Monday, May 22, 2006

puppy dogs and codes

Well... Patrick and I have been doing a lot of thinking, praying, researching, and we think we are ready to add a puppy dog to our family! What in the world!!! Since Patrick has yucky allergies, we need a dog who won't shed or bother his sinuses. We have decided on getting a Bichon Frise. Sugar Sweet, my cousin's dog, has greatly influenced our decision, and we spoke today with the owner of her parents. Our "Maggie" will be born in 2 weeks, and we'll get her in 9 weeks if all goes as planned. I really miss my "Cassie," and I love my sister's "Sadie," and I'm going to be obsessed with my sweet little "Maggie."

In other news, we went to see The DaVinci Code this weekend. It was a good thriller with cool cinematography tricks. There has been so much controversy about first the novel, and now the movie. When I was doing campus ministry at The University of Alabama, this book was all the rage because it was shaking so many people's faith. I was particularly interested in the book since I was in the middle of my Masters in Biblical Studies. The truth is that the book is purely fiction, and while interesting, it is based on inaccuracies and simple fallacies. We heard a sermon yesterday on "Cracking the DaVinci Code," and I was worried that it was going to be one of those, "Christians should stay away from this movie and boycott it lalalala stuff." It wasn't. I appreciated Buddy's approach. He said from the start that he had read the book and seen the movie. He gave our members some facts to help dialogue with those who might be struggling with some of the ideas that were presented. Then, he focused on how people today aren't influenced as much by Christian or non-Christian evidences as much as they are by watching others live out their faith with authenticity. I agree completely, and I recommend the movie. Then, call me and let's talk about it over coffee or tea...

5 comments:

lindsay meek said...

I am going to be a dog aunt!!!! Daniel, Sadie, and I are so excited about your new addition. We can't wait to meet her. Don't worry, we will practice with Sadie on how to play gently with her new cousin!!

Supabloggasuprememama said...

yea!!! congratulations!!! I am so excited for you! i am also waiting to see you in this town, yo! sorry we keep clasing in our schedules. i totally want to see the davinci code. i got tired of everyone being all omgah dont see it. so now im totally pumped. sorry i have been behind on your blog! im now up to date, however. yea!

**CARRIE** said...

HEY! I am so excited about MISS MAGGIE!!!!

Maybe Miss Bella can come for a play date??

Stacy said...

Awww, we LOVED and miss our Bichon. Andy was AWESOME! He was such a puppy though and when we moved to a new home without a doggie door and with way too much of us not being home, we decided he needed a new place to live. I have NEVER done that before (I believe SO STRONGLY about not getting a dog if it's not going to be with you forever) and it was a really tough decision. Thankfully we are friends with his new family and they keep us updated on how he's doing. I don't know if we'll ever see him again since our friends live in FAIRBANKS, ALASKA!

Anyway, you'll LOVE a Bichon. They are precious little cuddle bugs.

We've been tempted to look at getting another now that we'll be homeschooling and able to do the discipline thing AND be home with him/her. Just not sure yet...

Best wishes!

Kristy said...

Thanks, Stacy! You just make me even more excited!