some even in shorts!
Monday, March 29, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
In the past few years, my mom has had the help of the best ear surgeon in GR. He is the only specialist in this area trained to do cochlear implants and some of the more complicated ear procedures. One of the biggest questions we have always had was, Will my mom eventually not be able to hear at all?
**I am saying "Scooby Dooby Doo" and Bryce is saying "Where are you?"***
My mom can actually read his lips, but it really wouldn't be the same as hearing that sweet baby voice.
***insert looming political music***
Recently, Dr. Daniels said that ObamaCare will effectively put him out of practicing medicine. I joke about being political, but it is a very real fear that she will lose her ability to hear in the next few years without continued medical help. ObamaCare does not deem hearing (at my mom's age) worth medical intervention, so my hope is that she can get anything and everything she needs done in the next few years before Dr. Daniels stops practicing medicine.
After that, it will all be out of pocket if we can find a specialist. Seeing that the bill for this last mini-cochlear was pretty hefty, we all are afraid of what this means for the future of her hearing.
In the mix of all this, I have taken to teasing Josh about his choice of president.
Then today I found out that, out of all the things in the world ObamaCare could impose a tax on, this healthcare reform imposes a 10% additional tax on tanning salons.
And I just find that deliciously funny.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
I have chewed on it for a good part of the day, and just wanted to get some thoughts.
From a woman with a chronically ill child:
"I love God. I love Jesus. But I am not a supporter of organized religion because it is all screwed up. Be a supporter of Jesus and have a relationship with God, but take the church with a grain of salt. And don't rely on them when the chips are down in your life because 9 times out of 10, they aren't going to be "there" for you. That's what I have learned."
Many people afterward echoed the sentiment.
I certainly know of people that have felt this way in the past. The "big wigs" (ie. pastors, long standing members, people who generously tithe) get support in the form of meals, cards, and phone calls, but most members fall by the wayside.
Is this an area where most church's are lacking?
Have we become so focused on how "busy" we are that we become blind to the needs of our people? Is is one of the reasons people are leaving the church?
I know. Heavy blog post for a Tuesday night, but it has been on my mind all day.