Friday, February 18, 2011

Trying to Understand

Greetings Pups,

I was thinking today about why God loves us so much. More specifically, I was wondering why He loves me so much. As I look back on my life, the mistakes light up like destinations on a map. Everyday I mess up. Everyday I struggle to keep my faith strong. That's a difficult thing to do when attacks are constantly coming from the opposite side. I've got the Devil and all the people who follow him trying to tell me that I'm unworthy of any kind of love, especially God's love. On my own, I could never push them away, so I thank God that He makes sure I never fight alone. As long as I obey Him and honor Him everyday, He will see me through every trial I'm facing now and every one I will ever face. I know that He only lets me GO through these times because He knows I will GET through them. He loves me enough to refine me in the fire, knowing that I will come out so much better on the other side. If I remember that, I can never look at my struggles as anything other than a blessing. And all the things I ask Him for in prayer, because I believe, I will receive. Isn't faith a wonderful thing?

Love and full Moons,

Becky the Writer

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Lie, Cheat and Steel . . . Yes, Steel . . .With an E!

Greetings Pups,

Well, it is Superbowl Sunday. I will assume that many people will be bowing before the altar a.k.a the television and worshipping their idols a.k.a. the athletes/criminals. Yeah, I said criminals. What of it?

As I've said before, I am currently living in a place extremely close to Pittsburgh, so you can imagine how difficult this week has been for me. During a losing year for the local sports teams, it gets bad enough, but being bombarded with so much paraphernalia when they're winning is enough to make someone want to vomit. Well, someone with intelligence, not to mention morals.

Forgive me, or don't, but I'm good at spotting guilty people, even when they say they're not. And, despite denial after denial, I still hold fast to my opinion that Pittsburgh's football team has a rapist on the roster. It seems, however, that I am the only one who feels this way, at least, among the people I've come across. Seriously, I haven't seen this much exultation for a sex offender since the Michael Jackson memorial. Yes, I thought he was guilty, too.

I have people close to me, whom I love very much, that were past victims and current survivors of such crimes. Therefore, I have a personal stake in seeing that all of these perps and pervs get the justice they deserve. Let's just say some people are lucky I don't have the title D.A. in front of my name.

Look, do whatever you want, people. Have your parties, watch your game, but while you do so, remember something. If it was your daughter, sister, mother or friend that had to suffer any kind of assault from a man, I'm guessing your cheers wouldn't be so loud.

Love and full moons,

Becky the Writer