A Culture That Hates People

From Pinterest

Recently I’ve found the humor boards on Pinterest. It’s an easy way at the end of the day to kill a little time when you don’t have a book to read. However, it’s also a huge commentary on society.

It’s become apparent to me how people, in our culture, think other people are stupid, or need to be punched in the face, or how they don’t want to be around people, how much they hate people, or share pictures of people simply to make fun of them.

Now, I’m an introvert. I understand wanting to hide in my home or enjoying the comfort of my bedroom rather going out and meeting new people. However, I don’t hate people. I might hate crowds or traffic. I might get irritated at the person who cut me off or is driving recklessly, but I don’t hate people. In fact, it’s sinful to hate people. It’s sinful to assume stupidity when you simply disagree (this gets especially bad during election season.) It’s sinful to degrade others for the purpose of making yourself feel better.

I don’t know the percentage of Pinterest-ers that would consider themselves Christ-followers, but as Christians we need to be aware of falling into this worldly trap of thinking poorly of others. God created humans after His own image. ALL people Christians and non-Christians alike are worth something to Him. As His ambassadors we should treat other humans with love, patience, grace, and dignity. We WILL get frustrated with each other. We WILL have days where customers, co-workers, family, friends, and strangers drive us crazy, however, our life mantra  should NEVER be one of “I hate people.” – no matter how “cool” it is.


We’ve MOVED!!!

Our new townhouse!

Last week Aaron and I moved to be closer to the kids’ school and church. With Lydia’s kindergarten schedule and me teaching full-time we knew we wanted to live closer to the school. So here we are! We’ll be renting a townhouse for at least a year as we decide where we would like to end up more permanently. However, we’ve thoroughly enjoyed our new place!

The first day consisted of

Swimming in the pool!

* Touch- up paint  and Cleaning  – at the old place
* Our last family jump on the trampoline
* Playing in the sprinkler
* Lunch at Chili’s
* Trip to the grocery store
* Ringing the doorbell
* Trip to the bike shop
* Riding bikes
* Playing with the garage door
* Playing on the play ground
* Xbox
* Swimming in the new pool
* A little work-work
* Dinner of PB&Js
* Unpacking the kitchen
* A visit from friends
and finally
* A visit from the missionaries.

Scooter ride to McDonald’s!

It was quite the busy day and life has settled down since that time, but we’re still adjusting. We’ve been to the pool almost ever day this week and the kids are getting more and more comfortable in the water!  We’ve invested in some scooters, one per each family member and we scoot our way to the pool and the gym. On Friday we even took a scooter ride to McDonald’s for some ice cream and cookies. The kids have had a great time and have started meeting friends. We hope it’ll be a great year in our townhouse, and I have a sneaky suspicion that we might be here longer! 🙂