Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Happy Holidays

With the year end season here and most of the Christian world celebrating the holidays, what are you doing for the next few weeks?

33 comments:

Faithful Woman said...

I am going to have a party or two.

My son is turning 12 and his choice was to take a few of his friends to see a movie and to Wendy's after. We will probably see the new Harry Potter film, or the Narnia one.

I am giving a new set of clothes to each of the children and a toy gift. I don't know which day we will open gifts. The kids favor doing it on the 25th but their father favors New Years day.

And of course it has ben a long time family tradition to stay up till at least midnight playing games on New Year's Eve.

I may even take a trip down to Mexico durring the holidays to see some of the folks there.

What are the rest of you going to do.

Please Friend, don't rant of this string. You are welcome to tell us what you are going to do to celebrate, or even what you would LIKE to do. (like maybe spend a day with your kids)

Happy Holidays!

Anonymous said...

What do you know, you actually have some thing to say, beside lies of him. And since you call me friend, I shall not rant as you call it.

Anonymous said...

WOW!

That was one very short rant.

Thank you!

onthestreet said...

FW: I am giving a new set of clothes to each of the children and a toy gift. I don't know which day we will open gifts. The kids favor doing it on the 25th but their father favors New Years day.

onthestreet said...

I guess it's a simple question of who rules.

Faithful Woman said...

We have a little thing called feeling the needs of others. We don't "rule". How hard is that to understand for a warrenite. We can get along instead of making all things a challenge, and it takes a lot of pressure off of the man from trying to stay "in control" all the time.

Try it, it would help you keep from driving the ones you love away from you.

Faithful Woman said...

Thank you Friend. Happy Holidays to you. May your deepest desire come true for you.

Anonymous said...

I shall stay of the computer and get me some self help tapes. I Shall become who I am. I laughed at the short rant poster.

Anonymous said...

There is no Warrenites on this web page.

Anonymous said...

I am Ephrimite. Only I need repentance. I am working on it. Soon you shall be rid of me.

Anonymous said...

And you shall never see him again; and soon, you also will never see me again.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas!

MY Friend Faithful Woman!
Narnia...It is a story that deplicits the life of Christ. The Lion is deplicits Christ. Don't tell the children. Ask them at the end and see if they figure it out.

The books are good too. I almost sent you the set, but was fearful daughter would miss it and would be mad. Will see if I can find another set to send.

Ya'll stay healthy.

God Bless,
Me

onthestreet said...

Faithful Said...it takes a lot of pressure off of the man from trying to stay "in control" all the time.

STREET'S Reply: So, sometimes a man should lose control??? How would that work in the Kingdom of God, or in the heavens??? Good grief!!!

Anonymous said...

Christmas will be spent with friends & family, and attending Christmas services at church, Christmas this year is on Sunday.

Merry Christmas everyone! :)

ogre said...

Well, I for one look forward to seeing my little boys open their presents. We will probably go listen to Handels Messiah at temple square and after christmas, go soak for a day at Lava Hot Springs.
Merry Christmas all, and Happy New Year

Faithful Woman said...

Those all sound wonderful!


Street,
known to few warrenites or musserites for that matter, you can stay in "control" better if the family loves you for what you do for them than if they fear the sight of you and can't wait till you are gone again. With love you will always have them for they will want to be near you. If you are too strict and forceful, they will leave and not look back.

ATAR_i said...

We'll open presents Christmas Day, stockings are the only thing that can be opened until we get downstairs (they are not that exciting this year - after all the drama with presents I'm just putting in candy and calling it good).

The presents, oh the presents - I ordered almost all online this year and started before Thanksgiving. You'd think that would give me enough time - but OHHHH no, they are in stock, they are on backorder, then they aren't coming at all, then they arrive right after you purchased a replacement gift. And of course, with all the kids you do this balancing juggling act with cost and number (because of course...the kids will notice).

But this year, I did good by all of them. I sold all my precious little possessions on eBay (actually stuff I've stored since childhood and only look at once a year), and it went like hotcakes and I made a couple grand (a truly amazing experience.....I think I hyperventilated the last couple mintes of one item as I was so astounded at the price it went for)

But the husband really wins this year - he'll be totally suprised (hopefully).

Both our families will come out Christmas day and we'll celebrate all day, playing games, watching movies, eating, and we're cooking a big Christmas dinner at the end.

I need to go see my grandmother this week, because I won't see her on Christmas Day - I have the most lovely jewelry for her.

