Christians should not celebrate Halloween !

Monday, August 30, 2010

Well it will be here soon , that wicked day that I hate Halloween . They have already started displaying all that junk , I have to keep explaining to Riley why this holiday is bad and why we don't celebrate it . Then there are the family members that I have to contend with , sometimes I think grown ups like Halloween more than the children , it even makes some of them mad because you don't let your kids celebrate Halloween . Most people say they don't see anything wrong with letting your kids dress up and get candy , I don't see anything wrong with kids playing dress up or eating a little candy only not on the day of Halloween , I take my kids to a fall festival sometimes , which usually takes place way before Halloween , and has nothing to do with this holiday and it makes the kids feel like they are not missing out on anything by not celebrating Halloween . Halloween is a pagan holiday , there is so much info on this on websites but I will post some in case you don't want to look it up .

Halloween Origins: What is Samhain?
These Halloween origins are a time in which Druidism and Celtic Reconstructionists celebrate Samhain as a feast for the dead. Divination and fortune telling is believed to have better communication with the spirit world because the fall season holds the thinnest partition between the two worlds of the living and the dead. The Druids built huge sacred bonfires to offer sacrifices to the many Celtic deities that number over five hundred named gods. Before each yearly sacred bonfire, the Celts would extinguish their hearth fires and relight them with embers from the bonfire.

Bobbing for apples ?

When the Celts were absorbed by the roman empire , many rituals of roman origin began , among them was the worship of Pomona , goddess of the harvest , apples were the sacred fruit of the goddess .

Jack o lanterns ?

Irish children used to carve potatoes or turnips and light them for Halloween , for some Irish villain a wicked man named Jack , when they moved to the Americas , they brought their traditions with them but turnips were not readily available so they carved pumpkins .

As if this is not enough I can still see whats wrong with this holiday , when you see skeletons hanging from trees and tombstones in peoples yards and not to mention the costumes , you should be able to see what Halloween is all about .


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Well this an update to my last post , which I didn't have time to go into great detail . I am in my 11Th week of my pregnancy now , we only have one midwife in our area , which doesn't surprise me and she does not take my insurance . My insurance only lets me choose from a list of doctors , so I chose one and my first visit was exciting because I got to hear the baby's heartbeat but my doctor and I do not get along and as of today I have not been back . I have been searching for another doctor which I don't think I am going to find , because everyone I call is not excepting new ob patients , and I have learned that 98% of our ob doctors are male , so I may be stuck with this doctor , she is just so bossy and does not care how her patients feel about anything , with her your opinion doesn't count . Does anybody out there know what happens if you opt out of test that you don't want to have done ?

I took the kids with me for my first visit , even though this doctor talked down to me and was very rude , I'm still glad I took them with me so they could hear the baby's heartbeat to . I have been feeling better lately , I have been getting breaks in between my morning sickness , I'm still very tired at times . I have been shopping for maternity clothes , I went to the thrift stores but our thrift stores never have much and when they do they are over priced , so I went to yard sales and I did pretty good , I found maternity shirts with the tags still on them for 50 cents , one of them was a nursing top and I got a couple of dresses for 1.00 each . I didn't find any skirts which I need , it is getting hard to find long maternity skirts . If I don't find some soon I'll have to try eBay or motherhood , which I think is our only maternity store around here .

Also at the yard sales I found a stack of abeka kindergarten books that I got for only 7.00 , I was happy about that . I also tried one of those golden Oreo blizzards from DQ , like I needed one , I don't know why that I crave things that are not healthy , because normally I try to eat healthy , but when I'm pregnant I want junk food . I hope everybody else is doing great , will post more later on .....God Bless !!!!! Forgot to mention that my baby is due on my birthday which is Feb. 28TH , not going to get over excited because both my girls were born 7 days past there due date but it would be nice if he/she would come on that day .


Thursday, August 5, 2010

I went for my first appt. today , everything is good . I found out that I'm not as far along as I thought , you can't tell by looking at my stomach , I don't ever remember showing this early . The funny thing is that the baby is due on my birthday :) . I've not been online for a while , I'm still going through morning sickness , and I am so tired , no matter how much sleep I get Its never enough . I got to hear the baby's heartbeat to , hope everybody else is doing good .