Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Psychology...real or sinful nature

While feeding Wyatt at 3:30 am I came across a pastor preaching of Jesus and how he became of flesh and paid the price for our sin in the flesh. He then went on to say that if people would just accept this concept, that our sins are of the flesh and already paid for, then there would be no mental illness such as depression or OCD. After listening to his shbeil for 5 minutes I couldn't take it anymore. Being the psychology major that I am or was, I came to the conclusion that our bodies were flawed by the fall. After Adam and Eve were booted from paradise life as they knew it would be a struggle. The same goes for today. Our bodies and minds are allowed to be flawed. Obesity, poor eye sight, addictions, cancer... they are all part of our lives because humanity was corrupted by the fall. So when Joseph Price was preaching his "there should be no depression" sermon, I was furious thinking of all the people who truly are mentally ill or struggle with addictions. This all brought me back to the unforgettable days in the "C"-word that prayer is the answer to EVERYTHING. After all, it is because we didn't pray hard enough that my mother died, or so she said. All I can do is pray that Pastor Joe broadens his horizons and preaches of a world that is now corrupted and how to stay pure.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Wyatt the human clock

My little boy is growing up so fast. When I put him in his crib his head is at 12 o clock and ten minutes later I go back in and he has turned himself to three o clock. Ten minutes later I go back in and he is at 6 o clock. I am not sure how he does it exactly but I think he just kicks his feet and rolls around until he has reached his desired position!
Other Wyatt updates:
-He loves to stand up and when you try to sit him down his legs just stay stiff
-He has begun eating cereal which he loves!
-He has been doing quite well on his new routine and I wake up once around 4am and them around 6 or 7am
-He will be three months old on the 7th
-He has finally learned how to keep his pacifier in his mouth for more than 3 seconds
-He must weigh close to 15 lbs by now because I can barely carry him in his car seat anymore!

A Bit Perplexed

Sometimes it is really hard for me to wrap my mind around the fact that not everyone thinks or acts in the ways I do. I know that might sound a bit narcissistic but I was raised to respect those around me, treat everyone fairly and most importantly put your family first. If I had a nickel for every time I heard "blood is thicker than water" I would be a millionaire! So when I see others not using the principles that have been instilled in me I become extremely frustrated. I plan to raise my children with those simple morals but in a world where people aren't using respect, equality or valuing the importance of family, I wonder if my children will learn from my example or from those around them. I have lived my life as a people-pleaser and I am not saying that everyone should be. But I think the world would be a much happier place if people stopped thinking of themselves for once and started thinking of others. If people could think before they made any big decisions they would most likely find that others may be hurt by those decisions. This whole concept, a Christian one at that, will be the basis of my parenting style. Lets just hope my children catch on quickly!