Vital Social Issues n' Stuff with Kelley Anne

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Top Five People Who Want to Make My Top Five People of the Week Blog:

1. Matt Clarke
2. Deb Wong
3. Jamin Barrett
4. Bryan Wiens
5. Sarah Hunter

Monday, September 25, 2006

Accident Prone?

Yesterday I busted my ankle. Well, maybe I spraint it... I don't know. It hurts. I was walking in Point Pleasant park and I tripped/fell hard and twisted the ankle good in the process. I sat there in the wooded path for a while wondering whether or not I could stand up. I fell so hard my glasses flew off... seriously. Along came some strangers and their dog and they helped me up. I made it back to the car on my own.

I iced the ankle 15minutes on and off for two hours. I stopped because I was tired of doing it. I watched an old favourite, "The Power of One" for the duration. I like that movie. I like P.K. I like how he wants to change the world and I like the African music. I'm still singing it. And my ankle still hurts. It's swollen. And I've been hobbling around all day.

People used to say I was accident prone... well maybe not people, but family. I've never broken a bone but I've had some stitches and lots of bruises... I bruise easily. But I can't remember the last time I had to ice anything... or hobbled for that matter!

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Top 5 Most Entertaining Blogs I've Read:

Ah blogs... there are so many kinds! Some move your heart, others make you think, some provide updates or highlights and some just make you laugh!! Today, a tribute to such blogs!!
These are the top 5 blogs that have made me laugh the most
(not necessarily day to day but certain entries).

1. I need a hobby (see below)
2. Arnold's Westcoast "Terminator Vs. Ringwraith" (see pic)
3. Go Go Gadjet Legs
4. Vaness' "Treasure Trove"... that chicken suit freaks me out.
5. Jocelyn's pretend blog... when are you going to publish it girl?!

Here's what made me laugh in "I need a hobby". While I would not describe myself as a Christian fundamentalist and therefore do not share or endorse all his "hardships",

I could sympathize with the guy-- especially #10!

10 reasons why it's hard being a Christian fundamentalist

I was stepping out of the bathroom, deep in thought, thinking about how minority groups often play the "victim card" in order to achieve their ends (not a bad thing). Anyhow, I started asking myself why I never get to play the victim card. It's hard being a White (Male) Anglo-Saxon (conservative) Protestant.

Here's ten reasons why:
1)Everyone's out to get you. Especially the media.
2) waking-up early on Sundays
3)Home-schooling is hard

4)You're torn in a love/hate relationship with people from other conservative religions. You can't stand their theology, but find it comforting to know you're not the only one writing petitions to the government on gay marraige.
5)Pentecostals (no toungues on the first date <--- Ryan Lawrence)
6)It's hard work holding up big John 3:16 placards at sporting events
7) crappy radio shows. I think it's a toss-up between Joyce Meyers, Fletcher Brothers, and Mrs. Gee, the ol'British lady that reads OT stories to adults.
8)Creationism, women pastors, and 'Reva-what-tions'
9)Superbowl SUNDAY
10) Guys can't just ask pretty girl out. They've gotta develop friendships, impress her, probly impress her friends, prove themselves in ministry, and finally bear their hearts in elaborate schemes to win her affection. Then she decides whether to give the poor guy a break or continue the process.

P.S. sorry if anyone felt alienated after reading this, but I think that's an important part of blogging...

Thursday, September 21, 2006


Ohmygosh. Tonight I went on the "Singles on Silva" tall ship cruise in the Halifax Harbour. And it was hard not to keep thinking what a blogworthy event it all was the whole time!!!

That said... I went with my small group from church because one of our member's, Stephen, is the Captain and we were having a special event for Ian who is heading to Ireland. The small group is mostly young and married with a few "singles" including myself. But it was funny to get our tickets and go aboard and see just who was there for the cruise. We mostly stuck together and mingled with the crew. There was good music, a beautiful sunset and our group all got a chance at the wheel! It was also my first time sailing on a tall ship-- pretty cool!!
Thanks again Captain!

F.Y.I. "Singles on Silva" is every Thursday night...

Funny T-Shirts

Today I saw three T-shirts with funny sayings:

1. "He who laughs last thinks the slowest."
2. "Old enough to buy you beer."
3. "Sex, Drugs and Christian Rock."

A few weeks ago I saw one that said:

"Hi my name is Mr. Right.
Someone said you were looking for me?"

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

So I had some dear girlfriends over yesterday to talk about leading discipleship groups and as we got talking I thought how just like Hybels calls the church the hope of the world the discipleship groups can be the hope of the campus.... which impacts the city, the province, the country and ultimately the world!

