Relapse and Bravery
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|We hosted a Dungeons & Dragons game last weekend that went later than intended. Someone was pretty tuckered out afterwards.|
|Violet has been potty-training herself. I know, it's amazing. After two tough cookies I'm about due for an easy one! She's very enthusiastic about ripping off her diaper and sitting on the potty (so much so that I finally bought her pull-ups), and she wants to wear underwear so bad that she stole her brother's Spiderman underpants (and put them on over her tights)! She's getting her own set of big-girl underwear for her birthday on March 5.|
|Love that smile.|
|Elanor and her best friend, her cousin Candyce. They're only 4 months apart and they're constantly asking to see each other or have a sleepover.|
|One of my co-workers is getting married tomorrow, and we threw her a bridal shower at the office. This was the cake. It was supposed to say "Best Wishes." We spent the entire party telling her that she could have a wish, but only ONE. (And yes, I did submit this to CakeWrecks.com)!|
|I made blueberry muffins from scratch last weekend and they turned out wonderfully. Yum! Here's the recipe I used.|
But note how the narrative in the press has shifted. The Obama Administration says that churches who oppose contraception still have to pay for it. And then, when people object, suddenly the talk shifts from who pays for contraception to whether someone wants to ban it.
It’s as if we passed a law requiring mosques to sell bacon and then, when people objected, responded by saying “What’s wrong with bacon? You’re trying to ban bacon!!!!”
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|A pink princess castle with five turrets and a drawbridge.|
|Doesn't have much to do with the post, but hey, it's funny.|
If a survey found that 98% of people had lied, cheated on their taxes, or had sex outside of marriage, would the government claim it can force everyone to do so?
By appealing to the behavior (not belief) of a particular religious group, the Administration (and others) are trying to indict the validity of an actual well-formed Catholic conscience. The claim might as well be: No one really holds that religious view so why should we respect it? This is how a government begins to form a litmus test for who's conscientious objection is worth respecting. We must all be extra careful to not muddy the "conscience" pool further.