Tagged with religion

Adoption Creed

I grew up Catholic. I went to Catholic school for eight long years. One of the prayers we had to memorize, was the Apostles’ Creed. It goes like this: I believe in God the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the … Continue reading

Jesus and Food Stamps

A Facebook friend and fellow ACA II mom posted this on Facebook:     Several people, including two from ACA II, “liked” the post. I couldn’t resist. I posted, “Just so you know, my family was on food stamps last year.” with a link to my blog post. Here’s what followed: JZ: I know a lot … Continue reading

Why We Don’t Go to (a Black) Church: Part Three

Two days ago, I discussed my beliefs. Yesterday, I discussed my experiences. Today, I’ll finish explaining the church situation. In looking for a church, I’ve found that most “Christian” churches exclude homosexuals. Many churches interpret the Bible literally. As I previously discussed, I don’t believe that Jesus would exclude homosexuals and I don’t believe that … Continue reading

Why We Don’t Go to (a Black) Church: Part One

Every so often, the adoption community has a hissy fit about diversity. It seems that two groups – the “love is enough” group and the “love isn’t enough” group – cause a big brouhaha. Inevitably, those new to transracial adoption will ask, “How do I ensure more diversity for my kids?” The number one answer … Continue reading

Jack's Dedication

Sunday, October 8. Jack’s Dedication and Welcome Party. I screwed it up. I knew that I wanted it to happen. I knew for 2 years I was going to be in NH in October 2006, and I knew since we adopted Jack that we wanted to have this party. But I put off planning until … Continue reading

Gay Marriage

(originally published on LiveJournal) I’ve decided to start with an easy topic: Gay Marriage. I’m pretty sure that I know where my LiveJournal friends stand on this issue, but because I started this fricking web journal to rant, I’m going to rant. The California Supreme Court recently ruled that same-sex partners with children have the … Continue reading

Where does the time go?

(originally published on LiveJournal) So, I quit my job at Oracle. My last day was January 21. At the time, the thought was I would work on a finite to-do list I had created during the months after our August move. Sometime in April, I would start looking for a new job, with the hope … Continue reading