach our young people) that sexual sins strike at the very core of a person. I was watching a TV show the other day where a young woman had trouble explaining to her current boyfriend why she wanted to break up. They slept together after every date, but while she was monogamous, he wasn't willing to be. She fumbled for words when he kept saying, "I'm just not at that point yet," and I wanted to yell: "But you've been BEHAVING as if you're at that point."
God designed sex to reflect the intimate sharing of two souls; of two people becoming one flesh. It's a living picture of the relationship between Christ and his church. But the evil one takes what is pure and holy and cheapens it by twisting it, overusing it, making it the object of scorn and a true trivial pursuit . . .
But now I'm way off topic.
Saturday fun (and yes, this is for real): At a recent gathering of animal rights advocates in D.C., the CEO of the Humane Society of the United States (not the same organization as the folks in your city who take in strays) made a proposal. He said the word dog is unworthy of dogs. So they should be called (drum roll, please): Canine-Americans.
LOL! Of course that opens the door for Feline-Americans, Equine-Americans, and perhaps even Amphibian-Americans, but you get my point.
If you've read Unspoken, you know I adore animals. I believe they feel, think, and communicate in their way, and probably will speak in the new heaven and on the new earth. (I think they probably spoke in Eden).
But the hyphenated thing has gone way too far.
Call me a mutt-American,
Angie

3 comments:

Grace Joan said...

I am in the middle of "unspoken" right now :-)
I was so happy that my sister and I aren't the only ones that have thought of animals talking in heaven! (Although to be honest, I think our idea sprang from my Mum reading us the "Narnia books" when we were younger.)
~Grace

eileen said...

Oh brother! Can we say polical correctness gone too far?
You keep me abreast of the most unusual topics, Angie. Thanks.

Alison said...

Angela, you are write the most moving books. The thing I love about your books is the fact that they always leave me with things to ponder and explore deeper.

I am currently reading "Unspoken" and have completly fallen in love with Sema.
:)