Frustrated by Religion

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Dear Church

“You can be sure, the Holy Spirit never enters a man and lets him live like the world.” A.W. Tozer   Dear church of Jesus Christ, church I love, I’m conflicted. I read my Bible and something doesn’t add up. We spend millions on facilities and hundreds on humanity. And my life looks the same. The least get leftovers as I fund my American lifestyle while people around me say it’s okay. Because I tithe. And with every pair of…

Christian Cliche

“Modern Christians hope to save the world by being like it. But it will never work. The church’s power over the world springs out of her unlikeness to it. Never from her integration into it.” –A.W. Tozer I love Jesus and I want something more. Something more than Bible study. Something more than church on Sunday. Something more than Christian radio, movies and bookmarks. I want to experience Christ. I want to know what it means to walk with Him…

It’s Not a Religion

Religion. It’s something we’re not supposed to talk about at parties. I love Jesus but something in me cringes if someone calls me religious. Religion has a negative connotation for me. I think of zealots. People who picket instead of feed or love. Throughout history, horrible acts – bombing, murder, beheading – have been done in the name of religion – and still are. I am about relationship. Relationship with God, Jesus and others. There is much that bothers me…

Stain Glass Masquerade

Nothing makes me lonelier than pasting on a smile and acting like everything’s fine when I’m falling apart. Of course, nothing’s worse than running into someone, asking how they are and twenty minutes later wondering what happened as they throw up drama all over you. (wish I wore a raincoat) So what are we to do? I deeply desire authentic connection and doing life with people I can be real with. People who see the good, the bad, the ugly…

Religion Doesn’t Always Reflect Christ

Religion. It’s something we’re not supposed to talk about at parties. I love Jesus but something in me cringes if someone calls me religious - it has a negative connotation for me. I think of zealots. People who picket instead of feed or love. Throughout history, horrible acts – bombing, murder, beheading – have been done in the name of religion – and still are. I am about relationship. Relationship with God, Jesus and others. There is much that bothers…

Beginnings

My first entry in an adventure I feel compelled to begin - I wish I could say what all this is about, but I’m not totally sure. It feels awkward putting my insides “out there” for unknown people to read - strange and uncomfortable. Chances are, if you’re reading this, you probably know me and you’re reading out of charity (thank you). If you don’t know me, you can read more of who I am in “About Me”. I am…