Sunday, September 24, 2017

This Kneeling Hashtag Thing...

Salut!

So Twitter is going crazy with a #TakeTheKnee hashtag and a few Facebook Friends are also chiming in. I don't watch major sports or even t.v. for that matter so IDK who's doing what these days and honestly I really DON'T CARE.
Sorry.
Not.
Sorry.
But I will say this.
I grew up as a Jehovah's Witness and we DID NOT say the pledge (nor sing the National Anthem) b/c in accordance with their understanding of the Bible, taking such an oath would be considered a form of worldly worship/praise/idolatry. Praise/worship/ to false 'gods' and worldly oaths/allegiance are condemed time and time again in the Bible and Jehovah's Witnesses pulled that particular aspect from the text and teach their followers not to participate.
Am I a Jehovah's Witness still?? No.
Am I a perfect Christian? HECK NO!
However, some things are just ingrained in me.
To this day as a Non-Denominational Christian I STILL can't part my lips to say the pledge. As a child I would always stand but never pledge, and never place my hand over my heart. Now whether standing and not speaking is bad, or kneeling is bad, nobody ever jeered me as a Jehovah's Witness b/c I live in a nation founded on FREEDOM.
FREEDOM OF SPEECH, FREEDOM OF RELIGION ect.
Take this how you will, but our soliders fight for our FREEDOMS, even if we don't all agree on how they are expressed. How about ACTUALLY supporting our soliders and veterans who fight/fought for our freedom to stand or kneel and STOP arguring over our blasted Golden Ca...erm...Flag. Veterans suffer from PTSD, Homelessness and Poverty when they return from protecting our FREEDOMS and we honor them by spending our time hashtaging whether or not millionaire athletes are standing, kneeling, pledging not pledging, where their hands are placed, ect. If millions of Jehovah's Witnesses (and possibly other religious/social groups living within America) can go about their business without saying the pledge, singing the anthem or even standing, why do millionaires not doing it cause such an outcry???
What's the difference?
Religious Freedom vs. Civil Freedom?
MONEY and VAST VISIBILITY? yeah that sound about right...

How about America stops defining Patriotism through an Oath and a Flag.


Rant over you can thow me in the furnace now πŸ˜”

Edit** Found this on 9/25
Haven't confirmed the source but the theory remains relevant.

*Mark Twain said that reciting the Pledge was treason. He said it was equivalent to saying, "My Country, Right or Wrong" which he considered to be the worst form of treason. It is betraying our responsibility to speak out when we think our country is making a mistake.*

Love Always,
Li.Ree

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Skin Skin Skin here we go Again

Tuesday, September 29, 2017 (Prewrite)

So today was another No Makeup Day for me at work. Even though I do go through my day slightly self-conscious 😦😧😩😰😟😱😷 I am getting better and better at just letting my skin breathe, during the work day.

                   

It’s not that I think I’m hideous without makeup or anything like that, but I do have hyperpigmentation and discoloration from (Goose Egg) Acne that LITERALLY appears overnight and heals completely like…



Monday, September 18, 2017

Hurricane Irma & New Hobby

Hello my Loves!

To all of my Floridian readers…CONGRATULATIONS!!! We made it out on the other side of Irma. Yes, yes Irma was a very scary and nasty storm when riding out the thick of it, but it’s really the pre-apocalyptic days before the storm that stress me out the most. Not saying that news anchors aren’t supposed to do their due diligence in reporting the storm, but sadly we do live in an era when ‘the most dramatic/sensational’ stories earn the most ratings. It’s almost as if people live for fear and panic and expect media to justify their outlandish anxiety or vice versa.   
I was going to go into this long drawn out scenario of all the foolery I witnessed during this Hurricane experience, but I’m sure they’ll be another one to report on, if not by the end of this summer, definitely next so W/E…. πŸ˜’

Here's a bit of Irma before she turned SAVAGE

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

What the heck is Spiritual but Not Religious

As a Christian, I am very perplexed by what exactly this phenomenon of "Spiritual but Not Religious" means. As a matter of fact I'm starting to believe it's just a trendy thing to say when you believe in God (or rather an ultimate being), but don't want to commit to the culture of a religion...


My friend gave her insight but I still ain't feelin' this concept. There are a few too many types/variety of spirits 😈 out there for me to claim I'm spiritual and spiritual alone.
It makes me think of Mar 5:1-20, the story of the Demon/Evil Spirits possesed man.

Mark 5:1-20New International Version (NIV)

Florida be Like

Florida Summers accurately explained in a single Meme.


Which is why in June I decided to dedicate the rest of the summer to wearing my hair curly.