In-your-face stuff from an opinionated
rural north Idaho housewife.
Your article was spot on! Thanks for writing and putting it out there. I see that attitude all to often.Mark
Sorry, I was talking about the "God will provide" foolishness. Forgot that my comment could have been for three different articles.Mark
I loved that column on "God Will Provide Foolishness". After crops were harvested, a local farmer let families go in and glean what was left for canning and eating before he plowed it under. We let a local preacher know, for his family did not have much food."Oh, no, we don't need to pick those beans and berries! God will provide!" was the answer. My mother's reply was that God provided the soil and weather, the farmer provided the seed and fertilizer, and all he needed to do was provide his sorry self out to the field to pick.
very good article patrice! i think all of us know someone who has given us the "God will provide" line at one time or another..and understand just exactly how annoying it is to be told this.
Off topic, it's Sunday night and survival blog seems to be offline again. I've tried several times to access it and can't. I didn't want to add to the problem by keeping on (read last time that this made it worse). Do you have any knowledge of this? Thanks!
To Mary, check again. It's up as I write this, yes, it was hacked again, and they changed servers out. I don't know if using the quad address in case of a hack attack works, but here it is for future use, if you don't have it: 126.96.36.199.To Patrice: Yes, the frustration of dealing with the grasshopper mindset is - huge. Last week's homily was a repeat of the old chestnut about the woman who is being flooded out of her home, and a rowboat comes by, then a speedboat comes by, and when she's finally on the roof, a helicopter comes by - all offering to take her away - but she waves them away, "God will provide!" So after she drowns, she stomps up to Peter at the gates and demands to register a complaint!! Why didn't God provide for her like promised??? Peter looks at her puzzled, and says, "Well, you were sent a rowboat, a speedboat, and a helicopter! What more did you want?"The saying in my family has been that God helps those that help themselves. Paul was very clear that everyone needs to work to pull their weight in the community, as he himself worked hard as a tentmaker in each community he and his company visited.
Gosh darnnit...You beat me to it...I wanted to tell that story! I LOVE that story and I tell it to people all the time. Thanks for the great re-telling! Just Me
I know I wanted that college education and career when I was a teenager. Today I'm a stay-at-home mom instead with #5 on the way. I've been analyzing my reasons and found, not feminism, but a new definition! Ladies who work do it because they believe it's the best way to provide for their families. With more money, they feel they can provide the material needs expected in this society. Mothers aren't TAUGHT how to provide for their families with their time anymore. We don't have gardens, don't can, don't sew, and don't have spend all day washing clothes. Our homelife changed and we need to re-educate society as to the importance of the mother-infant relationship and how a mother can save their family money with their work at home.