I'm thankful for how God has allowed me to see Him use discipleship groups to change Canadian families for His honor and glory; and what a sacred trust these groups truly are.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Guilty Pleasures

Here are five of my "guilty pleasures" you know, things you like but know you probabley shouldn't because it's not socially acceptable or edifying or whatever...

1. "A New Day" Celine Dion
2. The John Tesh Radio Show
3. The Colbert Report
4. "Deadman on Campus" movie
5. Peter MacKay

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Many Happy Returns

It's my birthday.

Good birthday things this year:
-3 birthday celebrations
-good aging quotes:

"You don't have any wrinkles" -Claire, age 7 (friend of Harman girls)
"You're beautiful!" - Brooklyn Harman, age 3

-lots of birthday mail!!!

Time Has Definitely Passed because:
-there are these "Facts of Life" posters around town to promote a funk night and I love them and the students have no idea who Jo, Blair, Natalie and Tootie are.
-'88 is the new '85
-Hayley Joel Osment is starting to look pretty darn good...

Friday, September 15, 2006

The Cowboy Hat

I wore my cowboy hat for the better part of the day. I wore it because the hot water isn't working at my apt. today and it's "shower day" for me. After making a couple calls and not being able to arrange an alternate shower I got out the hat.

People smile at you more when you wear a cowboy hat. And being a pretty smiley person I think I generally generate a lot of smiles throughout the day. And I don't mean smile at you like a smirk but a genuine warm smile.

And I met with this girl today for the first time and she boldy proclaimed to me:

"I knew you were cool when I saw that cowboy hat."

I don't know about the coolness factor but that sure made me smile!

Monday, September 11, 2006

A Separate Peace

I never read this John Knowles classic in highschool so I picked it up this summer and am just getting back to it now. Some quotes:

"It was only long after that I recognized sarcasm as the protest of people who are weak."

"... somewhere up in the far unorganized tips of Canada."

"When you're sixteen adults are slightly impressed and almost intimidated by you."

"... a forest of notices."

"Completely over the falls."

Saturday, September 09, 2006

How Bizarre!

1. Someone showed up Thursday night... our new intern Matt!
I didn't know he was coming... there was some word on maybe this weekend or next weekend but that was all. Well, he's arrived and is officially the "rebel of the week!"
(but that's another story!)

2. Saw what I thought was a police officer on stilts in front of Howe Hall driving home late the other night... in fact is was an officer on horseback!

3. Tomorrow is "70's Sunday" at church... like dress seventies for a church anniversary (I think). I've got my outfit but I'm still feeling a little uncertain about showing up in costume for church!

4. Went sailing this afternoon, great wind, good times but when we arrived back the ropes caught under the boat! (I don't know the proper terms for which ropes etc.) The wind got stronger, times were tenser and tide was low.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Red Light, Green Light

I operate in two modes: stop and go.

Understanding this more has helped me understand myself.

Lately when I'm in "stop" mode all I can hear is Nick Lachey singing (?) or wailing (?) or whining (?) in my head from that "What's Left of Me" song... do you know the part I'm talking about? Ai yah! Time to get going indeed!

Monday, September 04, 2006

Top Five Favourite People of the Week!

1. Sarah Barrett
2. Darren Lung
3. Janette Doerksen
4. Giselle Ellefsen
5. Margaret Mattheis

Saturday, September 02, 2006

oh so Amazing Grace

I have been learning a lot about grace lately. The amazing grace of God and how I'm lacking in grace myself. I've been reading Genesis and am wowed with God's grace with Sarah and Abraham and everyone. Also, I just started reading "What's So Amazing About Grace" by Philip Yancey (thanks S.B.!) and it's sooo good... definitely providing the perspective I need. You see a few posts ago I wrote on how I hate boys... and I'm seeing how I need to extend grace in at least one of the circumstances that brought on that post. It's easier to write people off, put up a wall, punish them until they earn their way back... but then I wouldn't be representing Jesus Christ.

I need to forgive. I need to because that's what God does with me. Because that's what Christ is all about and I am his follower.

"And from his fullness we have all received grace upon grace. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ."
John 1:16-17

Friday, September 01, 2006

Top Five Mariah Carey Songs

to sing-a-long to at full blast when you're driving in the Valley... a tribute to my dear sisters though they be blog stalkettes...

1. Fantasy *the remix*
2. Dreamlover
3. Someday
4. Always Be My Baby
5. Honey