It’s been awhile!

I know, I know, it’s been awhile since my last post.  Life’s been pretty usual I guess in the last couple weeks…although I’ve learned a couple things that I thought was quite interesting and thought I would share!

1.  Did you know that about every 6 years or so your body changes?  Well, I didn’t!  The months of September, October & November were a little unusual for me.  I could’ve sworn that I was pregnant a couple of those months (I wasn’t, and still am not for those of you curious folks out there).  Anyways, my body was doing some weird things and come to find out, I’m at that age where my body changes (I’m 26 by the way…almost 27, sigh).  The funny happenings are over now but the results have been that my body weight has shifted.  I felt like I was gaining weight, but the scale said I wasn’t…come to find out that the weight in my body was just moving to different areas…and low and behold…I now have more noticable “LOVE HANDLES”…what the frig?!  Now some of my pants won’t do up!  Way to go and change what was perfectly normal body…seriously! (Props to Jean for working in a hospital and being able to shed some light on life’s issues, lol)

2.  On the topic of health & medical things…Jon and I were travelling back from New York (we went to visit Leanne & Seth) this week.  I sometimes like to ask Jon questions because he has a wealth of knowledge that I do not have.  We talked about why the US does not have the same kind of health care that we Canadian’s do (I asked because Leanne and I were talking about having kids and she told me it cost around $6000…that’s right, $6000 to have a kid in the States!)  Apparently US citizens feel that to have a government controlled health care system is a step towards communism/socialism…one that they refuse to take.  Guess we soon-to-be communists care too much about the each other.  I’m sorry, but I think I have a problem with Christian Americans who don’t think everyone should have the same opportunity to receive healthcare…I understand those that do not know Christ would have that selfish mentality (“I worked hard for what I got” mentality)…but Christians know God has called us to look after the broken, the hurt , the sick & the widowed, those that are struggling…those that cannot afford “help”.  So why do many Christians in the US fight to keep those people from receiving what they need all in the argument that they will become a communist country???  Makes no sense to me…all I know is that I’m glad to be a Canadian where I can start a family without going in debt…

3.  I’ve discovered that a lot of people in the North American church really sit on the fence when it come to supporting the church…and does it ever drive me crazy!  Especially since so many are involved in ministry within the church…when they’re not even sure if they support the church!  Pick a side and go with it!  Get off the fence!!  Leave or stay but please do one or the other…don’t just show up to church on the Sunday’s you’re involved and then stay home (or go elsewhere) on the Sunday’s you’re not!  And by support, I don’t just mean financially…I mean being on board with where the church is going, what it stands for and refusing to let others talk “bad” about your church!  It’s time to get off the fence people and make a decision…

What a long post eh!  I think I’ll stop…

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3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by leanne on January 24, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    i could be wrong on the total cost for having a baby, so don’t quote me. that’s what someone told me it would cost if you didn’t have health insurance of any kind. i should look into it though and see if it’s correct information. if i find out i’ll let you know.

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  2. Posted by dianaslbillings on January 24, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Yeah, let me know what you find out!

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  3. Posted by garythepink on January 26, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    reply to # 3 … right on…

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