MATT WALSH's Take. I don't think people were really offended by the commercial. I think a very small amount (like, a handful) of unintelligent people troll places like youtube to write awful things. Don't get me wrong, reading the awful things really sucks when you are a person who they are being awful to. But, I just don't think it's as big of a deal as people think it is. A friend sent me this video yesterday. I think the way the kids reacted is the way most people felt about the commercial (and the Pepsi one for that matter). Aaron and I have been together for almost five years. In that time, we have experienced weirdness because of our 'interracial status' maybe twice. We both feel much more negativity from our status as Catholics than we do from our status as a mixed couple. I've said it before and I'll say it again, our children will identify (hopefully) first as people of faith...that kind of blurs the color lines. Oh, but when it is time to talk to our kids about race? We will be playing them THIS SONG (WARNING- It uses a bad word :( The worst bad word too. AND, I always mute it, but I can't mute it on here, so you can must it at exactly 1:37-1:40 minutes).
BOLD MINISTRIES has been keeping us busy. I love it! BUT, I REALLY need to get better at accepting 4 things MAX per month. Hey, make sure to keep me accountable to that okay? I remember when I first started in Youth Ministry, I had a parent who would always check with me to make sure I was taking my day off once a week (thanks Vicki). I credit her in a lot of ways for the fact that I was able to stay in Youth Ministry at a parish for close to 10 years (that is a LOOOONG time in parish life). Breaks and Balance are important, especially for this complicated extrovert.
Oh, and since this is about to link you to Jen at Conversion Diary, I must add...my heart is broken that I can't attend the fancy Catholic Women Blogger's Conference. Because of that, would EVERYONE be so kind as to not mention it from here on in? That way I do not have to deal with jealousy. Good? Okay!
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