I'm off work this week, and the kids are off school so we'll do chores, and cleaning, and wrapping, and mailing. But I've sent the Christmas Cards, I've made the cookies (I'll have to re-bake a few batches) - and everything is pretty much done.

It's fun to see how everyone is celebrating. I'd love to see a movie - I love the new cinemas with ampitheatre (sp?) seating - but my kids went to Potter and Narnia with friends on opening day....sooooo, we'll see.

Anonymous said...

Very well put Faithful.
Catch more flies with honey.

onthestreet said...

Faithful Woman said...(12/15/2005 11:40 AM):
Those all sound wonderful!

Street,
known to few warrenites or musserites for that matter, you can stay in "control" better if the family loves you for what you do for them than if they fear the sight of you and can't wait till you are gone again. With love you will always have them for they will want to be near you. If you are too strict and forceful, they will leave and not look back.

STREET’S REPLY:
That’s right. Love conquers all, including ourselves. If we love God without ceasing, we will conquer our evil passions and be a light and a love to others. This is the very reason why thousands of women and their children chose the Prophet Warren.

Anonymous said...

Street what about the men.

Will Prophet Warren be the only man in their lives?

Women and children come along because they have no other option.

Faithful Woman said...

Today we are doing baking with the kids. Assorted sized star shaped gingebread cookies so that we can have a party with them tomorrow to make them into trees to decorate. Usually we do candy houses. This time I wanted to try trees. I was hoping to simplify the design problem, have less sugar in the form of candy, and still have fun decorating.

Also I was going to bake some homemade bread for my Mother-in-law to give with her jams as her holliday gifts. (She still can't call them Christmas presents)

onthestreet said...

Anonymous said...
Street what about the men. Will Prophet Warren be the only man in their lives? Women and children come along because they have no other option. 12/22/2005 9:28 AM

STREET'S Reply: I said, women and their children. The men are the children of the kingdom too, and the offspring of women. I start with woman because God our Father is the MOTHER of creation (Binah), and in Eden HE condescends to the woman. Still, that was the fall, and our aim is to rise, not fall.

As for the women having "no options" as you say, quite the opposite. They can one and all go with their outcasts if they choose, and some have (AND HAVE TAKEN THEIR CHILDREN WITH THEM). The Faithful Woman just knows better, having been bred and raised up better, than to continue the depravity of those on the outside who are depraved, and those on the inside who are cast out for their depravity.

Thus, thousands of women and children have chosen the Prophet and his Lord. No, saith the Lord, I have chosen you.

onthestreet said...

HAPPY JOSEPH SMITHMAS EVE TO ALL.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Right, Aren't you still waiting for Joe to arise on the third day. He didn't, therefore he was not the Lord. His is burried in a tomb and his bones are still there. They will remain there until judgement day unless some kook, like you, manages to dig them up in put them on display in a museum or hide them away to fake a resurrection. I wouldn't put it past you to do such a thing, Chaucer in Canterbury Tales told of the Clergy selling the bones of pigs as relics and shavings of wood as fragments of the 'true' cross. If it would make you a buck you'd be all for it. Follow the MONEY.

Tell us some more myths. Tell us how Warren has been able to do all the following: He can't, only Jesus, the Christ did:

He changed water into wine, walked on water, calmd the storms with just a word from His mouth, casted out demons, fed 5000, then 4000, healed lepers, caused the blind to see, healed the lame, raised the dead to life. See him on the Mountain of Transfiguration with Moses and Elijah. See Him meet a 'woman at-the-well', ask for a drink and then begin to assist Her in turning her life toward Godly things. See Him weep at the tomb of his friend Lazarus, not because of Lazarus' death but becuse of the lack of understanding on the part of His followers. Read how Martha told Him if He had been present Lazarus would not have died. When asked whom she thought He was she gave the greatest statement uttered by human lips, "You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God." See him assist the dregs of society, the collectors of the Roman taxes. See HIM in HIS righteous indignition chase the money changers from the Temple and declare that it should be a House of Prayer, not a den of thieves. See him GIVE his life on the cross as the penalty price for our sin, yours and mine. One Lord, one faith, one baptizm. Through that sacrifice the penalty for sin past, present, and future was paid in full. God himself, gave of himself as the whole sacrifice, nothing else would be of great enough value to pay the price of redemption of sin. In His death upon that cross he assumed my guilt, as well as yours. He was burried in a borrowed tomb. A stone was rolled across the entrance, Roman Guards were placed outside the opening, which had been sealed with an official Seal of the Roman Empire prescribing death to any who would tamper with the stone thus damaging the seal. Inspite of these earthly precautions see Him raise Himself from the grave. Observe his personal presentation of his person to several groups of people at different times over the next forty days. At the appointed time see Him asscend to heaven before 500 witnesses. Remember His promise to all mankind for all eternity that He would to return and receive His own unto Himself.

