My church began a new series a bit ago, and with it they launched a website. There are billboards around town declaring the name of the site, and the responses of some people to the site have been pretty harsh. It seems Christians are pretty pissed about the name of the site. Personally, I like the site's concept. I like that it pisses off stuffy people, too. Go there. Leave your thoughts if you'd like. You don't have to tell me what you think of it.
We were once very wrapped up in our church, leadership, completely involved on several levels. Moving to Tulsa, we decided to take a break from being hyper and vigilant and insane. We found a large, very laid back church and have simply been attending. Well, that's not 100% true. We joined a weekly home group to get to know people and connect. I'm big on connecting. I don't like feeling alone. Okay, big on networking. Geez. But we're taking the laid back approach to organized religion right now, focusing on our marriage, our kids and our own walks with God. It's where we are.
Can I just tell you how nice it is not to feel obligated to do something I hate or just don't want to do? Like teach Sunday School, or lead a study, or just show up every Sunday. It's been the most freeing thing to miss church. For our children's sake, we try not to do that often, but we occasionally sleep in or just head out randomly and drive. It feels good.
It feels good to focus on my Hunny, on my kids, on school, on blogging and friendships and volunteering at the elementary school and food and weather and LIFE! Without having to be tense or paranoid or just weird about it all. I like it. It is GOOD. I like you. Whether or not you're good - well, only you know that. And I know that the title of that site is right. He really doesn't care. And that's good, too.
Until I write again ...