Wednesday, September 28, 2005
I changed format template of the blog today, to one that is already formatted with a sidebar for links. I hope I can figure out how to add my own favorite links to this blog....
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
So imagine I go out for a job interview. We talk about the rate of pay and hours I would be expected to work, only to find out the company pays to much! ! Can you imagine going into a perspective employer and telling them their rate of pay is to high? And of course, they wanted to know why I wouldn't accept that amount per hour. I can almost hear some managers thinking, if we pay her less, will she work less? Now legally, I don't have (and most people tell me not to) say anything about the fact that I am disabled, which they would know if I tell them I am on SSDI. And from what I understand, once I tell them I am disabled, then they can turn around and ask me (legally) what the nature of my disability is.
It isn't an imaginary situtation. It happened to me yesterday. I went on an interview for a part-time position that I am really, really interested in. I did tell them I was on disabled, and on SSDI. Company rep. said it shouldn't be a problem
It will be interesting to see if I am offered the position.
Saturday, September 17, 2005
When I attended church on the Sunday morning after hearing of the accident, we sang this hymn, and I was astonished. To tell you truthfully, I missed hearing a good deal of the service as it continued—because I was caught up in reflection of the second verse….
Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal
Hymn #357, Jesus Lover of My Soul, verse 2
Other refuge have I none;
Hangs my helpless soul on thee.
Leave, ah, leave me not alone;
Still support and comfort me.
All my trust in thee is stayed;
All my help from thee I bring.
Cover my defenseless head
With the shadow of thy wing.
What a prayer for an unborn child!
We often hear that “it takes two to conceive a child”. But it really takes three. God’s Spirit is the third persona, at the point of conception; it imparts a soul to the child. Without God, nothing comes to be. Children truly are a gift from God.
I liken baptism as binding a soul to the Lord our God. For the soul, like a person, is given free-will. We Christian’s baptize our children, to commit their souls to God, through whose grace they are born. And when they are old enough teach them to love and know God our Father. What then of the unborn child? There is none to speak for it. To claim it on Christ’s behalf. We do not baptize the dead.
I think the soul of an unborn child inherently recognizes from which it came. Satan does not create souls. He is not God. I reflect on the above verse, from the perspective of an unborn child. Think about it—do you not perceive the prayer? The unconscious soul of an infant seeks re-unification with its maker! Such simple praise and recognition of God the Creator of Heaven and Earth.
The rest of the hymn is as follows:
Jesus, lover of my soul, Let me to thy bosom fly
While the neared waters roll, While the tempest still is high
Hide me, O my Savior, hide, Till the storm of life is past;
Safe into the haven guide. Oh, receive my soul at last!
Thou, O Christ, art all I want; More than all in thee I find.
Raise the fallen, cheer the faint, Heal the sick, and lead the blind.
Just and holy is thy name; I am all unrighteousness.
False and full of sin I am; Thou art full of truth and grace.
Plenteous grace with thee is found, Grace to cover all my sin.
Let the healing streams abound; Make and keep me pure within.
Thou of life the fountain art; Freely let me take of thee.
Spring thou up within my heart; Rise to all eternity.
(one last note about the italicized in verse 3): this child’s prayer for
her dead (fallen)mother, for her injured father, and for her sister 2-year old sister, and the rest of us who are grief-stricken; and finally,
for the souls of the unborn who have not yet been baptize to Life in
Hymn by Charles Wesley, 1707-88.
SINK is an acronym for Single Income No Kids. It is what I am, a statement of my marital status, tax status (no earned income credit, no marriage credit or penalty) , house status (single renter). As for 'Blogged Sink', well it could be bad pun on Clogged SINK. But I am a SINK, and I get clogged with all these opinions and thoughts and ideas and 'earworms' swirling in my brain. I hope by blogging them here, I can unclog. Hmmmm, would that make pushing the post button synonymous with a plunger? Liquid Plumber anyone? Oh geez, that was bad...well stick around and you will find I 'pun' around with words.
As for apology: I hope you are not a plumber or a homeowner who was hoping to find help or a plumbing outfit here. Not going to happen. As I said above, I rent. Anything goes wrong with homes plumbing, I call maintenance.