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Name: Kelly Wolske

Maryland born, Florida raised, and transplanted to the Mojave for the love of my husband. Big Red's wife, Tele's mom, part time student. Child of God, Christ follower, United Methodist in exile. More than anything I strive to hear His voice every single day.

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Reading: The Pilgrim's Progress
Project: Sewing/ craft corner

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

1) I am almost convinced that the FairTax is the best thing since sliced bread. I am convinced that it is a vast improvement over the current tax code. Signed the petition last friday, drafting letters today. (Don't gloat, Dad. It's not becoming.)

2) I am very disappointed in our local polititians. Can I write in "None of the above," pretty please?

3) My favorite campaign quote: "Sure, I'm a carpetbagger, but I want to be your carpetbagger." From Jack Carter, who will hopefully be defeated by our incumbent Jon Ensign. I like the balance that having a senator from each party provides.

4) Lemon-honey scones, dried cherry scones, double peanut butter cookies, and a scrubbed (yes, scrubbed, not mopped) kitchen floor are the results of my Saturday. Roast chicken, chicken salad and chicken noodle soup are the results of my Monday. Woohoo! I get more productive in the autumn. Tonight will be a new bread recipe. I am not living in complete CHAOS any longer.

5) I am halfway finished my christmas shopping. You may hate me now.

  posted at 6:32 AM  

Thursday, October 19, 2006
The downside to being a nerd...
So, at my father's behest, I am reading The FairTax Book. Rather, I am listening to The FairTax Book (I love me some Audible.com!)

We listened this morning on the way to work and will listen again tonight. (Do you feel sorry for my poor husband yet? Because he really wants you to!) In the meantime, I have been doing some reading, and that's where I got into trouble.

I Googled and found a few blogs devoted to FairTax. So I started reading, and then I clicked link after link, and eventually ended up reading essays on the Mises Institute website which have NOTHING to do with my inital search. At the end of the day, instead of being clear on my one question about FairTax, I am muddy about lots of other very interesting topics.

Ugh! BTW, anyone else having issues with Blogger? I couldn't get on last night to post. So I started reading...

  posted at 3:03 PM  

Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Lazy blogger, I know
In my defense (weak though it may be) I would like to say that I have been reading (rather listening) and watching. I have one post pretty much in the can for later today, and two more cooking.

  posted at 10:54 AM  

Thursday, October 05, 2006
My new favorite website...
At least until I find something better.

Larknews. It's like a Christian The Onion.

This story in particular had me chuckling... Maybe it isn't such a bad idea?

  posted at 1:34 PM  

More amusing Google ads...

I am a Gmail girl, I must confess. No matter how much I might like the idea of not being caught up the Google madness, I cannot reisit its pull. I love the keyword search, I never have to sort.

Anyway, I was amused at the ad bar this morning:

Why Mommy is a Democrat - littledemocrats.net - The book George Bush doesn't want your kids to read.

Curiousity won out, and I clicked. Here is what the site says:

Why Mommy is a Democrat brings to life the core values of the Democratic Party in ways that young children will easily understand and thoroughly enjoy. Using plain and non-judgmental language, along with warm and whimsical illustrations, this colorful 28-page depicts the Democratic principles of fairness, tolerance, peace, and concern for the well-being of others. It's a great way for parents to gently communicate their commitment to these principles and explain their support for the party.

Why Mommy is a Democrat may look like a traditional children's book, but it definitely isn't just for children. With numerous subtle (and not-so-subtle) satircal swipes at the Bush administration and the Republican party, Why Mommy will appeal to democrats of all ages!

Finally, a portion of the profits will be donated to Democratic candidates and party organizations, so your purchase will help make an immediate difference.

I guess the illustraion would be one of their subtle swipes?

Question for mommies out there-- am I missing something here? Because I see this as indoctrination, not teaching. What's your take?

  posted at 9:16 AM  

Tuesday, October 03, 2006
More baggage than Samsonite

Rachelle at Seek First His Kingdom is asking about our baggage. You know, the stuff that we let keep us from being who God created us to be? Yeah, THAT baggage.

She wants to Know what baggage we are hiding behind and what it will take for us to let it go...

Funny things baggage; they are cumbersome, and yet we are loathe to part with them. Even in our literal bags-- how much of a hassle is it for travelers with new TSA regulations? Can we not stand to part with our shampoo for a few hours? Someone I know smuggled lip balm in her bra rather than be without.

Our spiritual baggage is no different. To what lengths will we go to hang on to them?

Control is the biggest bag in my luggage set. Control is my steamer trunk. When it comes to surrendering control, I am that person at the gate who insists on carrying on the 31 inch pullman. "I'm sorry, God, I know what you said and I understand the rules, but THIS is how I want to do it."

Yeah, and that works out so well for me, let me tell you. God really loves when I tell him what I am going to do despite His perfect will for me. Yep.

My garment bag is probably trust. I consider this a garment bag because, well, trust goes hand in hand with control, and a garment bag isn't much use on its own, you know? Devin is constantly challenging us as a congregation, "Do you trust God enough to follow His will?" I am afraid that, all too often, I don't trust Him enough. Shame on me.

My train case is fear. Fortunately, I have a husband who is much more brave than I. He has helped me pare this bag down. J's example is such an encouragement to me.

Of course, as much as I may be used to all these bags, they are hampering my journey. Rachelle is so right about that. But what will it take for me to shed them? For me, it is surrounding myself with people of discernment.

I have been very fortunate, of late, to have a friend with just such a gift. A friend who will lovingly hold me accountable. Working with Karen is going a long way towrds helping me whittle down my baggage. With a little providence, and a lot of prayer, I'll be down to one carry-on!

(As a side note, aren't those bags in the picture adorable?)

  posted at 7:46 PM  

Monday, October 02, 2006
Profoundly sad
The body count for this school year is nine and counting. Six students, one principal, and two gunmen. This morning, as I popped online to check the weather forecast, I discovered two Clark County schools were on lockdown this morning.

All is this is beyond my conprehension, and I am in awe of parents as they grapple with not only the presence of such evil, but also with the explanations.

  posted at 11:22 AM  

Sunday, October 01, 2006
Wow! Just... wow!
We had our first youth gathering tonight at GP. Transparent is a monthly worship environment for students, and we had nearly 50 kids come out. Not bad for our first time out there.

Since it was the first service, our regular worship band played. Next month, we'll have some of our student who are also musicians stepping up to lead.

These guys also came out:

  posted at 9:23 PM