Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Another Thought on Faith

Well recently two of my friends both ex-pastors have been formulating more of their beliefs, well more like, more of what they aren't sure of. You can check out one of them here At any rate, I'm not sure what words they would use to describe themselves but I believe Agnostic and Universalist might be as close as they get towards a box. Although, believe me you meet these two men and a box isn't where they belong. Both of them are kind and accepting, understanding, and non-judgmental.
Here's what I find sad, I believe they both know that I still believe in God 100%. But they don't treat me the way they have been treated by Christians. When I am with them I feel acceptance, love, and no obligation. They are looked down upon, as failures of Christian faith. I find that very sad. They are not scary, they have not corrupted me...matter of fact much of our discussion has helped me. They haven't made me lose my faith, rather they have increased my love and acceptance for others. When Dave and I hang out with them, we feel so much like a part of their family. It's weird but no matter what, there's no obligation. It's such a free feeling. So what disqualifies them in Christianity? They aren't sure about ANYTHING!!! Weird but I don't know many Christians that are sure about things, they are just HOPING or faithing that things are what they believe. Here's my question: Is God okay with us not being sure? Is He big enough to still be God despite our disbelief? If I have some wrong theology can He handle that?
I don't know the answers to those questions, but I sure hope so. I hope that there is a God. And that He really is love. I hope he created this world so that we could enjoy and that somehow for some reason, when things got screwed up, He knows how to fix it. I am hoping that if all of this comes crashing to an end (like many of my Christian friends believe), that we'll all be sort of surprised by the ending-no one could have predicted. I also am hoping that He knows me, and that I'm tired of trying to figure things out. I just wanna live, love and try to do some good for those I come in contact with.
I want to say to those two men and their families that I am referring to, the Webers are grateful!! You challenge us, love us, and accept us-and people spend lifetimes looking for friends like that. One of you we've just gotten to know, and hope that we'll continue this journey as friends. The other one, you've taught us generosity, love, and kindness can go a long way. (guess I'm getting sappy like you!)

Monday, March 23, 2009

Modern Pirate Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Modern Pirate Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!
More fun giveaways on blogs. I'm really into this, while I have these contractions. Ugh, when weill she come?

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Simpler Times

This is a picture of the door to our baby's room, my husbands bedroom as a child. He sanded all of those baseball stickers off, so she could start anew. I've been thinking a lot about this door lately...I have spent the majority of my adult (18 and older) life trying to not do things like this. I have been soo worried about screwing up everything. As a kid, I was taught that putting stickers on a door was bad...because you couldn't get them off. And it made the house look bad, but the back of your bedroom door seems reasonable to me. What's crazy is, Dave wanted to take this picture to remember it. I am just thinking that there's really nothing wrong with being a kid...sticking stickers on the door. Dave sanded them off and painted over the door no trouble. What cool parents he had to let him do that. I think Baby Girl Weber will be able to try some things like this too.
I am still trying to shake off FEAR of screwing things up, mainly due to some of my church experiences. I have lived my life with fear of rejection and a desire to please others so much, that it stole my life from me. Maybe some people can make it through their religious experiences without a sense of obligation, but I didn't. It is still something I struggle with everyday. It's getting better, but I'm not quite through it.
I am hoping to raise a daughter who knows that she might screw things up, but there is always someone who can help her fix it. Besides who says stickers on the door is wrong anyways?! Here's to me being up too late, writing this post. And here's to the future for our little girl. May you know love and joy all of your days, and when trouble comes may you have peace enough to get through, and a mommy and daddy who can comfort you-and sand your doors! I'm excited to meet you, and Daddy is too! We love you already.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Nursery Unveiled

Finally the time has arrived to post pics of Baby Weber's nursery. I think she will love it. Daddy still needs to paint one more animal and her closet doors, but we are going to wait to do the doors until it is warmer so they can get painted in the garage. I also want to find some cute valances, a lamp, new door knobs, and recover the rocker...but all in due time.

Now some close ups of Dave's paintings. He'll be doing a hippo on the pink wall we'll show that when it's finished. :)

Saturday, March 07, 2009


Waiting for this infant girl...makes me bored sometimes, which I know I should enjoy since she'll be here and won't be boring, for sure! So I like to shop, haven't bought anything yet...try this cute little website out. It's called Etsy, all the things are homemade. I'm thinking of buying a crochet hat, or some hair bows for her. Each crafty person has their own little shop. One of my favorites, Bella Bows. Check it out. Hm mm....what to buy! Little girls are so fun!

Monday, March 02, 2009

Blog Giveaways This woman is so nice. She has items to giveaway and has come up with a clever way to give them away. I entered today, hopefully not too late. Maybe I'll win something for our new lil' punkin. She would look so cute in Matilda Jane outfits. I think it's so fun being a mother in the blogging world now.
Here was my entry.
Hey there...Baby girl coming sooncan't wait to hear her croon.Just found the link to your blogand my mind's no longer in a fog.she'd look so cute in one or two,so i couldn't resist not saying boo.thanks for the contest,good luck in your quest.I'll be checking this out, win or matter who you choose.Thank you. Julie :)
Wish me luck, oh and you should play too if you have time today!!