When Warren Jeffs, Joseph Smith or anyone else can duplicate these miricles of Jesus, in front of the world, not clandestinly, they might have an opportunity to be considered as a Savior. But, since they can do nor never could do any of the above they are just men awaiting death and/or judgement.

I celebrate the Birth of Jesus Christ. The date may be in error, nevertheless it is He whom I recognize as Lord and Savior and My High Priest ever interceeding for me with the Father. His blood was shed for my sin and by His stripes I have been healed.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of you! You have certainly been entertaining and a rare education in understanding the variations that can be chosen in living and loving scriptures, Diety, and each other. I have been awed at the intelligence and wowed at the bravado shown by the contributors to this site. May all of us find peace and prosperity in the new year by following and living according to the dictates of our own conscious understanding of what is best.

onthestreet said...

Anonymous said (12/23/2005 10:51 AM):

Yeah, Right, Aren't you still waiting for Joe to arise on the third day. He didn't, therefore he was not the Lord. His is burried in a tomb and his bones are still there. They will remain there until judgement day unless some kook, like you, manages to dig them up in put them on display in a museum or hide them away to fake a resurrection. I wouldn't put it past you to do such a thing, Chaucer in Canterbury Tales told of the Clergy selling the bones of pigs as relics and shavings of wood as fragments of the 'true' cross. If it would make you a buck you'd be all for it. Follow the MONEY.

STREET’s Reply: The Prophet Joseph was SEEN by John in 1886. You not believing it doesn’t change the truth, nor does it matter much except for you, having severed the link of the sixth day of creation between you and Christ. Nobody said Joseph is Lord. There is but one Lord, Jesus Christ.

ATAR_i said...

Oh gingerbread - I should have made that! But how many batches of assorted cookies can one gal make (don't answer that).

Boy OTS puts a whole new spin on taking the 'Christ' out of Christmas. But really, it's not about death and 'wishful thinking' resurrection of JS.

Christmas is about the virgin birth of Christ, three wise men, the census, the shepherds, the star, Herod - and really has nothing whatsoever to do with JS. I doubt he ever purported in any of his writings that it was 'him' and not Jesus who was born on the day we are celebrating.

JS has a birth certificate, he has parents (who had sex by the way), and while he's a bit before my time - doesn't really rise the BC time period.

Anonymous said...

Faithful Woman

I will be in Colorado City paying a visit! I am curious to know if there are any vacant homes that might be rented, which are now assets under the control of the court appoint fudiciary. I am nether LSD or FLDS, but might consider investing in the area after first renting for a period.

I know from your postings that this area is home and likely you will know what might be vacant. Can you help or shed some light on the posibilities?

NNC

Anonymous said...

If Willy Wonka is not to racey I will have that DVD and probably "A Christmas Story" on VHS if your son is interested. One a story we just hold onto, the other my 12 year olds gift this year, but we can share!

Has any body put up lights in the twin cities? It might be something interesting to note year to year, the increase in Christmas decor?

Have a Merry Christmas and I may be by!

NNC

Faithful Woman said...

NNC

Come on over. We have a lighted tree in our front room and I have seen a few others in windows, but haven't seen much for outside decoration. Of course, to be fair, I haven't done a lot of driving around town after dark the last few weeks. (too buisy making gingerbread(wink))

I can't figure why the FLDS decided that lights were taboo. I think they are pritty. Of course, I do know why really. They represent the celebration of "pagan" holidays and they want nothing to do with their Father's Traditions. Oh well, their loss. I can enjoy the ones in the surounding communities.

Of coures, around here, you would have to take into consideration the prohibative cost of electricity too.

As for renting, see the other string.

ATAR_i said...

How was your Christmas Faithful?

Faithful Woman said...

We slept in, opened presents, and had a Sunday/Christmas dinner with the extended family, at least the ones who still recognize us as family.

Faithful Woman said...

Happy New Years to all!

We had a fun little party with dinner and games at the grandparent's house and enjoyed each other's company.

One of the guys brought a bunch of those glow in the dark loopy things and we had the lights off to enjoy them when the kids ran in from the other room and said that someone had turned the lights out on them, the power was off. So we just enjoyed the darkness with the glow of children having....yes, that taboo word again.....FUN.