Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Its that time of year again....

Well, It is now after Thanksgiving and it is now that time of year when you have that hustle and bustle of the Black Friday shopping and the sales here and there. I am going to rant a little bit today. It isn't something that I do that often, but this is what I am thinking about and how annoyed I have become with this whole situation.
Merry Christmas VS. Happy Holidays!
Why has the phrase "Happy Holidays" become popular? Over a period of many years Christmas has become less of a Christian-centric holiday and more of a generic cultural holiday. It is celebrated by many non-Christians in various ways and the religious connotations are lost even on some Christians themselves. Christmas isn't very "Christian" anymore. For me personally, Christmas is about celebrating the birth of my Savior. I know that everyone gets all wrapped up in the shopping and the gift giving and all that, but do Christians take the time to realize what this time of year is really about. I am as guilty as any other person. I go Black Friday shopping. I worry about gifts for my family and friends, and sometimes I do get stressed out about the small insignificant issues that the Christmas Season brings.
Here is where my problem lies. I know that America has freedoms, and I am blessed to have the freedoms I do, just like this blog. I have the freedom to write down my feeling about this issue. But society has taken this Christian "holiday" and changed it into a shopping/cooking time of year when the significance is Jesus. Do I expect everyone to believe as I believe, absolutely not! But do I want to change the name of Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa? No, just like I said before, EVERYONE HAS THESE FREEDOMS IN AMERICA. I do not believe that Merry Christmas is derogatory. I believe that you can not change the way someone reacts to you. You can only explain your side to the best of your ability, and then hope for the best.
What I believe is that I celebrate CHRISTMAS. I do not celebrate HOLIDAY. I know some will say well Happy Holidays covers everyone. I can see that point. If you were not sure of someones faith back round then I can see that side, you may say Happy Holidays, and I do understand someone not wanting to offend someone else. But at the same time, for Merry Christmas to be taken away, or not used or whatever you want to call it, to me is disturbing.
There was an article in the Tulsa World a few weeks ago concerning our currency. In the 1950's In God We Trust was put on to our money. During that time it was "The Red Scare" that had everyone worried, and the US Government decided to try to ease the country's stress and worry so this was something that would help. I do not see anything wrong with that. Does everyone in the US believe in my God, well no, but some are not remembering the reason this country came into being. Doesn't everyone remember that we came to America for religious freedom from the Catholic church? That this country was created for freedom?
This whole politically correct way of thinking is wrong. I do not think we should change the traditions of our country to be politically correct.
Not everyone will agree with me, and not everyone will be happy about this blog, but for me, this is Christmas time, not Holiday time. This is the time of year I celebrate the birth of MY Savior. I do not agree with changing things to Happy Holidays, I should not be condemned for wanting to say Merry Christmas. so to everyone I love and cherish MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

MSO - Really?

Welcome to go live # 2! Wow, what a road I have been on. Working non-stop but loving it. I have been several places lately. Lets see, Stillwater, Joplin, Coffeyviile, Chanute, and Salina to come. Then it is off to the beautiful state of California! Woo Hoo! I will be spending the weekend in Tucson to see some of my family. But mostly in Sunny California! After California, watch out Kingsport, TN, here I come. I will be there for around 7 to 8 weeks as well. Mid- South has been pretty good. Nothing MAJOR. Little issues here and there. Looking forward to getting back to the training though. Not that I dont like Go-Live, but I miss the training. We will see how Salina goes. I am going to be with my new partner. So excited. I feel like we are going to get along great!  I love this job, and I love the training team. Life long friendships are being made and it is neat to see where God is taking me. I am just along for the ride! This is going to be a short blog, need to get some sleep...work in the morning.....  SAP trainers never stop!!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Mid-South, West and everything in between!

Wow, it has been a while since I have posted a blog....So, this is going to be about anything in particular, just whats going on. Unlike my wonderful brother, who is amazing intelligent and so opinionated, I have nothing particular to blog about, so again, this is what is going on in my life. Work...who would of thought I would of become a work-aholic?? Well I am and I love my job. I love traveling, I love meeting new people and I love doing what I do. Some changes have been made, and now I have a new partner...Jon Bengston. He is from the west coast, and going to have to deal with an Oklahoma girl, but it should be fun! Mid-South training/go-live is almost over. We did a good job, and Mid-South is now on SAP, and doing wonderful! Whats next for me???  Well WEST HERE I COME. I will be in North LA for 2 weeks! Cali in December, we will see how it is! The exciting part about going to West, is that I am going to spend a weekend in Tucson, my old stomping ground and spend some much needed time with my Grandmother and Aunt and others! It is going to be nice to go there and see them! So in December I will be a Cali and Arizona girl for the first part!! Woo Hoo!
Now after that...Mid-America, here we come. Kingsport,TN. Not much out there...but I am gong to find something to do....there has to be parks for hiking or something like that. Its going to be cold, so we will see...But that is about all that is going on!
I will write more as my travels go on and on!

Love you all!