Friday, January 25, 2013

Bouffant Love



Heading out the door for an airport pickup but HAD to post that amazing bouffant above. Perfectly voluminous and slightly messy, yet sophisticated at the same time. Heartsies. Great links below. Glitter for the weekend. Love to everyone. 

7 comments:

  1. Ah-mazing hair! I just glittered (diamond dust) our front steps...it makes ME feel good! franki

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  2. Very pretty!

    Regarding the Reagan video, I would just like to make sure that you realize that there has never been a president in our history who wasn't openly Christian. Also, nearly 90% of Congress is openly Christian. I don't understand where this feeling of persecution comes from that so many Christians in this country? There was one atheist in the 111th Congress, and he was the FIRST atheist to serve, too. The 90% figure is especially amazing when you consider that only 73% of American identify as Christian. Overall, I'd say Christians are doing pretty well when it comes to being represented in the government.

    (Source for information about Congress' demographics is Wiki, but it's quite reliable for simple numbers like this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Members_of_the_111th_United_States_Congress)
    (Source for atheist congressman http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Stark)

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  3. I personally don't want my President proselytizing to me...But I've highlighted all the mentions of God from Obama's Inauguaration speech for you:

    "For history tells us that while these truths may be self-evident, they have never been self-executing; that while freedom is a gift from God, it must be secured by His people here on Earth."

    "We are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else, because she is an American, she is free, and she is equal, not just in the eyes of God but also in our own."

    "That is how we will preserve our planet, commanded to our care by God. That’s what will lend meaning to the creed our fathers once declared."

    "My fellow Americans, the oath I have sworn before you today, like the one recited by others who serve in this Capitol, was an oath to God and country, not party or faction – and we must faithfully execute that pledge during the duration of our service."

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  4. Suzy and Caroline - I never once said anything about Congress not being openly Christian, and did not allude the the fact that Obama did not talk about God. Thank you for the information though. I have never once heard Obama say the name of Jesus Christ though and how He applies to his life, never heard him talk of who Christ was and is, and have definitely never heard Obama say a single thing about the Bible. I wish that were not the case.

    Discussing your own believes is not proselytizing, just as I am doing and you Suzy and Caroline are doing. A Christian discussing his love for Christ is simply that, as Reagan so often spoke of Him. Not trying to convert you, but offering a glimpse into their foundation of faith.

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  5. I am a Christian, Sheridan. I just believe that religion shouldn't be pushed down anyone's throat by any President, who, as the leader of our country, influences the thoughts of millions of citizens. While the US is populated in a majority by Christians, there are many other religions practiced here. The President is the leader of us all and I would hate for non-Christians to feel disenfranchised and less "American" because their President is single minded when it comes to personal religious beliefs.

    Article VI, paragraph 3 of the United States Constitution states that:

    "The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States."

    Here's an article entitled "Obama Mentions Jesus More Than Bush but Acknowledges the Godless More, Too" for your reading pleasure. http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/god-and-country/2009/06/09/obama-mentions-jesus-more-than-bush-but-acknowledges-the-godless-more-too

    You should read Obama's speeches from the two most recent National Prayer Breakfasts. He mentions Jesus! And quotes scripture!

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/02/03/remarks-president-national-prayer-breakfast
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/02/02/remarks-president-national-prayer-breakfast

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    1. Those links look awesome. I haven't read anything from the national prayer breakfasts. Will right now before kids wake up!!!! Thanks for sending. I will be happy to admit if I stand corrected and he has talked about Christ after all. Great thing to be wrong for!

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  6. Sheridan Thank you for not being afraid to share what is right. The difference between the two presidents is a man that has Jesus references written into his speach, and a man that reads God's Word, believes His word is true and lives by it! Psalms 20:7 " Some trust in chariots...but we will remember the name of the Lord our God". Saddly Americans that don't follow Christ don't realize they are living in the blessing and covering God has given bc we are a Christian nation! Be encouraged today!

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